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J.C.H. Grabill—Black Hills Photographs—1887-1889

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 06476 A
Identifier: H2015-007

Content Description

The collection consists of seven sepia-tone original prints by J.C.H. Grabill (dating from 1887-1889) and one original black and white print taken by Rounds, Locke and McBride (dating to 1883). Descriptions of the prints (and provided numbers) are listed below. Highlights include Homestake Mining images, a Deadwood main street scene, bird’s eye view of Lead, a stagecoach, freighting scenes in the Black Hills and a flood aftermath scene from 1883.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1883
  • 1887-1889



0.1 Cubic Feet


Grabill prints: No. 1301, IN MARKET, Eight yoke of oxen haul five tons of hay to Deadwood, the largest load ever in market. No. 476, Freighting in THE BLACK HILLS Photographed between Sturgis and Deadwood No. 363, DEADWOOD DAKOTA, Main Street June 13, 1888 No. 1638, “The Deadwood Coach” No. 1203 THE INTERIOR “Clean Up” day at the Deadwood Terra Gold Stamp Mill, one of the Homestake Mills, Terraville, Dakota. No. 1200 “HOMESTAKE” The Homestake Gold Stamp Mills which are the largest mills in the United States. Lead City background The Cowboy, 1887 Rounds, Locke and McBride print: Flood of 1883, washout of railroad line and road