Collection:
Carleton Watkins Mine Interiors

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Among the riches of the historical photograph collections of the University of Idaho Library is an oversize portfolio of eighty original Carleton E. Watkins photographs. Long considered lost, these photographs of the interior of the Anaconda Mines in Butte, Montana, were taken in 1890. They show early hard-rock mining techniques, equipment, and men deep underground.

Anaconda Mine 1000 ft. level East

Anaconda Mine 1000 ft. level East