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Photograph album of Deadwood, South Dakota

Photograph album of Deadwood, South Dakota

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Creator: Storing, Ethel Pearl, 1877-1961
Date: 1898-1899
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Title devised by cataloger.
Manuscript captions on leaves below prints.
Ethel Pearl Storing (1877-1861) was born in Kasson, Minnesota, the second child of Charles Edward Storing (born 1843) and Mary Catharine Keller Storing (born 1845). She graduated Central High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1896, and attended the Winona State Normal School in Winona, Minnesota. She taught in Minnesota and North Dakota from 1903 to 1914, when she became a caregiver to her parents. After the deaths of her parents and brother, Chester Charles Storing (1872-1930), Storing became financially insolvent and fell ill. In 1944, government welfare authorities admitted her to St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Bismarck, North Dakota. Storing died in February 1961 from injuries sustained in a bus accident.
George Keller (1847-1923) served as a private in the 10th Minnesota Infantry, Company B, during the American Civil War. He rented a farm in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Keller (born 1852) owned a livery and kept a feed and seed store in Deadwood, South Dakota. He married Mary "Minnie" A. Keller around 1876.
Purchased from Charles B. Wood III, Inc., on the Winlock William Miller, Jr. Memorial Fund, 2008.
Abstract:
Photograph album with photographs chiefly of Deadwood, South Dakota, created March-April 1898 by Ethel Pearl Storing. Storing probably compiled the album as a Christmas gift in 1899 for her brother, Chester Charles Storing.
Images of Deadwood include overviews of the city, roads, and local geological features, including the White Rocks and Palisades. Other images of the city include a view of a smelter, probably the Golden Reward Smelter, and the ruins of the furnace building of the Deadwood and Delaware Smelting Company (misidentified as the Golden Reward Plant) destroyed by a fire in March 1898. Views of Mount Moriah Cemetery include the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Henry Weston Smith, as well as the gravesites of Chinese emigrants.
Informal portraits of members of the extended Storing family that include her mother, Mary Catharine Keller Storing; her uncle, Benjamin Franklin Keller and his wife, Mary A. Keller; and five children of her uncle, George Keller. Family members probably comprise group portraits in front of the Hot Springs Hotel in Hot Springs, South Dakota, and inside the Wind Cave. An informal portrait of an unidentified man depicts him next to a scale with fifteen thousand dollars worth of gold bars in the United States Assay office, which opened in April 1898.
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1 album (38 photographic prints) : b & w ; 13.5 x 17.7 cm.
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The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11676595
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