Grangeville, ID: Hanson, 1899. Very Good-. Item #26917
Grangeville, ID: Hanson, Photographer, n.d. but 1899. Original albumen photograph (15.5x20.5cm.) affixed to tan printed card mount (20x25.5cm.); loss to bottom right-hand corner of mount affecting text with loss of three names and latter portion of place name, image unevenly faded and a bit spotted, else a Good to Very Good example. "Taken in 1899" in pencil on verso.
Rare group photograph of the twenty-two men and two women who discovered gold at the foot of Buffalo Hump outside Grangeville, Idaho, in the late 1890s, the final tremor of the 19th century Gold Rush. The image, taken in a rather spare room with framed images hanging on the left-hand wall, is mostly likely in the studio of J.A. Hanson, a Danish-born photographer who operated a studio in Grangeville from 1892 to 1910. The mines stand abandoned today on a patchwork of federal and private land.