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Bryan, Robert Perry and Junieta M.
[PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF ROBERT PERRY BRYAN, MINING AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEER AT BUNKER HILL MINE, IDAHO, AND HIS WIFE JUNIETA, AT THE TURN OF THE 20th CENTURY]
[Wardner, Id.; Kellogg, Id.; Spokane, Wa, 1906. Fifty-four photographs, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, one on each album page, mounted within a paper photo frame, most with manuscript captions. Lock of son Everett's baby hair tied in a pink ribbon laid in. Oblong small quarto. Pebbled red cloth, silver gilt lettering to front cover. Front joint nearly broken, rear joint weakening, wear to extremities, light soiling to boards, endpapers removed. A few small edge tears to paper photo frames, fading or slight warping to a few photos. Overall very good. An intimate photo album documenting the early career and life of Robert Perry Bryan ("Perry") and his wife, Junieta ("June") in northern Idaho and eastern Washington in the early 20th century. Bryan moved to Silver Valley in northern Idaho in 1900 to help rebuild the Bunker Hill Mine, then one of the largest mining operations in the world. In the midst of a labor strike in April 1899, a group of miners affiliated with the Western Federation of Miners seized a Northern Pacific train in Burke, Idaho and took it to Wardner. After a shootout with the Bunker Hill security guards, they laid three thousand pounds of dynamite to the concentrator and completely destroyed it. They also burned the company office, boarding house, and the home of the mine manager. Despite this, Bunker Hill was able to rebuild quickly, and was up and running with even greater capacity within three months. The album begins with small photos of Perry and June, and then an image of June with their son Everett (1901-1972) in Spokane. Scenes of the mine start with the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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