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Donation 1 Name: Hobart Mills (HM) Acquisition date: Number of images: 295
Donated by: Type: Photographs
Donation 2 Name: H. K. Gage (HKG) Acquisition date: 2017Number of images: 97
Donated by: Herman Kimball GageType: Photographs
Description: H.K. (Herman Kimball) Gage was a noted photographer in Truckee, California. He was born in Massachusetts and died in Truckee in July 1915. Gage also managed a saloon in Truckee from 1884 - 1886. Gage’s photographs helped to document the early years of Truckee’s history. Gage also owned considerable property in Berkeley, CA at the time of his death. He is well known for some of his stunning photography of Truckee in the early years, particularly 1870s through the early 1900s. Of particular note are his photographs of the Rocking Stone and bird’s eye views of Truckee.
Donation 3 Name: John Corbett (COR) Acquisition date: 2018Number of images: 111
Donated by: John Corbett’s familyType: Photographs
Description: John L. Corbett (1918 - 1995) was a local photographer in Truckee in the 1960s - 1990s. Many of Corbett’s photos appeared in the local paper, Sierra Sun, under his column "John Corbett’s Historical Photo Album." Although many of the images are reprints from much older photographs, they represent times gone by. Corbett’s family donated over 10,000 negatives/images from his collection and TDHS is in the process of digitizing these images and making them available for viewing online. There are hundreds of images about Truckee's air shows throughout the years, Fourth of July parades, Donner Lake bathtub races, aerial flyovers of the greater Truckee area, unidentified construction sites downtown, unidentified people, and hundreds of additional images. We selected a representative sample of the various subject matters and areas.
Donation 4 Name: Front Street (FTS) Acquisition date: VariousNumber of images: 124
Donated by: VariousType: Photographs
Description: This group of photos is from Front Street as early as 1869 and into the 1920s. Unless indicated, photographers and donors are not generally known.
Donation 5 Name: Commercial Row (CMR) Acquisition date: Number of images: 140
Donated by: LewisType: Photographs
Description: Photographs from Commercial Row mostly from the 1920s. Photos include dog sled races, movie film images, autos on Commercial Row, winter scenes, long skis downtown, horse teams and sleighs.
Donation 6 Name: Frank L Titus (FLT) Acquisition date: 2017Number of images: 37
Donated by: Frank L. TitusType: Photographs, postcards, ephemera
Description: These images were donated to TDHS in late 2017. Images will eventually include scans of slides, negatives, postcards, and other items as they become available.
Donation 7 Name: Johan Hultin Collection (JHC) Acquisition date: October 2018Number of images: 63
Donated by: John Hultin / SwensenType: Photographs, Negatives, Slides
Description: Donation of Donner Party related items from family collection in the early 1960s. Slides, negatives, book, map, provenance history, photographs, and digital items. A selected number of images of Wagon Wheel and Tree Stump images will be uploaded. To examine the complete collection of about 140 images, please visit the Truckee-Donner Historical Society. Additional images donated October 2021.
Donation 8 Name: Floriston (FLR) Acquisition date: December 2017Number of images: 17
Donated by: Misc., Ida Wilson, Lydia KirbyType: Photographs
Description: These are images of the Floriston area in the Truckee Canyon 1900s - 1920.
Donation 9 Name: Ice Palace (ICP) Acquisition date: VariousNumber of images: 80
Donated by: Various, including Englehart and RichardType: photographs
Description: All winter images reflecting Truckee Winter Carnival efforts from the late 1890s to about 1916, including the First and Second Ice Palaces and the burning of the Second.
Donation 10 Name: Trains - Construction, Locomotives, Fire (TRR) Acquisition date: March April 2009Number of images: 186
Donated by: Various, including Englehart and MeissType: Photographs
Description: These images include construction of the Transcontinental Railroad and of various train locomotives from about the 1890s-1910s and include locomotives from Central Pacific, locomotives passing Southern Pacific Hotel, train numbers 1088, 2337, 2816, 4020, 4026, 2047 cab forward, 4224, 4235 and many others. Includes images of railroad railway Construction, Snowsheds, Locomotives, Fire Trains, Depot, etc.
Donation 11 Name: Ice Industry (ICE) Acquisition date: 2006-2009, and 2016Number of images: 70
Donated by: MacaulayType: Photographs
Description: Ice Industry images include Boca, Iceland, and Polaris sites.
Donation 12 Name: Brickelltown (BKT) Acquisition date: 2006-09, 2011-15Number of images: 29
Donated by: VariousType: Photographs
Description: Various scenes of Brickelltown, early 1900s, including many of C.F. McGlashan Mansion, Rocking Stone Tower, Truckee Lumber Company, Truckee Hospital.
Donation 13 Name: Bridge and Church Streets (BCS) Acquisition date: 2006-09, 2011-12Number of images: 107
Donated by: VariousType: Photographs
Description: Various images of Bridge Street and Church Street and buildings over time.
Donation 14 Name: Gateway Motel (GWM) Acquisition date: 2007Number of images: 13
Donated by: VariousType:
Description: These are images of the old Gateway Motel. One of the cottages in the motel units is now the Joseph Research Library. Most images are taken facing Gateway Motel from across Donner Pass Road. Several images are excellent pictures of the old Hooligan Rock.
Donation 15 Name: Business Interiors (INS) Acquisition date: 2007, 2011Number of images: 5
Donated by: VariousType: Photographs or postcards
Description: Photos of the interiors of various Truckee establishments or businesses.
Donation 16 Name: High Street (HIGH) Acquisition date: 2006-09, 2012Number of images: 65
Donated by: Various, including Englehart, CryderType: Photographs
Description: Most of these images are of the McGlashan Mansion, also known as the Crystal Palace, the Rocking Stone, the Rocking Stone Tower, also known as the Ice Cone, or Monster Icicle, McGlashans Law Office, Kaiser Street, MLUHS, Meadow Lake Union High School, Birdseye views of Truckee, the Richardson House, the Smith house, and Spring Street overview.
Donation 17 Name: Hilltop - Brockway (HTP) Acquisition date: 2006-09, 2012-13Number of images: 95
Donated by: Various, including Englehart and MeissType: Photographs
Description: Most of these images are of skiers, skier groups, ski jumps and people involved in outdoor skiing activities.
Donation 18 Name: Scott Wall Collection (SWC) Acquisition date: 2014-2020Number of images: 68
Donated by: Scott WallType: Photographs
Description: Scott Wall Collection. Courtesy of Donner Summit Historical Society, and Norm Sayler. Images scanned 2020. FOR RESEARCH ONLY. NOT FOR SALE. NO DUPLICATION. For specific details, see this link, Heirloom, March 2014, Issue #67, Scott Wall Collection. For more information about the collection or about specific photographs, email Donner Summit Historical Society Information .
Donation 19 Name: Lumbering (LUM) Acquisition date: Feb 2020Number of images: 146
Donated by: Various donorsType: Photographs
Description: The lumber-logging collection is created by numerous donors. Logging in the "old days" was a family business, and many photos taken to chronicle those special times. To this end, we are able to piece together what it was like to log with horses, oxen and steam.
Donation 20 Name: James Tucker (TUC) Acquisition date: March 2019Number of images: 109
Donated by: TuckerType: Photographs
Description: Donated to TDHS by James Tucker, Medford, Oregon in March 2019. The albums originally belonged to Retta Larkin Langehr (she is the Photographer/Owner/Compiler). She was married to a Fred Langehr (RR man). Mr. Tucker is related through his stepmother, Clara June Langehr who is their daughter. Select pictures of Truckee and Lake Tahoe only are included in our TDHS Image Collection, although there are other images of Sacramento, Rocklin, and Dunsmuir in the Tucker collection.
Donation 21 Name: Karen Newton (KNC) Acquisition date: April 2020Number of images: 7
Donated by: Karen NewtonType: Screenshots of print images
Description: Small collection of digital only images of her grandfather, Charles (or Charlie) McGuire, in late 1910s, early 1920s.
Donation 22 Name: Truckee Train Depot (DPT) Acquisition date: May 2006 ? (GR)Number of images: 10
Donated by: Type: Photographs
Description: Truckee Train Depot over time.
Donation 23 Name: Lake Tahoe Railway (LTR) Acquisition date: May 2006 ? (GR)Number of images: 8
Donated by: Type: Photographs
Description: Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company, LTR&TCo
Donation 24 Name: BOCA Acquisition date: Number of images: 19
Donated by: Type: Photographs
Description: Images from Boca Hotel and Brewery.
Donation 25 Name: Miscellaneous Acquisition date: VariousNumber of images: 2
Donated by: VariousType:
Description: Various photographs of interest
Donation 26 Name: Clinton Hirschdale (CH) Acquisition date: 2007Number of images: 1
Donated by: UnknownType: Photographs
Description: Image from Clinton Hirschdale
Donation 27 Name: Cupples (CUP) Acquisition date: VariousNumber of images: 58
Donated by: UnknownType: Photographs
Description: Images from Cupples collection
Donation 28 Name: River (RVR) Acquisition date: VariousNumber of images: 20
Donated by: UnknownType: Photographs
Description: Images from River Street collection
Donation 29 Name: Sam Cupples (SC) Acquisition date: 2016Number of images: 2
Donated by: Probably son John O. CupplesType: Photographs
Description: Images from Samuel R. Cupples collection, Southern Pacific Co., Roadmaster.
Donation 30 Name: Ron Rettig Collection (RRC) Acquisition date: 2021Number of images: 3
Donated by: Ron RettigType: Screenshots of personal photographs.
Description: Photographs donated to TDHS 2021.
Donation 31 Name: Truckee overviews and panoramas Acquisition date: c. 2006Number of images: 52
Donated by: VariousType: Photographs
Description: Various photographs of Truckee overviews and panoramas from late 1800s to early 1900s.
Donation 32 Name: Truckee Sanitary District (TSD) Acquisition date: Aug 2021Number of images: 17
Donated by: Truckee Sanitary DistrictType: Photographs appended to end of report
Description: Part I Aug. 14, 1918 Progress Report to the State Board of Health on the Feasibility of a Clean-Up of the Truckee River. The report is in 3 Parts. Part II is the Report on the Pollution of the Truckee River by the Mills of the Crown Willamette Paper Co. at Floriston, Cal. This report was also made available by Tom Macaulay, probably back in 2012, but his copy of the report is extremely difficult to read. The copy provided by TSD is much better. By Frank Bachmann, Chief Chemist, Bureau of Sanitary Engineering, March 4, 1918. Part III are the photographs and map.
Donation 33 Name: Portraits of unknown individuals (GEN) Acquisition date: Various 2021Number of images: 1
Donated by: VariousType: Unidentified or unknown individuals in photographs
Description: We have many images of people that are unidentified, unknown, or we just don't know who they are. If you can identify an of the images in this new collection, Genealogy (GEN), please email us at info@truckeehistory.org . Many of the images were taken by H.K. Gage Photography Studios, presumably in Truckee.
Donation 34 Name: Alfred A. Hart Collection (AAH) Acquisition date: Jan 2022Number of images: 83
Donated by: CollectionType: Stereographs
Description: Alfred A. Hart photographs, 1862-1869. Alfred A. Hart (1816-1908) was the 19th-century official American photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad of the western half of the first transcontinental railroad. Hart took 364 historic stereographs of the railroad construction in the 1860s. We present 82 images that are of general interest in the surrounding areas, including selected tunnels. The Stanford Digital Assets collection shows the photographic series documenting construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, 1866-1869, presented both as an album and stereographs. These photos are reduced sizes from the original photographs. These photos are in the public domain. For additional information about Hart images, the tunnels, stations, and other geographic features, see link. George L. Vose's 1873 Manual for Railroad Engineers contained an excellent "Contour Map" which is also available at this link.
Donation 35 Name: Lawrence and Houseworth (LHC) Acquisition date: Jan 2022Number of images: 48
Donated by: Type: albumen silver half stereographs
Description: Lawrence and Houseworth images are from 1862-1867. For more details, see Library of Congress. See this for more details.
Donation 36 Name: Eadweard Muybridge (EMC) Acquisition date: Jan 2022Number of images: 15
Donated by: Type:
Description: These images are from UC Berkeley Library. They are subject to the Creative Commons License. See this for more details.
Donation 37 Name: Bill Englehart Collection (EGH) Acquisition date: Feb 2022Number of images: 22
Donated by: Type:
Description: Collection of images not already in database. Variety subject matter.
Donation 38 Name: Truckee Fire Protection District (FIR) Acquisition date: Feb 2022Number of images: 4
Donated by: Truckee Fire Protection DistrictType:
Description: Photos of Fires in and around the Truckee area (FIR). Provided by MP, Division Chief-Operations, Truckee Fire Protection District Office (530) 582-7850
Donation 39 Name: Donner Lake (DLK) Acquisition date: Aug 2022Number of images: 1
Donated by: MiscType:
Description: Photos in and around Donner Lake
Donation 999 Name: Macaulay Acquisition date: November 2020Number of images: 1
Donated by: MacaulayType:

Truckee-Donner Historical Society thanks these generous donors.