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  • Tschanz Rare Books

    List Eleven

    Mining & Railroads

    Usual terms (we’re a reasonable lot – what do you need?)

    Call: 801-641-2874

    Or email: [email protected]

    to confirm availability.

    (it’s all the same to us)

    Domestic shipping: $10

    International and overnight shipping billed at cost

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Kennecott Pit in Color

    1- Bingham Open Pit Mine. [Salt Lake City], [c.1970] Color Photograph [40 cm x 50 cm] that is

    attractively framed [44 cm x 54 cm] of an aerial view of the Bingham Mine. Image is in fine condition

    with strong colors and contrasts.

    Photo taken for a Salt Lake City engineering firm. The Bingham Canyon Mine is the largest man made

    excavation in the world.

    $80

  • Eureka Utah Photographs

    2- Eureka, Utah. 1922. Two snapshots [12.5 cm x 9.5 cm] with lengthy descriptions on the reverse of

    both. Nice contrasts.

    Eureka Utah was a thriving mining town at the turn of the 20th century and was the financial center and

    heart of the Tintic Mining District.

    “1. Looking N.N.W. from the D.+ R.G. tracks near the Centennial – Eureka mine-dump in the Tintic District

    – Utah – at the fault-saddle marking a main ore-channel. Beyond the saddle, on the next (parallel) range

    of limestone hills, is the Admiral – Farragut group of claims. To the left is the Gemini – Behind is the Blue

    Rock, now being operated by the U.S.S.R. + N. Co. In the foreground, Eureka – Nov. 1922.”

    “2. Looking N.N.W. at a Second Saddle, east of the one shown in View #1. Behind to the S.S.E. on the

    same ore-channel are the ChiefCons., Eagle + Blue-Bell and Victoria shafts. Still further east is the parallel

    N.N.W. ore-channel on which the American Star are operating and another on which is the Iron Blossom

    – Nov 1922.”

    $65 for the pair

  • Hydraulic Mining in Humboldt County

    3- Ericson, Augustus William. Goldmine, Weitchpec, California. Arcata, CA: A.W. & R. Ericson, c. 1890.

    Small albumen panorama [23 cm x 8 cm] Plain tan mount with an Ericson ink stamp on the reverse. A

    few small spots to the image. Minor fading. Manuscript identification on the reverse.

    Hydraulic mining image showing three men standing near the nozzle of a water jet.

    Augustus William Ericson (1848-1927) was active as a photographer in Humboldt County and

    surrounding areas, from the 1880s to the 1920s. His mining images are uncommon.

    $150

  • Hydraulic Mining in Humboldt County

    4- Ericson, Augustus William. Salstrins Gold Mine, Orleans, California. Arcata, CA: A.W. & R. Ericson, c.

    1890. Small albumen panorama [23 cm x 8 cm] Plain tan mount with an Ericson ink stamp on the reverse

    and a ‘Ring and Goble’. A few small spots to the image. Minor fading. Bumped corners. Manuscript

    identification on the reverse.

    Hydraulic mining image showing a group of six people (including a lone woman in hat and dress)

    standing near the nozzle of a water jet.

    Augustus William Ericson (1848-1927) was active as a photographer in Humboldt County and

    surrounding areas, from the 1880s to the 1920s. His mining images are uncommon.

    $150

  • Sunnyside Utah Coal Miners

    5- Panorama of miners at the Sunnyside Mine. Sunnyside, UT: Kaiser Steel Corporation, August 6th,

    1951. Panoramic photo [50 cm x 20 cm] Minor rubbing and age toning to margins.

    Sunnyside, Utah, was founded by the Whitmore brothers in 1889, and was a major coal producer in

    Carbon County for nearly a century. In 2014 it was merged with neighbor East Carbon.

    $225

  • Hiawatha Utah Coal Miners

    6- Panorama of day shift miners at the King Mine. Hiawatha, UT: United States Fuel Company,

    September 6th, 1955. Panoramic photo [50 cm x 20 cm] Minor rubbing and age toning to margins.

    For the first half of the 20th century Hiawatha was a booming mining town in Carbon County that was

    run by the United States Fuel Company, at its peak it supported a vibrant Greek community.

    $225

  • Rare Iron County Mining Report

    7- Newberry, J.S. Report on the Lands and Mineral Deposits Belonging to the Iron County Coal and Iron

    Company of Utah. New York: E. Wells Sackett & Rankin, Stationers and Printers, 1882. First edition.

    12pp. Octavo [23 cm] Yellow printed wrappers. Near fine.

    A surprisingly detailed report of the coal lands and ore deposits of the Iron County Coal and Iron

    Company. ICC&I was headed by Newberry and the prominent Utah citizens, John Sharp and William

    Godbe. I can locate a single institutional copy. Rare.

    $365

  • California Mine Archive

    8- 1880s collection of material related to the Owl Creek mining claim in Placer County,

    California.

    There are Thirty-nine pages of manuscript letters and notes, two mounted cabinet cards and a hand-

    drawn map.

    39 manuscript pages:

    Pages [32 cm x 20 cm] are in three groups. Two of the groups [32 pages] are hand-copied duplicates of

    letters between J.H. White, who owned Todd’s Valley Saw Mill and a half stake in the Owl Creek claim,

    and career miner Felix Chapellet, Chapellet owned the other half of the Owl Creek claim and also owned

    Live Oak Mining Co., The May Flower Co., and the Hawk Eye and the Wolverine Tunnels. The letters

    concern the operation and progress of the Owl Creek claim, tunnels built, lumber for all of Chapellet’s

    various claims, and discussion of White selling his half of the claim since he was not working it. The

    second manuscript group of leaves [9 leaves] consists of notes on ranches and other properties in the

    area in the 1880s with descriptions, including the Owl Creek claim. These would appear to be for a legal

    case.

  • Two mounted cabinet cards:

    [19 cm x 12 cm] image on tan mount [23 cm x 18 cm] with a hand-stamped photographer’s mark (mostly

    obscured). On the reverse in pencil in the upper left corner: “CLAMR – 9/13 – Placer Cty, Ca. Mining.”

    Image shows four men operating a sluice between two small buildings/cabins. Minor overall soiling and

    spotting.

    [19.5 cm x 11.5 cm] image on a tan mount [21.5 cm x 13.5 cm]. On the reverse in pencil in the upper left

    corner: “CRMCP – 9/13 – Placer Cty, Ca. Mining.” Image shows three men operating a sluice. Minor

    overall soiling and spotting.

  • Map:

    Hand drawn survey map [50 cm x 64 cm] in pencil of the Owl Creek claim, Hawk Eye, and Wolverine

    Tunnel. Drawn by Anthony Clark in 1888. Map has some minor chipping and bumping to the extremities.

    A corner damp stain. A paper repair to the reverse running the length. Pencil on map is faint.

    (detail)

    $2100 for the lot

  • Don Perceval Railroad Poster

    9- Perceval, Don. Hopiland (Buffalo Dancer) [Chicago]: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, c.1948.

    Rail Road Poster [61 cm x 43 cm] Fine.

    Attractive poster by the artist, Don Perceval, who first visited the Hopi mesas of northern Arizona in

    1927, and later did a series of railway posters for the “Santa Fe.” Image and colors are bright.

    $750

  • Centennial Souvenir Fan

    10- [Transcontinental Railroad] Souvenir Fan. Corinne: Sons of Utah Pioneers Railroad Village Museum,

    [1969]. Three-piece fan printed on heavy card stock [25.5 cm x 18 cm]. Minor overall age toning.

    Fan when fully opened shows the iconic A.J. Russell image of the laying of the Golden Spike at

    Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869. Produced to commemorate the centennial. Fan courtesy of South

    East Furniture in Sugarhouse. Groovy.

    $45

  • Not in Flake/Draper

    11- Denver & Rio Grande and Rio Grande Western Railroads. Valleys of the Great Salt Lake. Describing

    the Garden of Utah and the Two Great Cities of Salt Lake and Ogden. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley and Sons

    Company, 1890. 56pp. Octavo [22 cm] Gray illustrated wrappers. Near fine.

    D&RG promotional piece that is illustrated throughout. Offers a short history of the settlement and

    growth of Utah, and includes profiles of Salt Lake, Ogden and the Great Salt Lake. Contains some really

    neat illustrations, including one of the tramway in Little Cottonwood. Not in Flake/Draper.

    $230

  • Denver & Rio Grande Playing Cards

    12- Souvenir Playing Cards: Scenes and Descriptions of The Denver & Rio Grande Western and the

    Western Pacific Railways. [Denver]: The Interstate Company, (c.1930). 52 cards that are housed in a

    green cloth slipcase box that has the title gilt stamped on the front panel. A.E.G. Minor rubbing to

    extremities of box with some splitting at the corners. All cards near fine.

    Promotional item produced for the D&RGW. All 52 cards have a different photograph of views that one

    might see while riding the D&RGW. Includes images of: Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Lucin Cutoff,

    Castle