The Western Nevada Historic Photo Collection is an online private photo collection that was built to spread and share the photographic history of Western Nevada. There is a particular focus on Carson City here, but you will also find photos from Reno, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley, and surrounding areas.

This collection has been built up over the course of more than a decade, aggregating photos from books, photographic prints, slides, postcards, and online sources into one educational resource that is shared with the hope of fostering an interest in the history of our area. The best way to bring to life the history of an area is through the sharing of pictures of its past. In these pages you'll find buildings that have long since been torn down, street scenes that can no longer be seen, and the people who helped to shape a civilization out of the desert.

The WNHPC is affiliated with Around Carson, and you will find many of these photos used there.

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Carson City


Virginia City

V&T Railroad

Lake Tahoe


Aerial Photos

Nevada Day