Virginia City

Tags: arizonacomstockmill , virginiacity

Date of photo: March 1940

Photographer: Arthur Rothstein

Source : Facebook: Larry Hewitt

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Photo Cleanup by Larry Hewitt


Looking at southeast Virginia City, from E Street. The mine buildings to the left belonged to the Arizona-Comstock Mill, which operated in the 1930s to try to recover some of the gold and silver that the technology of the 1800s wasn't able to extract from the ore. The trestle in the lower left corner still stands, passing over the Virginia and Truckee Railroad tracks.

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Date Uploaded: November 10, 2020

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Contributor: Larry Hewitt on Facebook

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Source Caption: Virginia City, NV - Abandoned mines & homes in March 1940 by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. Library of Congress collection. I love this photo, it's composition is absolutely wonderful. My clean-up & retouch.

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