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Randsburg, Ca.

Home and Studio

Photographer C. W. Tucker's Home and Studio in Winter of 1896/97.

Photographer C. W. Tucker's Home and Studio in Winter of 1896/97.

The lady in this photo is assumed to be Clarence's future wife Jennie Grace Doughty. As they were not married until July of 1897, it appears she must be visiting from Lordsburg, California. The tent is of typical construction of the time. It cost about five dollars to construct one of these at a time. Many a home owner has been surprised to find that when they tear into the walls of their house to remodel the old shack, that there is canvas in the walls. This is because the house was built around the tent, thereby avoiding the need to relocate while upgrading their house. You can easily see his photographic work posted on his studio/darkroom to advertise to local citizens.


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  • Introduction
  • Randsburg, California - Circa 1896 - 1898
  • Earliest Known Photograph
  • Town Constable (Saloon Owner)
  • Stagecoach Arriving
  • The O.K. Lodging House
  • C. W. Tucker and Main Street Saloon
  • Loading Ore at the Yellow Astor
  • Tehachapi Milling and Trading
  • Rand Development Company
  • Stage Lines, Saloons & Construction
  • Saloons, Gambling Halls & Prostitutes
  • Rare Randsburg Winter
  • Randsburg 1897
  • Saloons and Stage Office
  • "Tent City"
  • C. W. Tucker Photographic Studio
  • Broadway Street
  • C. W. Tucker and Wife at Home
  • Amazing Activity on Butte Avenue
  • Randsburg Railway
  • C. W. Tucker's Home and Studio
  • Rebuilding After the Fire
  • Stagecoaches and Saloon
  • Snow Ball Fight and Construction.
  • Spring of 1897
  • Bird's Eye View
  • Saloons and Prostitutes
  • Excavation for first stamp mill
  • Dry Washing for Gold


    Retrieved 1/2/2019: Online Archive of California
  • ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - glossary
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