Old Institutions in New Surroundings

Photos of Old Institutions in New Surroundings
We have gathered a collection of some of the best and most interesting photos taken during the American frontier days. They are from the National Archives in Washington D.C.
Please browse at your leisure. Meditate on the humble beginnings of the United States of America.
This page is dedicated to showing photos of Old Institutions in New Surroundings in the American West

"Hovey's Dance Hall at Clifton, Arizona. Taken 1884. Anton Muzzonvich next to tree." 11 1-SC-89530 "Officers and guests lunch under giant cactus near Fort Thomas, Arizona." February 18, 1886. 111-SC-83730
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"An Arizona Poker Party, at John Doyle's ranch; Doyle, Judge Brown, and the Prof. [Burrison] at play." By E A. Ames, ca. 1887-89. 106-FAA-1l0 "Target shooting, in Arizona." John Doyle's ranch, ca. 1887-89. By Ames. 106-FAA-102.
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"First water works of Perry [Oklahoma Territory]. Martin Bro's. Prop., Oct. 10th, 93." 49-AR-31 "Guthrie Cotton Market." Peak of trading on Harrison Avenue is captured by Photographer Swearingen, after 1893. 48-RST-7B-36
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Close-up view of Broadway Street, Round Pond, Oklahoma Territory Shopkeepers and customers pose in doorways. By Kennett, January 1894. 233-TRP-47 At work in McDonald's Brickyard. Round Pond, Oklahoma Territory By Kennett, January 1894. 233-TRP-25
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In front of the Central Hotel, Round Pond, Oklahoma Territory By Kennett, January 1894. 233-TRP-50 In the furniture and undertaking business, Broadway Street, Round Pond, Oklahoma Territory By Kennett, January 1894. 233-TRP-48
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"[The] English Kitchen, meals 20 cts. Broadway St., Round Pond, Oklahoma" By Kennett, January 1894. 233-TRP-46 "Claims bought and sold. U.S. Land Office practice--contests a specialty." Attorneys and surveyors in front of office, west of Court House Square, Round Pond, Oklahoma Territory By Kennett, January 1894. 233-TRP-42
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Gathered around the kegs at Kelley's saloon "The Bijou." Round Pond, Oklahoma Territory By Kennett, January 1894. 233-TRP-43 Teacher and children in front of sod schoolhouse. Woods Co., Oklahoma Territory, ca. 1895. 48-RST-7B-97
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"Territorial University at Norman." Oklahoma Territory, ca. 1897-98. 48RST-7B-95 "A Mesa Creek Valley rancher's daughter en route to school." The little girl on her burro takes leave of her mother for the day. Battlement Mesa Reserve, Colo. By George B. Sudworth, ca. 1898. 95-FRC-366
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"Sunday school, Indians and white[s]." Indian Territory [Oklahoma], ca. 1900. 48-RST-5B-10 "Orient Saloon at Bisbee, Arizona... Faro game in full blast. Recognized: Left to right-Tony Downs (standing with derby) part owner; Doyle, a concert hall singer at corner of table, sitting, with derby; back of him standing is Dutch Kid; Sleepy Dick, the porter, to right with light felt; Charlie Bassett, with soft felt hat in rear next to wall; dealer is Johnny Murphy, and Smiley Lewis in silk hat." By C. 5. Fly, ca. 1900. 111-SC-93344
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"Cliff House and Seal Rocks." An outing at the beach in San Francisco. By Peabody, 1902. 79-HPA-1-47 "Saloons and disreputable places of Hazen, Nevada June 24, 1905." By Lubkin. 115-JQ-390
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"Her daily duty." Cow with seven small boys on her back poses in front of schoolhouse in Okanogan, Wash. By Frank Matsura, 1907. 115-JT-385 Children in their Sunday clothes pose in front of adobe church, Alamo National Forest, N. Mex. Territory [now Lincoln National Forest]. By A. M. Neal, May 13, 1908. 95-G-75383
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Townspeople of Ehrenburg, Ariz. Territory, greet a stranger in an automobile on his pioneer cross country tour. Saloon in background. By A. L. Westgard, ca. 1911. 30-N-2803.  
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