nd [late 1890s-early 1900s]. Seven cabinet photos (including one duplicate image), 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in., mounted on stiff grey card stock, 9 x 11 in. Each photo bears the stamp of T.N. Barnard, or Barnard Studio, Wallace, Idaho, printed on the card stock border. The photos show what is likely a mining or logging camp in a wintery valley (3), two men under a trestle bridge with a pile of lumber nearby (1), a view of several buildings taken from atop one of the surrounding hills (1), a bird's eye view of the camp with what appears to be a train track running down the middle of the site (1), and a photo of a group of workers at a bend in the tracks (1). A single ink caption on the verso of this last photo notes: "#21 Station 14[51?] looking east." Images are very good, clear. Item #63750
T.N. Barnard moved with his wife to Wallace, Idaho in 1889 and established his photographic studio. The town, founded in 1884, was located along the Coeur d'Alene River, in an area rich with silver mines. In 1890 a fire raged through town destroying numerous buildings including Barnard's shop. After rebuilding he continued his work in the area, photographing landscapes, placer mines, panoramic views, and offering studio portraits.
When Barnard was elected mayor in the late 1890s, he hired a young woman from Illinois to work in the studio, Nellie Stockbridge. She arrived in Wallace in 1898 and initially did retouching of images, but soon became a partner in the enterprise. In 1907, she purchased a quarter of the business, and when Barnard moved to the west coast in 1908 she became the sole owner. According to the University of Idaho Special Collections department which has a collection of the Barnard/Stockbridge photos, Stockbridge's specialties were photographing floods, avalanches, fires, and work in the mines. Stockbridge continued to live and work in Wallace until her death in 1965.