Flashback Friday: New Photos of 1890s Irrigation and Pioneer Life in the North Platte Valley Reveal New Insights

The right portion of this house shows a remnant of an earlier, lower gable, indicating that the house was originally built with a low roof (like the house in the left background in the previous photo). With its additions, awning, and partial new roof, the tidy sod house is the picture of prosperity.


Spirit Photography

Unidentified woman and her attendant spirit c.1890.(RG3507.PH11-7)

With the discovery of photography, along with using the technique of double exposing a negative, many interesting images have appeared through the years.

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