Newly discovered stereograph

A recently discovered stereograph, believed to be circa 1880, shows people examining prehistoric footprints at the Nevada State Prison. Stereographs consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually when viewed through a stereoscope. Check out the Library of Congress’s collection, where you can search for Nevada or the name on this card, Pacific Coast Views, for several eye-catching examples, including views of Washoe Valley and of Yosemite from the late 1800s. This particular stereograph doesn’t show up in either search. If you have any additional information about it, … Read More

Exciting work ahead on NSPPS Collections

By Sherry Griffin Grundy Hello, Friends of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society! As a new board member for NSPPS, I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself and share some of the exciting work ahead for the development and management of the NSPPS Collections. By way of introduction, my name is Sherry Griffin Grundy and I have lived in the region since 1997, when I moved to South Lake Tahoe and then to Carson City in 2006.  While I am not a Nevada native, my interest in studying and preserving the capital city’s history stems from a … Read More