LeRoy John Gates Photographs, circa 1857-1868, 1884

Summary Information

Title: LeRoy John Gates Photographs
Inclusive Dates: circa 1857-1868, 1884

  • Gates, LeRoy John, 1832-1985
Call Number: PH 6320

Quantity: 45 photographs

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Photographs created and collected by LeRoy John Gates, an entrepreneur, riverboat pilot, hops farmer, and photographer in Kilbourn, Wisconsin, during the middle of the nineteenth century. Gates recognized the prospective tourism opportunities of the dells of the Wisconsin River, and guided row boats and lumber rafts through the area. The images in this collection consist primarily of studio portraits in carte de visite and tintype formats depicting Gates, members of his family, and friends, and including descriptive inscriptions on the rectos and versos of the photographs. Gates created many of the images, while other photographs were created by photographers in Baraboo, Oshkosh, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in addition to studios in Vermont and California.


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Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-ph06320
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