Fantastic Photos of Nevada from between the 1930s and '40s through an American Traveler's Lens
The Nevada Photo Service was a Reno company founded by Lawrence Engel (ca. 1872 – 1953) in 1925. Between the late 1920s and his death in 1953, Engel made three trips a year, circumnavigating the state and taking photographs he produced at postcards.
Though postcards are often dismissed as ephemeral, nobody documented Nevada so thoroughly as Engel, and this at a time when the state was undergoing a transformation from frontier backwater (in the opinion of many easterners) to a modern society.
This album is arranged in a rough itinerary following a journey Engel may have taken, leaving Reno and heading out towards Wendover before turning around and taking back to Reno.
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