I’ve just finished a big push to add all of Fred Nietz’ photos to the Western Nevada Historic Photo Collection. If you remember, Fred posted a bunch of old photos to Flickr a couple of months ago, and I immediately started adding them to the site. All his photos can be seen on Flickr here. He had some great pictures of Carson City, some from the 30s 40s and 50s, but many of them from the 1980s, showing a side of town that is long gone, but that many of us can remember from fairly recent memory. It’s fascinating to look through all these pictures, and to see that in just the course of 25 years most of the businesses lining Carson Street have changed. There are some constants, to be sure, but a lot of cases where the building has stayed the same, but the tenants are completely different.
So it took me two months, but I finally posted every one of Fred’s photos to the WNHPC. It took a lot longer than it should because there were a lot of starts and stops along the way, and I just don’t get to work on the site as much as I’d like to. But I really wanted to finish and get these pictures out there, so now it’s done. Now I have to move on to all the other photo collections that are sitting on the shelf, collecting dust, waiting to go online. This is a huge project I’ve buried myself under; it seems like it’s going to go on forever!
Anyway, here are some of the new additions. You can see them all at this link.
This was also cross-posted to the WNHPC blog.