The Nevada State Archives holds approximately 100,000 photographs dating from 1865 to the present. The photos were created by state agencies in the course of normal business and consist of cartes-de-visite, prints on paper, film and glass plate negatives, and electronic files. Access is through an in-house database.
To facilitate public access the Archives staff created .pdf contact sheets of, and identification reports for, selected subjects and state agencies. Use of the images in publications requires permission from the Archives; contact the State Archives
Photo credit: L-R: Nevada Congressman Walter Baring, Vice President of the United States Richard M. Nixon, and unofficial Nevada state photographer John Nulty at the Virginia City Silver Centennial celebration, 1959. NUL-3048.
Below are samplings of a small portion of the Archives' photo collections.