Butte Silver Bow Public Library

Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Robert I. Nesmith photographs. [Picture]

By: Nesmith, Robert I.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: 1942-1944Description: 923 safety negatives: b&w ; 3" x 4"; 66 photographic prints: b&w ; 3" x 4", 8" x 10" and 11" x 14".Subject(s): Anaconda Copper Mining Company | Copper mines and mining -- Montana | Copper smelting -- Montana | Zinc smelting -- Montana | Electrometallurgy -- Montana | Labor-management committees -- Montana | World War, 1939-1945 -- War work | Butte (Mont.) | Great Falls (Mont.) | Anaconda (Mont.) | East Helena (Mont.) | Rocker (Mont.)Genre/Form: Photographic prints | Safety film negativesOnline resources: More online. | View Online View This Item Online Courtesy of Montana Historical Society Research Center.
Partial contents:
The following titles are viewable as images on the Montana Memory project: Lot 019 B14 What you can see from the headframe - Issue #1 (view from Leonard Mine headframe of Meaderville, Butte, Montana), Lot 019 B49 Miners in cage about to go down - Issue #1, Lot 019 A54b (Men in line for Group 1 - buying war bonds), Lot 019 B60 Fred Schmooke and Phil Larson setting up (Setting up drifter to drill), Lot 019 B81 Sign 73 EMPLOYEES ABSENT (sign reads 73 Employees Were Absent From War Production Yesterday!, Were You One of Them?), Lot 019 A111 Men leaving work, Lot 019 R121 Taking logs from car (Verne Bennet and Walter Richter), Lot 019 B138 Soldiers and WAC (women in American Women's Volunteer Service (AWVS)), Lot 019 F150 Newcomb interviewing Anode Worker (John Epperson interviewed), Lot 019 F153 Cathodes going into rinse, Lot 019 B205 Statue of Marcus Daly, Lot 019 A209 Coming to work and stack, Lot 019 A319 Pattern Shop (Gus Sbragia with gear pattern), Lot 019 A371 New Converter (Joe Messer cooling anodes on turntable), Lot 019 F422 Zinc Roasting (George Grecich tramming calcine), Lot 019 B565 Surveying (Dave Piper and Gus McLeod surveying the Richest Hill on Earth), Lot 019 B571 Surveying (Overview with headframe), Lot 019 B613 Explosives (Jet Ward, John Boer, and Claude Crabtree prepping primers for blasting), Lot 019 B833 Machine Shops, Welders etc Anaconda (Tom Barry with Al Campbell), Lot 019 B945 Explosive story Warehouse to Anselmo Rosie Smith Supt. Story from William Duckham Safety Dept (Bill Kent on dynamite truck being handed box by Bill Thomas; Kermit Shifty driving), Lot 019 B1012 Rock drilling (Joe Blank and Leon Wayment operating a Jumbo drill carriage), Lot 019 B1041 ACM Rescue Station #2 at Tramway [Mine] (Charles Goforth, instructor, and class with breathing apparatus: Percy Pholman, Jr., Ben Binge, Harvey Bradley, Tom Regan, Otto Shepherd, and Robert Gruhler), Lot 019 B1109 Editorial Board Meeting (Butte Editorial Board), Lot 019 H1162 East Helena Plant - Exteriors (Flue system with power house in foreground), Lot 019 A1199 Food Glynn Family (Platter Chatter column - Mrs. Joan Glynn and children eating at table).
Summary: This collection contains photographs taken for the publication Copper Commando from 1942-1945 (bulk 1942-1943). It includes images taken by Robert I. Nesmith during his tenure as chief photographer. These images document the day-to-day operations workers at the Anaconda smelter (252 images), Butte mines (371 images), Great Falls electrolytic zinc plant and copper refinery (229 images), Rocker lumber mill (30 images), East Helena slag treating plant (28 images), and American Brass Company in Connecticut (13 images). They illustrate the process of metal production from mining ore through concentrating, roasting, smelting, converting, and electrolytic refining.
List(s) this item appears in: Books on Butte
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Vol info URL Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) Explosives (Jet Ward, John Boer, and Claude Crabtree prepping primers for blasti http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2135 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2135" target="_blank">View This Item Online.</a> mmp-robe19427
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) Fred Schmooke and Phil Larson setting up (Setting up drifter to drill) http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2121 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2121" target="_blank">View This Item Online. mmp-robe19423
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) Miners in cage about to go down http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2119 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2119" target="_blank">View This Item Online.</a> mmp-robe19422
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) Rock drilling (Joe Blank and Leon Wayment operating a "Jumbo" drill carriage) http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2138 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2138" target="_blank">View This Item Online.</a> mmp-robe19428
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) Statue of Marcus Daly http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2128 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2128" target="_blank">View This Item Online.</a> mmp-robe19424
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) Surveying (Dave Piper and Gus McLeod surveying the "Richest Hill on Earth") http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2133 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2133" target="_blank">View This Item Online.</a> mmp-robe19426
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) Surveying (Overview with headframe) http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2134 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2134" target="_blank">View This Item Online.</a> mmp-robe19425
Butte Public Library - Online
ONLINE
Online item 978.668 NES (Browse shelf) What you can see from the headframe - (view from Leonard Mine headframe of Meade http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2118 Available <a href="http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/u?/p267301coll3,2118" target="_blank">View This Item Online.</a> mmp-robe19421
Total holds: 0

The following titles are viewable as images on the Montana Memory project: Lot 019 B14 What you can see from the headframe - Issue #1 (view from Leonard Mine headframe of Meaderville, Butte, Montana), Lot 019 B49 Miners in cage about to go down - Issue #1, Lot 019 A54b (Men in line for Group 1 - buying war bonds), Lot 019 B60 Fred Schmooke and Phil Larson setting up (Setting up drifter to drill), Lot 019 B81 Sign 73 EMPLOYEES ABSENT (sign reads 73 Employees Were Absent From War Production Yesterday!, Were You One of Them?), Lot 019 A111 Men leaving work, Lot 019 R121 Taking logs from car (Verne Bennet and Walter Richter), Lot 019 B138 Soldiers and WAC (women in American Women's Volunteer Service (AWVS)), Lot 019 F150 Newcomb interviewing Anode Worker (John Epperson interviewed), Lot 019 F153 Cathodes going into rinse, Lot 019 B205 Statue of Marcus Daly, Lot 019 A209 Coming to work and stack, Lot 019 A319 Pattern Shop (Gus Sbragia with gear pattern), Lot 019 A371 New Converter (Joe Messer cooling anodes on turntable), Lot 019 F422 Zinc Roasting (George Grecich tramming calcine), Lot 019 B565 Surveying (Dave Piper and Gus McLeod surveying the Richest Hill on Earth), Lot 019 B571 Surveying (Overview with headframe), Lot 019 B613 Explosives (Jet Ward, John Boer, and Claude Crabtree prepping primers for blasting), Lot 019 B833 Machine Shops, Welders etc Anaconda (Tom Barry with Al Campbell), Lot 019 B945 Explosive story Warehouse to Anselmo Rosie Smith Supt. Story from William Duckham Safety Dept (Bill Kent on dynamite truck being handed box by Bill Thomas; Kermit Shifty driving), Lot 019 B1012 Rock drilling (Joe Blank and Leon Wayment operating a Jumbo drill carriage), Lot 019 B1041 ACM Rescue Station #2 at Tramway [Mine] (Charles Goforth, instructor, and class with breathing apparatus: Percy Pholman, Jr., Ben Binge, Harvey Bradley, Tom Regan, Otto Shepherd, and Robert Gruhler), Lot 019 B1109 Editorial Board Meeting (Butte Editorial Board), Lot 019 H1162 East Helena Plant - Exteriors (Flue system with power house in foreground), Lot 019 A1199 Food Glynn Family (Platter Chatter column - Mrs. Joan Glynn and children eating at table).

This collection contains photographs taken for the publication Copper Commando from 1942-1945 (bulk 1942-1943). It includes images taken by Robert I. Nesmith during his tenure as chief photographer. These images document the day-to-day operations workers at the Anaconda smelter (252 images), Butte mines (371 images), Great Falls electrolytic zinc plant and copper refinery (229 images), Rocker lumber mill (30 images), East Helena slag treating plant (28 images), and American Brass Company in Connecticut (13 images). They illustrate the process of metal production from mining ore through concentrating, roasting, smelting, converting, and electrolytic refining.

Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image (which may be protected by copyright law - Title 17 U.S. Code) are available from the Montana Historical Society Research Center.

Copper commando: The official newspaper of the Victory Labor-Management Production Committees at Butte, Anaconda and Great Falls. Butte, 1942-1945.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Celebrating Butte and Connecting our Community

Contact us: info@buttepubliclibrary.info or 406.723.3361

Powered by Koha