Skip to main content

Furlong & Crispell Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PAAC-050

Scope and Content

This small collection of early photographs created in the Las Vegas area includes photos by James Furlong, Theron Crispell, and also their joint efforts under Furlong and Crispell. Images are listed by negative number and brief description. Also included in the collection are 32 glass plate negatives. Furlong and Crispell images are designated with an (FC).

Dates

  • 1875 - 1906

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers on an appointment basis only, pending approval of application to view original material.

Copy Restrictions

Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Online Request Permission form available at http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org/photo_request.html. User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

James N. Furlong is noted in a promotional pamphlet on Las Vegas published ca. 1900-1902 as "the pioneer photographer of Las Vegas" arriving from Massachusettts in 1875. While away in Texas and California on cattle buisiness in 1885-1990 he left Theron Cripsell to operate the photo studio under the joint name of Furlong and Crispell. Furlong served as postmaster in Las Vegas from 1879-1885 and operated a stationery and book store. Theron Cripsell operated the Furlong and Crispell studio until starting his own studio in 1891. Crispell was an officer of the Las Vegas Rod and Gun Club and was appointed fish warden for San Miguel County in 1892.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Guide to the Furlong & Crispell Photographs, 1875 - 1906
Status
Under Revision
Author
DK
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021-08-03: Finding aid reformatted by Hannah Abelbeck

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

Contact:
113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA