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Ernest Frederich Kellner Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-278

Scope and Content

The collections contains 3 photographs: a print of the E. F. Kellner store in Arizona, one tintype of a woman, and a very small print of a man. The tintype envelope has the name Ida Bremmon written on it, but in March 2019, a family member identified the woman as Mary (Mamie) Bennett, wife of E. F. Kellner. The same researcher identifies the male portrait as either Nehemiah Valentine Bennett or Joseph Francis Bennett, not E. F. Kellner.


  • 1880-1900

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of materials allowed for research purposes in most cases. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. . For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist


Ernest Frederick Kellner, merchant and miner, was born on May 25th, 1849, in New Braunfels, Texas. Kellner's mercantile career began in 1869 when he started a store in San Antonio, Texas. By 1874, Kellner was providing supplies to Fort Selden, the U.S. Army Fort near Silver City, New Mexico. In 1876, his business grew into a partnership with J. B. Morril in Silver City. Together, Kellner and Morril established stores in Silver City, N.M., and Globe, Arizona. This arrangement dissolved in 1878, at which time Kellner took over the Arizona half of the business and moved to central Arizona. He opened stores in McMillen and Richmond Basin, Arizona, and established a milling operation, lumber yard, and Miners' Bank in Globe. Kellner got sick in 1882 and, after a three month tour of Europe to recuperate, he returned to Globe to sell his stores in McMillen and Richmond Basin and to end his Miners' Bank. In their place, Kellner established a successful and well-known outfitting store called the New York Store in Globe. It became the exclusive outfitter to the Dominion Copper Mining and Smelting Company, a major Arizona copper company.


3 items (1 folder) : 2 photographic prints, 1 tintype

Language of Materials



Collection contains prints of E. F. Kellner and of the E. F. Kellner store.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 4. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs were separated from the Ernest Frederich Kellner Papers.


Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
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Finding Aid of the Ernest Frederich Kellner Photograph Collection, 1880-1900
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131