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Virginia City, Nevada

VIRGINIA CITY, Nevada, some 20 miles southeast of Reno, is the ghost of a once prosperous mining town of 40,000 in the roaring days of the Comstock Lode. Historic structures which have survived fire and storm are Storey County Court House, Piper's Opera

American
1955
Publisher Union Oil Co. (founded in 1890)


Dimensions

Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.11736

Medium or Technique

Photochrome on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint. ROYAL 76 GASOLINE TOUR THE WEST WITH UNION
UNION OIL COMPANY’S Natural Color Scenes of the West.
PRINTED IN U.S.A. [brown ink on back]

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder