John E. Dunn photographs, 1900-1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dunn, John E., 1871-1935
Title
John E. Dunn photographs
Dates
1900-1919 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear foot
Collection Number
Mss 361
Summary
This collection consists of photographic images of Missoula and other western Montana locations from 1900 through 1919. These images capture the Dunn family and friends; Missoula homes, businesses, and neighborhoods; as well as a few images of western Montana landscapes and towns.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John E. Dunn was born in Medina, Ohio, in 1871. He came to Missoula, Montana, in 1890 and was employed at the Federson and England ranches. He was a charter member of the local carpenter's union and worked on many important buildings in Missoula, including University Hall at the University of Montana and many homes in downtown Missoula and the University District.

Dunn was an avid amateur photographer who captured images of early Missoula, including Sacred Heart Academy, Lincoln School, Ravalli Mill, Garden City Brewery, the Missoula County Fairgrounds, the lower Rattlesnake Creek valley, the University district, the University of Montana campus, and the Higgins Avenue business district between Front and Broadway streets.

Dunn built and remodeled the family home in the Rattlesnake Valley, on Alvina Drive. He died in 1935.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of photographic prints and negatives of Missoula and other western Montana locations from 1900 through 1919. These images capture the Dunn family and friends; Missoula homes, businesses, and neighborhoods; as well as a few images of western Montana landscapes and towns. Materials in this collection provide detailed reference evidence for comparative examinations of western Montana domestic lifestyles, community recreation activities, architectural styles and infrastructure patterns.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Photograph number], John E. Dunn Photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Dunn Family, 1900-1912Return to Top

92 items

This series contains 91 photographic images, both glass plate and flexible film. The images captured include both posed and candid portraits of the Dunn family and several family friends. Many of the candid images in this series provide evidence of domestic lifestyles and community recreation activities in Missoula at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Description Dates
361(I):1 or 86-0096: Edith and John Dunn (far left) on a picnic
1903
361(I):2 or 86-0097: Edith Dunn (far right) on picnic
1903
361(I):3 or 86-0098: Edith Dunn (middle, holding Bud)
1907
361(I):4 or 86-0099: Edith Dunn (far left) at Dunn home, Missoula, Montana
1907
361(I):5 or 86-0100: Dunn children and neighbors at Dunn home, Missoula, Montana
1907
361(I):6 or 86-0101: [Group sitting on porch steps at Dunn home], Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(I):7 or 86-0102: [Two men, horse and carriage]
circa 1903
361(I):8 or 86-0103: [Man drinking beverage on side of dirt road]
circa 1903
361(I):9 or 86-0104: [Two men, horse and carriage]
circa 1903
361(I):10 or 86-0105: [Group of women and men on riverbank]
1903
361(I):11 or 86-0106: Edith Dunn and son, Jack
1912
361(I):12 or 86-0108: John Dunn sitting
circa 1902
361(I):13 or 86-0109: Edith Dunn (Third from right, standing)
1907
361(I):14 or 86-0110: Edith Dunn (middle, holding Walter [Bud] at old home )
1907
361(I):15 or 86-0111: Edith and John Dunn and friends on Rattlesnake Creek , Missoula, Montana
1903
361(I):16 or 86-0116: John Dunn, Note Log Cabin syrup in foreground
circa 1900
361(I):17 or 86-0117: Dunn residence after remodeling at 1970 Alvina Drive, Mine on hill at far right [Until 1910, original address was Route 4] , Missoula, Montana
1910
361(I):18 or 86-0120: Dunn residence, Missoula, Montana
1910
361(I):19 or 86-0121: Dunn residence, before 1905 remodeling , Missoula, Montana
undated
361(I):20 or 86-0146: Edith Dunn and son, Jack
1912
361(I):21 or 86-0147: [two women and a man outside]
circa 1900
361(I):22 or 86-0148: Evelyn Dunn (married name Ririe)
1907
361(I):23 or 86-0149: Jack [John] Dunn, 31 years old [Self-Portrait]
1902
361(I):24 or 86-0150: Edith and John Dunn (far left)
1903
361(I):25 or 86-0151: Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(I):26 or 86-0152: [man and woman sitting on a log]
circa 1903
361(I):27 or 86-0153: [man walking amid trees]
circa 1903
361(I):28 or 86-0154: Jack Dunn [baby outside in stroller]
circa 1902
361(I):29 or 86-0155: [Unidentified children on a porch]
circa 1912
361(I):30 or 86-0156: Not Dunns [children on a porch, original description is questionable]
circa 1912
361(I):31 or 86-0157: Edith Dunn and Evelyn and Walter (Bud) Dunn, [identification of Dunn children is questionable]
undated
361(I):32 or 86-0158: Evelyn and Walter (Bud) Dunn
1908
361(I):33 or 86-0159: John Dunn, at age 30
1901
361(I):34 or 86-0160: Jack Dunn
1912
361(I):35 or 86-0161: John Dunn (right)
circa 1901
361(I):36 or 86-0162: Evelyn and Walter (Bud) Dunn
1908
361(I):37 or 86-0163: Walter (Bud) Dunn
1908
361(I):38 or 86-0165: John Dunn
circa 1895
361(I):39 or 86-0166: John Dunn with Jack Dunn
1912
361(I):40 or 86-0167: John Dunn [Sitting on beehive]
1902
361(I):41 or 86-0168: [baby with rattle on porch]
circa 1903
361(I):42 or 86-0169: [two women, one man and two dogs sitting outside; house behind them]
circa 1903
361(I):43 or 86-0170: John Dunn in foreground, age 30
1901
361(I):43a or 86-0171: Hunting cabin, two men with guns and a dog outside
circa 1900
361(I):44 or 86-0174: Dunn home, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(I):45 or 86-0182: [Two women, a man and a boy on a horse]
undated
361(I):46 or 86-0183: [Two women, a man, a boy with a gun and a dog walking outside]
undated
361(I):47 or 86-0184: [Two women, a man, a boy and a dog sitting by a tree]
undated
361(I):48 or 86-0185: [A boy holding a rifle with an American flag; a small teepee]
undated
361(I):49 or 86-0186: [A man against a white wall, inside]
undated
361(I):50 or 86-0188: [A woman with three small children, outside a house]
undated
361(I):51 or 86-0189: [A little child with a dog outside]
undated
361(I):52 or 86-0190: [A small child with a Missoulian newspaper, outside]
undated
361(I):53 or 86-0197: [Elderly woman outside by a fruit tree]
undated
361(I):54 or 86-0198: [Four children outside, sitting on lawn, house in the background]
undated
361(I):55 or 86-0217: [A boy and a smaller child, outside with a dog]
undated
361(I):56 or 86-0219: [Two women and a man outside]
circa 1900
361(I):57 or 86-0226: [A baby in a yard; house in the background]
undated
361(I):58 or 86-0230: [Eight small children on the lawn]
undated
361(I):59 or 86-0236: [Possibly Edith Dunn and the Dunn children]
undated
361(I):60 or 86-0237: [Possibly the Dunn children]
undated
361(I):61 or 86-0238: [Possibly the Dunn children]
undated
361(I):62 or 86-0239: [Possibly Edith Dunn and the Dunn children]
undated
361(I):63 or 86-0240: [Possibly Jack Dunn]
undated
361(I):64 or 86-0241: [Possibly Edith Dunn and the Dunn children]
undated
361(I):65 or 86-0242: [Dunn residence, Edith and the children]
undated
361(I):66 or 86-0243: [Possibly Edith Dunn and the Dunn children]
undated
361(I):67 or 86-0244: [Possibly Evelyn Dunn]
undated
361(I):68 or 86-0245: [Possibly Dunn children with horse]
undated
361(I):69 or 86-0246: [Possibly Edith Dunn with Dunn children and a horse]
undated
361(I):70 or 86-0247: [Possibly John Dunn on a horse]
undated
361(I):71 or 86-0248: [Three woman and man outside with instruments]
undated
361(I):72 or 86-0249: [Children outside on lawn]
undated
361(I):73 or 86-0250: [Women and children in front of Dunn house]
undated
361(I):74 or 86-0251: [Three children and a woman by a house]
undated
361(I):75 or 86-0252: [Eight children outside on lawn]
undated
361(I):76 or 86-0253: [Possibly the Dunn house with John Dunn and children]
undated
361(I):77 or 86-0254: [Two men sitting inside by a stove]
undated
361(I):78 or 86-0266: [Possibly a Dunn child with a cat]
undated
361(I):79 or 86-0267: [Three children outside, house and horse in background]
undated
361(I):80 or 86-0268: [A man, woman, horse and dog by a barn]
undated
361(I):81 or 86-0269: [Possibly the Dunn children]
undated
361(I):82 or 86-0270: [Two women and a man outside of a house]
undated
361(I):83 or 86-0271: [Two children by a house with vines, possibly Dunn children]
undated
361(I):84 or 86-0272: [Possibly Dunn children in pram outside]
undated
361(I):85 or 86-0273: [Possibly Edith Dunn with infant, outside]
undated
361(I):86 or 86-0289: [Edith Dunn and children in front of house]
undated
361(I):87 or 86-0298: Walter (Bud) Dunn
1908
361(I):88 or 86-0180: [A man and a boy sitting on a log over a creek or river]
undated
361(I):89 or 86-0181: [Double-exposure, a man two women and a boy on the bank of a creek]
undated
361(I):90 or 86-0211: [John and Edith Dunn with friends]
circa 1903
361(I):91 or 86-0218: [Possible picnic; four women and three men outside with vehicles and table]
circa 1903

Series II:  Missoula and Surrounding Areas, 1900-1919Return to Top

127 items

This series contains 127 photographic images from the first two decades of the 20th Century documenting Missoula buildings and residencial areas, mines on Butte Hill, (Butte, Montana), and a few western Montana landscapes. Many of the images in this series provide significant details for comparative examinations of Missoula architectural and infrastructure patterns over the past century. Some significant Missoula buildings and neighborhoods extensively documented in this series include: Sacred Heart Academy, Lincoln School, Ravalli Mill, Garden City Brewery, the Missoula County fairgrounds, the lower Rattlesnake Creek valley, the University district and campus, and the Higgins Avenue business district between Front and Broadway streets.

Container(s) Description Dates
361(II):1 or 86-0086: [Men working on railroad]
undated
361(II):2 or 86-0087: Front Street looking west from Higgins, Missoula, Montana
circa 1910
Box/Folder
361(II):3 or 86-0088: Construction of Sacred Heart Academy, Missoula, Montana
1900
361(II):4 or 86-0089: Lincoln School in the Rattlesnake, Missoula, Montana
1919-05-09
361(II):5 or 86-0090: Lincoln School in the Rattlesnake, Missoula, Montana
1919
361(II):6 or 86-0091: Higgins Avenue looking north from Broadway, Missoula, Montana
1910
361(II):7 or 86-0092: Higgins Avenue looking north from Broadway, Missoula, Montana
1910
361(II):8 or 86-0093: Higgins Avenue looking north from Broadway, Missoula, Montana
1910
361(II):9 or 86-0094: Front Street looking west from Higgins, Missoula, Montana
1910
361(II):10 or 86-0107: Missoula Laundry wagon , Missoula, Montana
circa 1901
361(II):11 or 86-0108A: ["Not Dunns," typical dress for circa 1900, one person playing a zither in a parlor scene]
circa 1900
361(II):12 or 86-0112: Sain home (?) east side of Rattlesnake, Missoula, Montana
undated
361(II):13 or 86-0113: Rattlesnake Creek dam, Missoula, Montana
1900
361(II):14 or 86-0114: Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):15 or 86-0115: Missoula Laundry wagon at campsite, Missoula, Montana
circa 1901
361(II):16 or 86-0118: [Three men with shed and horse carriage]
circa 1901
361(II):17 or 86-0119: Mine and Missoula Laundry wagon, Missoula, Montana
undated
361(II):18 or 86-0122: Higgins Avenue looking north, Missoula, Montana
circa 1905
361(II):19 or 86-0123: Interior of Missoula Merchantile Company, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):20 or 86-0124: Missoula, looking northeast toward Mount Jumbo from First National Bank building, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):21 or 86-0125: [520 (?) Street, House in Missoula], Montana
circa 1900
361(II):22 or 86-0126: Russell House, now S.A.E. house on corner of Gerald and University, Missoula, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):23 or 86-0127: Home worked on by John Dunn, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):24 or 86-0128: Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):25 or 86-0129: University of Montana Campus, John Dunn's initials or name is carved in the bell tower, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):26 or 86-0130: John Dunn visiting on Railroad Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1901
361(II):27 or 86-0131: Looking east across Rattlesnake Valley, Prescott School , Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):28 or 86-0132: Missoula [Railroad Street], Montana
circa 1900
361(II):29 or 86-0133: Ravalli Mill on South 3rd West, Missoula, Montana
circa 1908
361(II):30 or 86-0134: Construction on Ravalli Mill on South 3rd West, Missoula, Montana. John Dunn worked as a carpenter on mill.
undated
361(II):31 or 86-0135: [man with dog]
circa 1903
361(II):32 or 86-0136: [African-American Battalion at Fort Missoula, mules], Montana
circa 1900
361(II):33 or 86-0137: Circus in Missoula, north of river, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):34 or 86-0138: Baseball field south of Clark Fork River, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):35 or 86-0139: Willard School, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):36 or 86-0140: Drilling contest at corner of Higgins and Main, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):37 or 86-0141: Drilling contest at corner of Higgins and Main, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):38 or 86-0142: Front Street looking west from Higgins, Missoula, Montana
1900
361(II):39 or 86-0143: Worden and Company mill at north end of Higgins Bridge, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):40 or 86-0144: Parade float of D.J. Donohue Company store. Float on East Front Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):41 or 86-0145: Parade band on East Front Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):42 or 86-0164: Ravalli Hotel, Hamilton, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):43a or 86-0171: Hunting cabin, two men with guns and dog outside
Circa 1900
361(II):44 or 86-0172: Williams Ranch, end of Rattlesnake Road, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):45 or 86-0304: [Two women and man by railroad track]
undated
undated
361(II):47 or 86-0176: [a man outside by fallen trees]
undated
361(II):48 or 86-0177: [Montana road, creed and forest]
undated
361(II):49 or 86-0178: Camping
undated
361(II):50 or 86-0179: Drilling contest at corner of Higgins and Main, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):51 or 86-0300: Garden City Brewery, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):52 or 86-0301: [Four men with barrel of beverage]
undated
361(II):53 or 86-0187: Parade float of Golden Rule store on Front Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):54 or 86-0191: Bison
circa 1903
361(II):55 or 86-0192: [People dressed up and riding horses down Missoula street, street-side onlookers], Missoula, Montana
undated
361(II):56 or 86-0193: Setting up teepee
circa 1903
361(II):57 or 86-0194: South bank of Clark Fork River,Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):58 or 86-0195: Horse race track, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):59 or 86-0196: Grandstand, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):60 or 86-0199: Horse race track, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):61 or 86-0200: [Winter tree with birds, houses in the background]
undated
361(II):62 or 86-0201: [Landscape, trees and a hill]
undated
361(II):63 or 86-0202: [Three cabins, a fence and hills]
undated
361(II):64 or 86-0203: [An orchard]
undated
361(II):65 or 86-0204: [Train tracks by a river junction, perhaps the Blackfoot and Clarkfork]
undated
361(II):66 or 86-0205: [A Montana river]
undated
361(II):67 or 86-0206: [A Montana river]
undated
361(II):68 or 86-0207: [A Montana river]
undated
361(II):69 or 86-0208: Lolo Hot Springs area, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):70 or 86-0209: Lolo Hot Springs area, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):71 or 86-0210: [Rattlesnake Dam], Missoula, Montana
undated
361(II):72 or 86-0302: [Four men with barrel of beverage]
undated
361(II):73 or 86-0212: [Houses by a hill]
undated
361(II):74 or 86-0213: [Man dressed up in small cart pulled by donkey]
undated
361(II):75 or 86-0214: [A man by two small waterfalls]
undated
361(II):76 or 86-0215: [A man standing by a road, hill in the background]
undated
361(II):77 or 86-0216: [A man stands behind a larg pile of logs; foreground contains bicycles]
undated
361(II):78 or 86-0303: Railroad Bridge
circa 1903
361(II):79 or 86-0220: [Two men outside]
undated
361(II):80 or 86-0221: [People gathered in the woods]
undated
361(II):81 or 86-0222: [People walking up a road by a river]
undated
361(II):82 or 86-0223: [Landscape with hills and a house]
undated
361(II):83 or 86-0224: [A man standing by a road, hills in the background]
undated
361(II):84 or 86-0225: [A house]
undated
361(II):85 or 86-0227: Livery stable next door to Missoula Merchantile Company building on East Front Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):86 or 86-0228: Painting of one of Marcus Daly's horses
circa 1903
361(II):87 or 86-0229: [A man stands outside a house]
undated
361(II):88 or 86-0231: Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):89 or 86-0232: [A man sits outside a house]
undated
361(II):90 or 86-0233: House on Railroad Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):91 or 86-0234: [A man and a horse]
undated
361(II):92 or 86-0235: Ostriches
circa 1903
361(II):93 or 86-0255: [Six men outside, possibly camping]
undated
361(II):94 or 86-0256: [A man standing inside, against a white wall]
undated
361(II):95 or 86-0257: [Possibly the Rattlesnake valley, road and hills]
undated
361(II):96 or 86-0258: Mines on Butte Hill, Butte, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):97 or 86-0259: [A dam]
circa 1903
361(II):98 or 86-0260: Mines on Butte Hill, Butte, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):99 or 86-0261: Mines on Butte Hill, Butte, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):100 or 86-0262: Mines on Butte Hill, Butte, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):101 or 86-0263: Mines on Butte Hill, Butte, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):102 or 86-0264: [A house]
undated
361(II):103 or 86-0265: [A house and a shed]
undated
361(II):104 or 86-0274: Higgins Avenue bridge from north end looking onto island, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):105 or 86-0275: Home on Railroad Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):106 or 86-0276: [Man and carriage by a river]
undated
361(II):107 or 86-0277: [A house, probably in the Missoula area, Missoula, Montana]
undated
361(II):108 or 86-0278: Craig Hall (women's dormitory) on University of Montana campus, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):109 or 86-0279: Elks Club float on Pattee Street, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):110 or 86-0280: [Man on bicycle in front of houses, possibly Missoula]
undated
361(II):111 or 86-0281: Sacred Heart Academy, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):112 or 86-0282: Parade float
circa 1903
361(II):113 or 86-0283: Livery stable
circa 1903
361(II):114 or 86-0284: [Two men, a dog and a bicycle outside of a building]
undated
361(II):115 or 86-0285: [Four men ouside by a building and machinery]
undated
361(II):116 or 86-0286: [Two men outside by a log pile]
undated
361(II):117 or 86-0287: [Two women with stringed instruments]
undated
361(II):118 or 86-0288: [Four men at the Captain Robert R. Stevens structure]
undated
361(II):119 or 86-0290: Grandstand, Missoula, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):120 or 86-0291: Dam
circa 1903
361(II):121 or 86-0292: [Boats on river]
undated
361(II):122 or 86-0293: [Dockhouse on river]
undated
361(II):123 or 86-0294: Butte, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):124 or 86-0295: Butte, Montana
circa 1903
361(II):125 or 86-0296: Garden City Brewery, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):126 or 86-0297: Parade, North Higgins looking north, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):127 or 86-0299: Parade, North Higgins looking north, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):128 or 86-0300: Garden City Brewery, Missoula, Montana
circa 1900
361(II):129 or 86-0301: [Four men with barrel of beverage]
undated
361(II):130 or 86-0302: [Four men with barrel of beverage]
undated
361(II):131 or 86-0303: Railroad Bridge
circa 1903
361(II):132 or 86-0304: [Two women and man by railroad track]
undated

Series III:  Photograph Albums, circa 1900-1919Return to Top

2 albums

The album images are similar in subject to many of the individual photographs listed here. In fact, some album photographs duplicate the individual photographs. Where possible, duplications are indicated within the albums, including specific image numbers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Photograph Albums
circa 1900-1919

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architecture--Montana--Missoula--Photographs
  • Architecture--Montana--Photographs
  • Central business district--Montana--Missoula--Photographs
  • Cities and towns--Montana--Photographs
  • Community life -- Montana--Missoula--Photographs
  • Landscape--Montana--Photographs
  • Recreation--Missoula--Photographs
  • Recreation--Montana--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Dunn, John E., 1871-1935--Archives
  • Family Names :
  • Dunn family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Social life and customs--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Photographs--Montana--Missoula
  • Occupations :
  • Photographers--Montana -- Missoula