Frank G. Meinhart operated a sign painting business out of Butte, Montana, in the 1910s and 1920s. This collection consists of 181 photographic prints with views of Frank Meinhart and his family (91 prints) both in Butte, Montana, and Hamilton, Montana, as well as images of the Meinhart sign painting shop and signs created by the shop and others in the 1910s and 1920s advertising local and national businesses (87 prints). Images of painted advertisements include those on roadside boards and on buildings in downtown Butte, Montana, and Helena, Montana.
This collection contains photographs taken to illustrate a "Report of Investigation of Sanitary Conditions in Mines and of the Conditions Under Which the Miners Live in Silver Bow County", 1908-1912. The images show sanitary conditions in Butte neighborhoods, local dairies, the county hospital, and underground mines. Each photograph has the description which accompanied it in the report.