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Sammy Jones Photographs circa 1870-circa 1920

CP SJ


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jones, Sammy (Sammy Norah Nadine Higdon), 1901-1982
Title: Sammy Jones Photographs
Inclusive Dates: circa 1870-circa 1920
Quantity: 4 Boxes (4.33 Linear Feet)
Abstract:This collection houses 218 photographs collected by J. F. Crampton depicting central and southern Arizona (primarily Globe) and its residents. Views include street scenes, mines (including the Copper Hill Mine and the Old Dominion Mine) and miners, railroad workers, the first train to reach Globe, a train wreck, and the Stanwix and Gila Bend depots. People depicted include the Higdon family, students of the Old Adobe and Central schools, local personalities, and Apache people. Landscape views include Globe, Roosevelt Dam, Coolidge Dam, the ruins of Mill City, Maricopa Wells, Fort McDowell, Devil's Canyon Trail, Fish Creek, and the Apache Trail.
Identification: CP SJ
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Sammy Norah Nadine Higdon was born to Hugh Leonard Higdon (1861-1910) and Olive Frances (Tidwell) Higdon (1866-1910) in Globe, Arizona on January 15, 1901. She was the youngest of six children, including Joseph Leonard (1892-1933), Joyce K. (Higdon) Vincent (1893-1962), Louis Edgar (1895-1918), Hester (1897-1897), and Doris H. (Higdon) McPhee (1899-1986). Her father co-owned Globe's Barlay, Higdon, and Company livery, feed, and sale stable. Sammy Higdon married Fred Hare Jones (1887-1962) and the couple settled in Globe, where Fred Jones worked as a funeral director. Sammy Jones died in Globe in February of 1982.


Scope and Content Note

This collection houses 218 photographs collected by J. F. Crampton depicting central and southern Arizona (primarily Globe) and its residents. Most of these images are silver gelatin prints; six panoramas, three stereographs, twelve postcards, and a few photomechanical processes are included. Views include street scenes, mines (including the Copper Hill Mine and the Old Dominion Mine) and miners, railroad workers, the first train to reach Globe, a train wreck, and the Stanwix and Gila Bend depots. People depicted include the Higdon family, students of the Old Adobe and Central schools, and such personalities as William Beard, Judge Aaron Hackney, Edward and William Hellings, Lorin Lynch, Captain P. A. Mullon, Joe Slimson, and Samuel Souther. Numerous Apache people are shown, including studio portraits and the council between General Crook and Geronimo. Landscape views include Globe, Roosevelt Dam, Coolidge Dam, the ruins of Mill City, Maricopa Wells, Fort McDowell, Devil's Canyon Trail, Fish Creek, and the Apache Trail.


Arrangement

This collection consists of two hundred and eighteen photographs in four boxes.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own the copyright to this collection. We recognize that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Crampton, J. F. (John Franklin), 1860-1947.
Jones, Sammy (Sammy Norah Nadine Higdon), 1901-1982.

Geographic Name(s)
Gila County (Ariz.) -- Photographs.

Subject(s)
Apache Indians -- Photographs.
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona -- Photographs.
Railroads -- Arizona -- Photographs.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sammy Jones Photographs, CP SJ, Arizona State University Library.

Provenance

Sammy Jones donated these photographs to the Arizona Collection in 1978 (Accession #1993-00830).


Container List

16/OV1Interior of Apache Consolidated Mine; Globe [?], Arizona, circa 1910
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

20Fire at the Old Dominion Mine; Globe, Arizona, 1906
Personal Name(s)
Hanna, Forman, 1882-1950 (Photographer)

21Fire at the Old Dominion Interloper Mine Shaft in Globe, Arizona, 1906
22Fire at the Old Dominion Mine; Globe, Arizona, 1906
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

25Group Photo of Miners in Globe, Arizona, circa 1890
26-27Miners; Globe, Arizona, circa 1885
Personal Name(s)
Buehman, Henry, 1851-1912 (Photographer)

32-33Miners Coming Off Shift at Old Dominion Mine; Globe, Arizona, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Larson, Olaf P. (Photographer)

38/OV1-39/OV1Old Dominion Mine; Globe, circa 1920
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

40-41Old Dominion Mine; Globe, circa 1920
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

42/OV1Old Dominion Mine; Globe, circa 1920
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

65/OV1Office of the Arizona Silver Belt; Globe, Arizona, circa 1900
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

66Crampton Meat Market; Globe, Arizona, 1881
Personal Name(s)
Grimes, Cicero, ca. 1848- (Photographer)

76Laying Cornerstone of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Globe, Arizona, circa 1880
Personal Name(s)
Grimes, Cicero, ca. 1848- (Photographer)

80Circus High Dive Act, Methodist Church; Globe, Arizona, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Williams, R. -- Photographer (Photographer)

93/OV1Pinal Mountains; Globe, Arizona, circa 1910
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

95Lightning Strikes in Night Sky; Globe, Arizona, 1897
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

97-98Portraits of William B. and Edward Hellings; San Francisco, California, circa 1885
Personal Name(s)
Hellings, William B. (William Brelsford), 1844-1913
Hellings, Edward E., ca. 1848-1925

Corporate Name(s)
Bradley & Rulofson (Photographer)

98Laying Cornerstone of Odd Fellows Hall; Globe, Arizona, circa 1900
Personal Name(s)
Miller, A. (Andrew), ca. 1858-1899 (Photographer)

101Portrait of Lorin Lynch; Globe [?], Arizona, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Lynch, Lorin
Miller, A. (Andrew), ca. 1858-1899 (Photographer)

103Portrait of P. A. Mellen; San Francisco, California, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Mellen, P. A. (Author)

Corporate Name(s)
Rieman & Co. (San Francisco, Calif.) (Photographer)

106/OV1Elk's Day, George Sultan, Harry Sultan, Edgar Sultan and Friend, Globe, Arizona, 1907 April 1
Personal Name(s)
Sultan, George, 1880-1957
Sultan, Harry (Harry Andrew), 1878-1972
Sultan, Edgar, 1883-1941

107/OV1Pence Family in Front of Their Home; Globe, Arizona, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Farquhar, Julius T. (Julius Theo), 1872-1948 (Photographer)

108/OV1"Old Time Picnic Picture", circa 1920
109-110/OV1Picnic in the Pinal Mountains in Ice House Canyon by Banners Sawmill, 1897
Governor George W. P. Hunt appears in the top center row. A complete list of persons names appears on the photograph.
Personal Name(s)
Hunt, George W. P. (George Wylie Paul), 1859-1934

111/OV1Men Posing with Guns, Goat, and Horses at Barbeque on Goat Ranch, Globe, Arizona, Gila County, Undated
112/OV1Globe Citizens on Steps of Globe Court House with Signs Reading "Gila Monsters Fresh from The Gila"; Globe, Arizona, circa 1920
Corporate Name(s)
Kelley Studios (Globe, Ariz.)

114/OV1Unidentified Group of Miners; Globe, Arizona, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Thwaite, George H. (George Henry), 1856- (Photographer)

115Men at Bankers Beer Garden; Globe, Arizona, circa 1900
Personal Name(s)
Higdon, Hugh L. (Hugh Leonard), 1861-1910
Miller, A. (Andrew), ca. 1858-1899 (Photographer)

116F. W. Westmeyer Store; Globe, Arizona, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Cline, Tobe (William Floyd), 1848-1930
Sultan, Louis, 1844-1897
Zimmerman, William, 1850-1935

117-118Don't Worry Club; Globe, Arizona, circa 1900
Personal Name(s)
Miller, A. (Andrew), ca. 1858-1899 (Photographer)

120Portrait of Miller and Watson, Original Owners of the Silver Inca Mine; Quartzite, Arizona, 1890
Corporate Name(s)
Edouart & Cobb (San Francisco, Calif.) (Photographer)

124/OV1Possibly the Odd Fellows Hall; Globe, Arizona, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Higdon, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1867-1947

125Two Unidentified Native American Women; Location Unknown, N.D, Undated
Personal Name(s)
Irwin, Ed (William Edward), 1870-1935 (Photographer)

138/OV1Al-Che-Say, Chief of the White Mountain Apaches and His Council; S.L., Undated
139Apache who Killed Sheriff Glen Reynolds; Globe, Arizona, 1889 October
Personal Name(s)
Reynolds, Glenn, 1853-1889

140Unidentified Apache Scouts; Location Unknown, Undated
141Hanging of Nah Diaz, an Apache Man, 1890
This hanging was the first legal hanging conducted in Gila County.
Personal Name(s)
Fox, B. G. -- Photographer

142Hanging of Nah Diaz, an Apache Man, 1890
This hanging was the first legal hanging conducted in Gila County.
144Portrait of Skinny Tail Charlie and his Wife in Front of a Wickiup; S.L., circa 1880
Personal Name(s)
Buehman, Henry, 1851-1912 (Photographer)

148Pima Basketmaker; Location Unknown, Undated
163Unidentified Apache Scout on Horse; San Carlos, Arizona, Undated
175/OV1Al Seiber, Undated
Seiber was a noted Indian scout and served as Chief of Police at San Carlos in the 1880s and 1890s.
Personal Name(s)
Seiber, Al (Albert), 1844-1907

176/OV1Unidentified Apache Woman with her Nose Cut Off for Committing Adultery; S.L., Undated
200/OV1Unidentified Group of Possible Miners Outside of Log House, S.L., Undated
205/OV1Gardener Boarding House, Phoenix Boarding House, circa 1870
Personal Name(s)
Farquhar, Julius T. (Julius Theo), 1872-1948 (Photographer)

206/OV1Third and Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona, circa 1872
Personal Name(s)
Farquhar, Julius T. (Julius Theo), 1872-1948 (Photographer)

207/OV1Aerial of Roosevelt, Arizona, Undated
Corporate Name(s)
Atlantic Pacific View & Portrait Company (Tucson, Ariz.) (Photographer)

209/OV1Exterior of San Xavier del Bac Mission, Undated
Corporate Name(s)
Atlantic Pacific View & Portrait Company (Tucson, Ariz.) (Photographer)

210/OV1Altar of San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson, Arizona, Undated