Documentary photographer John Grabil left us a huge legacy in the form of photographs that he took in the second half of the nineteenth century. We bring to your attention a small selection of his pictures.
Most of these photos were taken in Deadwood, where at that time was the boundary between the territory of the United States of America and the Indian settlements. Back in 1875, there was found a goldmine, and thousands of adventurers immediately got there in search of fame and fortune. John Grabill was lucky to be there and capture this time in his pictures. The Library of Congress now contains over two hundred photo cards made by this person.