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Smith, E. W. (Emory Willard), 1850-1941


Emory Willard "E. W." Smith was born on October 1, 1850 in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He was a photographer, primarily known for taking pictures of the town of Tonopah, Nevada. He graduated from photography trade school and after some unsuccesful years in photography, Smith moved west. In 1898, he moved to Dawson City, in northwest Canada, and lived there for three years before moving to Nevada in 1902. From 1902 until his deah in 1941, Smith lived in Tonopah, Nevada and photographed the town and the active mining boom in the city. E. W. Smith died on September 19, 1941.


Historical Society, Nevada. “Nevada Historical Society Quarterly,” 1979.