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Annie L. Jobs Photograph Album

Identifier: MS-0472

Scope and Contents

Annie L. Jobs compiled the photograph album in 1887, although the earliest photograph dates to 1884. Photographs include Flint, Idaho Mining Company buildings, company staff, miners, miner tents and dwellings, camp holiday celebrations, and surrounding scenery including Hard-Up Gulch and Eagle River. Jobs wrote meticulous descriptions to accompany each photograph in the album and listed the names of individuals in the photographs, such as Howard French, the bookkeeper; Smy, the stock keeper; Robert Brewster Stanton, engineer and general manager; Stanton’s daughter, Anna; "Professor" John Duff, the assayer; Dick Parker; Al Lawrence; Balcom, the surveyor for the Rio Grande Rail Road extension from Eagle River to Aspen; and others. The collection also includes a group of loose cyanotypes with descriptions written on the back of each photograph.

The collection has been digitized:


  • Creation: 1884-1887
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1886-1887


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

Annie L. Jobs was probably the wife of Thomas A. Jobs, secretary of the Flint, Idaho Mining Company in Flint, Idaho. Thomas passed the Colorado Bar exam in 1880. He and Annie lived in Flint between 1884 and 1887, but around 1890 they appear to have moved south to Arizona where Thomas worked as a lawyer and judge in Maricopa County. The Jobs’ daughter, Margaret C. Jobs was confirmed in Phoenix in April 1906.

Flint was a small mining town approximately nine miles south of Silver City in Owyhee County, and had a population of around fifteen hundred at its peak. The Flint, Idaho Mining Company was formally registered in 1886. Jobs served as secretary, and Robert Brewster Stanton worked as the engineer and general manager of the company. Native Americans threatened the town and its inhabitants on several occasions, leading to the involvement of the United States Calvary, which quelled the disturbances. Flint is now a ghost town, with only a few of its original buildings still standing.


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John and Jane Adams



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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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