Allen Street, Tombstone, Arizona
Published June 22, 2011 at 1533 × 1141 in WESTERN LEGEND PHOTO GALLERY
The reason why so many older photos do not show people in the streets is that exposure took place over a period – sometimes minutes. In this time frame people moved around so much that they were not captured on film. Therefore the only person you see here is the one sitting down. By the way, that is also why they seldomly smiled – they had to concentrate to sit still.
February 7, 2013 at 6:01 AM
Also to note – this photo is from the 1880s – but not 1880. A fire burnt down the Golden Eagle Brewery in May of 1882. It was rebuilt & reopened on July 22nd, renamed the Crystal Palace Saloon (still there today) & looks like it does in this photo. The Golden Eagle didn’t have an upper floor. The Crystal Palace had offices upstairs that were rented out. 2 tenants of note were Virgil Earp & Dr. Goodfellow who treated Virgil, Marshall Fred White, Doc Holliday & others. So this photo would have been taken after July 1882.
January 17, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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