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These photographs span the territorial time period from1863 to 1890, with varying subjects that exemplify Idaho’s rich visual history. Please feel free to download these images and use them for free to encourage interest and create one-of-a-kind materials for commemorating Idaho’s territorial sesquicentennial.

Additional images in a variety of sizes and subjects are available for a small fee from the collection of the Idaho State Archives.  With over a million photographs, the Society boasts an image collection that captures almost any subject and time period. Please come visit or e-mail for more information.

Historic images also make great gifts or for interior decoration!

Silver City, Idaho

"Pioneers of Castle Creek at Silver City", 1860s Silver City, Idaho, John Percell and others, 396

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Lewiston public building

"Building Where First Idaho Territorial Legislature Met", Lewiston, Idaho,  2710

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Main Street, Boise, Idaho

"Main Street, 1866", Boise, Idaho, 73

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Narrow gauge train

"Train Said to be Last Narrow Gauge Train over Utah and Northern into Pocatello, 1890", Pocatello, Idaho, 63-46.6

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"Cowboys, 1860s", 79-2.112

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Governor William Wallace

“Governor William H. Wallace” First Governor of Idaho Territory, 1351

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Idaho State Archives

2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho 83712

(208) 334-2620 or e-mail

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