DescriptionOnce the site of the richest silver mine in North America with more than $10 billion of silver in 2012 dollars removed, Virginia City, Nevada, went from 30,000 people in its 1860s heyday to about 1,000 residents today. The town is loaded with history (Samuel Clemens first used the name “Mark Twain” there). More recently, the Red Dog Saloon is where the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and others got their start back in 1965, which I guess you could call the kickoff of the Summer of Love. This collection of vintage posters and signs that I discovered inside an old building there has stories to tell, I’m sure.
Don Struke, Baltimore Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Although I don't call myself a photographer, I have taken thousands of photos through the years and now and then I end up with one that is printworthy. Well, at least by my standards, which might be somewhat less than the norm. But you are the judge.
I'm fortunate enough to have enjoyed a rather varied background in marketing, advertising, public relations, print and electronic media, TV production, and publication design in both corporate and non-profit organizations.
As my list of photos on Imagekind slowly grows, it should be apparent that my interests are all over the place, from the sight of beautiful flowers and landscapes to aviation and high performance cars.
Thinking about all of the photos I have at hand, it seemed now was as good as any time to put a few of them to work, with the hope that you might find one or more to brighten your life or that of someone you know.
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