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Catalog Number RG1903.PH
Object Name Collection, Photograph
Collection Name RG1903 Muir, Robert V. (Robert Valentine), 1871-1926
Title Robert V. (Robert Valentine) Muir
Description Robert V. Muir was elected treasurer of the Nebraska Settlement Company and moved to Table Rock, Nebraska, in 1857. He became owner of a sawmill in 1858, and was involved in real estate around Brownville, where he built a house in 1870. He was also in the mercantile business and active in politics. He was a member of the Whig and Republican parties, and later the Prohibition Party. As the Prohibition candidate, he ran unsuccessfully for regent of the University of Nebraska and for governor. The collection relates to his business and political activities, especially social reform. Photographs include portraits and show people engaged in recreational activities.

This collection consists of photographic prints. Many of the photographs are portraits of men and women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some identification is provided. Also shown are people in with family pets and engaged in activities such as bike riding and fishing.
Date 1871-1913
Date Range from 1871
Date Range to 1913
People Morton, Julius Sterling, 1832-1902
Muir, Robert Valentine
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Muir, Robert
Bentley, C.E.
Beveridge, G.B.
Hipp, John
Muir, Downie
Davison, Homer
Fitchie, S.D.
Gilmore, C.H.
Beveridge, C.C.
Bedford, C.R.
Beveridge, Frances A.
Graham, Orrin H.
Ganes, Charles
Subjects Prohibition--Nebraska
Social problems
Merchants--Nebraska
Clothing and dress
Dogs--Nebraska
Manners and customs
Etiquette--Nebraska
Bicycles--Nebraska
Fishing--Nebraska
Recreation--Nebraska