Photographs

Landscapes Photo Contest to Capture Day in State

Aug 14, 2014
SDPB

As South Dakota marks 125 years of statehood, SDPB wants to help explore the state's unique identity. On Tuesday, August 19th people are invited to photograph what being South Dakotan means to them with images of home, work, favorite places and more.

The growth of modern photography coincided with the settlement of the American frontier. Historical photographs provide a fascinating and sometimes haunting view of the Old West.

Casey Tibbs' Photographs and Journals

Apr 24, 2014

A dusty, forgotten box found in a California storage shed revealed rare photographs and journals of Casey Tibbs, the nine-time world bronc riding champion.  Five or more decades ago, he had given the documents to a long-time friend who is now in her late 90's.  The items were recently offered to the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Ft.

"This Place, These People"

Dec 16, 2013

In the tradition of Solomon D. Butcher, who photographed some of the first Midwestern settlers in the nineteenth century, and Wright Morris, who captured the lives of farmers’ in the twentieth century, This Place, These People provides a photographic and vernacular portrait of disappearing farm places of the Great Plains. The book pairs photographer Nancy Warner's stark black and white photographs with the plain-spoken recollections of the people who live near abandoned farm places.

Former Minnehaha County Commissioner Robert Kolbe is known as the one to call if your antique clock needs repair or if you find an old bottle in your backyard. He's also an expert on early photography in Dakota Territory, co-author of "They Captured the Moment: Dakota Photographers, 1853-1920," editor of "Minnehaha County Historical & Biographical Sketches," and an appraiser of historical books, documents, and photos.