The World Museum of Mining Photo Archives has a vast collection of photographs of the history of mining and the historical and cultural aspects of Butte and the surrounding area. The collection spans the timeframe from the 1880’s to the 1950’s. It contains over 14,000 photographs, negatives and glass plates. Browse this sampling of mine photographs found in the collection Mining in Butte. Most of these mines and mining activities are long gone, but their legacy lives on in this photograph collection. This project was made possible in memory of Donald F. Cooney, a lover of Butte and its history.