36 [Photography] Burge, J.C., photographer. Kingston, New Mexico. Mammoth plate albumen
photograph, 11½ x 16¾ inches, photograph tones and detail extremely good, some browning to
and edge chipping to cardstock mount but not affecting photograph. The photographer J.C. Burge was active in New Mexico from 1885 to
1891 (Haynes, Catching Shadows, p. 18). Kingston was a boom town when Silver was discovered there in 1882; no doubt Burge took this detailed picture of the town with a couple of years of its founding; there are framed tents and buildings under construction on main street. Today Kingston is a ghost town. A rare and bright view.