Photos of the Silver Mines


These four photographs are in an album that came from the family of Edward W. Wilkinson.  Edward was a nephew of John Riley Robinson, and worked at both the Batopilas and Santa Eulalia mines.  The photos are not identified in the album, so it is unknown which mines they were taken at, probably Santa Eulalia.  The identification of Sam Wilkinson is based on other photos and is reasonably certain.  The identification of John Robinson is nearly certain based on this description:  . . . his [John Robinson's] custom was to ride astraddle of a seventy-five-dollar mule, on a saddle with stirrups longer than the Mosaic dispensation, and one stirrup an inch longer than the other. . .


The next two photos came from descendents of John Robinson.  Again, the photos are unidentified, but they were probably taken at Santa Eulalia, about 1888.  It is believed that the second photo shows the family of Percy Rose and Annie Robinson (daughter of John Robinson).