Idaho State Historical Society
Public Archives and Research Library
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, Idaho 83712-8250
approximately 900 items, 275 glass plate negatives, 63 identified original prints, approximately 350 unidentified items (prints, cabinet cards, stereographs, postcards), and 201 contact prints produced in 2003 with a grant from Idaho Heritage Trust
The Sherwood family were early settlers in the Henry's Lake area of Idaho. The collection contains photographs documenting the Henry's Lake area, their neighbors and activities, and their activities as early ranchers, storekeepers and inventors. The Sherwood Collection contains photographs of people including Native Americans, local settlers, and the Sherwood family. Activities such as ice fishing, horseback riding, skiing, sledding and boating are documented. There are photographs of Joseph Sherwood's inventions including a boat, snow vehicle, and car. Also included are scenic views and images of buildings including houses, stores, mills, and barns. A large portion of the collection illustrates the taxidermy mounts that were displayed in the museum. The photographs are dated from 1892 to 1907.