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This small group of eighty photos by the early 20th C. photographer, Martyn Mallory, was gifted to the Institute of American West when it was part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities. The photographs had belonged to William and Rose Mallory, descendants of Martyn Mallory. IAW subsequently shared these images with The Community Library. Mallory photographed friends and family, street scenes, landscapes, and mining in the areas of Ketchum and Hailey, ID, from ca. 1900 to 1936. Mallory was born in 1880 and died in 1936. He started documenting life around him at the young age of 9 and continued until his death. Most of this collection is undated. The majority of Martyn Mallory photos--approx. 2,000-- resides in Hailey Public Library.