Chico, California in 1946

Approaching the summit of Mt. Rose Pass, near Reno. 1950


HERB RINGER came West from his home in New Jersey in 1939. Camera in hand, Herb captured the American West, from the Canadian Border to the Rio Grande and from the Big Sur coast to the High Plains.
We believe Herb’s collection of Life in the West is one of the finest. His work has been published in The Zephyr for 20 years. I am pleased finally, to offer Herb’s photographs in color. We are also building a new ‘album’ of his work, elsewhere on this site.
My dear friend died on December 11, 1998…JS




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  1. Doug Bruha
    August 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Jim, First of all congrats to you and Tonya !! Keep running Herb’s fotos,I lived in the Reno-Tahoe area for 16 years and love seeing some of the old sites, though Herb was there before my time. Small caption error on this months Mt Rose Pass foto – the picture actually shows Herb’s car going down the mountain quite a ways below the Pass itself looking over Washoe valley and Reno on the left side in the distance. Keep up the good work. Doug

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