Mess Time


Photo by Joseph “J.E.” Stimson. 

This photo shows men at mess time and was likely taken sometime in the early 1900s by photographer Joseph Stimson after Fort Sanders had been dis-established.

In 1901, Stimson was hired as a publicity photographer for the Union Pacific Railroad to help change the image of the scandal-plagued railroad. Stimson was given free rein to photograph anything that might draw investors to the railway.

Learn more about photographer J.E. Stimson.