Ralph Elsman during his child custody case


Ralph Elsman, a wealthy owner of a Washoe Valley Ranch, carried out a bitter court case against his former wife to retain full custody of his 6-year-old son, Ralph Jr. After a 10-month battle, the mother, Beatarice, was allowed a one-month visit at her ex-husband's ranch.

Date 1930
Credit Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries