BHA.2015.1 - Fonds/Collection

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1
Object Name Fonds/Collection
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Title Agnes Miner Photograph Collection
Scope & Content Numbering about 80 mounted and unmounted albumen prints, most are by Breckenridge photographer Otto Westerman. Included among the collection are photographs related to the Finding family, such as portraits of both Agnes (Finding) Miner and her mother, Martha (Silverthorn) Finding, the Finding family posed in front of their Breckenridge home, and Charles A. Finding's hardware store on Main Street, Breckenridge.
Of interest are the albumen prints dating from the late 1890s that were showcased in a small 12 panel album. Removed for preservation purposes, these prints are of local residents and snow covered landscapes taken during the "Big Snow of 1898-1899". Several photographs are of men, women, and children either posed near or peering through the openings of snow tunnels that were used to access Main Street, Breckenridge businesses.
Dates of Creation 1890s-1910s (1898-1899, bulk dates)
Date 1880s-1910s
System of arrangement Original order maintained as received. May not be the same order as arranged by Agnes Miner.