BHA.2015.1.23 - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.23
Object Name Photograph
Title Tunnel dug in the snow leads to post office on Boreas Pass, near Breckenridge (Colo.)--late 1890s
Description A man leans against a utility pole that rises from a deep snow bank with a tunnel dug through to reach the Boreas post office located along the Boreas Pass route to Breckenridge. A shovel leans against the tunnel entrance and above a sign is stuck in the snow that states: "Post Office". In the lower corner is written "50 ft. Tunnel to P.O.". Handwritten on the reverse: "Top of Boreas Pass" and "Miner[?]". Photographer's stamp: "O. Westerman. Photographer, Breckenridge, - Colorado."
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Date late 1890s
Photographer Westerman, Otto
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Place Boreas Pass (Colo.)
Subjects Buildings
Men
Mountains
People
Post offices
Snow
Tunnels
Utility poles
Web Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

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