BHA.2015.1.11D - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.11D
Object Name Photograph
Title People stand on a shoveled path in deep snow leading to house, Breckenridge (Colo.)--1898-1899
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Description In Breckenridge, Colorado, tall snow banks flank the sides of a shoveled path leading to a house during the "Big Snow" of 1898-1899. Minnie Roby, dressed in a hat, scarf and long coat, stands next to a tree in the deep snow. A couple (possibly Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert) stand in the closed doorway of the home. A utility pole is in the foreground.
Notes This photograph was stored in a small rectangular photo album containing a collection of individual photographs. Each photograph was inserted into a paper enclosure sleeve; each sleeve has an open viewing window that frames the image. Handwritten on the inside cover: "Snow Scenes around Breckenridge, Colo. Winter 1899". The front and back cover have a purple floral print on a green background; "Photos" is embossed in silver print on the front cover. The spine has a wide band with a silver embossed pattern on a cream background. Albumen photographs were removed for preservation in storage - original order was maintained (refer to BHA.2015.1.66).

Date 1899
Place Breckenridge (Colo.)
People Roby, Minnie (Remine)
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Subjects Clothing & dress
Utility poles
Web Rights
Credit line Agnes Miner Collection; Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Courtesy Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.