BHA.2015.1.11C - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.11C
Object Name Photograph
Title House almost buried under deep snow, Breckenridge (Colo.)--1898-1899
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Description A house and outbuildings are almost buried under the deep snow in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1898-1899. Quoted from handwritten text on reverse: "Gough's house from the hill".
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).

Bill Fountain provided further research on the content on this photograph.
Date 1899
Place Breckenridge (Colo.)
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Subjects Buildings
Houses
Mountains
Snow
Trees
Web Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Credit line Agnes Miner Collection; Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Courtesy Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.