BHA.2015.1.11J - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.11J
Object Name Photograph
Title People and snow tunnel near the Denver Hotel, Main Street, Breckenridge (Colo.)--1898-1899
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Description Men and women pose near the entrance of a tunnel cut into the snow to allow passage to businesses on Main Street, Breckenridge during the winter of the "Big Snow" of 1898-1899. Behind them, the second floor balcony of the Denver Hotel shows above the deep snow.
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).

Maureen Nicholls and Bill Fountain provided further research on the content on this photograph.
Date 1899
Place Breckenridge (Colo.)
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Search Terms Denver Hotel
Subjects Buildings
Clothing & dress
Web Rights
Credit line Agnes Miner Collection; Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Courtesy Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.