|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.|
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.
|Event||Big Snow of 1898-1899|
Clothing & dress
|Credit line||Agnes Miner Collection; Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Courtesy Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.|