BHA.2015.1.11F - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.11F
Object Name Photograph
Title View looking north on snow covered Main Street, Breckenridge (Colo.)--1898-1899
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Description View looking north on Main Street, Breckenridge, during the "Big Snow" of 1898-1899.
A man wearing a dark cape overcoat and hat (possibly Breckenridge resident Ezra Stewart) stands on top of a snow bank in front of the Arlington House and the Denver Hotel on the left. Across the snow covered street is Breckenridge Masonic Lodge No. 47 and Fireman's Hall with belfry and hose drying tower. The snow reaches several feet, blocking portico and doorway entrances to some of the buildings.
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).

According to Maureen Nicholls, there are a number of photos that identify Ezra Stewart wearing this coat.
Date 1899
Place Breckenridge (Colo.)
People Stewart, Ezra
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Search Terms Arlington Hotel
Denver Hotel
Subjects Architecture
Bell towers
Clothing & dress
Web Rights
Credit line Agnes Miner Collection; Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Courtesy Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.