BHA.2015.1.11H - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.11H
Object Name Photograph
Title A man and dog stand on the edge of a snow bank, Main Street, Breckenridge (Colo.)--1898-1899
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Description On Main Street, Breckenridge, a man and dog stand on the edge of a snow bank. Near them is the entrance to one of the snow tunnels that led to the businesses during the "Big Snow" of 1898-1899. The melting (rotting) snow is covered in dirt and debris. In the background are false front buildings and a side gable structure. Dated on back, "April 14th, '99"
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 April 14, 1899
Place Breckenridge (Colo.)
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Subjects Architecture
False fronts
Utility poles
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Credit line Agnes Miner Collection; Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Courtesy Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.