Agnes Miner Collection

Mail carriers on Main Street during the Big Snow of 1899 A girl outside the snow tunnel across Main Street during the Big Snow of 1899 Breckenridge railroad yards during the Big Snow of 1899 A woman outside George Watson's house in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 West side of Main Street, Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Snow covered house in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Snow covered cabin in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Snowy Main Street, Breckenridge in February 1899 Last train out of Breckenridge, before the snow blockade of 1899 Rotary snowplow and trains on Boreas Pass head for Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Two girls at the entrance of a snow tunnel across Main Street, Breckenridge during the Big Snow o... Gough's house in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Gough's house in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Minnie Roby in front of a house in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 A woman stands outside George Watson's house in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Looking north on Main Street, Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 Ezra and Ada Stewart walk a dog with William Briggle during the Big Snow of 1899 A man and dog outside the remains of a snow tunnel on Main Street, Breckenridge during the Big Sn... Snow covered houses on North Main Street, Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899 People pose by a snow tunnel in front of the Denver Hotel in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of ...
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cou-bha BHA.001

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Agnes Miner Collection

Date(s)

  • 1880s-1910s (Creation)

Extent

1 full-width letter size document box; 1 print box, 0.85 cubic feet

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Scope and content

Numbering about 80 mounted and unmounted albumen prints, most are by Breckenridge photographer Otto Westerman. Included among the collection are photographs related to the Finding family, such as portraits of both Agnes (Finding) Miner and her mother, Martha (Silverthorn) Finding, the Finding family posed in front of their Breckenridge home, and Charles A. Finding's hardware store on Main Street, Breckenridge. Of interest are the albumen prints dating from the late 1890s that were showcased in a small 12 panel album. Removed for preservation purposes, these prints are of local residents and snow covered landscapes taken during the “Big Snow” of 1898-1899. Several photographs are of men, women, and children either posed near or peering through the openings of snow tunnels that were used to access Main Street, Breckenridge businesses.

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Original order maintained as received. May not be the same order as arranged by Agnes Miner. Photograph prints contained in the photo album were removed for long term preservation storage; original order was maintained.

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For all permitted uses, credit: "Agnes Miner Collection; Gift, Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Breckenridge History, Colorado."

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For access, please use the digital images provided by the archives to preserve the fragile original items.

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No Copyright - United States
URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

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Donation from the Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club received 2014-12-17.

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Created: 2015 (K. Knish)
Revised: 2022-03 (S. Gilmore)

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