Name and location of repository
Level of description
Agnes Miner Collection
- 1880s-1910s (Creation)
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.
System of arrangement
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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Conditions governing access
For all permitted uses, credit: "Agnes Miner Collection; Gift, Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Breckenridge History, Colorado."
For access, please use the digital images provided by the archives to preserve the fragile original items.
Conditions governing reproduction
No Copyright - United States
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation from the Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club received 2014-12-17.
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Rules or conventions
Created: 2015 (K. Knish)
Revised: 2022-03 (S. Gilmore)