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Breckenridge History Poster Collection
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Breckenridge centennial poster from 1980

Poster celebrating the Breckenridge, Colorado, centennial, 1880-1980. Illustration by artist Joe Isom of a grey-bearded man looking at a gold nugget held between his thumb and index finger. A hummingbird hovers above the man's black hat. Also features columbine flowers and a train locomotive. Titled: "Breckenridge, Colorado. 1880 - Centennial - 1980".

Isom, Joe

Breckenridge Festival of Film 7th annual event poster

Poster promoting the 7th Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film event held on September 17-20, 1987 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Bright orange mountain graphic design on purple background with orange lettering: "Seventh Breckenridge Festival of Film". Lists special guests and other event activities including premieres, parties, children's programs, and outdoor film forums.


Breckenridge Ullr Dag Festival 1967 poster

Poster for the 1967 Ullr Dag Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado, held on February 3-5. Logo designed by Richard A. Jagoda in yellow/gold features a Norse god of winter on skis holding a bow and arrow, enclosed in a yellow/gold circle and the words: "Ullr Dag Festival 1967". Blue lettering on white background: "Ullr Dag Festival - The Kingdom of Breckenridge - February 3, 4, 5".

Jagoda, Richard A.

Breckenridge Ullr Fest 1994 poster

Poster for Ullr Fest held January 10-16, 1994 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Titled "Ullr's Reunion; Breckenridge's Winter Festival". Features a colorful illustration of the Norse god of winter on wooden skis with two little girls, also on wooden skis, and a young boy riding a husky dog. Artist is unidentified. Festival sponsors that year included Kahlua, Kraft Foodservice, Miller Light beer, and Duraflame.


Breckenridge Ullr Fest 2003 poster

Poster for Ullr Fest winter celebration held February 3-9, 2003 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Drawing by Barbara S. Moore shows the Norse god of winter holding a scepter topped with a glass orb, and a list of all the past years wafting away in the wind. The year 2003 was noted as "40 Years of Ullr". Sponsors included Budweiser beer, Summit Daily News, Town of Breckenridge, KSMT The Mountain radio, and Red Hook.

Moore, Barbara S.

Breckenridge Ullr Fest 2013 poster

Poster promoting "The Golden Anniversary" of Ullr Fest in 2013, held in Breckenridge, Colorado. Illustration by Stefan Bast features the Norse god of winter sitting on a snow-carved throne topped with the number "50". The event was held January 6-12 that year. Sponsors included Breck Ski Resort, Town of Breckenridge, Budweiser Light beer, GoBreck tourism office, and KSMT The Mountain radio.

Bast, Stefan

Campaign poster to re-elect Bob Farris for Summit County Sheriff

Summit County, Colorado sheriff election campaign poster for Robert Farris designed by Victor Abbo LLC. Features original artwork by highly acclaimed Native American artist Earl Biss. Biss's painting depicts Farris as sheriff leading a group of men on horses through a high mountain pass near Breckenridge, the Summit County seat. This poster helped Sheriff "Bob" win his re-election bid in 1979; he was the first Black man to be elected to a Colorado county. He was sheriff from 1975 through1983.

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Biss, Earl

Michelin World Freestyle Invitational and Hawaiian Tropic Celebrity Pro-Am poster

Poster promoting the 1984 Michelin World Freestyle Invitational and Hawaiian Tropic Celebrity Pro-Am held in Breckenridge, Colorado, on January 18-21. Presented by Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center and other sponsors, the event was held to benefit the Special Olympics, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, and local charities. The featured celebrity was Suzy Chaffee, a former Olympic alpine ski racer and 1970s freestyle ballet skier.


Poster for the 1985 Colorado Pro Mogul Tour

Poster for the 1985 Colorado Pro Mogul Tour presented by Professional Mogul Classics Inc. (PMC). Ski events took place in Vail, Aspen Highlands, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Breckenridge ski resorts. The Breckenridge event was held March 24 on Mach 1 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The winner of all six events became the 1985 National Champion and received a $7,000 prize. Poster features a photograph of an unidentified professional skier by Rex Keep; poster art by Nutthaus Design.

Keep, Rex

Ski Brokenridge poster published by Ski Specialties, Denver, Colorado

"Ski Brokenridge" poster published by Ski Specialties of Denver, Colorado. A colorful caricature of an unshaven man on skis wearing a bright yellow sweatshirt with the Breckenridge Ski Corporation logo and the words "Instrukter [sic] Ski School" on the front. Also shows an outhouse, snakes, rodents and litter on the ski run. Copyright 1969.

Ski Specialties