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"A pack train."

A miner's pack (or jack) train loaded with supplies, including a stove. Two burros stand on a dirt road lined with wooden frame buildings. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "A pack train."

Westerman, Otto

"Actual size of a gold nugget, taken from Farncomb hill."

136-ounce mass of crystalized gold from the Gold Flake vein on Farncomb Hill called "Tom's Baby". Found on July 23, 1887 by Harry Lytton and Tom Groves outside of Breckenridge, Colorado. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Actual size of a gold nugget, taken from Farncomb hill."

Westerman, Otto

Album page with five mounted photographs

Handwritten captions under each mounted photograph: "The Washington mine, showing ten mile Range."; "Tourists starting for the Mountains."; "Jack train loaded with Ore."; "Main St of Breckenridge in mid Winter."; "Mode of hauling Lumber by a jack train".

Westerman, Otto

Black Lake and Mount Powell of the Gore Range mountains in Colorado

Four people sit in a rowboat near the edge of Black Lake in the Gore Range mountains with Mount Powell in the background. Handwritten on the reverse "Blake [sic] Lake. Below Dillon showing Mount Powell 500 feet above [illegible] the lake." Photographer's stamp: "O. Westerman, Photographer, Breckenridge, - Colorado."

Westerman, Otto

"Breckenridge Colo, from Shockhill, looking west."

View from Shock Hill looking east over the town of Breckenridge, Colorado towards Bald Mountain. The Denver South Park and Pacific (DSP&P) railway tracks and train depot are in the foreground, west of town. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Breckenridge Colo, from Shockhill, looking west."

Westerman, Otto

Breckenridge photographer Otto Westerman's contact sheet showing images of burros and people

Photographer's contact sheet with four small, individual prints. From top: Four children sit on a burro, with one young girl holding the reins; a man stands next to a burro carrying a load: burro pack train; burro pack train carrying pipes. Breckenridge photographer Otto Westerman's stamp is on the reverse. Circa 1880s-1900s.

Westerman, Otto

"Breckenridge, looking down the Blue river valley"

Breckenridge, Colorado looking north down the Blue River valley. Railroad tracks are visible on Barney Ford Hill. The steep hillside is sparsely covered with thin trees. In the far distance is the snow-covered peak of Buffalo Mountain. Abbreviated title taken from handwritten caption on card mount: "Breckenridge, looking down the Blue river valley, showing R.R. track on Niggerhill to the right and Buffalo Mountain at Dillon, ten miles distance."

Westerman, Otto

Breckenridge, looking west from Barney Ford Hill

The town of Breckenridge, Colorado looking west from Barney Ford Hill. Tenmile Range in the background. Handwritten caption on card mount: "Breckenridge from Niggerhill, showing ten Mile range, 13,000 feet above Sea level six miles distance."

Westerman, Otto

"Carter Museum."

Edwin Carter's residence and museum in Breckenridge, Colorado. Built in 1875, this one story simple gable log cabin has a log addition on the south side. View of Tenmile Range in the background. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Carter Museum."

Westerman, Otto

"Carter Museum, showing wild Animals, captured in Colorado."

Interior of Edwin Carter's museum with taxidermy of Colorado wildlife on display. Specimens include bison, bobcats, a donkey foal (or burro), elk and deer mounts. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Carter Museum, showing wild Animals, captured in Colorado." The 1875-built Carter Museum was located on Ridge Street, Breckenridge. Photograph taken circa 1880s-1890s.

Westerman, Otto

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