A boy stands in the snowy landscape outside the schoolhouse on Harris Street in Breckenridge, Colorado, circa 1898. Built in 1882, the two-story wood frame schoolhouse featured a bell and cupola centered on the simple gable roof and a shed addition on the south side. Brick chimneys rise from both gable ends and sash windows are pedimented throughout. Next door is a side gable frame house. In the foreground is a wooden sidewalk running along the east side of Harris Street. The schoolhouse was torn down and replaced with a brick structure in 1909.
A cableway transports excavated boulders from the Gold Pan Pit at the Gold Pan Mining Company operations just south of Breckenridge, Colorado. Boulders larger than 8 inches were lifted from the pit by rectangular metal platforms edged on three sides called "stone boats". The cableway transported and disposed the rocks from the pit, and carried heavy pipes and equipment into the pit. In view are mine buildings and structures, including a locomotive crane used to assist in removing boulders from the pit. Barney Ford Hill is in the background. Early 1900s.
A man and woman, probably Carl and Esther Kaiser, stand in front of a gold dredge. Signs and notices on the dredge warn "No Admittance" and "Danger No Trespassing". Handwritten caption on the front: "Gold dredge managed by Carl Kaiser 1933-1938". The Yuba dredge (renamed Continental dredge) operated on the Blue River from 1917 to 1938, when it was dismantled and moved to Fairplay, Colorado. It was the last of the nine dredges operating around Breckenridge.
A dog is asleep on the carpeted floor of the parlor in Charles A. and Martha (Silverthorn) Finding's house on Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1893. The room is furnished with area rugs, a secretary desk, a bookcase and a wicker rocking chair in the bay window. Anchoring the room is an ornate cast iron parlor stove. Decorative items throughout include framed pictures and photographs, porcelain plates supported on easels, seashells and vases. Doilies, antimacassars and tasseled cloth runners cover chair backs and tables and heavy tasseled curtains drape the opening to the adjacent music room. A large book is displayed on a metal book stand, probably the Family Bible.
Office in the Gold Pan Mining Company office building on South Ridge Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. The building had five offices on the main floor, and bedrooms and a bath upstairs. The room is furnished with a drafting table, roll top desk and two office chairs. A large map of "Leadville" covers one wall. Hanging from the ceiling is a four globe light fixture; two large windows bring additional light to the interior. Circa 1900s.
A family poses outside a house, probably in Breckenridge, Colorado. A woman sits upright in a hammock strung between the corner of the house where it meets a one story addition. Next to her a man wearing a bowler or derby hat sits in a chair. Two young boys, one wearing a straw boater hat, stand nearby. A picket fence borders the two story side gable clapboard house. Circa 1890s.
A girl and boy playfully pull at opposite ends of the boy's suit coat outside Breckenridge High School on Harris Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. This game is often called "Tug of War". Quoted from text handwritten below the photograph: "Little Angels". Card mount has uneven edges, possibly cut from a larger poster or other type of display.
Melting snow exposes one of the tunnels that had been used to access businesses on Main Street, Breckenridge, during the "Big Snow" winter of 1898-1899. A man reaches to hold the paw of a dog sitting with both front legs raised up off the ground. In the background are false front buildings and a side gable structure. "April 14th, '99" is handwritten on the reverse.
A man sits in a chair facing away from his desk inside the Colorado Telephone Company in Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1899-1920s. On the desk are books, stacks of papers, inkwells and a candlestick telephone (also known as upright desk stands). The carpeted office is also furnished with typewriter desk with a typewriter on top, a wood secretary filled with books, and a bookstand. Taxidermy, two framed "State of Colorado Certificate of Authority" documents, and a hand crank telephone (or telegraph) hang on the wallpapered wall. The company began providing service to Breckenridge in 1899.
A man dressed in a suit coat and hat, and wearing pants tucked into tall, laced boots, stands on the dirt road outside the Wellington Mine and Mill operations in French Gulch, east of Breckenridge, Colorado. Behind him is a large stack of lumber and finished mine timbers. Smoke fills the view in the background. Circa June 1913.
A man sits at a desk in the offices of the Gold Pan Mining Company on South Ridge Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. A half wall lined with drawers, shelving and teller windows separates the office from the public space. Hanging on the wall behind him is a row of clipboards and more file drawers, and a clock. Circa early 1900s.
A man wearing a bowler (derby) hat stands on the dirt road outside the Wellington Mine and Mill operations in French Gulch, east of Breckenridge, Colorado. Behind him is a massive mine waste dump. In the background on the hillside are the Oro Shaft buildings. Circa June 1913.
A snow plow moves snow to the side of a road in Aspen, Colorado. In the background is a two-story wood frame house. Handwritten on the reverse: "Aspen (?)". Stamped "RAYS LaCrosse, Wis. Nationally Known Guaranteed Prints" and "A24."
A woman (possibly Mary Swisher) stands under a snow covered evergreen outside her home in Breckenridge, Colorado on December 25, 1899. Tracks in the snow lead to the open front door. The one and half story frame house featured a multi-gable roof.
A woman wearing a hat and fur-collared coat stands at the end of a path cleared in the snow outside of George Watson's house in Breckenridge, Colorado. Looking east with Barney Ford Hill and Bald Mountain (Mount Baldy) in the background. Handwritten caption on the reverse: "Breckenridge Big Snow 1899".
A woman smiles as she sits on a piece of board placed across the wooden beams of a mine structure east of Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1890s. She wears a straw boater style hat, high collared shirtwaist, and ankle length skirt with matching jacket. The jacket has a button front and puffed sleeves. The snow covered peaks of the Tenmile Range are in the background.
A woman wearing a hat and fur-collared coat stands at the end of a deep trench cleared in the snow outside of George Watson's house in Breckenridge, Colorado. Looking east with Barney Ford Hill and Bald Mountain (Mount Baldy) in the background. Handwritten caption on the reverse: "View from y'd at G.B. Watsons April 20th '99".
Aerial oblique photograph taken in 1964 shows the town of Breckenridge, Colorado and the Breckenridge Ski Area on Peak 8. Photographic print mounted on board. Quoted from text handwritten on the back of the board: "For Andy Love - To remember his summer of labor on the mountain - 1964! Sincerely, S[illegible] Catlin, Pres. Breckenridge Lands Inc." Also on the board backing is a round Breckenridge Lands Inc. sticker with the mountain sunburst B logo.