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Agnes Miner Collection

  • cou-bha BHA.001
  • Collection
  • 1880s-1910s

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.

Miner, Agnes E. (Finding)

J. Frank Willis Photograph Album

  • cou-bha BHA.006
  • Collection
  • circa 1880s-1903

J. Frank Willis gave this souvenir album as a gift to his sister, Pauline (Willis) Merritt. The album contains photographs by Breckenridge photographer Otto Westerman. Various subjects include town views, mine site landscapes, railroad tracks through gulches and Willis' property on Gibson Hill. Some are of the Ten Mile Canyon outside of Frisco, Colorado and one photograph is of Tom's Baby (the largest piece of wire gold found in Colorado).

Westerman, Otto

Kaiser Family Photograph Collection

  • cou-bha BHA.005
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1945

Miscellaneous photographs relevant to the Kaiser Family of Breckenridge, Colorado. Most are of June Francis Kaiser, daughter of Carl and Esther Kaiser, granddaughter of Johann (Chris) and Ida Kaiser. Four photographs show gold dredges in French Gulch, east of Breckenridge.

Unidentified

Summit Historical Society Photograph Collection

  • cou-bha BHA.020
  • Collection

Digital objects created by Breckenridge History of original photographs and sheet film negatives from Summit Historical Society's holdings in Dillon, Colorado. Represents various people and industries relevant to Breckenridge and the greater Breckenridge area, circa 1870s-1900s. Includes images of mining operations, gold dredges, the railway and railroad facilities, and buildings along Main Street, Breckenridge.

Breckenridge History

Young Photograph Collection

  • cou-bha BHA.002
  • Collection
  • 1965

Photographs taken in January 1965 by Gregory Young while on a ski trip to Breckenridge with his college fraternity.

Young, Gregory