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Group portrait of Breckenridge, Colorado's three fire departments, circa 1880s

Breckenridge, Colorado's three fire departments are represented in this group portrait, taken circa 1880s. Volunteer fire fighters from the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, the Independent Hose Company, and the Blue River Hose Company are dressed in their uniforms, which include conductor's caps with metal badges, wide belts with edges bound in white leather, and pullover bib shirts with wide lapels. The Blue River Hose Company uniforms also feature buttoned chest protectors with the letter "H" centered on a herald-shaped patch. Far left is Chester Detwiler (next to the burro); to his right is Harry Detwiler. Carl Phillips stands in the back row, center. The other men are not identified. A plank roofed log cabin and evergreens are in the background.

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Members of Improved Order of Red Men, Kiowa Tribe No. 6 pose for a group portrait

Members of Improved Order of Red Men, Kiowa Tribe No. 6 pose for a group portrait. The men are dressed in suits and neckties with a ribbon pinned to their lapel. Circa 1930s. Eli Fletcher is holding a large, inscribed container/urn. Front row: George Bradley; [?] Hemmingway; Ed Carter; Frank "Bumpy" Richards. Middle row: Sid Simpson; Claire Detwiler; Eli Fletcher; [?] McClelland; Earl McClelland. Back row: Paul Burdett; Detler Roby; Tony McDougall; Marion Fletcher; John Hyland; Fred Simpson; Charley Waller; Theodore Knorr.

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Members of Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Blue River Lodge No. 49 pose for a group portrait

Members of Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Blue River Lodge No. 49 pose for a group portrait dressed in sack suits and the ceremonial I.O.O.F. sash. Most are wearing white gloves. The men stand side by side or sit in chairs placed in rows along the wooden boardwalk and on the dirt packed street. The photograph was taken in front of a wooden building with large four-pane casement windows, probably in Dillon, Colorado.

Westerman, Otto