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Photograph album, "Snow Scenes around Breckenridge, Colorado, Winter 1899"

Hardcover photograph album. Single photographs inserted into a paper enclosure sleeve; each sleeve has an open viewing window that frames the image. Title quoted from handwritten text on the inside cover: "Snow Scenes around Breckenridge, Colo. Winter 1899". The front and back cover have a purple floral print on a green background. "Photos" is embossed in silver print on the front cover. The spine has a wide band with a silver embossed pattern on a cream background.

J. Frank Willis Photograph Album

  • cou-bha BHA.0006
  • 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