John A. Topolnicki Sr. Photographic Collection

Portrait, John Albert Topolnicki Sr. John Topolnicki's photography shop on Main Street, Breckenridge Ullr Dag Festival parade on Main Street, Breckenridge Snow covered Boreas Pass road, east of Breckenridge Snow covered Main Street, Breckenridge, looking south An automobile drives south on State Highway 9 to Breckenridge Snowy landscape and snow-capped peaks of the Tenmile Range Snowy landscape and the Tenmile Range at sunset Sallie Barber Mine site east of Breckenridge Log cabin and mill at the Senator Mine site south of Breckenridge Ore bin at the Wellington-Oro Mine site east of Breckenridge Blue Lake, south of Breckenridge, Colorado Snowy Breckenridge and dredge piles, looking east from Shock Hill Swan River, northeast of Breckenridge Jessie Mine and Mill site north of Breckenridge Bergenhof Bar and Restaurant at Peak 8 base of Breckenridge ski area Skiers gather at Peak 8 base area and Bergenhof Bar and Restaurant Skiers in line for chairlifts at Peak 8 base of Breckenridge ski area A skier enjoys the view from Peak 8 of the Breckenridge ski area A skier mid-jump on Peak 8 of the Breckenridge ski area
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cou-bha JTS.001

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John A. Topolnicki Sr. Photographic Collection


  • 1959-1972 (Creation)


9 boxes, including transparencies and postcards

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Postcards and photographic material created by photographer John Albert Topolnicki Sr. featuring the Colorado natural landscape, mountains, abandoned mine sites, ski areas and similar subjects. His photographs are considered the best historical record of Breckenridge Ski Resort and Summit County, Colorado landscapes in the early 1960s-1970s.

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Access to original sheet film and slide transparencies is limited to special appointments because of their fragility.

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  • Citation: "John A. Topolnicki Sr. Photographic Collection. Breckenridge History, Colorado."

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Created: 2020-09 (K. Knish)
Revised: 2022-03 (K. Knish)

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