J. Frank Willis Photograph Album

Album page with inscription Railroad tracks on Barney Ford Hill east of Breckenridge Breckenridge, looking west from Barney Ford Hill "View in tenmile Canon, the Land of snow Slides." "Frisco, an ideal village in the Mountains." "Mount Silverheels, near Breckenridge." "Breckenridge Colo, from Shockhill, looking west." Album page with four mounted photographs "Monument erected by Tourists on the Summit of Bould [sic] Mountain." "Carter Museum." "Exterior view of a gold mine." "Interior view of Stamp Mill." Album page with five mounted photographs "The Washington mine, showing ten mile Range." "Tourists starting for the Mountains." "Jack train loaded with Ore." "Main St of Breckenridge in mid Winter." "Mode of hauling Lumber by a jack train". "Falls of upper Blue river" "The Mountains as they look coming from Boreas pass, toward Breckenridge."
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cou-bha BHA.006

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J. Frank Willis Photograph Album

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  • circa 1880s-1903 (Creation)

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61 photographs (1 album) mounted on 50 board-like pages; album 14 x 11.25 x 1.5 inches, black pebbled-leather cover.

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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).

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Pages are in the original sequence and context as imposed by the album creator.

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For all permitted uses, credit: "J. Frank Willis Photograph Album. Breckenridge History, Colorado."

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No Copyright - United States
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The archives and collections of Breckenridge History may contain some material with offensive language, images, or content, which reflect the views of their time period in which they were created, written, or recorded. They may not be considered appropriate today. These views are not necessarily the views of Breckenridge History. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

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BHA.2018.4.1.1

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Created: 2018-09 (K. Knish)
Revised: 2022-06 (K. Knish)

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