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Leadville, Colorado silver mining, its astounding mineral
production, and commerce were celebrated and promoted in many ways. It is
still possible to find and study these intriguing artifacts, such as souvenir
spoons and china, medallions, trade tokens, embossed whiskey flasks, imprinted
ribbons, advertising trays and signs, and much more. Below are just a few
of the examples of historical promotional items we have to offer.
GOLD MINING COMPANY, prospectus, 1896
of the Lions' Gold Mining Company consisted of 5 patented claims covering
an area of 37 acres, held under bond and lease, and situated in the rich
Leadville gold belt region, near the Little Johnny, Garbutt, Modoc, and H.
M. Holden deposits. The Company's property was known as the Mountain
Lion Group located at the junction of Breece Hill and Bull Mountain.
Report on property by George F. Campion. Directors: B. A. Setz, O.
S. Buell, George F. Campion, A. W. Daynes, James A. Boggs, John Mayo
Palmer, and G. E. Field. Offices were in Des Moines, Iowa and
Leadville, Colorado. Prospectus is in its original tan printed
covers; 11 pages; no illustrations. Foldout map of Leadville Gold
Belt in back of publication; dimensions: 7 inches by 10 inches. Near
MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY of Leadville, Colorado Prospectus and
HUMBOLDT MINING AND SMELTING COMPANY OF
LEADVILLE, COLORADO. Prospectus and By-Laws.
Leadville, Colorado: Longshore & Ward, Printers, 1881.
Original printed gray wrappers; 13 pages. Condition: very good
plus. Foldout map of "Properties of the Humboldt Mining and
Smelting Company of Colorado. Property located on the southwest
slope of Carbonate Hill, which lies directly east of Leadville, a
portion of the city having been built on its lower slopes.
PROFESSOR E. C.
and Manager of the Little Louise Mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
C. Lindemann, a Pennsylvania native, arrived in Colorado in 1870, and
went to work as a mineralogist, geologist, and mining engineer in Black
Hawk, Central City, Georgetown, Breckenridge and other early Colorado
Territorial mining districts.
educated at the School of Mines in Strasbourg, Germany, graduated in
1849; and then, in 1856 went off to explore Alaska. He traveled
that territory for over a year and a half, going as far as a 1,000 miles
north of the lower Yukon. During this time, his practical
experience made him highly suited for the silver and gold fields of
Colorado, where he intended to move.
the mid-1890s, Lindemann had the opportunity to manage the Little Louise
Mine on the north side of Evans Gulch, between the Ball Mountain and
Weston faults, on Prospect Mountain, in the Leadville Mining
District. He embraced this position with his usual optimism
and passion. Under Lindemann's supervision, the Little Louise
showed increased productivity; however, the property was never to be a
in Denver for a number of years, and had an office at 1559 Emerson in
1896; and then, at 3146 Gilpin in 1905. He moved to the City of
Boulder in 1906 and took up residence at 2473 20th with his wife,
Louise. There, he worked as a mining engineer, having in his
background successful mining ventures in South America, Australia, and
South Africa. While in Boulder, he practiced his care of animals
by becoming an agent of the State Humane Society, often working for
E. C. Lindemann
had these cut-glass, ruby-flashed goblets specially made to promote his Little Louise Mine
enterprise in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. They are unique, artistically made, and in fine
condition. They are unique items representing the illustrious
mining history of Leadville and Colorado.
in Leadville, Stringtown, and Red Cliff, Colorado
10 inches by 8 inches; chain around glass edges; near fine
condition. Circa 1905. Price: $1,275.00
inches by 10 inches; chain around glass edges; near fine
condition. Circa 1905. Price: $1,275.00
glass for The Hart-Zaitz Mercantile Company, circa 1905 (ref: Leadville Business
Directory, Ballenger-Richards). Frank Zaitz was president of this company;
H.W. Hart was treasurer and manager. Leadville store was located at 517 W.
Original Leadville medallion: Golden Jubilee, 1914, B.P.O.E.
Medallion, made by
Robbins Co. Attleboro, for American JL'y Co. Elk in relief before mountain
scene. "Leadville, Highest Lodge in the World," written on
enamel. Condition: very good plus to near fine.