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PHOTOGRAPHS OF LEADVILLE, COLORADO & Surrounding Area

 

 

John Andrews Saloon, 1885.  Item #50

CATALOGUE  5

MT. GOTHIC TOMES & RELIQUARY with COLORADO ARTIFACTUAL

Scarce Historical Photographs

 

Brian Levine

Crested Butte, Colorado, USA

September 2015

 

 

Brian Levine

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Colorado’s Leadville Mining District reveled in an illustrious and productive life during America’s romantic age of precious metal mining.   With the discovery in 1874 of gold in California Gulch, glass-plate photographers endeavored to establish successful studios in the new mining district.  Few photographers lasted more than a couple of years; however, there were those with enough artistic merit and business tenacity to exhibit a significant presence in the area for a long period of time.  In 1884, Alfred Brisbois advertised himself as “The Leading Photographer of Leadville, Colo.” in Corbett & Ballinger’s Sixth Annual Leadville City Directory, while Edward Clements, a block down Harrison Avenue from Brisbois’ studio, only modestly listed his business.  And Wellington O. Luke, also located on Harrison Avenue, simply listed his presence in the district.  Of course, one of Colorado’s premier photographers, William Henry Jackson, whose studio was in Denver, made enough excursions to the region to compose an extensive catalogue of Leadville photographs.  In 1904, only three photographers advertised in the Ballenger & Richards’ Leadville directory, none of whom were in the city in 1884.  Over the decades, there had been close around forty-five various photographic studios in the Leadville Silver Mining District, all working to make an important and lasting contribution.  Below are 75 original photographic examples of their skill and innovation.

ALFRED M. BRISBOIS, 1881 - 1892

 

1. AMERICAN SMELTER, Leadville, AMB #353

 

 

Image dimensions: 4-1/4” by 7-1/4”.  Original mount.  Circa 1884.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  One of the most important smelters in the Leadville District.  American Smelting & Refining Co. (Guggenheims).                    

 

2. CAPITOL HILL, LEADVILLE, AMB #372

 

 

Image dimensions: 4-1/4” by 7-1/4”.  Original mount.  Circa 1883.  Foreground has strong tones and contrast; background slightly faded.  Overall condition: very good plus; light stain in lower left margin.              

 

3. DOUGLASS CITY, Lake County, Colorado, Brisbois

 

 

Brisbois imprint on back.  Image dimensions: 4-1/2” by 7-3/8”.  Original mount.  Circa 1887.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Douglass City was a construction town established by the Colorado Midland Railway for the men working on the completion of the Hagerman Tunnel (between Lake and Pitkin counties).

4. HERE’S WHERE WE LIVE, Brisbois photo., Leadville

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/6” by 4”.  Original mount with Brisbois imprint on right side.  “Brisbois Photo. Leadville” in albumen image.  Light crease in left-hand corner area.  Light fading to image; tones and contrast good only.  Circa 1882.

 

 

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/2 “ by 4-1/2”.  Interior of the Leadville Methodist Church, 129 & 131 East Sixth Street.  Original mount with Brisbois imprint on back.  Mount corners chipped.  Images tones and contrast very good.  Circa 1885.

6. IRON HILL, LEADVILLE, AMB #391

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/2” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount.  Strong tones and contrasts.  Iron Hill Mine in background.  Very good plus condition.  Circa 1885.

 

  SUMMIT OF MT. MASSIVE, AMB #415, near LEADVILLE

 

Altitude of Mt. Massive: 14,208 feet.  Image dimensions: 7-1/2” by 4-1/8”.  Original mount.  Very good contrast and tone.  Very good condition.   Circa 1885.

 

 

8. CUMMINGS & FINN’S SMELTER , LEADVILLE

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with Brisbois imprint on back: Room 1, Chicago Block.  Circa 1881.  Located in Big Evans Gulch.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.

 

9. ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, LEADVILLE

 

 

Image dimensions: 4-3/8” by 6-1/2”.  Original mount with Brisbois imprint on back: Room 1, Chicago Block.  Church location: 4th, northwest corner of Pine.  Circa 1881.  Strong contrast and tones.  Over all condition: very good plus.

 

10. A. Y. & MINNIE PROPERTY, LEADVILLE

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-5/8” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount with Brisbois imprint on back.  Good tones and contrast.  Light staining and discoloration, otherwise good plus condition.  Circa 1882.

 

11. LEE BASIN SHAFT HOUSE MACHINERY, LEADVILLE

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-5/8” by 4-3/8”.  Circa 1882.  Strong tones and contrast.  Original mount with Brisbois imprint on back.  The Lee Basin Mining Company owned ˝-interest in the Denver City, Shamus O’Brien, and Quadrilateral lodes.  Overall, very good plus condition; lower left corner bent.

 

EDWARD N. CLEMENTS, 1883 – 1887

 

12. LEADVILLE EXPRESS, LEADVILLE

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with Clements imprint on front.  Strong tones and contrast.  Very good plus to near fine condition.  Circa 1883. Possibly either the Denver & Rio Grande Express or Pacific Express.

 

13. EVERGREEN LAKE, 1-1/4 miles from Soda Springs

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with tipped on original label of Clements & Van Horn, late of Wakely & Clements, Leadville, Colorado.  Very good tones and contrast.  Occasional light discolorations.  Overall, very good.  Circa 1881.

 

14. J. CAMBELL, ASSAYER, LEADVILLE

 

 

Image dimensions: 4-1/4” by 6-1/2”.  Original mount with Clements imprint on front.  Circa 1883.  Very good tones and contrast.  James Campbell outside his assay lab, 514 W. Chestnut.  Overall, very good plus condition.

   

15. EVERGREEN LAKE

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/4” by 4-1/8”.  Original mount with tipped on emblem of Clements & Van Horn, late of Wakely & Clements, Leadville, Colorado.  Possibly the wife of either Clements or Van Horn.  Fine tones and contrast.  Circa 1881.

 

16. MOSQUITO PASS

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”  Not marked, but very much like a Wakely & Clements photograph.  Good plus tones and contrast.  Condition: some light chipping on top edge of image.  Circa 1880.  Overall, good plus condition.

 

 . LEADVILLE FROM CAPITOL HILL, #264, Joseph Collier Photographer, Denver

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Strong tones and contrast.  Original mount with Joseph Collier, Denver, Colorado emblem on back.  Some light and occasional discoloration.  Corners of mount nicked.  Excellent detail.

18. TWIN LAKES, #141, Cunningham & Co., Successors to F. A. Nims

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/8” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with Cunningham & Co., Successors to F. A. Nims tipped on emblem on back.  Strong tones and contrast.  Circa 1884.  Photography studio in Colorado Springs.  Sailing on Twin Lakes.  Overall, near fine.

19. LEADVILLE FROM CAPITOL HILL, #2600, R. M. Davis, Denver

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/8”.  Original mount with Davis’ emblem on back.  Description on the back incorrectly gives details of Denver while front identifies image as being Leadville.  Very good tones and contrast.  Circa 1887.

 

20. TWIN LAKES, near Leadville, Colorado, R. M. Davis, Denver

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with Davis imprint on back.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Near fine condition.  Twin Lakes, near Leadville.

   

21. FALLS ABOVE TWIN LAKES, A. W. Dennis, Canon City

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/4” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount with tipped on A. W. Dennis emblem, Reading Room Gallery, “On the D. & R. G. Railway.”  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall, near fine condition.

 

 

22. UPPER TWIN LAKE, near Leadville, Colorado, Chas. E. Emery, Canon City

Image dimensions: 7” by 4-1/2”.  Chas. E. Emery emblem on the back of original mount.  Strong tones and contrast; some light discoloration.  Overall: very good plus condition.

 

WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON, 1870 - 1900

 

23. LEADVILLE WEST, WHJ #629, W. H. Jackson Photo.

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/4” by 4”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Very good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 

24. LEADVILLE, COL. WEST, WHJ #634, W. H. Jackson Photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/4” by 4-1/8”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.   Circa 1883.

 

25. LEADVILLE FROM CAPITOL HILL, WHJ #641, W. H. Jackson Photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-5/8” by 4”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 

26. GRANT SMELTER, LEADVILLE, WHJ #655, W. H. Jackson Photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/4” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Very good tones and contrast; some lightness in upper right area.  Overall condition: very good plus.   Circa 1883.

   

27. FRYER HILL & MOSQUITO PASS, WHJ #662, W. H. Jackson Photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-5/8” by 4-1/8”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 

28. ROBERT E. LEE MINE, LEADVILLE, WHJ #665, W. H. Jackson Photo

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

29. ROBERT E. LEE MINE, WHJ #666, W. H. Jackson photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

30. WEST FROM THE IRON MINE, WHJ #984, W. H. Jackson photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on lower right-hand margin, front.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

   

31. LEADVILLE N.E. FROM CENTRAL FIRE STATION, WHJ #986, W. H. Jackson Photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Not mounted.  Attributed to Jackson because of hand-writing and numbering.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 

32. LEADVILLE SE FROM CENTRAL FIRE STATION, WHJ #988, W. H. Jackson Photo

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Not mounted.  Attributed to Jackson because of hand-writing and numbering.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

33. LEADVILLE, COLORADO WHJ #1201, W. H. Jackson & Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/4” by 4-3/8”.  Original mount with emblem of The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing Co., Denver/Chain & Hardy Book, Stationery and Art Co.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Circa 1883.

 

 

34. LEADVILLE FROM CARBONATE HILL, WHJ #1202, W. H. Jackson Photograph and Publishing Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with emblem of The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing Co., Denver.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 

35. LEADVILLE FROM CARBONATE HILL, WHJ #1202(b), W. H. Jackson & Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with emblem of The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing Co., Denver.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 

36. LEADVILLE FROM CARBONATE HILL, WHJ #1204, W. H. Jackson Photograph and Publishing Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with emblem of The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing Co., Denver.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.  Upper right corner of mount chipped.

 

37. GRANT SMELTER, LEADVILLE, WHJ #1218, W. H. Jackson & Co., Photographers

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with emblem of The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing Co., Denver.  Very good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 

38. FRYER HILL, LEADVILLE, WHJ #1221, W. H. Jackson & Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Original mount with emblem of The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing Co., Denver.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1883.

 

 39. THE LITTLE PITTSBURG, LEADVILLE, WHJ #1224, W. H. Jackson Photo. Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-3/8” by 4-1/4”.  Original green mount with camera emblem of The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing Co., Denver.  Very good tones and contrast (degree of fading).  Overall condition: very good plus.  Circa 1885.

 

 

40. THE ROBERT E. LEE MINE, LEADVILLE, WHJ #1225, W. H. Jackson Photo. Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: fair; stains; missing bit of emulsion in upper left-hand area; mount cracked in lower left-hand area.  Circa 1883.

 

 

41. IRON MINE, LEADVILLE, WHJ #1228, W. H. Jackson & Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount with W. H. Jackson & Co. imprint on front.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1883.

 

 

41. THE BOULEVARD, LEADVILLE, WHJ #1231, W. H. Jackson Photo. Co., Photographers

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount with W. H. Jackson & Co. imprint on front.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1883.

   

43. LEADVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, WHJ #1236, W. H. Jackson Photo. Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount but no imprint; however, Jackson numbering.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1883.

 

44.  MOUNT MASSIVE FROM IRON HILL, WHJ #1237, W. H. Jackson Photograph and Publishing Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount with W. H. Jackson & Co. imprint on back.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1883.

 

 

45.  EVERGREEN LAKE AND MT. MASSIVE, WHJ #1242, “Middle Lake,” W. H. Jackson & Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount with W. H. Jackson & Co. imprint on back.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1883.  Some light abrasion.

 

 

 

46. EVERGREEN LAKE AND MT. MASSIVE, WHJ #1243, “Lower Lake,” W. H. Jackson & Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount with W. H. Jackson & Co. imprint on back.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1883.  Some light abrasion and chipped corner.

 

47. LITTLE PITTSBURG MINE, LEADVILLE, WHJ #2603, W. H. Jackson Photo. Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/4” by 4-1/2”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Mount lacks imprint; yet has Jackson numbering.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1885.

 

 

 

48. CARBONATE HILL FROM CALIFORNIA GULCH, LEADVILLE, WHJ #2606, W. H. Jackson Photo. Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/4” by 4-1/2”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Mount lacks imprint; yet has Jackson numbering.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1885.

 

49. PACK TRAIN ON HAGERMAN PASS, WHJ #3627, The W. H. Jackson Photograph & Publishing. Co.

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/4” by 4-1/4”.  Good tones and contrast; image somewhat light.  Overall condition: very good.  Original mount with Jackson imprint on back.  Circa 1885, before completion of Hagerman Tunnel.

 

50. THE JOHN ANDREW SALOON, LEADVILLE, 1884

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/4” by 4-1/4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount lacks photographer’s imprint.  Highly detailed.  Saloon name painted on outside of window.  Circa 1881.

 

51. LEADVILLE BOARDING HOUSE, 1879

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/4” by 4-1/4”.  Strong tones and contrast; some lightness.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Original mount lacks photographer’s imprint.  Highly detailed.  Dated Sunday, October 12, 1879.

 

 

52. WOMEN AT PLACER OPERATIONS, CALIFORNIA GULCH, Image 1, Luke & Wheeler

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/4” by 4-1/4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount exhibits imprint of photographer’s studio of Luke & Wheeler, located at 427 Harrison, 1879 - 1881.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1880.

 

 

53. WOMEN AT PLACER OPERATIONS, CALIFORNIA GULCH, Image 2 Luke & Wheeler

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/4” by 4-1/4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount exhibits imprint of photographer’s studio of Luke & Wheeler, located at 427 Harrison, 1879 - 1881.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1880.

 

 

54. PROSPECTORS IN LEADVILLE, Image 2 Luke & Wheeler

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-3/8” by 3-1/2”.  Good tones and contrast; a bit light.  Overall condition: very good.  Original mount exhibits imprint of photographer’s studio of Luke & Wheeler, located at 427 Harrison, 1879 - 1881.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1879.

 

 

55. BRINGING BODIES DOWN MOUNTAIN, LEADVILLE, Luke

 

 

Image dimensions: 7-1/4” by 4-1/2”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Original mount exhibits imprint of W. O. Luke’s photography studio, located in Leadville, 1882 - 1892.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1885.

 

56. SUNSET ON TWIN LAKES, Mellen Views

 

 

Image dimensions: 4-1/4” by 7-1/4”.  Very strong tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Original mount exhibits imprint of George Mellen’s photography studio, Colorado Springs, on back.  Highly detailed.  Circa 1888.

 

57. GENERAL VIEW, LEADVILLE, COLORADO, #202, F. A. Nims

Image dimensions: 6-1/4” by 4”.  Original mount of F. A. Nims, Colorado Springs, tipped onto back.  Circa 1882.  Good tones and contrast; a bit light overall.  Otherwise, very good condition.

 

 

58. CAMP McINTYRE, LEADVILLE, COLORADO, 1896, Ray photograph

 

Image dimensions: 5-3/8” by 3-3/8”.  Original mount of F. L. Ray, Leadville.  Circa 1896; taken during Leadville’s miners’ strike.  Very good tones and contrast.  Upper right corner of mount cracked; otherwise, very good condition.

 

59. HIGHEST POINT ON TENNESSEE PASS, Rose & Hopkins, Denver

 Image dimensions: 4-3/8” by 7-1/2”.  Original mount of Rose & Hopkins, Tabor Block, Denver.  Circa 1899.  Very good tones and contrast.  Very good plus condition.

 

60. OUR LEADVILLE HOME, C. P. Schumacher, photographer

 

Image dimensions: 3-5/8” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount but only Schumacher’s writing appears on front of image, Leadville.  Circa 1898.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good.  C. P. Schumacher not listed in Leadville photography data base. 

 

61. OUR LEADVILLE HOME, Image 2, C. P. Schumacher, photographer

Image dimensions: 3-5/8” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount but only Schumacher’s writing appears on back, Leadville.  Circa 1898.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good.   C. P. Schumacher not listed in Leadville photography data base.

 

62. MINING PROPERTYOWNED BY SCHUMACHER FAMILY, Leadville, C. P. Schumacher, photographer

Image dimensions: 3-5/8” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount but only Schumacher’s writing appears on back, Leadville.  Circa 1898.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good.  C. P. Schumacher not listed in Leadville photography data base.

 

63. LEADVILLE DURING FIREMEN’S TOURNAMENT, C. P. Schumacher, photographer, 1887

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/4” by 4-1/8”.  Original mount with Schumacher’s logo on back; writing on front, Leadville.  August 15, 1887.  Very good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  C. P. Schumacher not listed in Leadville photography data base.

 

 

64. OVER VIEW OF LEADVILLE, H. W. STORMER, photographer

 

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/8”.  Original mount with H. W. Stormer’s emblem on back, Manitou, Colorado.  Circa 1884.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good.  Description of Manitou on back instead of Leadville.

 

 

65. STATE STREET, LEADVILLE, G. D. Wakely, photographer

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with writing of photographer, G. D. Wakely on back.  Circa 1879.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good; chip in lower left-hand corner of image.

 

66. LEADVILLE LOOKING NORTH, G. D. Wakely, photographer

 

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with writing of photographer, G. D. Wakely on back.  Circa 1879.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good; light abrasions.

 

67. FRYER HILL, LEADVILLE, G. D. Wakely, photographer

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount with writing of photographer, G. D. Wakely on back.  Circa 1879.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good; light abrasions.

 

68. FIFTH & HARRISON AVENUE, LEADVILLE, unknown photographer

Image dimensions: 6-1/2” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount.  No photographer identified; however, Boston Block identified in early Leadville directories.  Circa 1879.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good; light abrasions.

 

69. 5th Street, LEADVILLE, unknown photographer

Image dimensions: 7” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount; no photographer emblem.  Circa 1890.  Excellent tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Mrs. Golden’s Saloon on left.

 

70. ROBERT E. LEE MINE, LEADVILLE, unknown photographer

 

Image dimensions: 7-3/4” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount; no photographer emblem.  Circa 1885.  Excellent tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.

 

71. BI-METALLIC SMELTER, LEADVILLE, unknown photographer

 

Image dimensions: 8” by 5”.  Original mount; no photographer emblem.  Circa 1882.  Good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: very good plus.  Previously, the La Plata Smelter.

 

72. LEADVILLE and CARBONATE HILL, MT. SHERIDAN IN DISTANCE, unknown photographer

Image dimensions: 7-3/8” by 4-1/4”.  Original mount; no photographer emblem, although possibly a Brisbois photo.  Circa 1885.  Excellent tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.

 

73. CARSON’S STAGE & EXPRESS LINE, LEADVILLE, unknown photographer

Image dimensions: 7-3/4” by 4-1/2”.  Original mount; no photographer emblem.  Circa 1884.  Excellent tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.

 

74. “SMITH’S TIPSEY BRIGADE,” Colorado National Guard, LEADVILLE 1896, unknown photographer

Image dimensions: 7-3/4” by 4-7/8”.  Original mount; no photographer emblem.  Circa November 1896.  Very good tones and contrast.  Overall condition: good plus; photograph and mount cracked in middle.

 

75. FIRST COLORADO BAKERY, LEADVILLE, unknown photographer

Image dimensions: 4-1/2” by 7-3/4”.  Original mount; no photographer emblem.  Circa 1885.  Excellent tones and contrast.  Overall condition: near fine.  Seher & Hahnewald, proprietors, 204 E. 3rd.

 

References:

Corbett & Ballenger’s Leadville City directories

Ballenger & Richards Leadville City directories

Blair, Edward.  Leadville, Colorado’s Magic City, 1880

Denver Public Library.  Photographers and the Colorado Scene, 1853 - 1900

Emmons, Samuel F.  Mining Industry of Leadville, 1883.

Emmons, S. F.; Irving, J. D.;, & Loughlin, G. F.  Geology and Ore Deposits of the Leadville Mining District, 1927

Griswold, Don L. & Jean Harvey, History of Leadville and Lake County, 1996

Mangan, Terry W.  Colorado on Glass, 1975.

Manning, J. F.  Leadville, Lake County and the Gold Belt, 1896

 

 

The historical artifacts in this catalogue can be viewed on the following website:

 

www.mtgothictomes.com

 

Click on the link: Colorado Catalogue.  The purpose in doing this is to view larger, higher resolution images.  Also, review some of the other historic artifacts offered by Mt. Gothic Tomes and Reliquary and Colorado Artifactual.  The historical artifacts on our website represent only a fraction of our inventory, so please inquire for specific interests.

Cheers, Brian Levine, Crested Butte, Colorado

 

 

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