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SOUTH PARK & PACIFIC RAILWAY ROUNDHOUSE at COMO, PARK COUNTY,
gelatin photograph mounted on original gray card, 1910. Image
dimensions: 9-1/2 inches by 7-3/4 inches. Card-mount dimensions: 14
inches by 12 inches. Excellent defining tones. Exceptional
detail. No photographer named. Near fine condition.
on back, in pencil: Como Round House, August 27, 1910; also, some of the
names of the men in the photograph.
ROYAL GORGE (Colorado) Number 1415, original mammoth-sized albumen print
Jackson & Co., Denver
of The Denver & Rio Grande Railway at "Hanging Bridge."
albumen print, not mounted on mat board, near fine condition.
Photograph dimensions: 16-1/2 inches across by 20-1/2 inches.
Overall, photographic tones are strong and clearly defined. A touch
of noticeable fading. Although this print is in overall very good
plus to near fine condition, it must be noted that there are areas of very
light rippling and several edges showing some slight roughness.
MINE, Colorado, circa 1905
gelatin photograph mounted on original black card. Image dimensions:
8-1/2 inches by 6-1/2 inches. Card dimensions: approximately 10
inches by 8 inches; card has been cut down from original size, but does
not negatively impact photograph. Good tones; excellent detail.
PEAK FROM NEAR MANITOU PARK, COLORADO MIDLAND RAILWAY, William Henry
Jackson mammoth-sized albumen photograph, #1200
original Colorado Midland Railway matboard with Colorado Midland emblem,
"Pike's Peak Route, circa 1890.
DIMENSIONS: 21-1/2 inches across by 17 inches in height. Original
mat dimensions: 23 inches across by 19-3/4 inches in height.
Condition: good plus; fading evenly across original albumen photograph;
several very light damp-spots; upper right-hand corner cracked and
reinforced on back of mat; hairline split at top center of photograph,
approximately 3 inches in length (difficult to see, yet still there);
chipped along edges of mat; light water-stains at bottom of mat; overall
tonality is very good.
BY A. J. HARLAN
James Harlan was a photographer with a studio in Victor, Colorado,
1896-1898. Harlan moved his studio to Colorado Springs in 1899-1900,
and remained in business there for several years. Harlan was hired
by the Portland Gold Mining Company to photograph for their gold mining
properties for annual reports and other promotional activities.
is an original hand-tinted photograph, dating from circa 1900. Its
image dimensions are: 34 inches wide by 8-1/2 inches in height.
Condition: near fine; no evident fading or flaws. Exceptionally
detailed. Photograph was re-framed in recent years.
THE LINE OF THE FLORENCE & CRIPPLE CREEK RAILWAY
and studio: A. J. Harlan, 400 E. Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado
dimensions: 16-1/2 inches and 13-1/2 inches. Image quality: near
fine. Hand-tinted photograph original mounted on mat-board with
imprint of A. J. Harlan's studio in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Original mat board cut down to photograph's dimensions. Lower
left-hand corner exhibits image out-of-focus as in original glass
plat. Otherwise, highly detailed image of train trestle long since
dismantled. Date of photograph: circa 1900.
PARK AND TRACKS OF THE COLORADO MIDLAND RAILWAY, circa 1900
gelatin print; unknown photographer
dimensions: 17 inches by 14 inches. Condition: good plus; light
sun-fading down center of image; light soiling in upper right-hand corner;
light overall fading. Tracks of the Colorado Midland Railway in
Manitou Park, near Woodland Park, with Pikes Peak in the background.
Similar to images taken by William Henry Jackson; however, this photograph
is not identified.