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    • Portrait of a woman

    • Portrait of an unidentified woman with an elaborate gilt frame. She wears a red velvet dress with a low neckline, blue ribbons in her hair and on her sleeves. She holds a small bouquet of flowers.
    • Rigaud, Hyacinthe.
    • 1740
    • Shooting buffaloes with Colt's revolving pistol

    • A man on horseback wears a fringed buckskin shirt and chaps, and shoots an American buffalo with a Colt revolving pistol. The man carries a rifle in a rifle case on his back. Native American, plains Indians with fringed leggings and feathers in...
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    • 1857
    • Mining life in California

    • Chinese miners, some in coolie hats sit or stand near tents, or mine near a lake, in an unidentified mining camp in California. One man shaves a miners head, another braids a mans queue. Two miners cook over an open campfire near their tent. A...
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    • 1857 October 3
    • Map of Golden City: laid out in the spring of 1859

    • Golden's town company, known as the Golden City Association, was formed when the town was founded on June 16, 1859. At that time, the town of Golden City was part of Kansas Territory. The Territory of Colorado was created to govern the western...
    • Clarke, R. W.
    • 1859
    • RMN office of early days

    • View of the Rocky Mountain News building near 1301 Walnut Street in the Auraria neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows a single story wood frame building with brick chimney.
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    • 1859
    • Grantee Volume 1 1859-1860

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantees from volume 1.
    • Denver (Colo.) -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1859-1860
    • Grantor Volume 1 1859-1860

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantor' from volume 1.
    • Denver (Colo.). -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1859-1860
    • Grantee Volume 2 1859-1861

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantors from volume 1.
    • Denver (Colo.). -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1859-1861
    • Pitcher

    • Shows a Native American (Jicarilla Apache) micaceous clay pitcher. The pitcher has a handle and an indented neck.
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    • 1860
    • Arapahoe-Cheyenne encampment, Denver

    • An oil painting of an Arapahoe-Cheyenne encampment in Denver, Colorado by Ester Yates Frazier. The painting is of a plains landscape with mountains in the background, native american figures, teepees and sky with clouds; the view is westward from...
    • Frazier, Esther Yates.
    • 1861 April
    • Grantee Volume 3 Book 1 1861-1867

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantees from volume 3.
    • Denver (Colo.). -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1861-1867
    • Grantee Volume 3 Book 2 1861-1867

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantees from volume 3.
    • Denver (Colo.). -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1861-1867
    • Grantor Volume 3 1861-1867

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantors from volume 3.
    • Denver (Colo.). -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1861-1867
    • Larimer St. Denver

    • An ox train pulls a boiler and covered wagons on Larimer Street in Denver, Colorado. Signs on the buildings read: "W. B. Daniels", "Post Office", "Denver Theater", and "Sloan House".
    • Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison), 1815-1910.
    • 1862
    • Central City, Colo.

    • Panoramic view of the young town of Central City, Colorado in Gilpin County. Structures: log cabins and wood-frame residences and commercial storefronts.
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    • 1862
    • Letter to Samuel Dewel

    • Samuel Dewel (Duel) served in the Civil War in Company A, 32nd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers. He served from July 12, 1861 to August 19, 1862. He was honorably discharged for medical reasons. Letter written to Dewel by an unknown soldier...
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    • 1862 May 7
    • Diary of Margaret Patten Gray Evans

    • Margaret Evans, the wife of John Evans describes her daily life in 1863. The diary also includes doodles, children's drawings and an accounting ledger.
    • Evans, Margaret Gray, 1830-1906.
    • 1863
    • Scene on Monument Creek

    • View of rock formations and a stand of pine trees in an open field in Monument Park in El Paso County, Colorado.
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • California hunter and trapper

    • A studio portrait of a man identified as Seth Kinman. The bearded man wears pants, boots, an animal hide coat with fringes, bear claw belt and a head band. He leans against a rifle.
    • Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.)
    • 1864
    • Waterfalls at Montgomery, C.T.

    • View of a wooden water wheel and an arrastre used for grinding ore in Montgomery (Park County), Colorado. A flume and probably a wooden platform are on the hillside near waterfalls and a creek.
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Scene on Monument Creek

    • A man poses by conical-shaped limestone columns topped with flat caps in an open field of scrub brush and grass in Monument Park, El Paso County, Colorado. Pine trees are in the distance.
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Powder flask

    • A metallic powder flask found by George Squires at Sand Creek. The front of the flask has a decorative image of an elk next to a tree.
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    • 1864
    • Buckskin Joe & Snowy Range

    • View down the dirt street through Buckskin Joe, Park County, Colorado. Buildings along the street include one and two-story log cabins; wheelbarrow is in center of road.
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Major-General William T. Sherman

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows a bust portrait of Major-General William T. Sherman. Sherman has a beard and wears a military uniform that includes a double-breasted jacket with a belt, an upright collar, a bow tie and officer's shoulder...
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    • 1864 June 4
    • Great flood in Denver, May 19th, 1864

    • People and horses stand beside an eroded Larimer street during a flood of Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado. Shows brick and frame commercial buildings in Auraria and the flooded South Platte River. Piles of probably people's belongings are beside a...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864 May 19
    • West end South Adams village

    • View of frame buildings with gabled roofs in a town near hills and trees. Probably an ore pile and ore car tracks are near a river. One or two story buildings are near probably a barn and timber piles. Cultivated crops are near deciduous trees. A...
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    • 1866
    • The Platte River opposite Platte City

    • A man with a beard sits on the edge of an overlook above the Platte River opposite what is identified as Platte City in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows a skull with horns on the ground and people seated in a group nearby, members of the...
    • Carbutt, John, 1832-1905.
    • 1866 October
    • Life on the plains

    • Views of men in the assay room at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado; an overturned covered wagon, wagon train and tents in a storm; women cooking out of doors near tents; Native Americans shoot at settlers and a wagon train; North American Indians...
    • Gookins, James F.
    • 1866 October 13
    • Lookout Mountain, Cascades, Columbia River

    • View of a settlement in Hood River County, Oregon; shows frame buildings, a blockhouse, and picket fences. Lookout Mountain is in the distance.
    • Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916.
    • 1867
    • Sid's Store at Blackhawk, Colo.

    • View of storefronts in Black Hawk (Blackhawk, Gilpin County), Colorado. A round clock hangs from an iron hook outside a frame building with a false front and a sign that reads: "Enterprise Book Store." Signs on brick buildings read: "F.W....
    • Hull, Arundel C., 1846-1908.
    • 1867
    • Our Indian war sketches

    • North American Indian (Arapahoe) men sit with military men in uniform, and smoke a calumet (pipe) near an Indian camp. The Indian men have long hair, necklaces or earrings, and sit wrapped in robes. One man wears a feather in his military hat....
    • Davis, Theodore Russell, 1840-1894.
    • 1867 June 29
    • Grantee Volume 4 1867-1868

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantees from volume 3.
    • Denver (Colo.). -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1867-1868
    • Grantor Volume 4 1867-1868

    • This section represents an alphabetical listing of the Grantors from volume 3.
    • Denver (Colo.). -- Clerk and Recorder.
    • 1867-1868
    • Pawnee Chief

    • Sitting portrait of an unidentified Native American (Pawnee) man holding a small child. The man wears moccasins, leggings, a fur wrap around his waist, a print shirt, and a bead necklace. The child is obscured by the man's arms with the exception...
    • Hamilton, James H.
    • 1867?
    • Pawnee

    • Sitting portrait of an unidentified Native American (Pawnee) man. He is shirtless and wears leggings, a cloth around his waist, necklaces, earrings, and a feather in his hair. He holds a war club in the crook of his right arm.
    • Hamilton, James H.
    • 1867?
    • Pawnee

    • Sitting portrait of an unidentified Native American (Pawnee) man. He is shirtless and wears leggings, a blanket around his waist, necklaces, earrings, a woven sash over his right shoulder, and two feathers in his hair. He holds a tomahawk in his...
    • Hamilton, James H.
    • 1867?
    • Le Loup-Tachete, chef chayenne

    • Standing portrait of a Native American (Cheyenne) man, identified as Loup Tachete. He wears boots, pants, shirt, kerchief, hat, braids, a blanket over one shoulder, and carries an inverted rifle in his hands.
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    • 1868
    • Wolf [sic] Hall, Denver, Colo.

    • The three-story Wolfe Hall school building, an Episcopal school for girls at 17th (Seventeenth) and Champa Streets in Denver, Colorado. Boys stand in front of a picket fence. The brick building has windows with hood molding, sills and tracery,...
    • Hull, Arundel C., 1846-1908.
    • 1868
    • Downtown Denver

    • View of the Colorado Seminary, the Governor John Evans house, and an unidentified house on 14th (Fourteenth) and Arapahoe Streets in downtown Denver, Colorado. The brick buildings have hip roofs, chimneys, and a cupola.
    • Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison), 1815-1910.
    • 1868
    • Bridge across North Platte at Fort Steele

    • Men, probably construction workers, stand on a wooden Union Pacific Railroad bridge over the North Platte River at Fort Fred Steele (Carbon County), Wyoming. Men, horses and wagons, and probably an adobe building are in the valley.
    • Hull, Arundel C., 1846-1908.
    • 1868
    • Freund's Gun Store at Laramie, Wyo. Terr.

    • Men wear suits and hats and pose with guns in front of the "Freund & Bro" gun store in Laramie (Albany County), Wyoming. The hewn log building has a false front and painted signs that read: "Guns, Pistols, Ammunition & c.," "Rifles and Shot Guns...
    • Hull, Arundel C., 1846-1908.
    • 1868
    • Pawnee Indians

    • Reproduction of a lithograph shows Native American (Pawnee) men, a woman, and an infant in a cradleboard wrapped in warm clothes inside a wigwam. The grand chief of the Pawnee (Pierre la Cherre) is the man in the middle of the group wearing a...
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    • 1868
    • Railroad shops at Laramie

    • View of railroad buildings and construction workers at Union Pacific Railroad tracks and shop buildings in Laramie (Albany County), Wyoming. Shows a stone roundhouse and repair shop, an unfinished railroad bed, stacks of lumber and railroad ties, a...
    • Hull, Arundel C., 1846-1908.
    • 1868
    • Buffalo attacked by wolves

    • A pack of wolves attacks an American buffalo bull in a snow storm. The bull charges the wolves, and an injured wolf lies on the ground. Shows buffalo skulls on the snowy ground.
    • Davis, Theodore Russell, 1840-1894.
    • 1868 February 15
    • David Bruce Powers train of Leavenworth at Denver

    • David Bruce Powers' supply train from Leavenworth, Kansas forms a circle on Market Street, Denver, Colorado. Men sit on burros and lead teams with covered wagons. Signs on businesses read: "Leather & Shoe Findings Storage & Commission," "Saddlery...
    • Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison), 1815-1910.
    • 1868 June 20
    • Early Denver School

    • Reproduction of an exterior photograph of one of the original schools in Denver, Colorado. The picture was taken from across the street and the three stories of the building as well as the white picket fenced yard can be seen. Students are...
    • Source unknown.
    • 1868 May 18

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