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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
    • Spoon

    • Shows a spoon made of buffalo horn of the Native American Santee Sioux, Mt. Vara River, Nebraska.
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    • 1800
    • Jacquard coverlet

    • Woven bedspread, in navy blue and white, has a floral pattern with border.
    • Robb, Lucinda.
    • 1846
    • Jacquard coverlet

    • Woven bedspread, in navy blue and white, has a floral pattern with border.
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    • 1848
    • Maternal solitude

    • Landscape painting with cattle and coyotes; wood gilt frame.
    • Howland, John Dare, 1843-1914.
    • 1848
    • Coverlet

    • Woven jacquard coverlet, made of blue wool and cotton wefts with cotton warp threads in the double weave technique. American spread eagle in each corner, overall geometric floral pattern and words: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall", "Eve Nellis,...
    • Nellis, Jake.
    • 1858
    • Nevadaville, Colorado

    • A landscape oil painting of Nevadaville, Colorado by Mary Achey. Buildings are in the valley below a range of mountains. Trees dot the landscape and the sky is clear blue and plains can be seen behind the mountains. The frame is gilded and molded...
    • Achey, Mary.
    • 1860
    • 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
    • Falstaff

    • Painting depicts Benedict Debarr in the role of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff (seated).
    • Fletcher, Vernon.
    • 1862
    • Taken after a snowstorm

    • Men stand and pose in the snow-covered street at the corner of 15th (Fifteenth) and Larimer Streets in downtown Denver, Colorado. Men wear short-crowned hats and long overcoats. Signs read: "H.J. Brendlinger Tobacco & Cigars" and "C.A. Cook & Co....
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1863 October 22
    • Central City

    • View of frame houses and buildings on Main and Eureka Streets in Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Buildings have gabled roofs or false fronts and signs read: "Concert Hall, Billiard Rooms," "J.H. Lutz, Star Store," and "Drug Store." The...
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    • 1863 or 1864
    • Central City, Colorado Territory

    • Panoramic view of frame and brick buildings on Main Street in Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Shows houses and businesses with gabled roofs and false fronts and signs that read: "O.K. Store, Wholesale & Retail," "Central City Bakery,"...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Planters House

    • View of people, horses, and covered wagons on a dirt street in Denver, Colorado. Shows men, carriages, and wagons in front of the Planters' House building; a two-story, frame hotel and stage stop at the corner of 16th (Sixteenth) Street and Blake...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Black Hawk, Colorado

    • Panoramic view of frame and brick buildings on Gregory Street in Blackhawk (Black Hawk), Gilpin County, Colorado. Shows the Presbyterian Church with a spire on a hillside, and commercial buildings with signs that read: "Wholesale & Retail...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Quirt

    • A leather Native American (Cheyenne?) quirt (a riding whip) with metal bands on the splayed ends, a brass and steel buckle, and sinew. The quirt was found in Sand Creek.
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    • 1864
    • Empire City, C.T.

    • Panoramic view of log cabins and frame buildings in Empire (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Businesses have false fronts, and a reservoir is on the West Fork of Clear Creek.
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Montgomery C.T.

    • View of log, frame, and probably mine buildings in Montgomery (Park County), Colorado. Cabins have log or sod roofs, stone chimneys, and metal pipes. Shows a wooden water wheel and timber piles between houses. A commercial building sign reads:...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 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
    • Montgomery

    • Panoramic view of log and frame houses, mine buildings, and a lake near the Middle Fork of the South Platte River in Montgomery (Park County), Colorado. Shows snow-covered mountains in probably the Tenmile Range.
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Moccasin

    • A pair of Native American (Cheyenne?) buffalo hide moccasins. They are undecorated, sewn and have ankle flaps.
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    • 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
    • Denver, 1864

    • Panoramic view of brick and frame commercial buildings in downtown Denver, Colorado and the flooded South Platte River nearby. Shows the brick Denver Mint building at 16th (Sixteenth) Street and Market Street and businesses on probably Larimer...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864 May 19
    • Great flood in Denver, May 19th, 1864

    • View of frame and brick commercial buildings and houses near downtown Denver, Colorado and the flooded South Platte River and Cherry Creek. People stand beside Cherry Creek near a brick building with a sign that reads: "Drugs, Chemicals, Paints,...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864 May 19
    • Denver flood

    • View of brick and frame houses and commercial buildings in Denver and Auraria during a Cherry Creek and South Platte River flood. A brick house near the standing water of Cherry Creek has a gabled rood and gingerbread details. Signs on flooded...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864 May 19
    • 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
    • Central City

    • View of Eureka Street in Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Men and horse-drawn wagons are in the dirt street near lumber piles. Signs on businesses read: "Drug St[ore]," "Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods," "Hardware, Stoves & Tin Ware," "Book...
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    • 1865
    • When I first crossed the plains in 1865, Chs. S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (sitting) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He wears a wide brimmed hat, short hair and is clean shaven. He wears a coat decorated with piping and a tie and stickpin.
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    • 1865 June 1
    • Mrs. Henry P. H. Bromwell

    • A oil portrait of Mrs. Henry P. H. Bromwell by George Wright. Mrs. Bromwell is seated, has long black curls and wears a black dress with red lace. She sits on a brown sofa and there are red flowers in the background.
    • Wright, George.
    • 1866
    • Pearl St., 13th looking west

    • Men and women pose on Pearl Street at the intersection of 13th (Thirteenth) Street in Boulder (Boulder County), Colorado. People are on the porch of the two-story Colorado House hotel with a gabled roof. The first brick commercial building in...
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    • 1866
    • Charles S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (profile) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He stands in front of a painted backdrop near an artificial tree. He has a full beard and curly hair. He holds a rifle and wears a round brimmed hat with a tassel, a...
    • Maul, Jacob.
    • 1869
    • Charles S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (profile) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He stands, with one foot on a stump, in front of a painted backdrop near an artificial tree. He has a full beard and curly hair. He holds a rifle and wears a round...
    • Maul, Jacob.
    • 1869
    • Rocky Mountain News Festival of Mountain and Plain

    • A lithograph poster advertising the Rocky Mountain News Festival of Mountain and Plain. Shows images of a parade. The text reads: "Rocky Mountain News Festival of Mountain and Plain/ October 7th /1896/ The queen of the plains/ The king of the...
    • Western Litho. Co.
    • 1869
    • Central City, Colorado

    • View of frame and brick buildings on Main Street in Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Two-story commercial buildings with flat roofs have signs that read: "Connor House," "Roworth & Co. Hardware, Groceries," "City Bookstore," "Pharmacy,...
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    • 1869
    • Charles S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (profile) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He has a full beard and curly hair. He wears a round brimmed hat, a striped shirt and has a bandanna around his neck. He wears herring-bone pants and has a wide belt...
    • Robinson and Roe.
    • 1869
    • W. H. Jackson

    • William Henry Jackson stands next to a chair in a studio portrait. He wears a cotton shirt and pants, high-topped boots and a bandanna, and holds his hat.
    • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • 1870
    • Manitou Soda Springs in 1870

    • Men sit on rocks near Manitou Soda Spring and Navajo Spring on Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. A wood bridge and horse-drawn wagon are nearby.
    • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • 1870
    • Pikes Peak or bust

    • An oil painting of a covered wagon on a prairie landscape under a gray sky. Two oxen stand by, a body of a dead man lies on the ground next to the wagon. The words: "Pikes Peak or bust" are written on the wagon cover. The frame is gilded, gessoed...
    • Smith, Jim.
    • 1870
    • Awl case and awl

    • Shows a Native American awl (Ute?) with a metal point, wood handle and the leather (commercial) case.
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    • 1870
    • Wolfe Hall

    • People pose at Wolfe Hall, a women's seminary school at 17th (Seventeenth) and Champa Streets in Denver, Colorado. The building has a mansard roof with dormer windows, Roman arched windows, a widow's walk, and a frame cupola. Girls, women, and men...
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    • 1870
    • Legal fraternity of Georgetown

    • Men pose in front of a log building with a gabled roof and a sign that reads: "John H. McMurdy, Law Office" in Georgetown (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Men wear tuxedos with silk hats or derby hats and sit on horseback or stand. Boys are nearby...
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    • 1874
    • Old Las Animas, Colo.

    • View of the main street in the town of Las Animas (Bent County), Colorado. Shows wood frame buildings including the "People's Hotel" and the "Merchant's Hotel." Horses and covered wagons are on the dirt road. A sign on one of the shops reads...
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    • 1874
    • Plaza, La Veta, Colo. Beatty Mt. in background

    • People and a horse-drawn carriage are in front of the one-story adobe brick Francisco Plaza fort buildings in La Veta (Spanish Peaks, Huerfano County), Colorado (later the Francisco Fort Museum), this served as the commercial center of the town and...
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    • 1876
    • Elk fawn

    • View of a spotted elk fawn among trees in the forest, probably in Colorado.
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • 1876
    • Kokomo

    • Men wear suits and hats and pose on wooden sidewalks in front of commercial buildings in Kokomo (Summit County), Colorado. Frame buildings have gabled roofs and false fronts. Signs on businesses read: "Will C. Stainsby, Drugs & Medicines,...
    • Braddy Photo.
    • 1879
    • Leadville, Colorado

    • Pedestrians stand on the sidewalks near a road identified as Harrison Street in Leadville (Lake County), Colorado. Horse drawn wagons make their way down the dirt road. Signs on businesses read: "John Lieninger, Books and Stationary," "Crockery and...
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    • 1879
    • Shirt

    • A front view of a Native American (Ute) buckskin shirt used by Chief Ouray. The shirt is decorated with maroon, yellow and dark blue beads on a white background (beads) and fringe.
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    • 1880
    • Bow

    • Shows a wood (possibly mesquite) bow with sinew as a cord or thread (red?) and string made from gut. The bow is from the Native American Apache Indians.
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    • 1880
    • Buffalo horn

    • Shows a black buffalo horn possibly Native American Sioux. It is polished and perforated and may have been used as an adornment on a headdress.
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    • 1880

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