Capt Brown's Leadville Company, Deputy Army, poses outdoors near Big Bull Mountain, Teller County, Colorado; they were brought in to suppress the Cripple Creek Strike of 1894. The men hold rifles and wear hats. One man holds a U. S. flag. A hitched two wheel wagon and a cannon stand near the group of men. Light snow covers the hills in the distance.
Formerly F-23885; Printed on mat board: "Great Rock Island Route Omaha Chicago Kan. City Denver Best Line Between Chicago and the Rockies. Solid Vestibuled Trains and Through Dining Cars."; Title from stamp in nitrate negative.; Vintage photographic print.; Written on back of print: "The first strike at Cripple Creek" "Deputy Army- this was probably the gattling gun which killed or injured some miners who were hidden in a grove of trees and who fired on the deputies when they were rounding up their strayed horses (see Benj. Rastell's "Labor History of the Cripple Creek District." "Cripple Creek War" "probably before 1900".; R7001716816
1 copy photonegative : nitrate ; 10 x 13 cm. (4 x 5 in.); 1 photoprint on mat board ; 12 x 19 cm. (5 x 7 1/2 in.)
Is Part Of
C Photo Collection 37. H. S. Poley collection.; Poley's perfection views.
Cripple Creek Strike, Cripple Creek, Colo., 1894.; Teller County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cannons--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.; Militias--Colorado--Teller County--1890-1900.; Miners' strikes--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.; Brown, Captain--Military service.
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