Introducing the Fred Payne Clatworthy Collection

Portrait of Clatworthy
Portrait of Clatworthy, circa 1925, Accession number: 99.164.30

With the Aultman Studio collection finished, I’m happy to announce that we’ve begun work on the Fred Payne Clatworthy collection, the final set of material up for processing under our NHPRC 20th Century Photograph Collections Grant Project. The collection features the beautiful work of Frederick Payne Clatworthy, a photographer internationally recognized for his mastery of the autochrome (a rare, early form of color photography). Continue reading “Introducing the Fred Payne Clatworthy Collection”

Child Photographers: The photographs of Eugenia Ransom Kennicott

Photographer Eugenia R. Kennicott at age 12, posing in her yard with her dog Penny. She wore loose clothing most of the time in order to hide her back deformities.
Photographer Eugenia R. Kennicott at age 12, posing in her yard with her dog Penny. She wore loose clothing most of the time in order to hide her back deformities.

Our current exhibition Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s got me thinking about unconventional toys. Could a camera be considered a toy?

I recently processed the Eugenia R. Kennicott photographs collection (Ph.00240) which consists of 63 glass plate negatives photographed by Eugenia during the years 1899-1905 when she was a teenager. Continue reading “Child Photographers: The photographs of Eugenia Ransom Kennicott”

NHPRC Grant Project Kickoff: David DeHarport Collection

10011138, David DeHaproprt Collection. A large cloud hovering over Colorado’s Eastern Plains. DeHarport’s family had a long history in the region; they ranched in Douglas County for nearly a century.Photograph taken in 1951.
10011138, David DeHarport Collection. A large cloud hovering over Colorado’s Eastern Plains. DeHarport’s family had a long history in the region; they ranched in Douglas County for nearly a century.Photograph taken in 1951.

Welcome to the kickoff of History Colorado’s 20th Century Photography Collections Project! Just to recap for those who may not remember: Last May, History Colorado received a 2015 National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) Access to Historical Records grant. Thanks to the financial support provided by the grant, a project archivist (that’s me!) will be able to spend the next two years processing and cataloging four important, but currently hidden History Colorado photography collections. Continue reading “NHPRC Grant Project Kickoff: David DeHarport Collection”

Biking to Work: Photographs from the Charles S. Lillybridge Collection

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History Colorado, 20000129. A woman with her bicycle, 1904-10.

Did you know the state of Colorado celebrates Bike to Work Day this June 24th? Organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), the day is designed to celebrate and encourage people to try out bikes as a way to get to work. Even History Colorado’s bison statue that resides outside our 1200 Broadway entrance in Denver is participating! Be sure to stop by and check out his biking attire and snap a photo with him. Continue reading “Biking to Work: Photographs from the Charles S. Lillybridge Collection”

Collection Spotlight: George Harvey, Jr. Photograph Albums

George Harvey, Jr. photographing a scene at Dream Lake at 5 am. Photo by George C. Barnard.
George Harvey, Jr. photographing a scene at Dream Lake at 5 am. Photo by George C. Barnard.

As we mentioned in our previous post, this April marks the 103rd anniversary of the establishment of the Colorado Mountain Club! History Colorado holds several collections documenting the CMC’s members and adventures, including the recently processed George Harvey, Jr. photograph albums (Ph.00094) (PDF). These seven albums document the club’s early years, from 1913 to about 1923. Continue reading “Collection Spotlight: George Harvey, Jr. Photograph Albums”