Creede street scene

Photographs and Moving Images

Autochrome image of Helen and Barbara Clatworthy sitting on a hill of dirt and debris in the middle of a lake, with the Rockies in the background.

Fred Clatworthy autochrome of Helen and Barbara Clatworthy in Rocky Mountain National Park, 1929 (History Colorado, 10043611)

Photography Collection

History Colorado's photography collection contains approximately 1 million images documenting the history of Colorado and the American West from the 1840s to the present day. Key collections include the largest archive of the work of landscape photographer William Henry Jackson and the Aultman Studio (Trinidad, Colorado) collection, containing 110 years of work from Colorado's longest-running photo studio; and John Fielder’s Colorado Collection, an assortment of more than 5,000 photographs which immortalize the landscapes of every county in the state. John Fielder’s Colorado Collection is now available to view via the History Colorado Online Collection.

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William Henry Jackson posing with a mule atop a cliff.


Moving Image Collection

Our moving image collection is currently being inventoried and is unavailable for research or reproduction. Email with questions.

History Colorado holds moving image films from and about Colorado dating from about 1915 to the present. The collection includes cinematic releases, home movies, newsreels, and promotional, educational, or industrial film reels, in a variety of formats. Many of the films featured were created by the Sonochrome Pictures Production Company and other Colorado-based producers.

Our moving image collection is stored in a variety of formats, including 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, Super 8, video, and digital formats.

A view of a fire on Commercial Street in Trinidad, taken by Otis Aultman, c.1905.

A view of a fire on Commercial Street in Trinidad, taken by Otis Aultman, c.1905.

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