Creede street scene

Photographs and Moving Images

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, Colo.) collection, containing 110 years of work from Colorado's longest-running photo studio.

Online photography collection resources:

High-quality reproductions are available for personal or commercial use. Please contact us at photos@state.co.us for more information or download the PDF below.

Moving Image Collection

History Colorado holds moving image films from and about Colorado dating from about 1915 to the present. These include cinematic releases, home movies, newsreels, films by the Sonochrome Pictures production company and other Colorado producers, and promotional, industrial, and educational films on 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8, as well as video and digital formats. History Colorado’s newsreel collection includes historic television footage from Denver stations: KWGN-TV (Channel 2), KOA/KCNC-TV (Channel 4), and KUSA-TV (Channel 9).

Online moving image collection resources:

Please contact us at photos@state.co.us for more information about accessing the Moving Image Collection for research, reproduction, and licensing.