Photographs and Moving Images

Photography Collection

History Colorado's photography collection contains over 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.

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High-quality reproductions of photographs are available for personal or commercial use. Please contact us at for more information.


Moving Image Collection

History Colorado holds moving image films from and about Colorado dating from about 1915-1990. 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 formats.

History Colorado also holds historic television news footage from two prominent Denver stations: KWGN-TV (Channel 2) and KOA/KCNC-TV (Channel 4). Film from these collections is available for research, reproduction, and licensing.

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Please contact for more information about how to access, reproduce, and license films from our moving image collection.