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OTTO MEARS. 1888.
THE SILVERTON RAILROAD COMPANY, #277. Issued 1888, Issued to San Juan County, Colorado gold magnate, Gustavus H. Stoiber. Signed by Otto Mears on front of pass, as president of The Silver Railroad Company; and, signed by G. H. Stoiber on back of pass. Otto Mears was the "pathfinder" of Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Stoiber was president of The Bank of Silverton, owner of The Iowa Gold Mining & Milling Company of Silverton, The Tiger Mining & Milling Company of Silverton, and the Stoiber Assay Works in Silverton.
Condition: Original imprinted buckskin. Exceptionally bright and fresh. Even more exceptional nothing has been retouched on this pass. Usually, the Otto Mears signature and the individual to whom the pass is issued has been "re-inked." This pass is bright and clean and in its original state from 1888.
Genre: Colorado railroad pass, Silverton Railroad Company, Otto Mears, G. H. Stoiber, Silverton Colorado, Colorado mining.
William J. Carpenter, photographer. Silverton & Telluride, Colorado: W. J. Carpenter, Photographer, circa 1890
Album of original photographs by William Jefferson Carpenter, circa 1890. 29 original Carpenter photographic images. 27 images with the following dimensions: 9-1/2 inches by 7 inches. Two images are 4-1/2 inches by 7 inches. All images are mounted on original thick card with rimming. Most photographs are in very good plus to near fine condition. Very strong tones and contrasts, resulting in exceptional detail. Images including Telluride, Colorado street scenes, panoramic views of Silverton and Ouray, Colorado. San Juan Mountains mining scenes, such as Mendota and Gold King mines, cowboy and cattle scenes, etc.
Original nickel-plated casing and spine, also nickel-plated hasp. Covers have been reclothed. Overall condition: very good plus.
W. J. Carpenter photographs are exceedingly difficult to find, singularly; therefore, a full album of photographs is exceedingly scarce.
Pagination: 14 thick card leaves; photographs mounted on both sides of each leaf.
Condition: Very good plus condition.
Genre: Colorado photographs, Colorado albumen photographs, historical Colorado photographs, W. J. Carpenter photographs, Silverton, Telluride
EUGENE FIELD, Colorado journalist. Denver, Colorado: hand-written by Eugene Field, 1882
This unique poem, handwritten by Eugene Field, was written on the back of a Hotel Brunswick letterhead, dated August 31, 1882 -- the date of Field's 32nd birthday. This poem was created at the lunch table for friend, Corporal Raymond. The page is 8.5 inches by 4.75 inches and has been folded. The luncheon was taken while Field and the others in the Bohm photograph were working for The Denver Tribune. The bill was issued to Eugene Field. Field also signs this handwritten poem at the end of the 4 stanzas.
Also included in this lot is an original Charles Bohm cabinet card albumen photograph in very good plus to near fine condition, with Field sitting on right in the front row. Image dimensions: 4 inches by 5-3/4 inches.
Also included in this lot: THE DENVER TRIBUNE ALMANAC, 1882, unpaginated (approximately 60 pages), very good plus condition. One page does have a small section cut out from it. Eugene Field would certainly have contributed to this publication.
Pagination: 3 Items
Condition: Very good plus.
Genre: Eugene Field, Denver Tribune, original Eugene Field handwritten poem, Colorado poetry
WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON. Denver, Colorado. W. H. Jackson & Co. 1882.
Original albumen mammoth-sized photographic image of Colorado's Royal Gorge with Denver & Rio Grande Railroad train on tracks in canon. Circa 1882. Excellent tones and contrasts. Slight yellowing. Very good plus to near fine condition. Train conductor before crowd of passengers.
Dimensions: 16-1/2 inches by 20-1/2 inches.
Not mounted. Not framed.
Original albumen photograph -- not a reprint.
Condition: Very good plus to near fine condition. Excellent tones and contrasts. A light yellow background haze. One or two tiny -- less than a 1/4-inch tears conservation repair on back.
Genre: William Henry Jackson, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, Colorado's Royal Gorge, albumen photography, glass plate albumen print, mammoth-sized original William Henry Jackson print
Mrs. Emma F. Langdon. Denver, Colorado: 1905; Great Western Publishing Co.
Book and original poster in very good condition: some light conservation work on book; hinges cracked; pages bright and clean. Original foldout poster from back of book: "IS COLORADO IN AMERICA?" has had some conservation reinforcement on back of folds; colors bright; paper clean and only lightly toned around edges. This poster is exceedingly scarce and although in "Illustrations Table of Contents" in the 1905 edition of this book is most often NOT present. Miner photographed as being chained to a telephone post was taken in Telluride, Colorado, which was also engulfed in this labor massive and violent labor war.
Book contains all illustrations; 463 pages. It is the second edition of this book. This book was so popular among unions that a third edition was published in 1905-06. However, once again, the scarce "IS COLORADO IN AMERICA?" poster is generally not present. All illustrations present, including tipped in folded photographs.
Pagination: 463 pages
Condition: Very good condition, both book and original poster, with some light conservation repair.
Genre: Cripple Creek Colorado, Emma F. Langdon, Western Federation of Miners, Colorado gold mining, feminism, female activist