New photography collection

Historic photography collection

Local historian and author Dan Abbott has agreed to share his historic photography collection with the museum. Dan’s collection focuses on Colorado railroads (like Colorado Central) and the Golden Fire Department. In addition, Dan has a large number of Golden street scenes and panoramas.

I’m currently going through three of Dan’s binders and selecting images to copy. Once initial selections are made, archival scans will be completed and each photograph will be cataloged. I’m estimating the donation will include at least 50 to 75 photographs. I hope to have a portion of the collection available in the online database early in 2014. For now here are a few of my favorites.

–Mark Dodge, Curator