General Postcard Collection

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Title

General Postcard Collection

Description

A collection of postcards from all around Clear Creek County (and a few surrounding areas outside the county) dating from the early twentieth century to the present. Only postcards that are out of copyright, originals, or without a listed publisher are currently digitized. Inquire at the archives to access other postcards. This collection is actively growing through new acquisitions.

Coverage

Clear Creek County (Colo.)

Collection Items

Big Snow December 4th and 5th, Idaho Springs, Col.
Postcard with a colored view of a group of men and horses going south down 14th Avenue in Idaho Springs, Colorado, after the major snowstorm of early December, 1913. The main entrance of the Idaho Springs Public Library is in the background. Unused…

Above the Forks, Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado.
Postcard with a colored view of a Colorado and Southern Railroad train in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado, west of the forks (the junction where the train went to either Idaho Springs or Black Hawk). No note, but postcard was sent to Mr W. C. Campbell…

St. Mary's Glacier
"Real photo" postcard with a photograph of St. Mary's Glacier in Colorado. People can be seen far in the distance walking up to the Glacier or walking on the snow. Unused postcard.

Empire Col. Looking South
"Real photo" postcard with a photograph of Empire, Colorado, taken north of town looking south. No photographer listed and no note written on postcard. Sent from Empire, Colorado to Miss Ol??e Braden in Wichita, Kansas

Summit of Mt. McClellan, Argentine Central Railway, Colo.
Postcard with a colored view of an Argentine central railroad train and a group of people at the top of Mount McClellan in Colorado. View is looking north. The note on the back reads "Being a little downcast and homesick (maybe) we will come up here…

Zig Zag Climb to Mt. McClellan, Colo., 6% Grade, Argentine Central Ry.
Postcard with a colored view of an Argentine Central Railroad train climbing the switchbacks above Waldorf to the top of Mount McClellan in Colorado. A faded note written over the image on the front reads "This being a great scenery trip out of…

Argentine Falls, on the Argentine Central Ry., Colo.
Postcard with a colored view of Argentine Falls in Colorado, along the Argentine Central Railroad. A water tank is also visible above the falls. The note on the back reads "I am trying to send you up and down ones. from Elizabeth" Sent to Miss Marie…

Berthoud Pass, Colo Alt 11,315
Postcard with a view of the Berthoud Pass road in Colorado, with a car on the road. Photograph is taken just north of Berthoud Pass in Grand County. Unused postcard.

Switchbacks on Berthoud Pass Road, Colorado
Postcard with a colored view of the Berthoud Pass road in Colorado, with a car going down switchbacks on the Clear Creek County side. Very blurry print. The printed description on the back of the postcard reads "Switchbacks on Berthoud Pass Highway.…

James Peak from Berthoud Pass. Idaho Springs, Colo.
Postcard with a view of James Peak and the Berthoud Pass road (in its unimproved state) in Colorado. It is unclear where the view is actually taken from, since if it was taken at Berthoud Pass it is not of James Peak (or it is flipped). Unused…
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