1910s ESTES PARK COLORADO PHOTO ALBUM
There are about 415 photographs, held by corner tabs to this 50 page 15.25x11.25 black photo album from the 1910s. The first several pages and cover are detached. Photographs are matte black and white, some are lightly faded — one photo is missing. Photographs range in size. Some as small as 1.75”x2.75”, 2.5”x 3.5”, 3”x4.5”; the largest being: 5.25”x9”.
The first page has a drawing of the gates to Estes Park by Howard V Patterson.
The first half of the album is annotated and tracks the trail of a gaggle of friends as they travel up and down the peaks of Estes Park in Colorado. The photos are of their travels to summit, camp, across rivers, rocks, and woods. Places identified include Lily Lake, Stanley Hotel, Glacier Falls, Bear Lake, Fern Lake, Odessa Trail, Summit House, St. Rain, Denver, etc.
The second half of the album depicts quotidian life. These latter half of the album are without caption. There are portraits of a couple, fishermen holding their catch, landscape photographs, etc.
The photos in this album are artfully arranged and you can feel the love that went into putting this album together.