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Smith Riley albums

Identifier: C Photo Album 203

Scope and Contents

The two albums contain views of National Forests, rangers' stations, fire towers, and early forest rangers at their jobs, personal snapshots of people and journeys around the U.S.; most images are from Colorado and Wyoming.


  • between 1910 and 1930?

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Smith Riley worked for the U.S. Forest Service during the 1910's and 1920's in Colorado and Wyoming. He compiled these two albums which cover his career with the Forest Service.


2 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source: Virginia MacCracken.


Title from PAFI inventory.


Formerly PAFI Album #203 (A & B)


Many photos have inked or penciled identification. The full contents information is available in the DPL PAFI inventory.


Most photographic prints are matte collodion paper printing-out prints and gloss collodion or silver gelatin printing-out paper prints.

Processing Information

some photographic prints are soiled or discolored.

Finding Aid for the Smith Riley albums[graphic]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States