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Mr & Mrs. Joseph H. Block Photo Album

Identifier: C Photo Album 127

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a family album of studio portraits, most show early Colorado residents from the towns of Irwin, Elko, Boulder, Gunnison, Gothic, Crested Butte, Aspen, and Denver.


  • 1880-circa 1900

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph H. Block Jr. (February 9, 1867-September 4, 1950) and Augusta Hauck Block (February 9, 1872-November 6, 1967) were married in Longmont, Colorado on June 19, 1895. They lived in Crested Butte until moving to Denver in early 1910s. Joseph was a banker and county commissioner in Crested Butte. Augusta was a member of several historical societies, such as the Territorial Daughters of Colorado, the Colorado State Historical Society, and the West Denver Auraria Historical Society. She served as president of the Pioneer Women of Colorado. She wrote about the Block and Hauck family histories and their migration to Colorado in 1859. They had two daughters, Ernestine Block Grigsby (1896-1985) and Josephine Block Miles (1899-1996).


1 PhotoBox

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


Title supplied by cataloger.


Formerly PAFI Album # 127


Album has green velvet cover with inlaid celluloid flowers. Some portraits are mounted on cabinet cards.

Finding Aid for the Mr & Mrs. Joseph H. Block photo album[graphic]
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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