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Picturesque Colorado 1875

Identifier: C Photo Album 139

Scope and Contents

The photograph album is an 1875 illustrated visitor's guide containing an assortment of photographs of businesses, including some address locations, for the cities of Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Canon City, Pueblo, Manitou Springs, Central City and Georgetown, Colorado. Additional images document scenery, events, residences and people. The album is one volume containing 217 albumen photographic prints.


  • 1875


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

The firm of Duhem Brothers, photographers, operated between 1869-1879 at 448 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado. The studio was established by Constant Louis Duhem (b. April 13, 1840; Paris-d. Apr. 26, 1933 Oroville, Butte County, California) and his brother, Victor M. Duhem (b. August 15, 1843, Bar-le-Duc, France-August 5, 1931 San Francisco, California). The brothers emigrated with their family from France arriving in California in 1852 and later served with the Union Army during the Civil War as enlistees in the California Volunteer Infantry. After closing their Denver studio in 1879, the brothers returned to Northern California where they continued to work as photographers.

Handwritten notation on end paper indicates the volume of photographs may have belonged to the Alvord House Hotel, 18th and Larimer St., Denver, Colorado.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Fred Rosenstock, 1957.


Title from spine.


Formerly cataloged as WHC Album #139.


Handwritten notation on end paper indicates the volume may have belonged to the Alvord House Hotel, 18th and Larimer St., Denver, Colorado.

Varying Form of Title

Duhem brothers album

Processing Information

Photographs are in good condition; binding on volume is in poor condition.

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Repository Details

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

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