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W.G. Chamberlain photograph collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 254

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Scenic views of Colorado and Yellowstone National Park including images of Glen Eyrie -- Clear Creek Canyon -- The Old Maids -- Ute Pass -- [Manitou Springs] -- [Garden of the Gods] -- Clear Creek Canyon, Weeping Rock (PhotoFolio1); Ute Pass & Rainbow Falls -- Mount Lincoln -- Yellowstone National Park -- Clear Creek Canyon -- Monument Park -- Denver, Colo. -- Manitou Springs -- Glen Eyrie -- Garden of the Gods (PhotoFolio2); original Chamberlain family scrapbook/album with photographs of Denver and Colo., poem (PhotoBox1).


  • 1861-1876


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo. Access is restricted to photographs from disassembled album due to fragile condition.

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

Pioneer photographer of Colorado. B. Newburyport, Mass. 1815. Lived and worked in Lima, Peru 1839-1852. Pioneered in Iowa and Calif. 1850s. Operated photographic studio Denver, Colo. 1861-1881. D. Mar. 19, 1910 Denver.


2 Photo folios

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift ;Wesley A. Brown ;Photo Folio1 ;2009. Gift ;Carolyn G. Smith ;Photo Folio2 ;2007. Gift ;Chamberlain family ;Photo Box1 ;n.d.


Title supplied by cataloger.


For a complete list of photographic prints and photographs see photo inventory sheet.


287 photographic images in Photo Box 1 have been digitized and are available online through the Denver Public Library's Digital Collections website (call numbers: X-19131 - X-191418).

Finding Aid for the W.G. Chamberlain photograph collection
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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