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Charles and Havis Motisher Photo Collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 405

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: color transparencies and 35mm slides, b/w and color photographs, b/w and color negatives, post cards and notes documenting the Motisher's interest in Colo. scenery, locations, and seasons. Some images of Ariz., Wyo., North and South Dakota are also included. Many images have accompanying technical documentation related to image location, date and time of exposure, lens used, etc.


  • 1910-1994


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

Charles Motisher was born in N.Y. in 1914. He worked as an attorney for Transamerica and during his free time and on vacations he was, with the assistance of his wife Havis Motisher (1910-2003), an avid, amateur photographer of the Western United States.


4 photo boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Havis Motisher, 1999.


Title supplied by cataloger.

Processing Information

Physical condition: materials are in good condition; some color photographs and negatives are faded; some b/w negatives have oxidized.

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