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Otto Roach Photograph Collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 67

Scope and Contents

The collection contains loose photographic prints, 39 volumes of sample albums and black and white negatives. Most of the photographic prints are identified. Aerial and scenic views of Denver and Colorado; miscellaneous views of Arizona, Texas and Wyoming; photo plaques of scenery in Colorado. Some photographic prints are damaged, soiled and / or yellowed. Note on album covers: Aerial, Scenics, Illustrative, Commercial. Library does not hold albums 36-39.


  • circa 1935-circa 1950


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

Otto Roach was a professional photographer in Denver working for the Denver Commercial Photo Co. until 1935 when he opened his own studio which he operated until 1940. Collection includes loose photographs of aerial views and 38 studio sample albums of O. Roach, Distinctive Photography, located at 1515 Tremont Place and 1605 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado.


19 photo box(es)

2 oversize file folder(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, A. E. Hoffman, 1994, 2010, 2012.

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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