ASPEN, COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHS, pre-1925
Mollie Gibson Consolidated Mining Company works, near Aspen, Colorado, circa 1900. One of the Aspen Silver Mining District greatest producers. Unknown photographer.
The scene at the Smuggler Mine in the Aspen Silver District, 1904. Not long after the mine’s water pumps stopped, the Smuggler’s deep workings were quickly flooded. David M. Hyman, owner of the Smuggler Mine, hired deep-sea divers to enter the mine’s under-water drifts and re-start the pumps. The successful implementation of this innovational solution kept the Smuggler and Mollie Gibson mines producing silver for many years to come.
Roaring Fork Valley Electric Company Building, Aspen, Pitkin County, Colorado, circa 1895. William Henry Jackson photograph.
Aspen pioneer relaxing on his property near Hallam Lake, Aspen, Pitkin County, Colorado, circa 1895. Unknown photographer.
Looking down Hyman Avenue, Aspen, Colorado, circa 1904. Wheeler Opera House stands at immediate right; Johnson & Bonnell Co. saloon on first floor of the Wheeler.