DENVER GUNSHOP, circa 1873
FREUND & BROTHER: Patentees of Improvements on Breech-Loading Rifles, Manufacturers, Importers, and Dealers in Guns, Pistols, Ammunition, Gun Materials; Cutlery, Fishing Tackle and Sportsmen’s Articles of all kinds.
Blake Street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth, Denver, Colorado.
Exhibited above is the Freund gun shop located at 31 Blake Street, central Denver in 1873. A rifle, 17 feet in length and weighing somewhere near 200 pounds, was a successful attention-getting device employed by the Freunds. It was secured to the second story brick of the corner building. Frank W. and George Freund stand near the stairs.
Freund emblem tipped onto back of stereo view mount.
Now, step inside the Freund gun shop as so many others have … Jim Baker, Charles Adams, James Thompson, Charles Stobie, Doc Shores, Buffalo Bill, perhaps even Otto Mears ….
Name the rifle, the Freunds stocked it: Maynard, Sharps, Springfield, Remington, Whitney, and many, many others …
Stereo view, unidentified photographer. Note sign on gun rack: “Hands Off!”
The Freund gun shop was also awarded first premium at the Colorado Industrial Exposition, Silver Medal for best Colorado made Gun, 1873.
Images and mounts in near fine condition.
FREUND BROTHERS in front of their Denver store, circa late 1870s, perhaps very early 1880s.
Original cabinet card photograph.
FREUND BROTHERS GUNSHOP opposite the INTER OCEAN HOTEL, Denver, Colorado Territory, circa early 1870s.
Duhem Bros., photographers, stereo view image, circa 1873 – 74
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MT. GOTHIC TOMES
CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO, USA