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Collection Overview

Title: Colorado Stereograph Cards

Predominant Dates:late 1880s - early 1900s


Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The cards are grouped in series according to the publisher. Within each series, items are first arranged numerically according to the number indicated on the card. Those without numbers are placed at the end of each series in alphabetic order.

Subjects: Colorado, Rocky Mountains, stereograph card

Forms of Material: Photographs

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains 100 stereograph cards of Colorado that mainly document sites in the late 1800s. The stereograph cards containing images of Colorado have copyright dates from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Colorado areas in the front range of the Rocky Mountains are well represented.

Collection Historical Note

The set of stereograph cards are part of the Colorado-Henkle Collection, which consists of material, mostly published, relating to the state and territory of Colorado. The date of donation is unknown, but purchase notes on the backs of stereograph cards indicate they were donated to NIU sometime in the 1970s. The core of the Colorado-Henkle Collection (671 items) was purchased from ABAA seller Kenneth Nebenzahl in July 1969. The collection saw substantial grown between 1969 and 1978 as Herman Henkle regularly donated items to the collection before his death.

Subject/Index Terms

Rocky Mountains
stereograph card

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Use Restrictions: Property rights of the collection are held by the Rare Books and Special Collections; literary rights are dedicated to the public. There are no restrictions to the collection.

Acquisition Source: Herman H. Henkle

Acquisition Method: Donation [1970s?]

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1
Series I: Bee Hive Photograph Studio
Item 1: On Kenosha Hill.
Item 2: Platte Canon.
Series II: C. Bierstadt
Folder 2
Item 1: 9. Cemetery Rocks, Col.
Item 2: 10. Quaker Rocks, Col.
Item 3: 21. Reft in the Rocks, Garden of the Gods, Col.
Item 4: 1153. Mirror View of North and South Dome.
Series III: W. G. Chamberlain
Folder 3
Item 1: Colorado Scenery. Spanish Peaks, from near La Veta
Item 2: Mountain Scenery 139. Chiann [Cheyenne] Canyon, Rio Grande R. R.
Item 3: Mountain Scenery 413. Clear Creek Canyon. Profile Rock, Colorado Central R. R.
Item 4: Mountain Scenery. "Devil's" Gate,--Above Georgetown
Item 5: Mountain Scenery. Exit of the Arkansas
Item 6: Mountain Scenery. Middle Park. [Handwritten: Canyon of the Grand]
Item 7: Mountain Scenery. Middle Park. [Handwritten: Canyon of the Grand]
Item 8: Mountain Scenery. Middle Park. [Handwritten: Volcanic Rocks-canyon of the Grand]
Item 9: Mountain Scenery. Middle Park. [Handwritten: Volcanic Rocks-canyon of the Grand]
Series IV: Collier
Folder 4
Item 1: Monument Series--Group of Monuments
Item 2: Pike's Peak Series--The Summit--Abyss of Desolation.
Series V: Robert M. Davis
Folder 5
Item 1: Chicago Lake, Mount Rosalie
Series VI: Chas E. Emery
Folder 6
Item 1: Scenes along the Line of the Denver & Rio Grand R. R.
Series VII: Gurnsey
Folder 7
Item 1: 19. The Grand Canon of the Arkansas.
Item 2: 38. Cheyenne Canon.
Item 3: 134. West Side of Dump Mountain, looking east.
Item 4: 138. North Side of Dump Mountain, looking down the grade.
Item 5: 160. U.S. Signal Station and Observatory.
Item 6: [170.] Summit of Pike's Peak. [Handwritten: The Crater]
Item 7: 176. The Bottomless Pit, From the Summit of Pike's Peak, looking North.
Series VIII: W. H. Jackson
Folder 8
Item 1: 700. Garden of the Gods, Balanced Rock
Item 2: 1915. Arch Rock near Crosson's.
Item 3: 1931. Williams' Pass from Chalk Creek.
Item 4: 1934. Alpine
Item 5: [logging industry buildings on river in front of mountains]
Series IX: J. F. Jarvis
Folder 9
Item 1: Summit Lake, near Silverton, Colorado, U.S.A.
Series X: Keystone View Company
Folder 10
Item 1: 2367. The "Loop," Georgetown, Col., U.S.A.
Item 2: 2403. Phoebe's Arch, Paler Lake, Col., U.S.A.
Item 3: 2409. Gateway, Garden of the Gods, Colo., U.S.A.
Item 4: 8006. View in Navajo Canyon (Mesa Verde), Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 5: 8008. In the Heart of Box Canyon, Colo., U.S.A.
Item 6: 8014. "Dismantled towers, and turrets broken!" Cliff Palace in the Mesa Verde, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 7: 8079. "Queen of the Canyons"--Animas Canyon, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 8: 9337. Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 9: 11652. Laden with Ore from "Seven-Thirty" Mine, Silver Plume, Colo., U.S.A.
Item 10: 11660. In the Majestic Mountain World of Colorado--Ouray from the Heights.
Series XI: B. W. Kilburn
Folder 11
Item 1: 2880. Burro Pack Train, on the way to Leadville, Col., U.S.A.
Series XII: The Little Chronicle Publishing Company
Folder 12
Item 1: 11. Mushroom Rocks near Poncha Pass, Colorado
Series XIII: Littleton View Co.
Folder 13
Item 1: 1103. Above Suspension Bridge, Grand Canyon, Colorado.
Item 2: 1109. Georgetown From Leavenworth, Col.
Series XIV: Mexican & Indian Curio Co.
Folder 14
Item 1: 3 Tracks of C. S. & C. C. D. R. R. Looking West from St. Peters Dome, Colo.
Item 2: Above the Clouds, Summit of Pikes Peak, Colo.
Item 3: Grand River, Col., Just Above Glenwood Springs, D. & R. G. R. R.
Item 4: The Hot Sulpher Springs, Swimming Pool & Bath House, Glenwood springs, Col., D. & R. G. R. R.
Item 5: Nearing the Last Curve en route on Cog-Wheel R. R. Ascending Pikes Peak
Item 6-7: Second & 3rd Falls (Seven Falls), Cheyenne Canyon, Near Col. Spgs., D. & R. G. R. R. (2)
Item 8: A Typical Hillside in Mining District, Victor, Colorado
Series XV: L. K. Oldroyd
Folder 15
Item 1: [16.] Manitou. [Handwritten: No. 16 Iron Spring]
Item 2: [120.] Pike's Peak, [Handwritten: Across the Bloody Chasm]
Series XVI: William H. Raw
Folder 16
Item 1-2: Pike's Peak from the Garden of the Gods, Colorado (2)
Series XVII: Strohmeyer & Wyman
Folder 17
Item 1: Balanced Rock (300 Tons), Garden of the Gods, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 2: "I Helped to Build Pike's Peak Railroad Myself." Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 3: Manitou and Pike's Peak, Colorado, U.S.A. El pic
Item 4: Pike's Peak from Peephole, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 5: Room for one more, Williams Canyon, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 6: Royal Gorge, Grand Canyon of the Arkansas, Colorado, U.S.
Series XVIII: Ed. Tangen
Folder 18
Item 1: 1126. Among the Apple Blossoms
Item 2: 1613. In cloudland--the wind swept summit of Arapahoe Peak, Colorado
Item 3: 1626. Colorado Sheriffs passing in review before Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Denver, Colo.
Series XIX: Thurlow
Folder 19
Item 1: Manitou and Vicinity--No. 2
Item 2: Manitou and Vicinity--No. 44. Buena Vista Drive
Item 3: Manitou and Vicinity--No. 51. Cheyenne Canon--The Seven Falls.
Item 4: Manitou and Vicinity--No. 61. Cave of the Winds, Williams' Canon.
Item 5: No. 128. Pike's Peak from Monument Park.
Item 6: New Pike's Peak Trail--No. 163. Devil's Gap.
Series XX: Underwood & Underwood
Folder 20
Item 1: (13) 6204. Majestic Pike's Peak, through the Gateway of the Garden of the Gods, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 2: (14) 10623. Peering down into awesome depths of Box Canon, Ouray, Colo.
Item 3: (40) 10644. Snow-streaked Mummy Range, W.N.M. from Prospect Mt., Estee Park, Colo.
Item 4: (62). Royal Gorge, Grand Canyon of the Arkansas, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 5: (62) 6218. Royal Gorge, where railway hangs over Arkansas River canon, Colorado
Item 6: (64) 8205. Gateway of Garden of the Gods and majestic Pike's Peak, Colorado
Item 7: [6223.] Devil's Gateway and Snowy Range, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 8: Mount of the Holy Cross, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 9: Pike's Peak from Peephole, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, U.S.A.
Item 10: The Siamese Twins, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, U.S.A.
Series XXI: C. L. Wasson
Folder 21
Item 1: 500. The Black Canon at Crystal Creek, Colorado
Item 2: 605-d. The Picturesqueness of Clear Creek Canon, Colorado
Series XXII: Charles Weitfle
Folder 22
Item 1: 55. Hanging Rock, (up) Clear Creek Canon.
Item 2: 76A. The "Gate," Gardo on the Gods
Series XXIII: Standard Scenic Company
Folder 23
Item 1: 0-1085. Looking Out of the Rox Canyon, Ouray, Colo.
Series XXIV: Unknown publisher
Folder 24
Item 1: Standard Series. Yute [Ute] Pass, Colorado.
Item 2: 220. The Quakers, Monument Park, Colorado.
Item 3: 236. Cathedral Soires, Garden of the Gods, Colorado.
Item 4: 1239. The Horseshoe, from West Ouray, Colorado.
Item 5: 1240. Placer Mining, Umcompahgre Creek, Colorado.
Item 6: 1241. From Summit of Alpine Pass, Colorado.
Item 7: 1242. In the Royal Gorge, Colorado.
Item 8: 1243. A June Snowstorm in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado.
Item 9: 1244. High Line Irrigating Canal, Platte Canon, Colorado.
Item 10: 1245. Mountain of the Holy Cross, Colorado at St. Paul.
Item 11: 1246. Pike's Peak and Gateway to Garden of the Gods, Colorado.
Item 12: 1247. Birdseye View of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

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