Photo Gallery

Please enjoy these photos from our Instagram, shared in chronological order.

A crowd of spectators at the Winternational World Cup ski race in Aspen, 1984. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Buttermilk ski instructor Sue Gauss sitting outside of the Buttermilk base lodge, 1966.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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The interior of the electric power plant on Castle Creek, circa 1900. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection /
Photographer: John Bowman)
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Skiers riding the Half Inch chairlift at the base of Highlands, 1966. The lodge and parking lot are visible in the background. The lift was 250 feet long, with a vertical rise of 40 feet and a capacity of 300 skiers per hour. It was powered by a 1947 Dodge truck.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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The finish line of the 1950 FIS World Championships in Aspen. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection /
Photographer: Frank J. Willoughby)
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Mary Barbee making Valentine`s Day treats at her store, the Peppermint Tree (210 S. Mill Street), 1967.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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The E.L. Wood Commission storefront on Galena Street, circa 1895. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection)
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Traffic on Main Street, 1968. This image looks Main Street towards the west end of town.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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A group of skiers posed for a photo outside the Sundeck with Mt. Hayden shrouded in clouds behind, circa 1950. Mike Magnifico is on the far left. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection /
Photographer: Frank J. Willoughby)
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Skiers on the T-bar that connected the lower mountain to the Savio double chairlift at Buttermilk, January 1963. The Savio lift started from the top of the T-bar that went from the base of Buttermilk. In the summer of 1963, this T-bar was moved to Tiehack and was replaced with a double chair (the Riblet).
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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The Castle Creek bridge and electric power plant, circa 1900. The Holden Lixiviation plant is in the background. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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A racer crossing the finish line under Lift One during the Roch Cup races in January 1965.
This image was taken by David Hiser for the Aspen Illustrated News.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Hiser Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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The Isis Theater (406 E. Hopkins Avenue), 1969. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Two men riding an inner-tube down Fanny Hill at Snowmass during Wintersköl, 1969.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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The base area at Buttermilk, 1969. The photo was taken from a run above the base, and shows a chairlift, the base lodge, the parking lots, and the T-bar. Highway 82 is in the background. #tbt

(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Hooray, it’s Wintersköl week in @aspenco! Don’t miss the free double feature of Aspen History 101 theatrical performance and Aspen Extreme film screening on Thursday at 5:30 at the @wheeleropera! Don your favorite “onesie” for the beloved and rambunctious “course” in local history, followed by the iconic film screening.
Aspen History 101 attendees “graduate” with a ticket for a free drink (beer, wine or soda).
Admission is free - first come, first served (this is not a ticketed event).

Image: Aspen State Teacher’s College float in the Wintersköl parade. Aspen Historical Society Collection
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The float for the Golden Horn restaurant in the Wintersköl parade, January 1964. This image is in the Aspen Flyer on February 25, 1964, with a caption reading "During the annual Wintersköl carnival in January employees of the Golden Horn restaurant gave spectators along the route of the parade a summer atmosphere. Shunning snowballs, they pelted watchers with tropical fruits. The gimmick worked. Parade judges, who dodged showers of oranges, awarded the Horn float one of the top three prizes."
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with selections from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these photojournalistic collections and many more historical images online at archiveaspen.org, and visit the Archives Building Community Gallery during open hours to view a curated display of images from the Aspen Illustrated News Collection.
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Aspen from Smuggler Mountain, looking towards Shadow Mountain with the Mollie Gibson Mine stacks in the foreground, circa 1900. #tbt

(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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The below albums feature photos from past programs. View more photo album highlights on our Flickr.