Photo Gallery

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

One map showing the geologic formations and faults of the Aspen Quadrangle, Pitkin County Colorado, 1971. It includes part of Aspen Mountain, part of Smuggler Mountain, and most of Red Mountain. Lower Castle Creek and Maroon Creek are also shown. The map extends as far as Lenado in one direction, and Tagert Lake in the other. 

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map showing the geologic formations and faults of the Aspen Quadrangle, Pitkin County Colorado, 1971. It includes part of Aspen Mountain, part of Smuggler Mountain, and most of Red Mountain. Lower Castle Creek and Maroon Creek are also shown. The map extends as far as Lenado in one direction, and Tagert Lake in the other.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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One photograph of a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel (part of a traveling carnival) on the lot at the corner of S. Galena and E. Hopkins Streets, 1916. Armory Hall can be seen in the background. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

One photograph of a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel (part of a traveling carnival) on the lot at the corner of S. Galena and E. Hopkins Streets, 1916. Armory Hall can be seen in the background. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map published in The Aspen Tribune, 1898. It shows Smuggler Mountain, including the Cowenhoven Tunnel, the J.R. Williams Ranch, the W.C.E. Koch Homestead (in the Hunter Creek Valley), the S. Fickes property, and various mining claims.

A caption with the map reads:
"The above outline map shows what is at present the richest mineral section in the Aspen district, being the claims along the Cowenhoven tunnel and the various sections of land which it has been attempted to take up as ranch land, but which are at present being mined by different mining companies under arrangements with the applicants for ranch patents. The relation of the Williams pre-emption to the great silver producers is plainly shown, as is also the location of the recent rich strike in the Cowenhoven tunnel, a full description of which was published in the The Tribune at the time. Since the map was made the Cowenhoven tunnel has been extended nearly 750 feet and is now in the Aetna property. There remains but between 300 and 400 feet to run to connect with the workings on the Badger State group."

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map published in The Aspen Tribune, 1898. It shows Smuggler Mountain, including the Cowenhoven Tunnel, the J.R. Williams Ranch, the W.C.E. Koch Homestead (in the Hunter Creek Valley), the S. Fickes property, and various mining claims.

A caption with the map reads:
"The above outline map shows what is at present the richest mineral section in the Aspen district, being the claims along the Cowenhoven tunnel and the various sections of land which it has been attempted to take up as ranch land, but which are at present being mined by different mining companies under arrangements with the applicants for ranch patents. The relation of the Williams pre-emption to the great silver producers is plainly shown, as is also the location of the recent rich strike in the Cowenhoven tunnel, a full description of which was published in the The Tribune at the time. Since the map was made the Cowenhoven tunnel has been extended nearly 750 feet and is now in the Aetna property. There remains but between 300 and 400 feet to run to connect with the workings on the Badger State group."

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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One photograph looking down the sidewalk on Mill Street towards the Hotel Jerome on Main Street, circa 1950. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

One photograph looking down the sidewalk on Mill Street towards the Hotel Jerome on Main Street, circa 1950. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map of Pitkin County, 1960. It was prepared by the Colorado State Department of Highways, and shows the highways and transportation of Pitkin County.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of Pitkin County, 1960. It was prepared by the Colorado State Department of Highways, and shows the highways and transportation of Pitkin County.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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One photograph of a baseball game in July of 1914. T. A. Everly is batting; the field is at the end of 8th Street in Aspen. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

One photograph of a baseball game in July of 1914. T. A. Everly is batting; the field is at the end of 8th Street in Aspen. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map showing several of the Durant and Compromise Company's mining claims, circa 1895. The map shows the underground workings (stopes and tunnels) that relate to an overlay of claims including the Conomara, Aspen, Emma, Forest, Durant, Bonnybel, Little Giant, La Salle and Washington No 2.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map showing several of the Durant and Compromise Company's mining claims, circa 1895. The map shows the underground workings (stopes and tunnels) that relate to an overlay of claims including the Conomara, Aspen, Emma, Forest, Durant, Bonnybel, Little Giant, La Salle and Washington No 2.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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A view of Aspen, taken from Lift One in the summer of 1959. #tbt 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

A view of Aspen, taken from Lift One in the summer of 1959. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map of Pitkin County and part of Eagle County, indicating National Forest boundaries, roads (paved and dirt), county lines, restricted areas and recreational sites in 1976.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of Pitkin County and part of Eagle County, indicating National Forest boundaries, roads (paved and dirt), county lines, restricted areas and recreational sites in 1976.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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A Fourth of July celebration in Aspen, circa 1920. 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection)

A Fourth of July celebration in Aspen, circa 1920.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection)
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One map of the Smuggler Mine, 1898. The hand-colored map shows underground development for the Year Ending Sept. 1st, 1898.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One map of the Smuggler Mine, 1898. The hand-colored map shows underground development for the Year Ending Sept. 1st, 1898.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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Galena Street, taken from the intersection of E. Main and Galena, 1959. The Brand Building can be seen on the right and further down the street the Elk's Building is also visible.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

Galena Street, taken from the intersection of E. Main and Galena, 1959. The Brand Building can be seen on the right and further down the street the Elk's Building is also visible.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One aerial survey map of Aspen, showing Cemetery Lane and Highway 82, 1974.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

One aerial survey map of Aspen, showing Cemetery Lane and Highway 82, 1974.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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A view of Smuggler Mountain, circa 1915. The Smuggler Mine buildings are visible, as well as several houses and the Denver and Rio Grande railroad tracks and cars.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

A view of Smuggler Mountain, circa 1915. The Smuggler Mine buildings are visible, as well as several houses and the Denver and Rio Grande railroad tracks and cars.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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One map showing of part of the mine workings on Aspen Mountain, circa 1900. The map shows the underground workings - stopes and tunnels- that relate to an overlay of claims and are colored in in various shades. Claims include the Conomara, Aspen Mammoth, Millinee, Cleveland, Emma, Aspen, Steele, Late Acquisition, Vallejo, Washington, Delta, Durrant, Little Giant, Stillwel, Monogohela, Schiller.

One map showing of part of the mine workings on Aspen Mountain, circa 1900. The map shows the underground workings - stopes and tunnels- that relate to an overlay of claims and are colored in in various shades. Claims include the Conomara, Aspen Mammoth, Millinee, Cleveland, Emma, Aspen, Steele, Late Acquisition, Vallejo, Washington, Delta, Durrant, Little Giant, Stillwel, Monogohela, Schiller. ...

Railroad tracks near the Denver and Rio Grande depot, circa 1955.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society)

Railroad tracks near the Denver and Rio Grande depot, circa 1955.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society)
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One map titled "Plat of Part of Block 17 Riverside Addition." The Alpine Lodge is in the center of the lot, 1966.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery (closed for the off season, reopening June 15).

One map titled "Plat of Part of Block 17 Riverside Addition." The Alpine Lodge is in the center of the lot, 1966.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the current display in the Archives Building Community Gallery (closed for the off season, reopening June 15).
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The graduating class of 1920 posing on the steps of the Pitkin County Courthouse. 
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection)

The graduating class of 1920 posing on the steps of the Pitkin County Courthouse.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection)
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The below albums feature photos from past programs. View more photo album highlights on our Flickr.