Photo Gallery

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

Children crossing the street (the intersection of N. Garmisch and E. Hallam, between the Red Brick and the Yellow Brick) after school, September 1967.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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A car race at the race track located in West Aspen, 1916. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Cars lined up on E. Bleeker Street in front of the Community Church, August 1965. They are gathered as part of the annual Homes and Gardens Tour. 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 images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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Join AHS and Meat Possum Press tonight (Friday) from 5 -7 at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum for a release celebration of the republication of the acclaimed local book @toaspenandback, by journalist Peggy Clifford. The event is free and open to the public; books will be available for sale with a portion of proceeds benefitting AHS.
Please wear weather-appropriate clothing in case of rain.
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The fourth grade class at the Lincoln School in Aspen, 1912. #tbt
(Photographer: John Bowman /
Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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People shopping in the Aspen Thrift Shop, August 1966.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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A view looking towards Shadow Mountain and the West End of Aspen, circa 1900 #tbt
(Photographer: Josiah Edward Spurr /
Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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A horse race during an annual horse show near the Aspen Meadows (sponsored by the Aspen Riding Club), 1962. This image is in the Aspen Flyer on August 18, 1962, with a caption reading "Sloshing along in the rain at the recent horse show are racers Wayne Vagneur and his competitor. Vagneur won by several noses."
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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Porfiro Martinez watching over a flock of sheep belonging to the Christensens, circa 1955. He is on horseback on Castle Creek Road just above the Music School, with Mt. Hayden is in the background. #tbt
(Photographer: Fritz Kaeser /
Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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A few spots have opened up for Saturday's "History Hike: Hunter Creek!" Register today to join AHS guides on this moderate hike up to the Hunter Creek Valley, where several historical buildings remain from one of Aspen’s closest “camps.”

Register online at aspenhistory.org
Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet at the BLM parking lot off Hunter Creek Rd.
$10/Free for Lixiviator level and above members
Please dress appropriately as the tour will go rain or shine
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The Denver and Rio Grande Depot at the Mill Street Yard, 1961. This image is in the Aspen Flyer on August 1, 1961, with a caption reading "Down at the station: Harried travel agents and vacationists who are rail fans should know that Aspen does have a railroad terminal. In fact, it did have two back in the silver mining days- one for the Denver & Rio Grande Western, the line now in operation, and another for the Colorado Midland. Now, however, the town is visited weekly by two lonely diesel-powered trains which bear only freight. There was a scheme proposed last year to put an old-fashioned steamer on the line as another summer attraction but the idea, supported in both Glenwood Springs and Aspen, didn't jell. The station now houses the Centerline, a contemporary general store in the old you-know-what."
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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The Airport Ranch / Stapleton Ranch on Owl Creek Road (near the present-day airport), circa 1915. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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A vehicle driving up Aspen Mountain, 1966. It is passing under Lift One. This was taken during an expedition in which more than 65 people took 20 jeeps on a 37-mile, nine-hour excursion. They drove up Aspen Mountain along Richmond Hill, over Taylor Pass down to Ashcroft, and back to Aspen. Tickets cost $9.50, and included breakfast at the Sundeck and a barbeque at Taylor Lake.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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Looking along West Main Street, 1959. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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The intersection of E. Cooper and S. Galena streets, 1961. Guido's Swiss Inn is on the left, and the Red Onion is on the right.
This image is in the Aspen Flyer on July 22, 1961, with a caption reading "Aspen Center-Mall: This is the site of the recently approved pedestrian mall, or center as its initiators prefer to call it- with Guido's restaurant and the Aspen Country Store on one side and the Red Onion on the other. Closed to vehicular traffic from Aug. 11-20, the avenue will be landscaped with shrubs and trees, dotted with benches and works of art and bordered by two sidewalk cafes. Events planned at the center, which will be maintained until after Labor Day if successful, include concerts, square dance exhibitions, art shows, jam sessions, dramatic presentations and ski movies."
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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The Cooper Avenue bridge looking toward Shadow Mountain, circa 1950. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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A cow grazing on Buttermilk Mountain, summer 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 images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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Aspen High School's tennis champion (unidentified), 1915. The tennis court is visible behind her. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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A sheep herd belonging to Dave Christensen and Perry Christensen, 1966. They were being driven to graze on Aspen Mountain. 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 images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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The below albums feature photos from past programs. View more photo album highlights on our Flickr.