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    • Philip St. George Cooke, Lieutenant-Colonel second dragoons, serving with the Army in Utah

    • Bust portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel Philip St. George Cooke of the United States Army 2nd Dragoons. Cooke has a moustache, a goatee and mutton chops, and wears a military uniform with a belted, double-breasted jacket and epaulettes.
    • United States. Army. Dragoons Regiment, 2nd--People.; Cavalry--1850-1860.; Military officers--American--1850-1860.; Cooke, Philip St. George, 1809-1895.
    • 1858 June 12
    • Denver

    • Horse-drawn wagons are parked near buildings on Blake Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. Oxen and horses are beside wagons. Signs on frame and brick commercial buildings read: "Wholesale Groceries," "H. Burton Storage & Commission," and "Missouri...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1860-1870.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Commercials streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1860
    • Old home of William N. Byers

    • William N. Byers and his wife Elizabeth and children, Frank and Mary (later Mary Byers Robinson), pose in front of their home in Denver, Colorado; shows a one story wood frame house with a pitched roof and chimney.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Families--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Byers, William Newton, 1831-1903.; Byers, Elizabeth Minerva.; Byers, Frank S.; Robinson, Mary Byers.
    • 1862
    • Black Hawk, C.T.

    • View northwest of Black Hawk (Gilpin County), Colorado; shows Gregory Street businesses and frame or log houses. Lettering reads: "Printing Office" and "Wholesale and Retail Meat Market." The Presbyterian Church and mines working the Gregory lode...
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Business districts--Colorado--Blackhawk--1960-1970.
    • 1864
    • Flood - Cherry Creek

    • View of Denver, Colorado during a Cherry Creek flood; shows frame buildings and torrents of water.
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Buildings--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streams--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864 May
    • William N. Byers

    • Studio portrait of William Newton Byers, Denver journalist, founder of Rocky Mountain News, civic leader, president of Festival of Mountain and Plain, and postmaster.
    • Business people--1860-1870.; Byers, William Newton, 1831-1903.
    • 1865
    • The Directors of the U.P.R.R. at the 100th Mer.

    • Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad pose beside the engine "Idaho," passenger railroad cars, and a painted sign with lettering that reads: "100th Meridian, 247 Miles from Omaha" in Dawson County, Nebraska. The men wear suits, overcoats, caps or...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Dawson County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Arches--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Burnetizing works of the U.P.R.R. at Omaha (1)

    • Workers are beside flat cars stacked with railroad ties at the Union Pacific Railroad Burnetizing works in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows wooden buildings, tunnels and men in a rail yard where wooden ties are treated with zinc chloride to...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Facilities--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad ties--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • T.C. Durant, Esq. & heads of depts. U.P.R.R.

    • Thomas C. Durant poses with some of the directors of Union Pacific Railroad departments; they stand beside railroad track and engine "14" in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. The men wear suits with frock coats, overcoats, ties, felt caps, derby...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--People--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad employees--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Durant, Thomas C.
    • 1866 October
    • Burnetizing works of the U.P.R.R. at Omaha (2)

    • Workers are beside flat cars stacked with railroad ties at the Union Pacific Railroad Burnetizing works in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows wooden buildings, tunnels and men in a rail yard where wooden ties are treated in zinc chloride to...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Facilities--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad employees--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad switching--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad...
    • 1866 October
    • Landing of the U.P.R.R. Excursts. at Omaha (1)

    • People stand near piles of supplies stored in barrels, wooden crates and burlap sacks, in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows a stagecoach, horse drawn wagons, railroad tracks, a Union Pacific Railroad car, and probably the "Colorado" or the...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Missouri River--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Steamboats--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Group of Pawnee Warr. & Palace Cars of U.P.R.R.

    • Native American (Pawnee) men, hired for a staged performance for members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian, wear headdresses and woven blankets, and stand in front of a Union Pacific Railroad passenger car in Nebraska. Men and...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Pawnee Indians--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Laying the rails of U.P.R.R. - two miles a-day

    • Construction workers lay rail over railroad ties on the Union Pacific Railroad in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows a supply wagon, men in work clothes and felt hats, and members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian, in...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad construction workers--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad construction--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln...
    • 1866 October
    • The Elkhorn Club on the banks of the Platte

    • Men, women, a girl and a boy, identified as the Elkhorn Club, pose near the Platte River in Nebraska. The women sit and pose in dresses, overcoats, and hats with narrow or no brims. The men wear suits with overcoats, caps, and felt or top hats....
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Platte River (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Clubs--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Women--Nebraska--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Commissioners and directors of the U.P.R.R.

    • Men, identified as the commissioners and directors of the Union Pacific Railroad, stand in a row near railroad tracks and pose with a long piece of paper in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. The Union Pacific Railroad officials wear suits with...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--People--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business men--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Generals--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Men--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad...
    • 1866, October
    • The Middle Landing, O.R.R., Cascades, Columbia River

    • View of frame buildings, a boat house and a wooden ramp beside the Columbia River near The Cascades, whitewater rapids in Multnomah County, Oregon. Shows a trestle near buildings and dense trees on mountains nearby.
    • Columbia River--1860-1870.; Multnomah County (Or.)--1860-1870.; Buildings--Oregon--Multnomah County--1860-1870.; Rivers--Oregon--Multnomah County--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • Burning Rock cut, Green River Valley

    • Two men stand on the edge of the Burning Rock Cut, a Union Pacific railroad cut, under construction in the Green River Valley Area of Utah. A mule drawn wagon and construction workers are on the far side of the cut. Buttes and a desolate landscape...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1870-1880.; Emery County (Utah)--1870-1880.; Green River Valley (Utah)--1870-1880.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Utah--Emery County--1870-1880.; Railroad cuts--Utah--Emery County--1870-1880.
    • 1870
    • In the mountains

    • View of travelers on top of a stagecoach on a mountain road. The women wear dresses with fitted bodices, full skirts, lace or ruffled trim, and hats. The men wear suits, neckerchiefs and hats. Two teams of horses kick up dust on the dirt road....
    • Horse teams--1870-1880.; Passengers--1870-1880.; Stagecoaches--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.
    • 1870 August 20
    • Bluff opposite big horn camp, Black Canon, Colorado River

    • View of a steep rock cliff and the Colorado River in Black Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. A wooden boat with a mast is on a sandbar and men stand beside gear and supplies at what is identified as "big horn camp".
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon National Park--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand Canyon National Park--1870-1880.; Rivers--Arizona--Grand...
    • 1871
    • Comb on the West Gallatin

    • A view of three men near an encampment in West Gallatin Canyon area near the Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park in Montana. One man holds a coffee grinder as another man prepares settings for a meal. A third man sits near a pile of...
    • Gallatin Canyon (Mont.)--1870-1880.; Gallatin River (Wyo.-Mont.)--1870-1880.; Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Antlers--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Camping--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Canyons--Yellowstone National...
    • 1871?
    • Packing

    • Two men adjust the load on the back of a donkey in Colorado; shows a campsite with a tent, supplies, pots and pans.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--1870-1880.; Pack animals--Colorado--1870-1880.; Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
    • 1871?
    • Grand Canon, Colorado River, near Paria Creek, looking west

    • View of the Colorado River and probably Marble Canyon near the confluence with the Paria River in Coconino County, Arizona. Shows eroded sandstone walls and talus near the river bed.
    • Coconino County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Marble Canyon (Coconino County, Ariz. : Canyon)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.;...
    • 1872
    • Rain sculpture, Salt Creek Canon, Utah

    • View of geologic rock formations, possibly a basalt flow, in Salt Creek Canyon (Iron County), Utah.
    • Iron County (Utah)--1870-1880.; Salt Creek Canyon (Utah)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Utah--Iron County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Utah--Iron County--1870-1880.; Rock formations--Utah--Iron County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the...
    • 1872
    • Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing

    • A man, probably a member of the geological survey, wears a hat and stands on a rocky ridge at the edge of the Grand Canyon (later Grand Canyon National Park), Arizona, at Shivwits Plateau. Shows layered canyon walls in the distance.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Shivwits Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Cliffs--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand...
    • 1872
    • Mouth of Kanab Wash

    • View of steep rock walls, a narrow valley and Kanab Creek in Kanab Canyon (Coconino County), Arizona. Rocks and a structure, possibly a tent, are beside the creek bed.
    • Coconino County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Kanab Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Kanab Creek (Utah and Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Streams--Arizona--Coconino...
    • 1872
    • The Grand Canon of the Colorado

    • A man from the Corps of Engineers survey crew crouches behind a box camera, on a tripod, near the Colorado River and the confluence with Kanab Creek in the Grand Canyon (later Grand Canyon National Park), Arizona. Shows footprints in the sand and a...
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Cameras--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.;...
    • 1872
    • Hieroglyphic Pass, opposite Parowan, Utah

    • Close-up view of the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs in Iron County, Utah. Native American (probably Fremont) petroglyphs include geometric shapes, concentric circles, horned animals, probably a snake, and animal tracks symbols. Stones and grass are beside...
    • Iron County (Utah)--1870-1880.; Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (Utah)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Utah--Iron County--1870-1880.; Rock art--Utah--Iron County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1872
    • Slaughter of buffaloes on the plains

    • Coyotes and scavenger birds eat the remains of dead American buffalo on the grassy plains. Shows buffalo carcasses, skulls and ribs.
    • Bison--1870-1880.; Coyotes--1870-1880.; Dead animals--1870-1880.
    • 1872 February 24
    • Section of south side of Zuni pueblo, N.M.

    • A Native American (Zuni) man stands and poses beside multi-story stone and adobe pueblos at Zuni, New Mexico. Buildings have ladders, roofs with timber rafters (vigas), gutters and chimney pots.
    • Indians of North America--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-188o.; Pueblo Indians--Structures--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni Indians--Structures--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni (N.M.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873
    • Distant view of Camp Apache, Arizona

    • Panoramic view of log or frame buildings with gabled roofs at Fort Apache, Arizona. Shows a flagpole, dirt roads, livestock and a building, possibly a barn, under construction. Trees are on mesas.
    • Fort Apache (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Forts & fortifications--Arizona--Fort Apache--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1873
    • Hunting party

    • Studio portrait of a bison hunting party; the men are identified as General Fuller, L.C. Ellsworth, C.W. Wright, and W.N. Byers, Joe Boyd, and Edwards. The men wear suits and hats, one man wears a fringed buckskin coat, they hold rifles. Shows...
    • Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Men--1870-1880.; Boyd, Joe, resident, Hugo, Colorado.; Byers, William Newton, 1831-1903.; Ellsworth, Lewis C.; Wright, C. W.
    • 1873
    • View on Apache Lake, Sierra Blanca Range [sic], Arizona

    • Men sit or stand and pose beside what is identified as Apache Lake in the White Mountains in Apache County or Navajo County (later Fort Apache Indian Reservation), Arizona. Some wear hats and carry rifles, one wears a shirt with piping on the...
    • Indian scouts--Arizona--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Western Apache Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; White Mountains (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Arizona--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873
    • Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho

    • A man stands and poses in a rock crevice beside the Snake River and waterfalls at Shoshone Falls in a canyon in Twin Falls County, Idaho. Shows eroded canyon walls, rocky shores and island boulders in the river.
    • Shoshone Falls (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.)--1860-1870.; Twin Falls County (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Idaho--Twin Falls County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Idaho--Twin Falls County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Idaho--Twin Falls...
    • 1874
    • View near head of Conejos River, Col.

    • Panoramic view of tents and a camp near the Conejos River in Conejos County, Colorado. The river has islands between channels. Sagebrush and trees are nearby and the foothills of the San Juan Mountains are around the valley.
    • Conejos County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Conejos River (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1874
    • Alpine lake, Cerro Blanco Mountains, Col.

    • Panoramic view of a high mountain lake, sparse trees, the Sierra Blanca ridge (Cerro Blanco), and Blanca Peak in probably Costilla County or Alamosa County, Colorado. Shows a rocky ridge and possibly Lake Como.
    • Blanca Peak (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1874
    • Mack's lumber yard N W corner Main & Sixth St.

    • The office of this lumberyard in Canon City, Colorado, is a frame saltbox structure with a false front. Curving lines of letters on it read: "Easte(?), Chic(?), Wholesale, mouldings, lath, shingles, hardwood, picket fence, glass, cement, plaster,...
    • Lumberyards--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.
    • 1875
    • Running Gulch

    • A view of a Colorado Central Railroad railroad train at Running Gulch near Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Shows wood frame houses and mine buildings near the railroad grade.
    • Colorado Central Railroad Company--1870-1890.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Houses--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1880.; Railroads--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Prospecting on the Ute Reservation, an ominous meeting

    • A North American Indian (Ute) man confronts a prospector on a mountain slope in Utah or Colorado. The Ute man wears a necklace with a star pendant and holds a rifle. Men with rifles stand behind him. The prospector holds a pick axe, and looks over...
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Ute Indians--1870-1880.; Miners--1870-1880.; Mining--1870-1880.; Pack animals--1870-1880.; Thornburgh, Thomas Tipton, 1843-1879.
    • 1879 October 25
    • Garfield school

    • Architectural drawing of the foundation plan for Longfellow School at 13th (Thirteenth) and Welton Streets in Denver, Colorado.
    • Denver Public Schools--1880-1890.; Longfellow School (Denver, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Schools--1880-1890.
    • 1882
    • Flood in Cherry Creek

    • View of Denver, Colorado during a Cherry Creek flood; shows torrents of water, the Larimer Street bridge, and City Hall.
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Denver (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Bridges--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.; Streams--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.
    • 1885 July 25
    • Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico

    • View of the Montezuma Hotel and hot springs complex in Montezuma (San Miguel County), New Mexico. Shows the Montezuma Hotel, a Queen Anne style building with turrets, the stone bathhouse, the two story Stone Hotel with verandas and a cupola with a...
    • Montezuma Hotel (Montezuma, N.M.)--1880-1890.; Stone Hotel (Montezuma, N.M.)--1880-1890.; Gallinas Creek (San Miguel County, N.M.)--1880-1890.; Montezuma (N.M.)--1880-1890.; Bathhouses--New Mexico--Montezuma--1880-1890.; Buildings--New...
    • 1886
    • Franklin Byers Robinson

    • Studio portrait of William Newton Byers and his one year old grandson, Frank Byers Robinson. Frank sits on the shoulder of his grandfather and points as they smile.
    • Boys--1880-1890.; Families--1880-1890.; Grandparents--1880-1890.; Smiling--1880-1890.; Byers, William Newton, 1831-1903.; Robinson, Franklin Byers.
    • 1886 Aug. 7

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