The Resource O.T. Davis photograph collection, (graphic)

O.T. Davis photograph collection, (graphic)

Label
O.T. Davis photograph collection
Title
O.T. Davis photograph collection
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Views of mostly southern Colorado. Images of mining and railroad camps, mountains, lakes, streams, rivers, glaciers, and rock formations. Images of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad facilities, trains and workers. Views of Alamosa, old Fort Garland (Costilla County), cowboys and a buffalo herd on the Trinchera Ranch (Costilla County), an oil well and rig, adobe houses, mines and mining facilities of the Rio Grande Mining and Mineral Company in Jasper (Rio Grande County); images of Sierra Blanca (Blanca Peak), the Alamosa River, Veta Pass (La Veta Pass), and Beaver Park (Rio Grande County)
Member of
Biographical or historical data
O.T. (Ory Thomas) Davis documented the building of railroads and highways, the settlement of Walsenburg, La Veta, Alamosa and Blanca and the scenery of Colorado. Davis was born in Decatur, Iowa in 1859 and moved with his family to Nebraska in the 1860's. He worked on the railroad in Iowa and Nebraska and later at a Copper Mine near La Veta Pass in Southern Colorado. After the mine closed he briefly ranched in the area and then moved to La Veta in 1888. It was here that he started taking photographs, he continued to photograph Southern Colorado until is death in 1945.
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
picture
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Davis, O. T
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  • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company
  • Landscapes
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Railroads
  • Ranches
  • Bison
  • Cities and towns
  • Trinchera Ranch (Colo.)
  • Colorado
  • Blanca Peak (Colo.)
Technique
not applicable
Label
O.T. Davis photograph collection, (graphic)
Link
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Many negatives have inked identification. Some of the photographic prints have penciled identification on verso
  • Most of the photographic prints are contact prints
Accompanying material
1 linear ft. (1 photo box: 142 photographic prints).
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm. or less +
Extent
118 negatives
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo
Immediate source of acquisition
Source unknown.
Other physical details
glass, nitrate
System control number
  • OCM48991485
  • (OCoLC)48991485
Label
O.T. Davis photograph collection, (graphic)
Link
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Many negatives have inked identification. Some of the photographic prints have penciled identification on verso
  • Most of the photographic prints are contact prints
Accompanying material
1 linear ft. (1 photo box: 142 photographic prints).
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm. or less +
Extent
118 negatives
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo
Immediate source of acquisition
Source unknown.
Other physical details
glass, nitrate
System control number
  • OCM48991485
  • (OCoLC)48991485

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