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  • If you caught the documentary "Urban Rez," on Rocky Mountain PBS on May 2, some of the featured American Indian people might have seemed familiar, as if you had encountered them along the very streets of Denver.     Yes, it’s true: you did meet them before—35 years ago in the Denver Museum’s own e…
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  • Jesse H. Bratley image

    Jesse H. Bratley was born in Brown Town, Wisconsin in 1867. In 1893 he joined the Government Service to be a teacher. Over the next ten years he taught or presided at schools on several Indian Reservations, In the 1890s, Bratley introduced sub-irrigation methods, …
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  • Golden Eagle Fieldwork

    Museum staff Bailey, Niedrach, and Landberg took several field trips to nearby cliffs in Douglas and Weld County to study the golden eagle circa 1935. They suspended bird blinds to photograph the nest with young chicks.  Imagine using the bumber of this 1938 …
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  • Expedition to China & Japan 1870-1911, Part II

    A wooden crate containing 34 boxes of glass and nitrate negatives was shipped from an unknown source to the Museum in 1985.  The crate indicated a date of 1907 but paper found inside one of the crates dates to 1870.  The image…
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  • June 9, 2011 is International Archives Day! Today we reach out to our community to remind them of the importance of archival collections, and to encourage them to learn through the study of the primary sources we preserve. We are celebrating this year with the debut of our blog, which will fe…
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  • Expedition to China & Japan 1870-1911

    A wooden crate containing 34 boxes of glass and nitrate negatives was shipped from an unknown source to the Museum in 1985.  The crate indicated a date of 1907, but paper found inside the crate was dated 1870. The images are of a trip taken …
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  • Museum Field Truck Ready to Go  - 1927

    Museum employee Frank Figgens sits in the driver's seat of a DMNS field truck outside of the Museum before heading out on an expedition sometime around 1927. Field trips took days and sometimes weeks, and stocking up on supplies was essential. N…
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  • In 2010 the estate of Henry W. Toll donated to the Museum's Library his collection of materials on the Grand Canyon. The collection includes 180 books, several large atlases, periodicals, catalogs, river runner guides and logs, and postcards. Most are early works, published from the late 1800s…
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  • Can you Find the Water Ouzel Nest? c. 1918-1935

    While the Water Ouzel's nest (also known as American Dippers) is barely seen on the cliff to the right, photographer Robert B. Rockwell unintentionally caught a stunningly beautiful Colorado River scene as well.  Rockwell was an early …
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  • Figgins and Reinheimer in the Field - c. 1913-1933

    Museum Director Jesse Dade Figgins and Preparator Philip Reinheimer pose for a photo in a log cabin while out on a specimen-collecting trip in the field likely sometime in the 1920s. While expeditions today rely on computers and cameras, …
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