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Seven Falls Colorado Springs Antique Photographic Postcard, circa 1880

$850

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Presented is an antique photographic postcard of Seven Falls, Colorado, from 1880. Postcard production blossomed in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as railroads opened up much of the Western frontier to new and exciting travel opportunities. Seven Falls is one of Colorado’s most captivating natural wonders. Located at the base of the Front Range, this magnificent series of waterfalls is situated in a 1,250-foot-wall box canyon between the towering Pillars of Hercules and boasts a 181-foot drop of falling water. Seven Falls was originally part of land given to Nathan Colby in 1872 as part of the Homestead Act of 1862. The Homestead Act granted 160 acres of surveyed land to pioneers in the west, with claimants required to “improve” the plot by building a dwelling and cultivating the land. Mr. Colby promptly sold the track of land to James Hull, a preservationist who built the much-traversed trail to Inspiration Point so that visitors could explore the area. Hull collected other land around the falls and by the time he died and his estate was deeded to his sons, his land holdings had climbed to 1,400 acres. Seven Falls would pass through many more hands over the decades, but, fortunately, each owner saw the value in protecting the space both as a tourist destination and natural wonder. While different owners would break new trails and add modifications to accommodate visitors to the waterfalls, the beauty of Seven Falls remained largely as it was when first observed by humans. The Broadmoor purchased Seven Falls in 2014. Condition: Very good condition. Black and white photographic postcard. Some toning, due to age. Postcard has been archivally framed in a custom-built wooden frame. Framed dimensions: 10" H x 7" W x 1" D.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition. Black and white photographic postcard. Some toning, due to age. Postcard has been archivally framed in a custom-built wooden frame.
  • Seller Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: PR4241stDibs: LU909721592702

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