Come to Colorado

A black-and-white photograph of a train track stretching through a series of rock tunnels in the side of a mountain.
August 27, 2023–January 7, 2024
Second floor

Drawn exclusively from the Carter’s Fred and Jo Mazzulla Collection, this exhibition showcases 19th-century photographs including work from W. J. Carpenter, Joseph M. Collier, and William Henry Jackson. Fred Mazzulla spent decades building a collection of visual materials, including photographs, about the history of Colorado. Acquired by the Carter in 1976, these rarely shown photographs document Colorado’s settlement and the promotion of the area as an outdoor playground in tandem with the growth of the mining industry of the late 19th century.

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Header Image Credit

William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), Tunnels 10 and 11. 11 Mile Cañon. Colo. Midland R.R., 1887, albumen silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, P1971.94.7