Wow Photo Wednesday ~ Tiny Houses

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Wow ~ For people who enjoy seeing how other people live, our Digital Collections is filled with enough material to satisfy every curiosity. A search for “miners,” “cabins,” or “house” will find a variety of home styles, but if your specialty is simple, small, or improvised structures, you’ll need to do a little more sifting. Our gallery below shows a few of the highlights of this genre, but a deeper exploration would be a fun project.
“Wow Photo Wednesday” celebrates photographs in the Denver Public Library’s Digital Collections that have “The Wow Factor” and that highlight the myriad delightful nuggets in our database.

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[between 1894 and 1900]

[between 1890 and 1900?]

Stone Cabin, Jenny Lind Gulch

Buckeye Cabin, La Sal Mt’s. Utah
Full size image1897 Aug. 24

Cabin of S. J. Roberts, Cripple-Creek, Colo.
Full size image1893

Old Man Topping and the first log cabin in Cripple Creek
Full size image[between 1892 and 1895]

First house in Cripple Creek, Poverty Gulch
Full size image[between 1892 and 1895]

Tutt and Penrose Cabin built 1891 Cripple Creek, Colo.
Full size imageFeb. 1894

Town Co’s Office, Grand Junction
Full size image1882

Log Cabin
Full size image[between 1871 and 1875]

Miners cabin in the Rockys [sic], Colo.
Full size image[1890?]

Geyser cabin, La Sal Mt’s, Utah
Full size image1897 July 24

St. Peter’s guide at home, Colorado
Full size image[between 1882 and 1900?]

Bootlegger’s Cabin
Full size image2002

Blue Jay Cabin, Hahns Peak, Aug. 1921
Full size image1921

Cabin near Gillett
Full size image[between 1894 and 1900?]

Log cabin home of Martha & Mary Crane, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Full size image1909

Miners Cabin at Dunnville
Full size image1904 June 15

Hepburn’s cabin, Miners Basin, La Sal Mt’s.
Full size image1897 August 10

Chihuahua Gulch, Colo. 1947
Full size image[1947?]

Alice, old cabin
Full size image1965

Elkhorn palace, near Rosita, Colo.
Full size image[between 1870 and 1880?]

A Pike’s Peak prospector
Full size image[between 1882 and 1900?]

Gunnison, first house on Gunnison townsite located on west side of railroad track of Crested Butte branch, and slightly east (?) of Tomichi Avenue
Full size image1876

A house in Ouray
Full size image[between 1870 and 1890]

Dutch Mill Cottage Court
Full size image[between 1980 and 1990?]

Garage & pump house
Full size image[between 1930 and 1950?]

Tiny Houses