EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS IN DENVER, COLORADO

We have a number of early photos in our family collection, and we thought it would be a handy reference to researchers to start a list of early photographers with their names, addresses if possible and when our photo was taken. We would love to hear from you with similar information. simply send it to us at - genrockies@yahoo.com - put Colorado Photo Album in subject line.

Where there might be a question as to where to alphabatize a name, we have cross referenced in both places and underlined the letter we are using to cross reference.

  • AC Martin, Keystone 1375, about 1931
  • A. E. Rinehart, 413 Larimer Street, Denver, early 1900's
  • Austin, 1625 Welton, Denver 1920's
  • Barber Studio, Denver, about 1924
  • Barnard, Denver, about 1956
  • W. L. Bates, Tabor Bldg, 16th and Larimer, Denver, 1880-1890?
  • BEEBE, 438 Arapahoe Street near 17th - no dates
  • Bellsmith, aka Goldmedal Studio, Denver, Colorado Before 1921
  • Best Studio, 1625 Welton, Denver, date unknown
  • Brooks, 16th and Stout, Denver - 1899, 1908
  • Brown, Denver, mid 1950s
  • B. Sturtevant, Artist (on late 1890s Boulder photo)
  • Burnis McCloud, Denver 1950, 60s and 70s
  • C. H. Wells, 1126 Fifteenth Street, Denver
  • Castor, 1131 15th St., Denver - early 1900s
  • Chambers, Denver about 1916
  • Earle Clark, 1510 Cook St, Denver FR 5583 late 1940s
  • J. Collier at 1643 Larimer St., Denver around 1920
  • D B Charles, Denver - no dates
  • D. B. Chase, Rm 5, McClelland Blk, Corner 15th & Lawrence, 1891 (reader submission - thank you!)
  • W. E. Chase, 1459 Larimer St., Denver - believed to be earlier than the Post Studio above
  • Darnell, 60's, 70's
  • Dean Studio, Denver, about 1952
  • Earle Clark, 1510 Cook St, Denver FR 5583 late 1940s
  • Empress Studio     1655 Curtis St. ,Denver
  • Foreman's Studio, 1537 Larimer St., Denver - about 1890
  • Fortner Studio, Stirling, about 1918 or so
  • Francois, 1961
  • Goldsmith Studio, aka Bellsmith, Denver
  • H. Rothberger, 1539 Arapahoe, Denver about 1895
  • Hopwood Art Gallery, owners Dee L. Hopwood, later Lanny Hopwood, later became Turner Art Gallery - some glass photos on display at Denver Public Library
  • Irving Allen Fox Studio, Denver, about 1942 - note: did the photo work on the 1926 Arvada High School Annual.
  • J. Collier at 1643 Larimer St., Denver around 1920
  • Kirkland, Denver, early 1900's
  • Jones and Lehman, Denver - June 1897
  • Lafayette Fultz Studios, Denver about 1943
  • Burnis McCloud, Denver 1950, 60s and 70s
  • AC Martin, Keystone 1375, about 1931
  • Mile Hi Photo, Denver 1955
  • Morganti, Denver - mid 1930'sabout 1939, mid 1940s, 1946
  • Nast Studio, Denver early 1900's
  • National School Studio, first one in early 1950s
  • Olan Mills, Denver 1962, 63, 64, 1965
  • Orpheum Studio, Denver, 1923, late 1920
  • Palace Studio, 16th and Arapahoe, Denver - around 1900
  • Post Studio, 15th and Lawrence St., 1905
    • Post F. E., Denver 1459 Larimer St. 1889-1892; 1206 15th St. - 1893; 15th and Lawrence -1894, 1895
  • Rave Lella Randall, Denver, about 1938
  • Rembrandt, Denver about 1942
  • A. E. Rinehart, 413 Larimer Street, Denver, early 1900's
  • H. Rothberger, 1539 Arapahoe, Denver about 1895
  • B. Sturtevant, Artist (on late 1890s Boulder photo)
  • Hopwood Art Gallery, owners Dee L. Hopwood, later Lanny Hopwood, later became Turner Art Gallery - some glass photos on display at Denver Public Library
  • Universal Studio, Denver , 1955, 1958, 1972
  • Van Dyke Studio, Denver, about 1924
  • W. E. Chase, 1459 Larimer St., Denver - believed to be earlier than the Post Studio above
  • W. L. Bates, Tabor Bldg, 16th and Larimer, Denver, 1880-1890?
  • C. H. Wells, 1126 Fifteenth Street, Denver
  • Wells & King, Denver - no dates
  • Wright, corner 15th and Larimer, Denver, early 1900's
COLORADO STUDIOS (OUT OF DENVER)
  • R. E. Caswell, 252 Bennet Road, Cripple Creek, Colorado 1895 forward, unknown closing
 

In addition, we have an order envelope where one could order specialty photos (such as fancy scrolling around the photo) which has no date but we believe it to be early 1890's.

Perry Photo Novelty corporation

360 Bowery

New York, USA

Denver Agent - F Pearson

Again, we are looking for more studio names. Will try also to locate early city directories for Denver and surrounding communities and see what studios might be listed.

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