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About this collection

The H. L. Standley Autochrome Collection contains some of Standley’s most interesting and beautiful work.  Focusing primarily on the mountains and landscapes of Colorado, this collection includes color images of such locations as Garden of the Gods, Hagerman Peak, and Pikes Peak.

Harry Landis Standley was born July 28, 1881 in Arkansas City, Kansas.  He moved with his family to Colorado, and by 1893 the young Standley was taking photographs of Cripple Creek, his new hometown.  By 1904, Standley had moved to Colorado Springs where he soon opened a photo studio. Standley loved the Rocky Mountains, and for nearly fifty years his camera captured the features, people, and events of Colorado and the greater Pikes Peak region. Harry Standley died in Colorado Springs in March 1951.

 

 
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