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For that hard-to-shop-for Durango history buff or railfan, here is a curated set of digitized historical winter images from the Museum’s Collection available for purchase. For $15 per image, we will send you a digital file that you can print and frame for a truly special gift or even a holiday greeting card. Click on the PayPal button below the image to add them to your cart. We will email you the image or a link where you can download the images. Please remember that these are for personal use only. (If you are interested in images for commercial use, please contact the Museum.)

If you want help printing the images, contact Blueline Reprographics, a local business that can print your image on canvas, make giclee prints, or offer a myriad of photo options. Tell them the Museum sent you.

To frame your gift, contact Affordable Framing at 955 Main Ave. They are providing a discount to Museum customers which will be emailed to you with your order.

If this selection of winter photos does not inspire you, visit our website again as more images will be released seasonally.

If you would like a digital copy of an image that appeared in the Durango Herald for personal use, click on the PayPal button below. Images are $15. When we receive payment, you will receive an email by the next business day to confirm which image you want, then an email with a link to the hi-res version of the image.

Skaters on Animas River


Ice skating on the Animas River, north of Animas City. Date unknown.

Tree at night


Photograph taken around 1930 of the willow tree planted by Daniel Sheets near the Main Ave. bridge, from the Partridge Studios.



Photo of the streetcar headed north over the Main Avenue bridge taken in November of 1910 for a postcard.

Cabins near Castle Rock


Snowy scene of a cabin beneath Castle Rock near Needles, about 25 miles north of Durango. Photograph believed to have been taken in the 1930s by Dr. Benjamin Ochsner.

SG&N RR in snow


Winter photo of locomotive #32 of the Silverton, Gladstone, and Northerly Railroad taken around 1905.

1940s Main Ave


The snowy 900 block of Durango’s Main Ave. in the late 1940s. Photo believed to have been taken by F.J. Will.

flume with icicles

88.20.198 Ochsner

Photograph of part of the Cascade flume taken in the winter by Dr. Benjamin Ochsner.

Parrott City


Drawing by Emil Fischer in 1881 of Parrott City, the La Plata County seat before Durango, now a ghost town in La Plata Canyon.

Tracks in snow


Photograph taken by W.R. Rowland of snow on the railroad tracks in the Animas Canyon. Date unknown.

child and tree

92.19.379 Robert Dwyer Jr.

Young Robert Dwyer Jr., son of the first sheriff of La Plata County celebrating Christmas around the turn of the last century.

rotary plow


Clearing snow with a rotary plow at the Durango Depot. Photograph taken in February of 1916.

St Columba


Winter photo of St. Columba’s Church and St. Mary’s Academy taken around 1905.

Main Ave bridge

Winter image taken around 1920 from the east side of Main Ave looking toward the houses on West Park Ave.

Parson's Drug Store


Winter scene of Parson’s Drug Store on the southeast corner of 9th St. and Main Ave., circa 1950. Photograph from the Fishback Studio of Durango.

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