Telluride Museum: Ltd. Edition Historical Print On Sale Now!

Telluride Museum: Ltd. Edition Historical Print On Sale Now!

The Telluride Historical Museum offers a chanceto buy a rare piece of history, the result of a partnership with fine art photographer Lindsey Ross, who produce a limited edition series of prints created with a negative from the Museum’s collection. Interested in purchasing a print? Call the Museum at 970-728-3344 or email Kiernan Lannon at or Pepper Raper at

Lindsey Ross for THM Main Street taken 1884.

Lindsey Ross’ image was originally taken in 1884 at the intersection of Colorado Avenue (Main Street) and Pine street. Most of the buildings pictured no longer exist, but, as you can see, the mountains were as beautiful then as they are today.

Telluride was officially established in 1878 as Columbia, CO, but due to confusion with a town of the same name in California, the Post Office insisted that the Colorado town change its name. Telluride was officially incorporated in 1887 with its new name.

The photo was taken three years prior to the name change and is a rare glimpse into the Telluride community’s earliest days.

The photo is a silver gelatin print; there are a very limited number available.Each was hand-produced by Lindsey Ross in her Santa Barbara studio. They measure about 6″ x 10″ and come mounted with photo corners on an 11″ x 14″ mat.

2020 Lindsey Ross Website

Lindsey Ross specializes in historical photographic processes, particularly wet plate collodion, which reached its peak of popularity in the 1880s. She shoots landscapes, primarily of the American West as well as portraits. Rossis known online and on social media as @thealchemistress.

This has been a challenging year to say the least and the Telluride Museum has sorely missed the opportunity to gather with everyone at Feasting on History and An Evening with Ken Burns. While those events are off the table until next year at the earliest,
– rest assured, the Museum is fully committed to bringing back its favorite programs and events as soon as possible – purchasing one of these unique prints is a great way to support the nonprofit while also taking home a piece of Telluride’s history.

Prints are $500 each. All proceeds benefit the Telluride Historical Museum and its mission to preserve, protect, and present the rich history and heritage of the town.

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