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Photographer Royal Hubbell

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According to an article in the Cañon City Record on September 25, 1895, Royal Hubbell was the only baby photographer in Cañon City. An ad printed in the Cañon City Times in 1901 furthered his claim that he was the perfect photographer for mothers to bring their babies to for a photo. The ads Hubbell […]

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Photographer J. Melvin Affleck

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J. Melvin Affleck gave his family quite the scare in 1913 when he disappeared one night. On May 22, 1913, the Cañon City Record reported on the events. Fourteen young men responded to an alarm that was sounded 20 minutes to 11:00 PM from the electrical power plant. The men were equipped with lanterns by […]

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Photographer William Babberger

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Located at 618 Main Street was the Babberger Studio, run by William Babberger. Babberger moved to Cañon City in the early 1900s and by 1902 was owner of a photography studio. According to a business directory in 1906, Babberger’s speciatlies were “Stylish Photography, Crayons and Pastels.” He also sold frames, mats, glass, and artist’s materials. […]

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Photographers – Misses Mills

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The photography studio located at 510 Main Street was sold to the Misses Mills of Chicago in 1901 when George Fricke moved away. There were three Misses Mills: Ethel, Frances, and Katherine. Each claimed to be a graduate in art and upon purchase of the studio, installed a complete set of modern picture taking apparatus. […]

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Photographer George Fricke

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George Fricke bought the studio at 510 Main Street from Charles Emery in 1891. Fricke was a born in Germany in 1867 and it was there he learned photography. He worked in studios in New York and St. Louis, among others, before moving to Cañon City. In an ad in the Cañon City Record on […]