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Labor Day, Silverton, CO

Photographs by Russel Lee (1903-1986), show a small mining town Silverton Labor Day celebration in 1940. Ticket seller, a parade with clowns, parked cars, crowds of spectators, high school band, miners, and burro-loading contest and power drilling contest for miners. The town of Silverton was a silver mining camp, most or all of which is now included in a federally designated National Historic Landmark District, the Silverton Historic District. A group of prospectors found traces of placer gold in the San Juan Mountains in 1860. In August 1873, George Howard and R.J. McNutt discovered the Sunnyside silver vein along Hurricane Peak. Gold was then discovered in 1882. The Sunnyside Mine was shut down after the 1929 stock market crash but was acquired by Standard Metals Corp.
Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado
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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day cele...

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Miners at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Miners at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miner attaching airhose to power drill which he will use in drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miner attaching airhose to power ...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: People at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Group of miners talking at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Group of miners talking at Labor ...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miner attaching airhose to power drill which he will use in drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miner attaching airhose to power ...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Burros loaded with ore sacks in the burro-loading contest

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Burros loaded with ore sac...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Candid cameraman at miners contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Candid cameraman at miners contes...

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Boy watching miners contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Boy watching miners contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Color...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miners in power drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miners in power drilling contest,...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Candid cameraman at miners contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Candid cameraman at miners contes...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Contestant and spectators at the burro-loading contest

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day ce...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Judges inspecting drill which will be used in miners power drilling contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Judges inspecting drill which wil...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day cele...

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Untitled photo, possibly related to: Children watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Children watching the Labor Day p...

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Team of two gold miners operating hand drill in contest on Labor Day, Silverton, Colorado

Team of two gold miners operating hand drill in contest on Labor Day, ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Gold miner operating hand drill in hand-drilling contest on Labor Day, Silverton, Colorado

Gold miner operating hand drill in hand-drilling contest on Labor Day,...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Judges inspecting drill which will be used in miners power drilling contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Judges inspecting drill which will be used in miners power drilling co...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Group of people watching events at Labor Day celebration contest, Silverton, Colorado

Group of people watching events at Labor Day celebration contest, Silv...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Burros loaded with sacks of gold ore at the burro-loading contest

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Burros loaded with sacks o...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Miner's family on top of truck watching Labor Day contests, Silverton, Colorado

Miner's family on top of truck watching Labor Day contests, Silverton,...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

People in town for the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

People in town for the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Candid cameraman at miners contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Candid cameraman at miners contes...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Miners sitting on decorated car during Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Miners sitting on decorated car during Labor Day celebration, Silverto...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Children watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Children watching the Labor Day p...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

People at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

People at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Spectators at the contests for miners at the Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Spectators at the contests for mi...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Judges at the miners drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Judges at the miners drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverto...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebrations. Contestant tying sacks of ore onto a burro in a contest

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebrations. Contestant tying sacks of...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day cele...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Contestant tying sacks of ore onto a burro in a contest

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Contestant tying sacks of ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Burros loaded with ore sacks in the burro-loading contest

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Burros loaded with ore sac...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Ticket seller at ferris wheel at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Ticket seller at ferris wheel at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Col...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

People on one of the rides on amusement row at the Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

People on one of the rides on amusement row at the Labor Day celebrati...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Judges inspecting drill which will be used in miners power drilling contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Judges inspecting drill which wil...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miner attaching airhose to power drill which he will use in drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Miner attaching airhose to power ...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Judges inspecting drill which will be used in miners power drilling contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Judges inspecting drill which wil...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Children watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Children watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Candid cameraman at miners contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Candid cameraman at miners contest at Labor Day celebration, Silverton...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Miners in power drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Miners in power drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Co...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Group of miners talking at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Group of miners talking at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Miner at the contests at the Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado. He won the power drilling contest

Miner at the contests at the Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorad...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Contestant and spectators at the burro-loading contest

Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Contestant and spectators ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Band and clowns at Labor Day cele...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Children watching the Labor Day parade, Silverton, Colorado

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Children watching the Labor Day p...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Cars parked along main street during the Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Cars parked along main street during the Labor Day celebration, Silver...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Cranking up motor which will supply power for the miners drilling contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Cranking up motor which will supply power for the miners drilling cont...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day celebration. Contestant and spectators at the burro-loading contest

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Silverton, Colorado. Labor Day ce...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Miners talking at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Miners talking at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Spectators at the miners contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Spectators at the miners contest, Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Co...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

High school band at the miners' Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

High school band at the miners' Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colo...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

High school band at the miners' Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

High school band at the miners' Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colo...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Band and clowns at Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

High school band at the miners' Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colorado

High school band at the miners' Labor Day celebration, Silverton, Colo...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more