Article Image
IPFS News Link • American History

The Wild West photos that were colorized in the 1880s,

• By Chris Dyer

Stunning color images dating from the turn of the 19th century show harsh reality of life during the Gold Rush

Photochroms pictures depict 1850s Colorado which was nearly completely lawless with outlaws and rustlers

These fascinating images show a cowboy twirling a lasso and pioneers eating beside their makeshift canteen

Fascinating color images from 120 years ago capture what life was really like in the Wild West and reveal the harsh reality of the Gold Rush-era.

Stunning color images dating from just before the turn of the 19th century depict a rugged cowboy brandishing a lasso, a thoughtful miner enjoying a smoke in the doorway of a dug-out cabin, and a pioneer merchant plying his wares from a ramshackle wooden shop.