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Photo, Print, Drawing McKee Ranch, buildings and grounds, Silverthorne, Colorado

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  • McKee Ranch, buildings and grounds, Silverthorne, Colorado


  • Dettmer, Elke, 1944- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Silverthorne, Colorado, August 19, 1980


  • -  Folklore--Colorado
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Colorado -- Summit County -- Silverthorne


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs


  • -  Index data: 1, log building and adjacent corral fence, other ranch buildings in background; 2-3, log barns, image 3 has a horse and colt in a corral in the foreground; 4, log barn with plywood or similar material used to close up an opening in the wall from which the logs are gone; 05, log barn (may be same as preceding, from other side); 6, underexposed scene, looking past one barn toward other buildings; 07-08, pair of two-story barns, both fully visible in image 8; 9, gable end and plank door of two-story log barn (with a tire and sheet of plywood in front); 10, gable end and plank door of two-story log barn (rusty refrigerator in front); 11, three-quarters view of log barn (same building as image 09); 12, back of a log barn, vertical-paling fence segments (corral?) on both sides, mountain in background, swallows on telephone wire; 13, side of two-story barn with homemade ladder going to upper-level opening, feed trough attached to log wall; 14, three-quarters view of two-story barn (not same building as image 13); 15, side view of one-story barn (underexposed); 16, side (end) of main house with addition and adjacent log woodshed (underexposed); 17, pair of log barns or sheds, positioned end-to-end, with plank roof, on the ranch lane that proceeds to the pair of two-level log barns and the residence dwelling; 18, residence from side with picture window; 19, same, shows back porch, main part of house is log, shed addition with clapboarding; 20, similar three-quarters view with picture windows, one on the side and two flanking front door, laundry on clothesline in foreground; 21, portion of shed addition to house, materials in yard, log barns in background; 22, gable end of a one-story log barn, two-story barns in background; 23, end-to-end one-story log buildings (one with mineral-surfaced roll roofing), Dick and Loma McKee's mobile home in background, mountains (to the east) in far background; 24-25, looking down on the back of the residence from the road (ranch lane), medium shot and wide shot; 26, looking across the ruin of log barn (?) toward other log buildings, Dick and Loma McKee's mobile home at center; 27, side wall of log barn (underexposed); 28, similar to image 27, includes side view of gable end; 29, log barn with vertical-paling fence, from medium distance; 30-31, fieldworker Rusty Marshall making drawings at the two-story log barn that has a sheet of plywood leaning against the front; 32, side-angle view of front of main house; 33, woodshed behind main house (underexposed); 34, gable end of one-story log building with four-pane casement window; 35, gable end of log building (underexposed); 36, three-quarters view of one-story log building with four-pane casement window in wall, log wall extension at end; 37, log corral with gate, vehicles and log barns in background, Rodney Ewell (age 9) stand in the open gate.
  • -  Summary note: McKee Ranch, Silverthorne, CO, on the east side of the Blue River in Summit County, owners at the time of fieldwork are Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wilburn "I. W." McKee and Nella Vera McKee.


  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/031: ED-1

Source Collection

  • Colorado Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/031)


  • American Folklife Center

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Dettmer, Elke. McKee Ranch, buildings and grounds, Silverthorne, Colorado. United States Summit County Colorado Silverthorne, 1980. Silverthorne, Colorado. Photograph.

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Dettmer, E. (1980) McKee Ranch, buildings and grounds, Silverthorne, Colorado. United States Summit County Colorado Silverthorne, 1980. Silverthorne, Colorado. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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