Detail View: J. Raymond Brackett Photograph Collection: Chapel

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J. Raymond Brackett, Photographs and Negatives, 1890-1915
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photographic print
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Brackett, J. Raymond
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Photography -- Boulder (Colo.)
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Old Main
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University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Archives Dept.
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Book 1, 3-1
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photographic paper
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These three negatives are closely identical. They show the Interior of the chapel in Old Main before the floor was sloped and the platform converted into a stage. Since electric light bulbs are visible in the two chandeliers, the pictures were probably taken after 1890. An oil lantern is still in place on the wall at the left and a rectangular grand piano is on stage at the right. Of this room, Elizabeth Ricketts '01 wrote in 1951: "....The faculty took turns in conducting chapel - there was Dr. Norlin, Dr. Hellems, Dr. Taylor - all young men then, not much older than we were; and Dr. Brackett, Dr. Ayre, Prof. DeLong and the others, all stalwarts of long ago....The elegant archway at the center stage including the shadows it appears to cast to the left is a painting, as can be determined by examining the shadow of the pipe that runs vertically and awkwardly in front of it. Could this painting have been the work of Rocky Mountain Joe Sturtevant as described by Jane Sewell in "Jane Dear Child"?" [see Archives finding aid for complete notes]
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Bartlett, Albert A. and Kupfner, George, The glass plate negatives of Prof. J. Raymond Brackett (1854-1922) showing scenes of the University of Colorado from 1890 to 1931
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digital image