This film negative was taken by David DeHarport (1921-2001) in 1972 in Victor, Colorado. The photograph shows several mining buildings, including the tipple with the town of Victor in the background. Victor was founded as a mining town in the late 19th century after the discovery of gold in the area.
David DeHarport was a photographer, archaeologist, and anthropologist. Between 1937-2000, DeHarport photographed the southwestern United States, specifically focusing on Colorado and the Four Corners region. Much of his work focused on abandoned agricultural and mining towns in Colorado, as well as landscapes of the state's eastern plains. This photograph is part of the David DeHarport collection (Ph.00510).