Roy Albright Collection

Roy Albright was born in December 1885 in Poncha Springs, Colorado. The Albright property was located just east of Highway 50 at New Street/C.R. 107. From 1916 into the early 1920s, Roy owned and operated Albright Grocery at 115 E. 2nd Street. He then moved to Alamosa, Colorado and worked for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad as an interpreter, being fluent in Spanish. Roy returned to Salida in 1976 and died in 1984.

The Albright family tree mixed with the Kaess family. Roy’s brother Frank had a daughter, Helen Albright, who married Cecil Kaess. They had a child, Preston, who was Dee Dee Kaess Trenary’s father. Within the collection are some of Cecil’s Salida High School classmate’s photos.

Many of these images include members of the Methodist Church from the early 20th century. Helen Hanks is also prominently featured in them. She owned the Hay Studio after Henry R. Hay died.

These images were graciously donated for use by Dee Dee Kaess Trenary, who was Roy’s grand-niece.

Just me.RAlbrightColl

Roy Albright

Amos Lundquist.RAlbrightColl

Amos Lundquist

Cottonwood Lake.RAlbrightColl

Cottonwood Lake at Buena Vista, Colo.

Helen Hanks.RAlbrightColl

Helen Hanks

Dam above Maysville with group posing.RAlbrightColl
Group at Maysville Dam Helen Hanks second from left.RAlbrightColl

Group at the dam located above Maysville. Helen Hanks is in brown tweed jacket.

Helen Hanks, Roy, Gene, Gladys, Jim Davis, Frankie Carson, Darwin McClure (seated).RAlbrightColl

Helen Hanks, Roy, Gene, Gladys, Jim Davis, Frankie Carson, & Darwin McClure (seated)

Helen Hanks, Grace Rubin, Roy Albright, Frankie C., Tim Davis, Gladys, Gene.RAlbrightColl

Helen Hanks, Grace Rubin, Roy Albright, Frankie C., Tim Davis, Gladys, & Gene

Gene, Roy, Jim Davis, Helen Hanks, Gladys, unknown, Frankie C.RAlbrightCollJPG

Gene, Roy, Jim Davis, Helen Hanks, Gladys, unknown, & Frankie C.

Birds eye view of Salida.RAlbrightColl

Bird’s eye view of Salida

Gene, May Hanks, Helen Hanks, Roy Albright.RAlbrightColl
Gene, May Hanks, Helen Hanks, and Roy.RAlbrightColl

The Albright property extended from Highway 50 at New Street/C.R. 107 down into the Little Arkansas River bottom, which regularly flooded in winter, creating perfect ice skating conditions.

Rolfe Carneau and Gene A. ice skating.RAlbrightColl
Roy and Rolfe Carneau doing Dutch Roll on ice skates.RAlbrightColl
Unknown group of ice skaters.RAlbrightColl
On top of Mt. Ouray 13,955 ft.RAlbrightColljpg

Mt. Ouray outing. Henry R. Hay postcard of group at elevation.

Group on top of Mt. Ouray.RAlbrightColl
Lunch on top of Ouray July 4 1909- RoyAlbright, Helen Hanks, Rev Wilson, unknown, Ada Kesner, Jim Davis, Gene, Darwin McClure, Frankie Carson, Grace Rubin.RAlbrightColljpg

Lunch at Mt. Ouray, July 4, 1909. L to R: Roy Albright, Helen Hanks, Rev. Wilson, Ada Kesner, Jim Davis, Gene, Darwin McClure, Frankie Carson, Grace Rubin.

Group of people on mules at Mt. Ouray.RAlbrightColl

The group at Mt. Ouray

Dust storm.RAlbrightCollJPG

Dust storm

Esther DeWeese – Gene – Bob Perry – Roy – Gladys.RAlbrightColl

Esther DeWeese, Gene, Bob Perry, Roy, & Gladys

Faye Watson top right and Mrs. Hanks bottom right.RAlbrightColl

Fay Watson at top right and Mrs. Hanks at bottom right

Dust Storm April 14 1935.RAlbrightColl
Wildfire on open plain.RAlbrightColl
Gene, Chas, Paul, & Cora in group.RAlbrightColljpg

Gene, Chas. Paul, Cora are in this group

Roy Albright with group.RAlbrightColl
Grace Rubin.RAlbrightColl

Grace Rubin

William Baird, Ada Kesner, May Hanks, Gene, Grace Rubin.RAlbrightColljpg

William Baird, Ada Kesner, May Hanks, Gene, & Grace Rubin

Group of friends with Roy Albright in bowler hat.RAlbrightColl

A group of friends – Roy Albright is at center in bowler hat

Group of ladies on footbridge.RAlbrightColl

Grouop of friends on footbridge

Group of people at park.RAlbrightColl
Methodist swim at Wellsville Pool.RAlbrightColl
Methodist picnic at Wellsville.RAlbrightColl
Swim and picnic at Wellsville.RAlbrightColl

Methodist picnic at Wellsville Hot Springs pool

My shorthand teacher.RAlbrightColl
Postcard of group of ladies.RAlbrightColl
Post card of group outside of church.RAlbrightColl
Mountain Sheep postcard.RAlbrightColl
Manitou Springs postcard.RAlbrightColl
May Hanks, Gertrude Crotser, Roy Albright, unknown.RAlbrightColl

May Hanks, Gertrude Croster, Roy Albright, and unknown woman

Postcard to Mr. Roy Albright from F.J.M.: 'Dear friend -- Rec'd your letter recently, + was surprised to learn that I owed you a letter. I am sure I wrote one recently but it must have been lost, well, I'll write you in the near future anyway. I have a lot to tell you, Roy, but my time is scarce this evening. F.J.M.'
Roy by river.RAlbrightColl

Roy Albright

Two gentlemen possibly at the Royal Gorge April 2 1928.RAlbrightColl

These images were probably taken near the Royal Gorge

Gentleman among the rocks Apr 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
Men at Royal Gorge platform May 9 1928.RAlbrightColl
Portrait of man at the Royal Gorge May 26 1928.RAlbrightColl
Royal Gorge and Train on Railroad Tracks April 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
Royal Gorge hanging bridge May 26 1928.RAlbrightColl
Royal Gorge railroad tracks May 9 1928.RAlbrightColl
The Royal Gorge May 26 1928.RAlbrightColl
Royal Gorge view of scenery Apr 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
Image of Two Men among scenery -possibly the Royal Gorge Apr 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
Royal Gorge wide shot Apr 2 1928.RAlbrightColl

The Royal Gorge

Two Gentlemen posing amongst rocks April 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
Unknown man posing on rim of Royal Gorge April 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
View of mountain scenery Apr 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
View of the Royal Gorge Apr 2 1928.RAlbrightColl
Postcard to Mr. Roy Albright image possibly of Sand Lake.RAlbrightColl
Unknown child.RAlbrightColl
Soldiers and German citizen in Speicher Germany Feb 1919.RAlbrightColl
Unknown couple.RalbrightColl
Gay Lynn Etter 1958 Kindergarten class photo.RAlbrightColl

Gay Lynn Etter

Unknown creek during runoff.RAlbrightColl
Unknown falls.RAlbrightColl
Town of Ouray.RAlbrightColl

Aerial view of town of Ouray

Unknown group boating at Twin Lakes.RAlbrightColl

Boating excursion at Twin Lakes; Mt. Hope in background

Unknown group dressed up.RAlbrightColl
Unknown group of three women.RAlbrightColl
Group of people outside of unknown mine.RAlbrightColl

Group at unknown mine

Group of people with horses and buggies.RAlbrightColl

Group with horses and buggies at Maysville

Group standing on iron bridge.RAlbrightColl
Tent Camp with horse.RAlbrightColl
Tent camp with multiple tents.RAlbrightColl
Unknown railroad bridge.RAlbrightColl
View from Mt. Tamalpais California.RAlbrightColl

View from Mt. Tamalpais, Calif.

Unknown ranch possibly near Pitkin.RAlbrightColl

Ranch possibly near Pitkin

Home of Gene and Gladys in Delta.RAlbrightColl

Gene and Gladys’s home in Delta

Hubert at the back end of the house.RAlbrightColl
Group with backs to camera at the iron F Street bridge.RAlbrightColl

Group at the old iron F Street bridge

Man pointing gun.RAlbrightColl
Mt. Princeton Buena Vista.RAlbrightColl

Mt. Princeton

Dear Roy Got your letter – Station on Summit of Pike’s Peak.RAlbrightColl
Dad, Frank, Blanche, Mother (holding dog), Mrs. Isherwood, Mrs. Collins at lake.RAlbrightColl
Excursion Boat Silvergate San Diego postcard.RAlbrightColl
Unknown group at picnic lunch.RAlbrightColl
Gene Albright coffin at funeral.RAlbrightColl
Gertrude Crotser.RAlbrightColl
Rev. Lew Thomas at Lake Isherwood.RAlbrightColl

Rev. Lew Thomas at Isherwood Lake

Wayne Albright.RAlbrightColl
Lois and Carol.RAlbrightColl
Lois on the day she graduated.RAlbrightColl
Fisherman with catch.RAlbrightColl
Rock and creek scenery.RAlbrightColl
Roy coming up from Grand Canyon on burro.RAlbrightColl
Three children.RAlbrightColl
Two women by stream with man catching fish.RAlbrightColl
Two college undergrads.RAlbrightColl
Two men and boy with dog.RAlbrightColl
Wayne R. Williams.RAlbrightColl

Wayne R. Williams

Unknown creek.RAlbrightColl
Unknown kiln worker.RAlbrightColl
Unknown railroad bridge.RAlbrightColl
Weenie the Worst Cowboy.RAlbrightColl

Weenie the Worst Cowboy

Adobe Park School District 5 Teacher and list of pupils Dec 1915.RAlbrightColl
Adobe Park School District 5 Christmas Poem Dec 1915.RAlbright Coll
Roy Albright.RAlbrightColl