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Pueblo library highlights historic Pueblo photographer

Posted at 6:06 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 20:07:42-05

PUEBLO — The Pueblo City-County Library District is giving the public a chance to look back into Southern Colorado's past.

The library made a virtual exhibit highlighting photographer Frank D. Muramoto.

Muramoto was a Japanese immigrant and professional photographer who lived in Pueblo from 1912 until his death in 1958.

He took photos of Pueblo and other locations in southern Colorado during the time he that lived here.

This includes Royal Gorge, the Great Sand Dunes and the Colorado State Fair.

"He did good work," said Manager of Special Collections and Museum Services Aaron Ramirez, "and its incredible the framing its just the technical expertise that he exhibits is just you know incredible, it is great art."

The exhibit also explores the early Japanese migration to Pueblo.

Before arriving in Pueblo, Muramoto briefly worked for architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin.

To view the exhibit click here.

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