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Weird Photo Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

And the only weird thing for today's Weird Photo Wednesday is...

that there is nothing weird today! Just wishing our customers and followers Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

Weird Photo Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I knew I should have kept the instructions!

Now which part goes where? Matching doll heads to torsos is not as easy as it seems. Here a Denver Fire Department fireman is working with doll heads.

Photo Archive Friday

Photo Archive Friday
Photo Archive Friday

Happy Oktoberfest

I have to admit that October is one of my favorite months of the year. So many things are happening here in Denver. After such a hot summer, it’s great to get some cooler weather moving in.

Photo Archive Friday

Woman Smoking Rh-2087
women smoking article

We’ve Come A Very Long Way!

Ok, ladies, this one’s for you. It’s not quite a photo but it was too great to not share.

Photo Archive Friday

Jodimars Band
Haming it up with fans
Jodimars Band 2

The Jodimars Band – Let’s All Rock Together

Here are some wonderful shots of the Jodimars Band when they visited Denver in 1956. The band was formed from the disgruntled members of the Bill Haley & His Comets after a salary dispute.

The Denver That Never Was: 1976 Winter Olympic Games

Promotional sticker, circa 1972
Elevation of a building facing the proposed speed skating facility, 1969
Proposal for Denver Olympic Village, 1969

How Denver Became the First City in History to Reject the Olympic Games

On May 12, 1970, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose Denver to be the host city of the XII Winter Olympic Games (1976).

Photo Archive Friday

Philip Van Cise
Lou Blonger
Adolph Huff

The Bunko Squad is going to get their man

Did you know that back in the 1920's Denver had one of the top Bunko Squads in the U.S.

Photo Archive Friday

Augie Mastrogiuseppi, Jim Hurt with Train crew
UP on Dent Branch, Frederick, Colorado s-185
UP on Dent Branch, Frederick, Colorado s-187
ATSF 5175 - 5163 inbound pushers, Gates Rubber s-430

August Mastrogiuseppi’s Collection is now organized and finding aid finished!

This is one of the most important Railroad collections that the Denver Public Library owns.

Exhibit: Culinary Chronicles of Blackness Returns For The Second Year

Exhibit: Culinary Chronicles of Blackness Returns For The Second Year
Exhibit: Culinary Chronicles of Blackness Returns For The Second Year

The Exhibit Culinary Chronicles of Blackness will be available for viewing from July 8 - July 31 in the Cousins Gallery – Level 3.

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Someone got carried away with the paint!

The question for today...what was the painter thinking? "Whoa boy" not only works for the donkey, but also the person with the paint can!