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Weird Photo Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

It takes two handlers to move me!

Custom clothes, custom handlers, all you can eat buffet, living the life! A movie star? Nope!

Weird Macabre Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

More Macabre from the West!

It's been awhile since Weird Macabre Wednesday has poked it's head up.

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Snow on Independence Day, July 4th!

Snow on July 4th? Who would have thought?

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!

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Cats and steam don't mix!

You would think that these cats might find something else to climb on, other than a steam locomotive.

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Trains, tracks and humans don't mix! Or, watch where you take your nap!

We have another Weird Macabre Wednesday, showing you the dark side of Denver history through photographs.

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The big question: Was the fire put out?

We don't know the full story about this fire truck and how it overturned. Was it on its way to a fire? Were the fire men showing off? If there was a fire, did someone else put it out?

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Another macabre episode from the dark side of Denver's history!

Today's photograph shows a murder scene.

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

You have faith in that contraption? Really?

We have many questions for this young lady! You think you'll go far with this contraption? Afraid of sinking? And what is that rocket shaped thing in front of you?

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

It may be shocking to some, so don't look!

Today we bring you something a bit different. The Digital Collections has many weird photographs, but we have many macabre ones as well.