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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.

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Martians are coming, the Martians are coming!

Talk about a weird photograph in our Digital Collections!

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Don't break a sweat!

You wonder, why even exercise? The bulky clothes that these women are wearing make you want to lie down under a cool shaded tree, sipping lemonade and reading a book, not swinging around a gym.

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" is here!

After almost four years of contract negotiation between Scripps and the City, the Denver Public Library will officially be designated the repository of the Rocky Mountain News archives.

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

In the drunktank!

Not all of our weird photographs are pretty, witty or funny! Some of our photographs show the gritty side of life, the good and the bad, even the sad.