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Weird Photo Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Don't look down!

Today's Weird Photo Wednesday is a scary view of Hoover Dam. Here we have a historical photograph with a unique viewpoint.

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Rub-a-dub-dub

One man in a tub. A rooftop tub even. The question you may want to ask is how did he get the water up there? And is it warm enough? He does have a fabulous view of downtown Denver though!

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Up, Up and Away and Goodbye!

For Weird Photo Wednesday we have a view of men struggling to either launch this weird balloon, or keep to it down to earth.

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Naughty, Naughty!

These two are posing, possibly up to no good? Today's Weird Photo Wednesday brings you two clown actors posing for Mr. Harry Rhoads. Make sure to zoom in to see more details. You can see Mr.

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Long neck at Goodwill!

This man seems to like the look of this long neck. I suspect that you wouldn't find this type of merchandise at the Goodwill store these days.

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 14th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 14th, 2012

When will you get it through that thick skull of yours?

Poor, poor teacher, no matter how long he goes through the lesson plan, it seems our lost student will never learn. Look how skinny he is!

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Mommy, I'd rather hold my rooster than my dolly!

Who wouldn't want to hold a rooster over a doll? This is a beautiful studio portrait. Check out the detail using the zoom control. You can even see how calm the rooster is!

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

It's raining pelts!

This sad Weird Photo Wednesday photograph shows a lot of animal pelts, probably from, as the sign says, predatory animals. Could they be wolves and coyotes?

New GLBT Collections Page

New GLBT Collections Page

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered collections in Western History!

The Western History/Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library is proud to house organizational records of Equality Colorado and other pioneering community groups, as well as collections o

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Beery in Viva Villa

Anyone know what Beery in Viva Villa means? We don't, so for today's Weird Photo Wednesday maybe you can figure out what that slogan means.