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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.

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A heck of a lot of string and time!

Weird Photo Wednesday brings you Colorado's, if not the world's, biggest shoe string ball.

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Sinkholes, tunnels and caves, oh my!

Recently, a sinkhole developed outside of Leadville, Colorado.

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Now how did I get out of the car?

Someone must have had some fast reflexes to get out of the way of the wood spear! Looks like lots of onlookers for this freaky and strange accident. I'm sure we can all make up some great stories!

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Never cry over spilled milk!

We've all encountered messes in our life. Here we have a young woman cleaning up after her mess. And it truly is a mess!