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Weird Photo Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

What's her favorite girl scout cookie flavor?

Thin Mints, Samoas, Peanut Butter Patties...they're all good! And I'm sure the special guest in this photograph likes them all. Who wouldn't? And she's also selling Russell Stover candies. Yum!

Denver Dining of Yore: The Watrous Bar and Café

Interior view of the Watrous Café showing the trout pool (center), circa 1906. X-29454
Watrous Bar and Café menu, 1906. Menu collection, WH1509
Newspaper illustration of Kimmel trial, 1899. George F. Watrous scrapbook, -M822
Beer list from Watrous Bar and Café menu, 1906. Menu collection, WH1509

In 1909, the Watrous Bar and Café was called “the largest, finest and most completely equipped bar and café in the West” by the newspaper

A Party in the Streets: Denver, Armistice Day, 1918

March of democracy on Sixteenth Street. From Municipal Facts, November 1918.
From Municipal Facts, November 1918.
From Municipal Facts, November 1918.
Spectators surround an effigy to commemorate the end of World War I, 1918. X-18719

Ninety-five years ago, on November 11, 1918, Denver celebrated the signing of an agreement between Allied forces and Germany that ended World War I.

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.

Snarky Comments from Denver Theatergoers, 1881-1911

Florence E. McCune, Denver High School, 1879. Z-8022
Scrapbook, 1907-1909. Birdie B. A. McCune Papers, WH407.
Review of The Great Divide by Blanche McCune, 1908.

To say that Denver sisters Florence E. “Flora” (1860-1932) and Blanche A. “Birdie” McCune (1869-1943) liked going to the theater is an understatement.

Industrial Designer's Connection to our DPL Collection

Raymond Loewy
Company logos designed by Loewy and his design team
Image of the shroud design to be retrofitted to the 3768

I had this tribute in mind for today, but leave it to Google to beat me to the punch-

 

Sedans, Coupes and Tin Lizzies ~

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The Early Days of the Automobile

Though 1886 is generally considered the birth year of the modern automobile, with the introduction of the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the Model T Ford was the first car that was affordable for middle-c

Halloween Weird Photo Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Halloween Weird Photo Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Skulls and Snakes

Happy Halloween and welcome to this week's Weird Photo Wednesday!

Costume Ideas our Grandparents Taught Us...

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Back Before the Invention of Zombies

Halloween didn't become the Big Event it is today until the 1950s, and only in the last 10 or 15 years has it become the all-out extravaganza it is, now, in the 2010s.