Western History & Genealogy Blog

Photographs

Zooming Tool for Researchers

How the zoom tool in our Digital Collections website helps researchers

Recently we’ve had the pleasure of a patron discovering the zoom capabilities of our new Digital Collections website. He gave us examples of how he used zoom to further his research.

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 20th

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 20th

I don't think Walmart started out this way!

Would you trust this retailer? The name says it all. And a pawn broker to boot!

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 13th

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 13th

Another weird photograph from our Digital Collections

A man, a wig, and two donkeys...weird, strange? You decide!

Teepees and Geodesic Domes

Ute teepee Los Pinos Agency

I've been absolutely taken with triangles and symmetry in art and architecture recently. We have so many inspirational photographs in our Digital Collections. Here are some of my favorites. You can click on the image to see the original record.

Drop City Dome

TEXTILES

TEXTILES

Maybe it’s been the cold weather or how graphically appealing the patterns are, but I can’t get enough of textiles these days, old and new.

Say Goodbye to the Digital Image Catalog

Say goodbye to the Digital Image Catalog and hello to the new Denver Public Library Digital Collections

As the library transitions to a new ILS at the end of January, the Western History and Genealogy Department will move to a new Digital Asset Management sy

Did you go to Gove in 1924?

Did you go to Gove in 1924?
Did you go to Gove in 1924?

These folks did.

Sure we have lots of old photos, but ...

This one has names of each individual on the back.

Don't you wish your grandparent went to Gove?

 

Great Coffee, Historical Photographs to Benefit DPL

Great Coffee, Historical Photographs to Benefit DPL

Grand Hyatt announces Grand Re-Opening of expanded Starbucks Coffee--

February 16th will find the newly renovated Starbucks at Grand Hyatt Denver showcasing images from DPL's Historic Photo Collections! Proceeds from the day will be donated to DPL!

 

Mystery photograph - can you help?

Mystery photograph - can you help?

We need your help! This mysterious photograph was purchased at a Denver antique store before being donated to the library, but the donor is not sure where or what the picture is of.

If you have any thoughts that could point us in the right direction, please share. Thanks!

Tis the Season...

From "Park Hill Topic" newsletter October 13, 1933.
From "Park Hill Topic" newsletter October 13, 1933.
A football player poses in uniform near a house in Denver, Colorado. circa 1900
During a football game on Main Street Breckenridge circa 1900
circa 1903
circa 1910
Football squad Durango High School, Durango, Colo. circa 1930
Little American Football League in a gym in Denver, Colorado.  circa 1950

Want to know what a real circus is? Just go to a football game.

With the holidays in full swing I’ve realized that we as a country have developed unique traditions during this time of year.  Sure our holidays are still centered around family, friends