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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.

A Denver House That Inspired A Horror Film

Residence at 1739 East 13th Avenue, between 1893 and 1910. Photo by Joseph Collier. C-117

In The Spirit of Halloween, Ghostly Tales from a Cheesman Park Residence

The 1980 film The Changeling is based on the paranormal events Russell Hunter experienced wh

Weird Photo Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Monkey Love!

Let's not monkey around, I think this man loves his monkey. Now don't read anymore into this!