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Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems

LBJ visits Cheyenne.

Vice-Presidential candidate Lyndon Baines Johnson came to Denver in July 1960 at the invitation of Denver Post editor, E.

Best of the Box: Mildred Biddick

Golden Gate Bridge etching into a sheet of celluloid with a sharp tool by Mildre

For the second installment of Best of the Box, I found a lovely box full of beautiful pieces of art. Discovered in one tiny acid-free box is our Mildred Biddick collection.

The collection includes two scrapbooks of original Christmas cards designed by Mildred Biddick, a copy of her 1933 Master's Thesis, Colorado & Regionalism, newspaper clippings of her w

Best of the Box: Postcards!

Postcard from collection WH816
Postcards
Nurse Postcard

Working in the scanning lab here at the Denver Public Library, I get to see and digitize a lot of beautiful materials.

My background is in art and design, so while my co-workers love to learn all about the materials and the history behind them, my favorite part is admiring the design.

Tough Times?

Not So Much...

What's news if it isn't bad?  The economy, world strife, general unrest-- pains in the neck to be sure.  But let's  take a historical look through some perspective-changing lenses.