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This Doc Didn’t Make House Calls

Doc Middleton

Most people today define the term “cowboy” as an animal herder who tends to horses and cattle, does a myriad of ranch related tasks, and perhaps has something to do with the modern day rodeo.

Memorial Day Photo Shop Sale

Two girls, Mary Elizabeth and Harriet Rhoads, look at tulips; grave markers and
Helen Perry poses near a marker at Crown Hill Cemetery in Arvada (Jefferson Coun

The Photo Shop here at Denver Public Library, Level 5, Western History/Genealogy Department is having a photo sale.

Items on sale are:

Photo Archive Friday

Having fun in school

This was the future in 1982, you have to give the teachers credit it must have been fun for the kids! When else could you get kids to look forward to a spelling test.

Rocky Mountain News Archive

Photo by Frank Murray - December 15, 1982

Photo Archive Friday

The great race

Was this a fair race?

Here is a great image from the Otto Roach Photographic Collection C Photo Collection 67. 

Image shows a race between motorcyclists against skier. Wonder which one won.

Photo Archive Friday

Secretary Day

From the Rocky Mountain News Archives Rocky Mountain News – Paramount Theater  

From the Rocky Mountain News Archives Information on the back of the image: Rocky Mountain News – Paramount Theater March 12, 1963

Photo Archive Friday

Sonny Liston punking Cassius Clay

Sonny Liston punk'd Cassius Clay

This photo is from the Burnis McCloud photographic collection

photo shows L-R

Unidentified male

Cassius Clay (Mohamed Ali) Heavy Weight Boxing Champ

Architectural Drama in the Queen City of the Plains


Modern Then, Iconic Now

Our vast photo database is filled with treasures of every flavor.