Western History & Genealogy Blog

Found in the Archives: 19th-Century Recipe Notebook
Harriet Scott Camp's recipe notebook, believed to date from 1850s through the 1880s. WH1453
Cookies, Cakes, Sickness, and Sorrow
Denver’s Albany Hotel (1885-1976)
Exterior of the Albany Hotel by William Henry Jackson, undated. WHJ-10343.
A Denver Hotel Built On A Croquet Field, Demolished For An Office Building
In the Archives: Documentation of a 1929 Groundbreaking—Soil and All
Denver City and County Building
Think archives only collect papers, photos, and films? Think again!
A Joy Day: Sundays in Denver, circa 1901
A crowd of people gather around the pavilion and line the shores of the large lake, in City Park, ca. 1900. By W. H. Jackson.
Reminiscences of a Blissful Sunday in Denver, circa 1901
Denver, 1968: Led Zeppelin Makes American Debut
Denver Municipal Auditorium after renovations, 1940s. Postcard from WHG Undigitized Photo collection.
Think Denver doesn’t have much rock n’ roll history?
Catalog Speak: What Do You Mean By “Closed Stacks?”
A man consults a card catalog in the Bibliographic Center of the Denver Public Library, 1947. X-27952
The Department Store Experience, 1917
Interior view of the Daniels and Fisher store, circa 1902. X-22884
Does the stress of holiday shopping make you long for a stroll through an early 20th-century department store?
Colorado Ostrich Farm Co. Records, 1907
Harry M. Rhoads at ostrich farm in California, by Harry M. Rhoads, between 1900-1920. Rh-36
With turkeys taking the spotlight this week, let us not forget our other feathered friend: the ostrich.
Denver Dining of Yore: The Watrous Bar and Café
Interior view of the Watrous Café showing the trout pool (center), circa 1906. X-29454
A Party in the Streets: Denver, Armistice Day, 1918
March of democracy on Sixteenth Street. From Municipal Facts, November 1918.