Wow ~ 10th Mountain Division soldiers trained hard, fought hard, and played hard. Trained in Colorado, the army ski-troops who distinguished themselves in the Italian Alps during World War II chose the Denver Public Library to be the repository of their manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia. We are honored to be the stewards of this amazing collection, many of whose contributors were founders of Colorado's ski industry.
Among the regimental group photos, battle images, and shots of damaged Italian towns, are many surprising images. There is beautiful scenery, human interest, and pathos to be found in the almost 1,000 10th Mountain Photos in our Digital Collections, and among the many more non-digitized images.
For a more information about the 10th Mountain Division, visit this overview, or browse through the various 10th Mountain Resources we have online, including a name lookup index, oral histories, and newspapers. Here is the entire digitized collection of 10th Mountain images, and don't miss our 10th Mountain Division gallery of selected images below.
"Wow Photo Wednesday" celebrates photographs in the Denver Public Library's Digital Collections that have "The Wow Factor" and that highlight the myriad delightful nuggets in our database.