WOW - Nightlife On The Town! Denver, Queen City of the Plains, was the biggest thing between Chicago and San Francisco in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Throughout a thousand miles of sparsely populated countryside all directions, "night life" was the stuff of legend. Denver was the place to go to see the wonders of theater, movies, and electricity, to dress up and walk around among other elegant people, to see a show, and stroll and bask in the glittering lights of Curtis Street, the Great White Way. Theater in all of its forms thrived in Denver then as it does now, and our Digital Collections depict a wide selection of these wonderful palaces of entertainment that have come and gone over the years. Visit our gallery to see more of our theater photographs, or search our Digital Collections for "theater."
"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.