Bike

Bikes from then and nowPenny Farthing bicycle from the past, and a contemporary bike 120 years later.

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Illustration by Johanna Kindvall

Streetscene

StreetsceneA streetscene on 14th Street in about 1908. Bicycles, horse and carts, early cars and pedestrians. The old Town Hall in the background.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Carla Madison

Carla MadisonCarla Madison was a Denver Councilwoman who thought bikes and scooters were cool.

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Mansion

The same mansion at different timesThe Chenovitch house on the corner of 14th and Curtis Street. By 1915 its a boarding house, engulfed in other buildings, including a laundry on the corner.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Mastodon

mastadonA mastodon saunters along an imagined 14th Street, the mountains visible in the background.

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Rendering and photograph by the artists.

Skateboarders

skateboardersSkateboarders in the Galleria! O no!

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Illustration by Johanna Kindvall

Tightrope Walker

Tightrope ladyM’lle Carolista the Tightrope Walker. 1861

 

“On Thursday next M’lle Carolista is to take a tight rope walk in this city. The rope is to be stretched from the New York Store to Graham’s Drug Store over which she will pass,stopping by the way for the purpose of balancing, posing, etc. This daring feat will no doubt call a large concourse of people to the city.”

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Courtesy, History Colorado (Scan #10033896)

Town Hall Riot

Town Hall WarA crowd stands on Market Street near City Hall, part of the “City Hall War” a dispute over Fire and Police Board appointments. 1894, March 15.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Map

Map showing 14th St.Bird’s eye view of the city of Denver, Colorado. 1882

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Arapahoe

Arapahoe Indian ParadeArapahoe Indians on parade in Denver.

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Courtesy, History Colorado (Scan #10038869)

Tram

Tram coming out of the garage.The tramway garage on Arapahoe Street during the Denver Tramway strike. Now an exclusive hotel.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Earliest Home

Earliest home in Denver?Unused postcard created by William H.H. Larimer depicting the first house in Denver the residence of General Larimer built in 1858.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Telegraph Ladies

Telegraph OperatorsThe Telegraph Ladies that once worked at the switchboard at the Telephone Building in Denver.

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Courtesy, History Colorado (Scan #20007402)

 

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill performing at Denver AuditoriumBuffalo Bill’s Wild West show as performed at the Denver Performing Arts Center.

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Image found at DPAC hanging on a wall, no credits available.

Snowball Fight

Senator's snowball fight

At the 1908 Denver Democratic Convention, snow was brought down from the hills so the senators could have a snowball fight.

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Illustration by Johanna Kindvall

Bear Cubs

Black BearsThe bear longs for his family.

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Illustration by Johanna Kindvall

Physicians Building

Physicians BuildingOriginally, Fourteenth Street was known for the doctor’s offices that were found there.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Footballers

Footballers at DACFootballers from the Denver Athletic Club.

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Courtesy, History Colorado (Scan #20031421)

Totalism

TokenismThe building was once the school administration building, and so the site of demonstrations for racial integration.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection.

Dome Lady

The Dome LadyThe original design of the Capital Dome included a  revealing statue of Justice.

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Credit:  Colorado State Archives

Tennis Players

tennis playersThere used to be a tennis club on the corner of Court Place and 14th Street.

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Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection.

Public Art Program 2013, City and County of Denver, Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs

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