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    • 1st grade art work at Central, 1941

    • Boys and girls sit around rectangular tables making art with clay in a first grade classroom at Central School in Alamosa, Colorado. Some children stand at a blackboard painting on paper with a table of paint jars and brushes behind them. An...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • 2nd grade at Central, 1941, Miss Monroe

    • Boys and girls sit around rectangular tables and weave hot pads in Miss Monroe's second grade classroom at Central School in Alamosa, Colorado. Striped shirts are popular among the boys and floral print dresses are worn by most girls. A long coat...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Christmas decorations--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Monroe, Miss.
    • 1941
    • 3rd grade at Boyd, 1941

    • Boys and girls sit in rows of wooden desks in a third grade classroom at Boyd School in Alamosa, Colorado. Some boys wear overalls and one wears a bow tie. The girls wear print dresses with clips or bows in their hair. Built in bookshelves with...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Christmas decorations--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • [1941]
    • 3rd grade at Central, 1941, Miss Borego

    • In Miss Borego's third grade classroom, number 202, at Central School in Alamosa, Colorado, boys and girls sit in rows of wooden desks reading books. One boy reads "Sails, Wheels, and Wings." A blackboard has a scene of wisemen and their camels,...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Christmas decorations--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Borego, Miss.
    • [1941]
    • 4th grade at Boyd, 1941

    • Boys and girls sit in rows of wooden desks in a fourth grade classroom at Boyd School in Alamosa, Colorado. Built in bookshelves with jars of dried weeds on the top shelf are along the back wall. A blackboard is on the side wall near a bulletin...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Christmas decorations--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • [1941]
    • 6th grade at Boyd, 1941

    • In this sixth grade classroom at Boyd School in Alamosa, Colorado, boys and girls sit in rows of wooden desks. Two children stand and read at bookshelves built into the back of the room. A boy with a paintbrush works on a mural of the Nativity...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Christmas decorations--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • 8th grade gym class

    • In a girls' eighth grade gym class at Central School in Alamosa, Colorado, the girls all wear white, short sleeved blouses, belted dark shorts, socks and white tennis shoes. Several girls stand on their heads while pairs of girls hold them up. The...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Acrobatics--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • [1941]
    • "The Ghost Flies South" Nov. 1941, Junior class play

    • Stage scene during Junior play, The Ghost Flies South, at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colorado; living room scene includes students in costume: Native American woman (wearing beads and feather headband), house maid (face painted black, maid's...
    • Alamosa High School (Alamosa, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Students--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Theatrical productions--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • A final clean-up crew

    • A W.P.A. work crew cleans up tree branches and debris after a snowstorm in Denver, Colorado.
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--People--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Laborers--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Trees--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • A good illustration of the use of tin cans and pressure cookers on a small canning unit

    • Women and an African American man can food probably for school lunch programs in Denver, Colorado. Shows cans, large pots and pressure cookers.
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--1940-1950.; African Americans--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Canning and preserving--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Food industry--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • A hazard to life a broken limb hangin [sic] over a live wire

    • A tree limb hangs over an electrical wire after a snowstorm in Denver, Colorado. Shows heavily damaged trees.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Disasters--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Snow--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Trees--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • A typical street scene a mass of broken trees and poles

    • View of broken tree limbs in a residential neighborhood after a snowstorm in Denver, Colorado. Shows houses in the distance.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Disasters--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Snow--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Trees--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
    • [between 19930 and 1940]
    • Alamosa County, County Court House, July 1966

    • The courthouse in Alamosa, Colorado was built in 1938 with W.P.A. assistance and has Mission-style architecture with U-shape plan, brick construction, curvilinear gables, tile roof and an arcade along the interior courtyard with flowers. Two...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Courthouses--Colorado--Alamosa County--1960-1970.; Courthouses--Colorado--Alamosa--1960-1970.
    • 1966
    • Alamosa County, County Court House, July 1966

    • The Alamosa Courthouse in Colorado was built in 1938 with W.P.A. help and has Mission-style architecture with U-shape plan, brick construction, curvilinear gables, tile roof and an arcade along the interior courtyard with flowers. A car and a truck...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Courthouses--Colorado--Alamosa County--1960-1970.; Courthouses--Colorado--Alamosa--1960-1970.
    • 1966
    • Alamosa, Colo., Court House

    • The Alamosa Courthouse in Alamosa County, Colorado, was built in 1938 with W.P.A. help and has Mission-style architecture with a U-shaped floor plan, brick construction, curvilinear gables, tile roof, and an arcade along all three sides of the...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Courthouses--Colorado--Alamosa County--1930-1940.; Courthouses--Colorado--Alamosa--1930-1940.
    • [1938]
    • Alma, Colo.

    • Colorado and Southern Railroad boxcars pause at the station in Alma, (10,353 feet) in Park County, Colorado. Log cabins and wood frame structures show beyond the station. A man walks near a small lean-to in the foreground and evergreens are on the...
    • Colorado and Southern Railway--1930-1940.; Alma (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Alma--1930- 1940.; Railroad stations--Colorado--Alma--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Alma, Park Co.

    • View west of Alma, (10,353 feet) Park County, Colorado, includes large tailing dumps from placer and hydraulic dredge mining above the Middle Fork of the South Platte River; shows frame residences, commercial buildings on main street, and ruins of...
    • Alma (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Mining--Colorado--Alma--1920-1930.
    • [1929]
    • An advance WPA crew searching out live wires  and removing hidden dangers

    • W.P.A. employees stand among fallen tree limbs on a residential street after a Denver, Colorado snowstorm. Shows houses and wooden barricades in the distance.
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--People--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Disasters--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Employees--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Residential...
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Armed forces service centers

    • African American soldiers in uniform and women laugh as they stand near, or sit on, a piano at a W.P.A. armed forces center in Denver, Colorado. The women wear dresses, one has on strap heeled shoes.
    • United States. Army.--People.; United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--1940-1950.; African Americans--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Soldiers--American--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Augusta Tabor, Leadville residence

    • Exterior view of Horace A.W. Tabor and his first wife, Augusta's, house at 160 East 5th (Fifth) Street in Leadville, Colorado. Built in 1877 and moved from Harrison Avenue to allow room for his opera house, the small, dilapidated two-story...
    • Tabor, Augusta, d. 1895--Homes & haunts.; Tabor, Horace Austin Warner, 1830-1899--Homes & haunts.; Leadville (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Dwellings--Colorado--Leadville--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Auraria Remembered

    • Oral history of former residents of the Westside neighborhood that were displaced by the building of the Auraria Higher Education Center in the 1970s.
    • Neighborhoods--Colorado--Denver--History.; Hispanic Americans--Colorado--Denver--Biography.; Hispanic Americans--Colorado--Denver--History.
    • 1991
    • Basketball, Sanford vs. Alamosa, March 1941

    • Boys in short trunks, numbered tank tops, knee socks, high top tennis shoes, and knee pads spring to action during tip-off in a basketball game between Alamosa High School and Sanford. Two referees in striped shirts are ready for play while the...
    • Alamosa High School (Alamosa, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Basketball players--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Basketball--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • Black Hawk, Colo., early days, 1860's

    • View west up Gregory Gulch toward Central City, Colorado; shows Chas. Leitzman's blacksmith shop, "Wholesale & Retail Meat Market" (with a horse in front and men sitting on the steps), a building that housed many saloons (most notably Jesse...
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Blackhawk--1860-1870.
    • [between 1863 and 1869]
    • Bond school

    • The Bond School, made from an old passenger railroad car, is next to a dirt road in the town of Bond, Colorado (Eagle County). An outhouse is behind the school. Steps lead from the ground to the school door and brush grows around the foundation....
    • Bond (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Railroad cars--Colorado--Bond--1930-1940.; Schools--Colorado--Bond--1930-1940.
    • [between 1936 and 1939]
    • Boys wood working class at High School, 1941

    • Boys are bent over wood tables at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colorado, using vises and planers on pieces of wood. Some boys draw on plans with the aid of yardsticks. There is a blackboard, wooden shelves, a step ladder and a sink in the room.
    • Alamosa High School (Alamosa, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Woodworking--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • Brief histories of the Denver Public Schools

    • Compiled for the administrative offices of the Denver Public Schools, this book contains brief histories for the majority of the Public Schools in Denver, Colorado up to they year 1952.
    • Denver Public Schools--History.
    • 1952
    • Building pyramids in 8th grade gym class

    • An eighth grade girl's gym class forms a human pyramid at the Central School in Alamosa, Colorado. The girls wear white, short sleeved blouses, belted dark shorts, socks and white tennis shoes. Four girls are on their hands and knees in the center....
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Acrobatics--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • [1941]
    • C. & S. train at Como, Colo. (South Park Branch)

    • View of Colorado and Southern Railway locomotive number 8 at the rail yard in Como (Park County), Colorado. Shows the engine, a tender and a post office car. The mail car reads "U.S. Mail Railway Post Office". Railroad shops and trains are in the...
    • Colorado and Southern Railway--1930-1950.; Como (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Railroad mail service--Colorado--Como--1930-1950.; Railroad shops & yards--Colorado--Como--1930-1950.; Railroads--Colorado--Como--1930-1950.
    • [between 1930 and 1945?]
    • Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, Colo

    • A miner operates pneumatic mining machinery on an interior wall at the Camp Bird Mine (Ouray County) Colorado.
    • Camp Bird (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Camp Bird Mine (Ouray County, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Boring--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.; Interiors--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.; Miners--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.; Mining--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.
    • [between 1933 and 1940?]
    • Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, Colo

    • A miner inserts dynamite into an interior ceiling at the Camp Bird Mine (Ouray County) Colorado; crates read: "Dupont Explosives."
    • Camp Bird (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Camp Bird Mine (Ouray County, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Dynamite--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.; Interiors--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.; Miners--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.; Mining--Colorado--Camp Bird--1930-1940.
    • [between 1933 and 1940?]
    • Central City newspaper offices, Register Call, Colo.

    • In the narrow space between the Register building and the Williams Stables a wooden staircase ascends a hill. A two story house, built above a retaining wall, is at the top of the hill.
    • Central City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Retaining walls--Colorado--Central City--1930-1940.; Stairways--Colorado--Central City--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Central City Opera House

    • The exterior of the Central City Opera House is of Gilpin County granite. The upper rounded windows have a bracketed balcony with spindles underneath them. The lower, paneled doors, which have painted trim around the panels, have arched entries...
    • Central City Opera House--1930-1940.; Central City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Opera houses--Colorado--Central City--1930-1940.
    • [between 1937 and 1938]
    • Central City Opera House

    • Side view of the granite Central City Opera House in Central City, Colorado, shows its rounded windows and doorways. The bracketed balcony has spindles and a sign above it that reads "Opera House." Two wrought iron fixture holders are on either...
    • Central City Opera House--1930-1940.; Central City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Opera houses--Colorado--Central City--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1932?]
    • Central City Teller Opera House, Colorado

    • The Central City Opera House was reopened in 1932 after renovation. Described as "the finest temple of the Muse west of the Missouri" and designed by Architect R.S. Roeschlaub, the oldest opera house in Colorado is constructed of Gilpin County...
    • Central City Opera House--1930-1940.; Central City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Opera houses--Colorado--Central City--1930-1940.
    • 1938
    • Central City, Colorado

    • View of Central City, Colorado, looking north toward Gunnell Hill. In the foreground is depression in the ground surrounded by a fence. Behind it is a rundown house and a telephone post. Several cars are parked next to the telephone post. A man...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Central City, Colorado streets

    • View down St. James Street. Vegetation and trees line both sides of the dirt road, as well as two stone walls that are mid-way down the road. The roof of the Central City Opera House is visible in the center of the photograph. Quartz Hill is in...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Streets--Colorado--Central City--1930-1940.
    • between 1930 and 1940
    • Central City, Colorado streets

    • View of the back of storefront buildings in Central City, Colorado. Garbage and vegetation litter the foreground. A telephone post stands near the row of brick and wood buildings on the left. A wooden fire escape is attached to the back of each...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1939]
    • Central School building, 1941

    • The two-story Central School in Alamosa in Alamosa County, Colorado, is a brick building featuring a low hip tile roof, pane sash windows, and double door entries. A trace of snow and an automobile are in front of the building.
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • [1941]
    • Chemistry class at High School, 1941

    • In a chemistry classroom at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colorado, students in heavy aprons work at lab tables with beakers and jars with stoppers. Pane sash windows on the left side of the classroom allow sunlight to stream in the laboratory....
    • Alamosa High School (Alamosa, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Classrooms--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Laboratories--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Science--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • Children's lunch

    • Boys and girls eat at a school lunch program at an unidentified school in Denver, Colorado. Women in uniforms stand nearby.
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--1940-1950.; National school lunch program--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Cafeterias--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Children eating &...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Children's Ward, Colorado General Hospital

    • A group of children and a woman sit at a table and read in the Children's Ward at Colorado General Hospital, University of Colorado Medical Center (University of Colorado Health Science Center) in Denver, Colorado. Coloring books, crayons, and a...
    • Colorado General Hospital (Denver, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Hospital wards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Hospitals--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.;...
    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Christmas pageant at Boyd School, 1941

    • A group of children performs a Christmas pageant on the stage of Boyd School in Alamosa, Colorado. Children in the center wear a uniform of pants, jackets and hats with round brims. They hold flashlights and stand on risers with one child in the...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Christmas decorations--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Pageants--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • Christmas pageant at Boyd, 1941

    • Children perform a Christmas pageant on the stage of Boyd School in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Children in the center wear a uniform of pants, jackets and hats with round brims. They stand on risers with one child in the top row, and rows...
    • Alamosa (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Christmas decorations--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Interiors.; Pageants--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.; Schools--Colorado--Alamosa--1940-1950.
    • 1941
    • Clearing away the heavy debris from parkways

    • A WPA work crew load tree branches and limbs onto a truck for removal from a Denver, Colorado street. The truck's license plate reads: "WPA 597 33T99."
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--People--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Laborers--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Trees--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.;...
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Clearing sidewalks and hauling away debris

    • A W.P.A work crew clears away fallen branches on a city street after a snowstorm in Denver, Colorado.
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--People--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Disasters--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Laborers--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.;...
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Cliff Street, scene of fire

    • View of Silver Cliff, Custer County, Colorado; shows Cliff Street, frame buildings, and the Sangre De Cristo Range.
    • Sangre De Cristo Range (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Silver Cliff (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Houses--Colorado--Silver Cliff--1930-1940.; Streets--Colorado--Silver Cliff--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Coal miners

    • Coal miners work underground in a mine in Colorado. They wear hats and miner's lights.
    • Coal mining--Colorado--1930-1940.; Interiors--Colorado--1930-1940.; Miners--Colorado--1930-1940.; Mining--Colorado--1930-1940.
    • [between 1933 and 1940]
    • Coal miners

    • Miners stand in and near the cage of a coal mine in Colorado. They hold lunch pails and wear miner's lights.
    • Coal mining--Colorado--1930-1940.; Miners--Colorado--1930-1940.; Mining--Colorado--1930-1940.
    • [between 1933 and 1940]
    • Coal miners

    • Miners work in a tunnel of a coal mine in Colorado. They wear miner's lights.
    • Coal mining--Colorado--1930-1940.; Interiors--Colorado--1930-1940.; Miners--Colorado--1930-1940.; Mining--Colorado--1930-1940.
    • [between 1933 and 1940]

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