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    • Rio Grande style blanket and beater

    • View of a hand-woven Rio Grande style blanket made at a WPA sponsored weaving project in San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. Shows a multi colored striped blanket and two chain rug beaters with wooden handles.
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    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • WPA railroad at Lowry

    • View of railroad tracks under construction by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) from the Union Pacific Railroad line to Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows railroad construction workers near the...
    • Highton, W.P.A. photographer.
    • 1941 May 27
    • WPA workers in Coal Creek Canyon

    • Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers in overalls or jeans, gloves, and hats hold shovels and walk in the flood damaged creek bed in Coal Creek Canyon (Jefferson County), Colorado. Shows flood debris, sand and the eroded edges of Coal Creek.
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    • 1938 Sept. 6
    • Monument Lake Lodge

    • Exterior view of a Pueblo style guest lodge at Monument Lake, thirty eight miles west of Trinidad, Colorado. This split level structure is built on a hillside and has three floors built in steps with terraces on the lower roofs. Built of adobe,...
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    • [between 1930 and 1938?]
    • Soldiers and tracks at Lowry Field

    • Men in uniform march in formation on a dirt road at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows railroad tracks constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA), an airplane hangar that reads "[U].S....
    • Highton, W.P.A. photographer.
    • [1941?]
    • Railroad construction at Lowry

    • Work Projects Administration (WPA) railroad construction workers in overalls and fedoras use a hammers and a crowbar to install rails at a switch on railroad tracks near Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado....
    • Highton, W.P.A. photographer.
    • 1941 May 27
    • Road crew, Costilla County

    • Hispanic American men. employed on a WPA road project, pose near a tractor and a road grader on a dirt road probably in Costilla County, Colorado. The men wear work clothes and broad brimmed hats. The man who stands on the road grader is...
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    • [1935?]
    • Train at Lowry

    • A soldier stands on a wooden platform in front of Union Pacific Railroad locomotive "451" and Denver and a Rio Grande Western freight car on tracks built by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field...
    • Highton, W.P.A. photographer.
    • 1941 May 27
    • 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."
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    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Gunnison Post Office

    • Copy of a WPA painting "Wealth of the West," by Ila McAfee Turner in the Gunnison Post Office, Colorado; depicts a cattle drive with two cowboys, a miner gold panning in a river as a burro stands by with his supplies, a fisherman fishes in the...
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    • [1940]
    • Mayor Stapleton at microphone, Gov. Vivian seated behind mayor

    • African American and white men and women stand and sit by Mayor Benjamin Stapleton and Governor John Vivian at an armed forces service center in Denver, Colorado. They stand by United States flags and bass drums with letters: "Forty & Eight Drum...
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    • [between 1943 and 1945?]
    • 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.
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    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Colorado Museum of Natural History workers

    • Young men sit at a table and carve wax figurines for an exhibit at the Colorado Museum of Natural History in Denver, Colorado; a hot plate and tools are on the table.
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    • [between 1933 and 1939?]
    • Delta, Colorado

    • A WPA painting in the town of Delta, Colorado, in Delta County features a farmer on a green tractor in a field of half-cut wheat. A man with a dog is in the middle of the cut field. A farmhouse and barn are in the background.
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    • 1980
    • Delta, Colorado

    • A WPA painting in the town of Delta, Colorado, in Delta County, includes a farmer on a green tractor in a field of half-cut wheat. A man and dog are in the middle of the field. A farmhouse and barn are in the background.
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    • 1980
    • Railroad being constructed

    • Men in overalls push a handcar on tracks under construction by the Work Projects Administration at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Construction workers are on tracks in the distance. Shows a railroad...
    • Highton, W.P.A. photographer.
    • 1941 May 27
    • Victor, residences

    • Exterior rear view of four residences on a slope, Victor, Colorado; four rectangular wooden frame residences, horizontal plank, two two-story with high gable roof, single chimneys offset right; third with mansard roof and cast iron cresting; fourth...
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    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Lowry Field railroad

    • View of a dedication ceremony with men in military uniforms, or suits and overcoats, at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The men watch an officer hammer a spike into railroad tracks constructed by the...
    • United States. Federal Works Agency. Photographic Section.
    • [1941?]
    • Marvin Martin sculptures for Boulder H. S.

    • Gog and May Gog, sculptures at the 1937 High School in Boulder, Colorado, top louvered windows. The male holds blocks on his shoulders, and the female holds vegetal elements. In the bulbous, "proletariat" style of the WPA era, these works of...
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    • [between 1937 and 1940?]
    • Railroad construction at Lowry

    • Work Projects Administration (WPA) railroad construction workers in overalls and fedoras stand on rails at a switch on railroad tracks near Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. A construction crane hoists...
    • United States. Federal Works Agency. Photographic Section.
    • [1941]
    • Man on railroad bridge near Lowry

    • A man in a suit stands on a wooden railroad bridge and track constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) over an irrigation ditch near Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows telephone lines beside...
    • Highton, W.P.A. photographer.
    • 1941 May 27
    • Morrison flood

    • In Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado, men in trenchcoats and fedoras shovel mud into a dump truck after a flood. Its bed is backed into the entry of a store; the awning and signs read: "Soda-Drugs Store," and "Kodaks Groceries." Lettering on the...
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    • 1938
    • Aspen 1930's ski course construction

    • Two women skiers in Aspen, Colorado stand at the top of the ski hill facing downwards. Both women wear trousers, light jackets and scarves on their head. Trees are on either side of the ski slope, and the town is at the base of the hill.
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    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Work crew

    • Men gather around a pile of shovels and sledgehammers at a Work Projects Administration (WPA) sponsored road construction site in Colorado. The men wear coats, jackets, hats, caps and gloves.
    • United States. Federal Works Agency.
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    • Gunnison Post Office painting

    • Interior view of the Gunnison Post Office, Colorado includes: the WPA painting "Wealth of the West," by Ila McAfee Turner. The painting depicts a cattle drive with two cowboys, a miner gold panning in a river as a burro stands by loaded with his...
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    • [1980]
    • Auditorium, Loveland

    • A man adresses the audience from beside a lectern on stage of the auditorium, Loveland Community Building, Colorado. The stage is full of men in suits with a orchestra seated behind them. An American flag is above them on the back curtain drop....
    • Hancock Studio.
    • [between 1936 and 1941]
    • Auditorium, Loveland, CO

    • Interior auditorium view, Loveland Community Building, Colorado, includes a men on a stage with an American flag on the back curtain drop. Two flower arrangements and "USA Work Program, WPA" signs are on the edge of the stage. The audience in floor...
    • Hancock Studio.
    • [between 1936 and 1941]
    • Auditorium, Loveland

    • A woman with a corsage stands at a lectern on stage of the auditorium, Loveland Community Building, Colorado. The stage is full of men in suits with a orchestra seated behind them. An American flag is above them on the back curtain drop. Two...
    • Hancock Studio.
    • [between 1936 and 1941]
    • Sculptor

    • A man models clay probably in Colorado.
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    • [between 1933 and 1944?]
    • Tow line construction, Aspen

    • View of six people sitting across from one another on a boat tow as it is dragged up Aspen Mountain, Aspen, Colorado; shows vehicle tracks in the snow, snow covered landscape, and bare trees along the path; Aspen house rooftops at the bottom of the...
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    • [between 1930 and 1939]
    • Two leaders in the establishment of the soldiers recreational center

    • An African American man, in a U.S. Army uniform, and a woman, in a dress and hat, play ping pong at a soldiers recreational center in Denver, Colorado; Andrew Hester, W.P.A. Recreation Director and County Judge C. Edgar Kettering, and soldiers look...
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    • [between 1940 and 1945?]
    • San Luis Institute of the Arts and Crafts

    • View of the San Luis Institute of the Arts and Crafts, San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. Shows a modified Territorial design with vigas and stepped pediments. The building has a two story central core with two wings and entrances covered with...
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    • [1953]
    • Entry Arch, Delta County Fair Grounds, Colo.

    • View of the Delta County Fair Grounds entry arch located in Hotchkiss, Delta County, CO. The arch consists of two stone pillars made from local stone, with decorative plaques reading "Established 1919" on the left pillar and "Erected 1938" on...
    • Noel, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob)
    • 2011
    • Typical miner's cabin

    • A woman and a young girl pose near a log cabin on a snow dusted landscape as a man driving a wagon approaches in the background, Colorado. The cabin has a plank front with timber walls and roof.
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    • [between 1870 and 1880?]
    • María Salomé Córdova spinning wool

    • Hispanic American María Salomé Córdova sits in a chair and spins yarn in her yard in Hoehne (Las Animas County), Colorado. She holds a wood spindle in one hand and the wool in the other. The spindle rests in a wood bowl in her lap. The elderly...
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    • [between 1930 and 1935?]
    • Cutting gauze at Colorado General Hospital

    • A Work Projects Administration (W.P.A) worker uses a power saw to cut gauze into strips in a room at Colorado General Hospital, University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. The man wears a white shirt and has his sleeves rolled up to...
    • Parker, Tom, photographer.
    • 1942 September
    • Geology building

    • Exterior view of the 1938-1940 WPA project, Berthoud Hall, geology building, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Jefferson County, shows the three-story with basement brick Beaux Arts building with hipped red tile roof and decorative terra cotta...
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    • [between 1950 and 1960]

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