(Stereo Image of Vegetable and Grain Display, Pueblo, Colorado, ca. 1912-1922. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 175-3804).

Various gourds displayed on hay bales. “Keystone View Company Manufacturers Publishers Copyrighted Made in U. S. A.” and “Meadville, Pa., New York, N.Y., Portland, Oregon, London, Eng., Sydney, Aus.” printed on sides of card. “P37″ printed on top of card. “13727-Vegetable and Grain Display, State Fair, Pueblo, Colo.” printed on bottom of card. Text on back reads “P 37-(13727) Vegetable and Grain Display, Colorado. It is fun to go to a State Fair. By looking at these you can tell whether you live in a farming, a fruit growing, or a mining state. Perhaps your father sends his fine cattle. Perhaps your mother sends her fowls. People send to the fair the very best things they have. Maybe they will get prizes for them. In this picture you can see many of the vegetables and grains raised in Colorado. How many can you name? Perhaps some of these were sent by boys and girls like you. You can find the same kinds you raise in your garden. You can find many kinds you do not raise. You can see bundles of grain. But you cannot see any of the beets from which white sugar is made. Many of these grow in Colorado. Colorado is one of our western states. It has mountains so high that the snow on their tops never melts. In the mountains are found gold and silver. It has rolling prairies. These make good farms. There is not always rain enough in Colorado to water the crops. The farmers have a way of turning a canal of water into their fields. This gives the crops all the water they need. Copyright by The Keystone View Company.”

Click HERE for instructions on how to join our Flickr pool and add your own photos.

Click HERE to browse the Pikes Peak Library District’s online photograph archive.

 

Comments are closed.

News

Courtesy of Current Biology, Yoshizawa et al.
April 17, 2014 | NPR · A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females’ anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.
 

Reuters/Landov
April 17, 2014 | NPR · A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.
 

Meg Vogel/NPR
April 17, 2014 | NPR · On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we’ve sampled Jelly Belly’s newest flavors.
 

Arts & Life

Sony Pictures
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The film Heaven Is For Real tries hard to be about faith, but mostly winds up being about not bothering anybody. It’s a shame, because it’s a lost opportunity to say something interesting.
 

Meg Vogel/NPR
April 17, 2014 | NPR · On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we’ve sampled Jelly Belly’s newest flavors.
 

AFP/Getty Images
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The master of magic realism was the region’s best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.
 

Music

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Aimee Mann and Ted Leo began performing together in 2012, when Leo was Mann’s opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. Their debut album is “The Both.”
 

Courtesy of Republic Records
April 17, 2014 | NPR · The Secret Sisters’ new album, Put Your Needle Down, displays their sophisticated, timeless sound and the country-twang influences of their hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · A reader asks, “Will there be a place for cassette tapes in the future? What should I do with cassette tapes — especially those beloved mixtapes — that don’t have a place to live anymore?”
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab