(“View from the Court House Park,” date and photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-5028.)

Color print of downtown Colorado Springs with businesses lining both sides of the street, the second Antlers Hotel in background and trees of Court House Park in foreground. “Colo. Springs” and “1167.” written on bottom of print. Trees in foreground are painted in. Label on back reads “View from the Court House Park. Fairley Bros. furniture store, seen in this picture, was first listed at 23 South Tejon in the 1888 City Directory.”

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3 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 10/26/10: View from the Court House Park

  1. Matt H says:

    This picture looks phony to me. Pikes Peak is due West of the Antlers, not as far North as it appears here. Someone spliced two photos together here. The background is black and white and the buildings are very much too red.

  2. Sarah M. says:

    It might well be phony, but so what? It’s special effects done sometime between 1890 and 1930, which is totally brilliant! There was no color photography then and given that, the coloring in this piece is really very good and quite subtle, compared to color dye transfer photos of the 50s and 60s with their alarmingly bright turquoise, blue skies.

    Thank you The Big Something, and PPLD for showing us this amazing and gorgeous historial document! More please?

  3. Kellie says:

    It’s not an illustration?

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