([Marka and Gerald Webb], date and photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-5282.)

Young boy and girl in studio portrait with dog between them. Both children wear white dresses. Birthday cake in on ground between them. Photo identified on back as “Left to Right Marka 2 1/2 yrs. Gerald Bertram Jr.”

Click HERE to browse more historic images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

 

2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 8/26/11: “Marka and Gerald Webb”

  1. LoriNich says:

    These kids are probably the two oldest children of Gerald Bertram Webb (Sr.) who came to Colo Spgs in 1895 and became an important local tuberculosis doctor. The Webb-Waring Institute (Denver) and the Webb Medical Library at Penrose Main Hospital carry his name.
    A quick web search shows Webb(Sr.) had five children; the oldest were Varina Margaret (“Marka”? b. 1905) and Gerald Bertram, Jr. (b.1906). The photo date would be 1907 or 1908.

  2. Simon Webb says:

    Gerald Bertram Webb Sr was my grandfather’s uncle and taught him chest medicine. You are right about Marka and Gerald Jr being his oldest children. I am keen to make contact with any of his living family.

News

AP
October 24, 2014 | NPR · New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They’re too busy crafting the perfect “Ebowla” joke for Twitter.
 

AP
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. A local hospital said it had received four victims, three of them are in critical condition.
 

Getty Images
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
October 24, 2014 | NPR · In her memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict, Holocaust survivor who called Diane her “torch of freedom.”
 

Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
October 24, 2014 | NPR · NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Listen Up Philip and Force Majeure – 2 movies, he says, with compelling lead men who are impossible to empathize with.
 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 24, 2014 | NPR · TLC has canceled its unscripted show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid allegations that June Shannon, the mother of the show’s young star, has been dating a convicted child molester.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Join host Fiona Ritchie as she showcases new music from established artists and emerging talent.
 

Redferns
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Brown was one of the pioneers of R&B. In a 1993 session, she sang to host Marian McPartland’s accompaniment in “Skylark” and “Fine And Mellow.”
 

Tinnitus Photography
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab