(High Life in the West, ca. 1908, artist unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 208-9845.)

Printed on the front of the postcard: “High Life in the West / I heard about it / Pike’s Peak.” On lower right-hand corner: “Copyright 1908 / by H. H,. Tammen, Denver / 993.” Printed on the back of the postcard: “Summit of Pike’s Peak Official Post Card / Alt., 14147 ft”.

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One Response to PPLD Historic Image of the Day, 11/17/11: High Life in the West

  1. Louise says:

    At first I thought it was a cute, nostalgic take on recreational parachuting then I noticed Pikes Peak leering up at the parachuter’s skirt. Naughty, naughty!

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