(“Unfamiliar Task” by Stan Payne, November 29, 1954. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10813.)

Caption under photo: “Gene Reinhardt, radio service and supply man, this morning undertook a chore in which he hasn’t had much practice lately when he swept off the sidewalk before his business at 324 ½ N. Tejon St. Altho [sic] the snow made a few feeble attempts Sunday afternoon, it was not until early this morning that it settled into a full-scale storm.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on November 29, 1954, page 1.

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

 

One Response to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 11/4/11: Unfamiliar Task

  1. Louise says:

    That’s the location of today’s Poor Richard’s Toy Store. Otherwise a not very interesting photo, IMHO.

News

AP
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.
 

AFP/Getty Images
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.
 

AP
June 24, 2017 | NPR · The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor’s response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration’s decision-making about how to counter Russia.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Vanessa Grubb
June 24, 2017 | NPR · When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he’d been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.
 

Courtesy Blue Rider Press & Plume
June 24, 2017 | NPR · We’ll ask the comedian three questions about the Australian psychedelic rock band. Izzard has a new book called Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens.
 

NPR
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Anne Helen Petersen’s new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who’ve run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Burnt out after years of hard touring, the “Radioactive” band hit the brakes. Now, it’s bounced back with a new album, Evolve. Singer Dan Reynolds and guitarist Wayne Sermon tell Michel Martin more.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Hear new songs by Chicago hip-hop artist Rich Jones, Toronto garage-rockers Alvvays and French dance-pop duo Burning Peacocks in this month’s list.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab