(“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

OPB News
March 4, 2015 | OPB · Oil companies hope to build the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.
 

AP
March 4, 2015 | NPR · Over the next two years, McDonald’s will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain’s competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.
 

March 4, 2015 | SCPR · The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.
 

Arts & Life

March 4, 2015 | NPR · Tina Fey co-created the quirky comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix; John Ridley made the emotionally raw drama American Crime for ABC. TV critic David Bianculli says they’re both good.
 

Matt Doyle
March 4, 2015 | NPR · The web series centers on a pot dealer who bikes around Brooklyn delivering to clients. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair say they drew on their experiences and friends’ generosity to make the show.
 

Fox
March 4, 2015 | NPR · There are certain stories that very few shows can tell without falling on their faces. The Mindy Project may be able to beat those lousy odds.
 

Music

March 4, 2015 | SCPR · The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 4, 2015 | NPR · Ancient tribal techno meets The Blair Witch Project in the eeriest music video of 2015 so far.
 

Courtesy of the Artist
March 4, 2015 | NPR · Watch Motorcycle Jesus, the 30-minute music-driven short film directed by by producer and songwriter Jordan Asher, who goes by the name BOOTS.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab