“AdAmAn Fireworks” by Harry L. Standley, December 1925. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-4619.

Man, identified on back as John Garrett, standing in front of Summit House on Pikes Peak holding fireworks. Photo identified on back as “John Garrett at Summit House – probably in 20’s. AdAmAn fireworks to be set off New Year’s Eve.” Stamp on back reads “Made by H.L. Standley Photographer, Colorado Springs, Colo.” Photocopied paper inserted with photo reads “AdAmAn Club New Year’s Eve Dec. 31 1925. Taken by the light of a 50,000 candle power flare. Three rockets are in my hand and the 125th steel morter, used for shooting the big night shells, stands under the triangle of rocket sticks. The strong wind had blown all the snow off where I stood. Very little snow on “top” this year. Generally blows a gale, but little wind and fine moonlight and only 3 below zero this trip. Jno W.G. Had seen 32 degrees below.”

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