Portrait of Fred Stewart Bartlett (1905-1988), former director of the Fine Arts Center for 15 years from 1956 until 71. Caption written on the back of the photograph reads, “Fred Bartlett with maintenance staff hanging exhibition.”

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View of the Liberty Ship Winfield S. Stratton at the shipyard with scaffolding around and men standing below. The ship was built in Richmond, California and was launched in August 1943.

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Sheep on plains with thunderclouds above and mountains in the distance.

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A Colorado Midland Railway Company engine with “Our President” painted on the side of a coal car. This photograph was probably taken during Roosevelt’s bear hunt in Colorado in April of 1905.

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Printed on front “G.O.P. State Convention, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1910. / Copyright 1910, Gustaf Sandahl”.

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“‘Games, refreshments and a program were in order for 35 youngsters at the San Luis Town School Friday morning, when they celebrated Halloween at a costume party in the school at 1511 N. Weber St. The program, made up of songs, dances, poems, stories and an art exhibit, was directed by Mrs. Charles Straeb […]

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Graceful trees line lake in Monument Valley Park with dirt road at left. “1607” printed on back. Caption on back reads “Monument Valley Park. Colorado Springs, Colorado. Monument Valley Park is the main park within the city limits. It was built by the late General William J. Palmer at a cost of $750,000 and donated […]

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Lloyd Shaw (1890-1958), scholar of Western square dancing, sits in a chair at a desk holding a piece of paper.

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Man on horseback, identified on back as Clarence Shemwell, rides through parking lot with stores behind. Signs visible include “Simms Supers” “Bank of Fountain Valley” “4%” and “Savings/Loans”. Photo identified on back as Clarence Shemwell in Security, Colorado.

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Guy Boyd (1884-1966) [left] and Cloyd Brunson examining old bones found in Grand Caverns.

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View from pass towards large stand of aspen in autumn colors.

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(“El Paso County Disaster Services,” date unknown, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-696.)

Three workers in full protective gear, with gas masks, coveralls, gloves and boots, stand in front of a tanker truck. A CSFD truck is in the background.

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Photograph appears in O’Keeffe at Abiquiu by Christine Taylor Patten on page 46.

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Three cadets pose in dormitory at desk with rows of books above. Caption on photo reads “Cadets in Dormitory – U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.”

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(“Mail Delivery” by Harry L. Standley, 1927. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-675.)

Uniformed mailmen stand by their bicycles with fully loaded mail pouches in front. Other bicycles and cars are parked in background. Photo identified on back as “letter carriers starting on delivery”.

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Portrait of the second grade class at Del Norte School. William Bradford Hassell (1891-1957) is identified as seated in the first row, fourth from the right.

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Old pickup with “International” on back and person standing in back on two-lane road. Truck has a number of cowboy bumper stickers on back.

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Young children in white with chains of flowers parading through parkland. Note on back reads “Children’s pageant held to celebrate 44th anniversary of the city and 39th anniversary of state.”

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View of the Pikes Peak Center [designed by John James Wallace] showing entrance to El Paso County offices.

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