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    • Rio Grande style blanket and beater

    • View of a hand-woven Rio Grande style blanket made at a WPA sponsored weaving project in San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. Shows a multi colored striped blanket and two chain rug beaters with wooden handles.
    • Hispanic Americans--Arts & crafts--1940-1950.; Mexican Americans--Arts & crafts--1940-1950.; Blankets.; Tools.; Blankets--Colorado--Pictorial works.; Hispanic Americans--Colorado--Pictorial works.; Mexican Americans--Colorado--Pictorial works.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • WPA railroad at Lowry

    • View of railroad tracks under construction by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) from the Union Pacific Railroad line to Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows railroad construction workers near the...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad...
    • 1941 May 27
    • WPA workers in Coal Creek Canyon

    • Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers in overalls or jeans, gloves, and hats hold shovels and walk in the flood damaged creek bed in Coal Creek Canyon (Jefferson County), Colorado. Shows flood debris, sand and the eroded edges of Coal Creek.
    • United States. Works Progress Administration of Colorado--1930-1940.; Coal Creek Canyon (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Jefferson County (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Floods--Colorado--Jefferson County--1930-1940.; Laborers--Colorado--Jefferson County--1930-1940.;...
    • 1938 Sept. 6
    • Soldiers and tracks at Lowry Field

    • Men in uniform march in formation on a dirt road at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows railroad tracks constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA), an airplane hangar that reads "[U].S....
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Barracks--Colorado--Lowry Air Force Base--1940-1950.; Military facilities--Colorado--Lowry Air Force Base--1940-1950.; Military...
    • [1941?]
    • Railroad construction at Lowry

    • Work Projects Administration (WPA) railroad construction workers in overalls and fedoras use a hammers and a crowbar to install rails at a switch on railroad tracks near Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado....
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Crowbars--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad construction...
    • 1941 May 27
    • Monument Lake Lodge

    • Exterior view of a Pueblo style guest lodge at Monument Lake, thirty eight miles west of Trinidad, Colorado. This split level structure is built on a hillside and has three floors built in steps with terraces on the lower roofs. Built of adobe,...
    • Trinidad (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Lodges--Colorado--Trinidad--1930-1940.; Pueblos--Colorado--Trinidad--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1938?]
    • Train at Lowry

    • A soldier stands on a wooden platform in front of Union Pacific Railroad locomotive "451" and Denver and a Rio Grande Western freight car on tracks built by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Military facilities--Colorado--Lowry Air Force Base--1940-1950.; Railroads--Colorado--Lowry Air Force Base--1940-1950.
    • 1941 May 27
    • Clearing away the heavy debris from parkways

    • A WPA work crew load tree branches and limbs onto a truck for removal from a Denver, Colorado street. The truck's license plate reads: "WPA 597 33T99."
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--People--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Laborers--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Trees--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.;...
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Road crew, Costilla County

    • Hispanic American men. employed on a WPA road project, pose near a tractor and a road grader on a dirt road probably in Costilla County, Colorado. The men wear work clothes and broad brimmed hats. The man who stands on the road grader is...
    • Hispanic Americans--1930-1940.; Mexican Americans--1930-1940.; Costilla County (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Dirt roads.; Graders (Earthmoving machinery); Laborers.; Road construction.; Tracklaying vehicles.; Gallegos, Diego Antonio--Pictorial works.; Blue...
    • [1935?]
    • Aspen 1930's ski course construction

    • Two women skiers in Aspen, Colorado stand at the top of the ski hill facing downwards. Both women wear trousers, light jackets and scarves on their head. Trees are on either side of the ski slope, and the town is at the base of the hill.
    • Aspen (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Skiing--Colorado--Aspen--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Delta, Colorado

    • A WPA painting in the town of Delta, Colorado, in Delta County features a farmer on a green tractor in a field of half-cut wheat. A man with a dog is in the middle of the cut field. A farmhouse and barn are in the background.
    • Delta (Colo.)--1980-1990.; Art--1980-1990.; Farmers--Colorado--Delta--1980-1990.; Tractors--Colorado--Delta--1980-1990.
    • 1980
    • Building constructed on park improvement project, City of Pueblo, Colorado 1939

    • This one-story, flat roofed park maintainance building in Pueblo, Colorado, is of pale, random stone with dark grout. Windows and doors are in the walls, which have stepped tops. A 30's car is in the background, and a sign reads: "USA Work Program...
    • Pueblo (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Parks--Colorado--Pueblo--1930-1940.
    • 1939
    • Delta, Colorado

    • A WPA painting in the town of Delta, Colorado, in Delta County, includes a farmer on a green tractor in a field of half-cut wheat. A man and dog are in the middle of the field. A farmhouse and barn are in the background.
    • Delta (Colo.)--1980-1990.; Art--1980-1990.; Farmers--Colorado--Delta--1980-1990.; Tractors--Colorado--Delta--1980-1990.
    • 1980
    • Gunnison Post Office

    • Copy of a WPA painting "Wealth of the West," by Ila McAfee Turner in the Gunnison Post Office, Colorado; depicts a cattle drive with two cowboys, a miner gold panning in a river as a burro stands by with his supplies, a fisherman fishes in the...
    • Gunnison (Colo.)--1940-1950.
    • [1940]
    • Sculptor

    • A man models clay probably in Colorado.
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--1930-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Modeling (sculpture)--Colorado--Denver--1930-1950.; Sculptors--Colorado--Denver--1930-1950.
    • [between 1933 and 1944?]
    • Camp Roosevelt - Boy Scout Overnight Cabin - City Park Pueblo, Colorado

    • Boy Scout overnight cabin in Pueblo, Colorado, is a one-story, random ashlar stone building. Vigas follow the walls which are sloped and narrower at the top. The projecting fireplace and chimney follow the same angles. Windows flank the fireplace,...
    • Pueblo (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Boy scouts--Colorado--Pueblo--1930-1940.; Camping--Colorado--Pueblo--1930-1940.; Camps--Colorado--Pueblo--1930-1940.
    • 1938
    • Railroad being constructed

    • Men in overalls push a handcar on tracks under construction by the Work Projects Administration at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Construction workers are on tracks in the distance. Shows a railroad...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Military facilities--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad...
    • 1941 May 27
    • Work crew

    • Men gather around a pile of shovels and sledgehammers at a Work Projects Administration (WPA) sponsored road construction site in Colorado. The men wear coats, jackets, hats, caps and gloves.
    • Equipment--Colorado--1930-1950.; Laborers--Colorado--1930-1950.; Road construction--Colorado--1930-1950.; Shovels--Colorado--1930-1950.
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    • Victor, residences

    • Exterior rear view of four residences on a slope, Victor, Colorado; four rectangular wooden frame residences, horizontal plank, two two-story with high gable roof, single chimneys offset right; third with mansard roof and cast iron cresting; fourth...
    • Victor (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Houses--Colorado--Victor--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940]
    • Mayor Stapleton at microphone, Gov. Vivian seated behind mayor

    • African American and white men and women stand and sit by Mayor Benjamin Stapleton and Governor John Vivian at an armed forces service center in Denver, Colorado. They stand by United States flags and bass drums with letters: "Forty & Eight Drum...
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--1940-1950.; Drum and bugle corps--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; African Americans--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Bands--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1943 and 1945?]
    • Lowry Field railroad

    • View of a dedication ceremony with men in military uniforms, or suits and overcoats, at Lowry Army Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The men watch an officer hammer a spike into railroad tracks constructed by the...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Dedications--Colorado--Lowry Air Force Base--1940-1950.; Military facilities--Colorado--Lowry Air Force Base--1940-1950.; Military...
    • [1941?]
    • Armed forces service centers

    • African American soldiers in uniform and women laugh as they stand near, or sit on, a piano at a W.P.A. armed forces center in Denver, Colorado. The women wear dresses, one has on strap heeled shoes.
    • United States. Army.--People.; United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--1940-1950.; African Americans--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Soldiers--American--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Marvin Martin sculptures for Boulder H. S.

    • Gog and May Gog, sculptures at the 1937 High School in Boulder, Colorado, top louvered windows. The male holds blocks on his shoulders, and the female holds vegetal elements. In the bulbous, "proletariat" style of the WPA era, these works of...
    • Boulder (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Architectural sculpture--Colorado--Boulder--1930-1940.; Schools--Colorado--Boulder--1930-1940.
    • [between 1937 and 1940?]
    • Railroad construction at Lowry

    • Work Projects Administration (WPA) railroad construction workers in overalls and fedoras stand on rails at a switch on railroad tracks near Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. A construction crane hoists...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Hoisting machinery--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad...
    • [1941]
    • Man on railroad bridge near Lowry

    • A man in a suit stands on a wooden railroad bridge and track constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) over an irrigation ditch near Lowry Air Force Base in the Lowry Field neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows telephone lines beside...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Irrigation canals & flumes--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad...
    • 1941 May 27
    • Colorado Museum of Natural History workers

    • Young men sit at a table and carve wax figurines for an exhibit at the Colorado Museum of Natural History in Denver, Colorado; a hot plate and tools are on the table.
    • United States. Work Projects Administration--People--1930-1940.; Colorado Museum of Natural History--People--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Figurines--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Galleries & museums--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.;...
    • [between 1933 and 1939?]
    • Stamping paper sacks used in packaging bulk commodities for distribution to Colorado relief...

    • A woman in a white uniform and a white cap that reads: "First Aid," sits at a table and stamps paper sacks for surplus commodities at the State Grocery Warehouse at 1535 13th (Thirteenth) Street in Denver, Colorado. Piles of paper bags, an ink pad...
    • United States. Work Projects Administration. Colorado.--People--1930-1950.; Public service employment--Colorado--Denver--1930-1950.; Surplus commodities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1950.; Women--Colorado--Denver--1930-1950.
    • [between 1938 and 1943?]
    • Tow line construction, Aspen

    • View of six people sitting across from one another on a boat tow as it is dragged up Aspen Mountain, Aspen, Colorado; shows vehicle tracks in the snow, snow covered landscape, and bare trees along the path; Aspen house rooftops at the bottom of the...
    • Ski lifts--Colorado--Aspen--1930-1940.; Aspen (Colo.)--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1939]
    • Gunnison Post Office painting

    • Interior view of the Gunnison Post Office, Colorado includes: the WPA painting "Wealth of the West," by Ila McAfee Turner. The painting depicts a cattle drive with two cowboys, a miner gold panning in a river as a burro stands by loaded with his...
    • Gunnison (Colo.)--1940-1950.
    • [1980]
    • Morrison flood

    • In Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado, men in trenchcoats and fedoras shovel mud into a dump truck after a flood. Its bed is backed into the entry of a store; the awning and signs read: "Soda-Drugs Store," and "Kodaks Groceries." Lettering on the...
    • Morrison (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Floods--Colorado--Morrison--1930-1940.
    • 1938
    • Auditorium, Loveland

    • A man adresses the audience from beside a lectern on stage of the auditorium, Loveland Community Building, Colorado. The stage is full of men in suits with a orchestra seated behind them. An American flag is above them on the back curtain drop....
    • Loveland (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Loveland--1930-1950.; Interiors.
    • [between 1936 and 1941]
    • Auditorium, Loveland, CO

    • Interior auditorium view, Loveland Community Building, Colorado, includes a men on a stage with an American flag on the back curtain drop. Two flower arrangements and "USA Work Program, WPA" signs are on the edge of the stage. The audience in floor...
    • Loveland (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Loveland--1930-1950.; Interiors.
    • [between 1936 and 1941]
    • Auditorium, Loveland

    • A woman with a corsage stands at a lectern on stage of the auditorium, Loveland Community Building, Colorado. The stage is full of men in suits with a orchestra seated behind them. An American flag is above them on the back curtain drop. Two...
    • Loveland (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Loveland--1930-1950.; Women--Colorado--Loveland--1930-1950.
    • [between 1936 and 1941]
    • Elementary school, Kim, Colo.

    • View of the side facade of the elementary school building located at 425 State Street, Kim, Colo. Built as part of a WPA project in the 1930s, the complex also includes a gymnasium and high school. The buildings are constructed of local-sandstone.
    • Elementary schools--Colorado--Kim--1980-1990.; Kim (Colo.)--1980-1990.; Elementary schools--Colorado--Kim--Pictorial works.; Kim (Colo.)--Pictorial works.
    • 1988
    • Edgewater, Colorado, city hall

    • A two-story stuccoed building in Edgewater, Jefferson County, Colorado, includes the fire department, the town hall, and the library. The building was completed with WPA funds. Letters on the facade read, "Fire Dept. No. 12," over a garage door;...
    • Edgewater (Colo.)--1930-1940.; City & town halls--Colorado--Edgewater--1930-1940.; Fire stations--Colorado--Edgewater--1930-1940.; Libraries--Colorado--Edgewater--1930-1940.
    • 1932
    • Cutting gauze at Colorado General Hospital

    • A Work Projects Administration (W.P.A) worker uses a power saw to cut gauze into strips in a room at Colorado General Hospital, University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. The man wears a white shirt and has his sleeves rolled up to...
    • United States. Work Projects Administration--People--1940-1950.; Colorado General Hospital (Denver, Colo.)--Equipment & supplies--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Gauze--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Hospitals--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.;...
    • 1942 September
    • Winks Lodge: Outhouse

    • Outhouse built during WWII WPA project at Winks Lodge in Lincoln Hills (Gilpin County). Built in 1925 by architect Wendall Hamlet, the lodge was a place for African Americans to escape the city for rest and relaxation in the mountains.
    • Lincoln Hills (Colo.)
    • 2002 August
    • Views at Fort Caspar dedication

    • People sit in the shade during a dedication ceremony at Fort Caspar in Casper (Natrona County), Wyoming. Cars are by the log buildings; a water tower is in the distance.
    • Fort Caspar (Wyo.)--1930-1940.; Dedications--Wyoming--Casper--1930-1940.; Forts & fortifications--Wyoming--Casper--1930-1940.; Historic sites--Wyoming--Casper--1930-1940.; Spectators--Wyoming--Casper--1930-1940.
    • 1936 July 26
    • Found in excavating at Ft Casper [i.e. Caspar]

    • View of artifacts found at Fort Caspar in Casper (Natrona County), Wyoming. Shows harness and farrier's tools including a fish plate (from a freighter wagon), a hame and short tug, an axe, a coupling iron, a spoon, a glue pot, a yoke iron, part of...
    • Fort Caspar (Wyo.)--1930-1940.; Archaeology--Colorado--Fort Caspar--1930-1940.; Equipment--Colorado--Fort Caspar--1930-1940.
    • 1936 March 23
    • Geology building

    • Exterior view of the 1938-1940 WPA project, Berthoud Hall, geology building, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Jefferson County, shows the three-story with basement brick Beaux Arts building with hipped red tile roof and decorative terra cotta...
    • Colorado School of Mines--Buildings--1950- 1960.; Golden (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Buildings--Colorado--Golden--1950-1960.; Universities & colleges--Colorado--Golden--1950-1960.; Colorado School of Mines.
    • [between 1950 and 1960]
    • 3400 block of South Broadway

    • WPA (Works Progress Administration) workmen are resurfacing one side of South Broadway in Englewood, Colorado. A rope barracade runs down the middle of the street between two sets of trolley tracks; trolley wires are overhead. A trolley is in the...
    • Englewood (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Street maintenance & repair--Colorado--Englewood--1930- 1940.; Streets--Colorado--Englewood--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940?]

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