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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UP N' ATOM: c. 1950s

Colorado Springs: 1910

Colorado Springs: 1910

Colorado Springs circa 1910. "Exchange National Bank Building, Tejon Street." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

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It's still standing!

Hasn't burnt down yet! If you look down the cross street to the right, you will see the majestic Pike's Peak. In the background, on the far left of the photo, you can just make out Cheyenne Mountain, home of NORAD, or whatever they call it now.

Walk this way

This is about the earliest photo in which I've seen designated & marked crosswalks. And most, but not all, of the pedestrians are actually using them!

[I think that's due to their being the only part of the street that's not dirt or mud. -tterrace]

"What the---?"

It looks like the fellows in the auto are aware of the distant cameraman

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