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A Look Back

Images from Colorado Springs' past

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Clarence Coil and Wayne E. Ryer smile during their trip to Austin Bluffs. In April, The Gazette reported that crews were planning thinning operations to mitigate potential fires in the Austin Bluffs Open Space. RAY TURNER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, PIKES PEAK DISTRICT LIBRARY, 487-30

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In or around 1930, a photographer captured this playful image of Clarence G. Coil pretending to kick a football with his friend Wayne Ryer pretending to hold. The photo was one of 11 mounted on a personal scrapbook page for Coil. Coil (1905-1978) was a photographer who came to manage Stewarts Commercial Photographers. He chronicled Colorado Springs events and institutions, from the Air Force Academy to the Pikes Peak Range Riders, The Broadmoor, AdAmAn Club and much more. RAY TURNER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 487-36

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This image, half of a stereograph (identical photos side by side, intended to be viewed with a stereoscope to simulate depth of field) is labeled as the “Lake House at Moraine Lake,” taken sometime between 1872 and 1880. PHOTOGRAPH BY BYRON H. GURNSEY, STEREOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 175-3558

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A man and a woman pose on horses across from The Broadmoor hotel. According to a Gazette article from this year, The Broadmoor has been named a five-star hotel for 57 consecutive years. STEREOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 175-3850

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In this stereograph image taken between 1872 and 1880, a portion of Colorado Springs is seen looking south from a public school building. This and an identical image were positioned side by side in order to be viewed with a stereoscope and create a three-dimensional effect. PHOTOGRAPH BY BYRON H. GURNSEY, STEREOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, 175-3611

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This portrait, taken around 1955, is of Irvin B. “Dad” Bruce (1893-1960). Bruce started work with the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1913, becoming chief in 1941. Bruce established a fingerprint unit at the CSPD, served in the Bureau of Investigations, started the CSPD traffic bureau, organized the Colorado Springs Junior Police Club, and was president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. NATIONAL PRESS & TELEVISION FOTO SERVICE INC., MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 001-8627

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This image depicts Kenneth E. Dowlin, who served as director of the Pikes Peak Library District from 1975 to 1988. According to a Gazette- Telegraph article, Dowlin received an award in 1976 from the Pikes Peak Art Council on behalf of the Penrose Public Library in recognition for its monthly art shows, programs and activities. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN C. GAIR, MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK DISTRICT LIBRARY, 001-8741

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