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A Look Back

Images from Colorado Springs' past

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In this undated photograph, the man, identified on back as Charles Fox Gardiner (1857-1947), stands in front of large log cabin. A woman holding baby is sitting on the chair next to him, and two dogs are at his feet. STEWARTS COMMERICAL PHOTOGRAPHERS COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 013-2304

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Fannie Mae Duncan posed for this photo April 20, 1996, while wearing one of the many elegant hats the Colorado Springs businesswoman was known for. Duncan (1918-2005) came to prominence in the 1950s, when her Cotton Club became the first and, for many years, the only venue in Colorado Springs for African- American entertainers. “AFRICAN AMERICANS IN COLORADO SPRINGS,” COURTESY OF THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 412-4

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In 1948, Hertha Mohl poses in front of The Book Home at 119 E. Dale St., Colorado Springs. She and her husband, Leo Mohl, owned the bookstore. The Mohls had grown up in Austria. Hertha fled Austria because of Nazi oppression. Leo was arrested by the Nazis and spent time in a concentration camp in the late 1930s, before he was released and managed to get to England, where he met and married Hertha. They decided to immigrate to the U.S. A postcard depicting The Antlers hotel with Pikes Peak in the background reminded them of their native land and inspired them to settle in the Springs. MOHL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 415-120

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In this June 11, 1943, photo, Hertha Pistol Mohl sends a salute to her husband, Pvt. Leo Mohl, while dressed in his uniform, before he has to leave Colorado Springs to report to Camp Crowder, Mo. The Mohls, originally from Austria, immigrated to the U.S. shortly before World War II and owned a dairy farm and businesses in downtown Colorado Springs for decades. MOHL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 415-102

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The Boy Scout Jamboree with truck at right and signs for Troop 70, Dallas Texas around. A large cutout of old man wearing a cowboy hat and boots and string tie and holding sign reading “Old Man Texas Troop 70.” The photograph was taken in 1960 in Colorado Springs. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-3515

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President Theodore Roosevelt, center, and two men take part in a hunting trip in 1906. The picture is from a collection by prominent Colorado Springs photographer Horace S. Poley, whose work captured classic images from the American West. PHOTO BY HORACE S. POLEY, POLEY COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 010-7145

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In a photo from 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt and Jake Borah, his guide, ride through a snowy field accompanied by dogs. The president was on a trip to the West that was captured in by noted Colorado Springs photographer Horace S. Poley. PHOTOGRAPH BY HORACE S. POLEY, POLEY COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 010-7142

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