Denver January 26, 2017
Here’s What Life In Denver Looked Like In 1935
The 1930s were a changing time in our country and Denver was no exception. In addition to the Great Depression, drought, and impending war, the railroad industry was continually changing, nearby mines were drying out, and yet life went on. To get a better idea of what the Mile High City looked like around this time, check out these 11 rare photos of Denver in the mid-1930s:
1.) "Photo of the Burlington Pioneer Zephyr "Dawn to Dusk Club" comprised of those who rode the Pioneer Zephyr on its intial 1934 record breaking trip from Denver to Chicago. The group was gathered at Chicago's Union Station to mark the first trip of the Denver Zephyr for regular service between these two cities."
2.) "A man stands and poses at an open iron gate to the vault at The International Trust Company Bank on 17th (Seventeenth) and California Streets in Denver, Colorado. Interior view shows steel walls, safety deposit boxes, combination locks and a ramp in front of the round entrance to the vault."
3.) "Farm near Denver, Colorado."
4.) "The mother said 'I keep her dressed nice every day, because she is the only girl I've got.' Great Western Sugar Company's beet sugar workers' colony at Hudson, Colorado."
5.) "St. Mary's Academy."
6.) "Photograph of passengers on the rear platform of a Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad passenger car, with an African-American porters standing with his hat in his hand below the platform."
7.) "View of the Denver Museum of Natural History in City Park, Denver, Colorado. Women and a girl stand on steps that lead to the building. Automobiles are parked on a nearby driveway."
8.) "Aerial photograph overlooking downtown Denver, Colo., the State Capitol, and the City and Country Building."
9.) "Christmas - 1935."
10.) "Aerial photograph overlooking Lakeside Amusement Park located at 4601 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood, Colo. Structures include a roller coaster and the Tower of Jewel."
11.) "Aerial photograph of the Denver Municipal Airport (Stapleton International Airport), which was built in 1929."
For even more rare Denver pictures, click on
15 Rare Photos Taken In Denver During The Great Depression.