#TBT: Colorado’s Old Dogs

Outdoor portrait of a woman and a small dog in (probably) Denver, Colorado. (Charles Lillybridge/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-L118)
Outdoor portrait of a woman and a small dog in (probably) Denver, Colorado. (Charles Lillybridge/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-L118)

A look back in time at some of the tail waggers found in the Western History Collection. Call it a little historical background for this week’s furry feature.

Posing at the Flower (or Sunflower) Carnival Burlesque Parade, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, E. R. March, Jamie Platt and Frankie Poley are by a horse. (H.S. Poley/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/P-1754)
Posing at the Flower (or Sunflower) Carnival Burlesque Parade, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, E. R. March, Jamie Platt and Frankie Poley are by a horse. (H.S. Poley/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/P-1754)
Members of the Colorado Air National Guard, Jimmy Ziegler (center), Danny Kearns (right), and unidentified man, pose next to an airplane and Jeff the dog outfitted with a parachute in Denver, Colorado. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Rh-715)
Members of the Colorado Air National Guard, Jimmy Ziegler (center), Danny Kearns (right), and unidentified man, pose next to an airplane and Jeff the dog outfitted with a parachute in Denver, Colorado. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Rh-715)
Katherine Hildebrand stands outside with a Saint Bernard dog at 2840 Lafayette Street in Denver, Colorado. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-20846)
Katherine Hildebrand stands outside with a Saint Bernard dog at 2840 Lafayette Street in Denver, Colorado. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-20846)
Outdoor portrait of two men, a woman, and dog near the edge of Archer Canal in Denver, Colorado. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-L2427)
Outdoor portrait of two men, a woman, and dog near the edge of Archer Canal in Denver, Colorado. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-L2427)
Large dog at fence, circa 1900. (Harry H. Buckwalter/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-B1124)
Large dog at fence, circa 1900. (Harry H. Buckwalter/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/CHS-B1124)

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