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Digital Image Catalogue
Denver Public Library

Something about searching through the Denver Public Library's online database of 120,000 digitized historic images is like wielding a jerry-rigged fusion of Google and Mr. Peabody's trusty Waybac Machine. Whether it's photos of bombed-out gangster cars from the 1920s, close-ups of decorations on Mattie Silk's famous brothel, vistas of the curious pre-World War II swastikas that once graced business signs downtown, or a glimpse of your Capitol Hill neighborhood a hundred years ago, the web-based catalogue allows anyone easy access to intriguing nuggets of historical trivia.


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