June 6, 2014

Photos: D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion

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Original color photographs of the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. From British and American soldiers preparing for the invasion in England to German prisoners being marched through the streets after France’s liberation, these images are some of the only color photographs taken during the war. This set of photographs is primarily from the German Galerie Bilderwelt, part of Getty Image’s exclusive Hulton Archive collection.

For more photos check out denverpost.com/captured

December 5, 2013
FRONT PAGE: 100 years ago today
The biggest blizzard known hit Denver a century ago, in the first days of December, 1913. The snowstorm of historic proportions swooped over Colorado and other western states, leaving a devastating crust of heavy snow 45.7 inches deep in the city.

FRONT PAGE: 100 years ago today

The biggest blizzard known hit Denver a century ago, in the first days of December, 1913. The snowstorm of historic proportions swooped over Colorado and other western states, leaving a devastating crust of heavy snow 45.7 inches deep in the city.

November 22, 2013
FRONT PAGE: The Denver Post’s coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination 50 years ago today: http://dpo.st/1eRdXtl
Had JFK lived: http://dpo.st/1js2oq7Jackie’s Legacy: http://dpo.st/18VK0BaHistoric photos: http://dpo.st/1bWAemH

FRONT PAGE: The Denver Post’s coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination 50 years ago today: http://dpo.st/1eRdXtl

Had JFK lived: http://dpo.st/1js2oq7
Jackie’s Legacy: http://dpo.st/18VK0Ba
Historic photos: http://dpo.st/1bWAemH

April 29, 2013

The Denver Post’s digitized photographic archives

View snapshots of history from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal to 1966 suburbia life in Englewood, Colorado.

Check in with our Archive Picture of the Day photo gallery to see some pictures from The Denver Post’s past.

March 30, 2013

The Denver Post’s digitized photographic archives

Check in with our Archive Picture of the Day photo gallery to see some pictures from The Denver Post’s past.

March 19, 2013
Mountains of risk
A Denver Post investigation found that Colorado ski operators, protected by state law and further insulated by season-pass waivers, have escaped liability for such incidents as an inbounds avalanche, a ski instructor running into a 9-year-old, and a decaying bridge injuring a skier.
In the 34 years since Colorado’s Ski and Safety Act was passed to protect mom-and-pop ski areas from lawsuits and soaring insurance costs, multibillion-dollar real estate-development companies have come to own many of the state’s 25 resorts.
Yet not only do they continue to enjoy protections under the ski act, season-pass waivers release them from additional negligence claims and require the person who sues them to reimburse their attorney fees and costs, a Denver Post review of 30 years of lawsuits found. In the few lawsuits that do move forward, skiers and snowboarders are limited to a $250,000 cap for noneconomic damages.
Part 1: The system of investigating accidents at ski areas raises questions of thoroughness and accuracy.
Part 2: Colorado’s ski industry enjoys vast protection from liability.
Part 3: Just how many people are injured skiing and snowboarding in Colorado is something of a mystery.

Mountains of risk

A Denver Post investigation found that Colorado ski operators, protected by state law and further insulated by season-pass waivers, have escaped liability for such incidents as an inbounds avalanche, a ski instructor running into a 9-year-old, and a decaying bridge injuring a skier.

In the 34 years since Colorado’s Ski and Safety Act was passed to protect mom-and-pop ski areas from lawsuits and soaring insurance costs, multibillion-dollar real estate-development companies have come to own many of the state’s 25 resorts.

Yet not only do they continue to enjoy protections under the ski act, season-pass waivers release them from additional negligence claims and require the person who sues them to reimburse their attorney fees and costs, a Denver Post review of 30 years of lawsuits found. In the few lawsuits that do move forward, skiers and snowboarders are limited to a $250,000 cap for noneconomic damages.

March 13, 2013

Photos: Children of the war in Syria

Aid groups warn that some 2 million children in Syria are facing, among other things, malnutrition, disease, early marriage and severe trauma as a result of the civil war.

To mark the second anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, the Britain-based charity Save the Children released a report Wednesday entitled “Childhood Under Fire.” It says the conflict has left many children traumatized, unable to go to school and struggling to find enough to eat. Refugees say that Assad’s soldiers are directly targeting children.

(Source: The Denver Post)

March 13, 2013
Pope Francis I
Cardinals elected Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina as pope Wednesday to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pontiff in a remarkably fast conclave.
Bergoglio is the first non-European pope, and will take the regnal name of Pope Francis I.

Pope Francis I

Cardinals elected Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina as pope Wednesday to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pontiff in a remarkably fast conclave.

Bergoglio is the first non-European pope, and will take the regnal name of Pope Francis I.

February 23, 2013
Cold Case: The unsolved murder of Denver icon Emily Griffith
Emily Griffith’s legacy goes back to the early 1910s when she founded a school that has come to be symbolic with helping kids and adults rise above poverty.
She was the founder of the Emily Griffith Technical College, once called the Emily Griffith Opportunity School. It has shepherded 1.6 million students to new careers over its 96-year history.
On the morning of June 18, 1947, she and her sister were shot to death in a cabin in Larimer County. The murders have never been solved.

Cold Case: The unsolved murder of Denver icon Emily Griffith

Emily Griffith’s legacy goes back to the early 1910s when she founded a school that has come to be symbolic with helping kids and adults rise above poverty.

She was the founder of the Emily Griffith Technical College, once called the Emily Griffith Opportunity School. It has shepherded 1.6 million students to new careers over its 96-year history.

On the morning of June 18, 1947, she and her sister were shot to death in a cabin in Larimer County. The murders have never been solved.

(Source: The Denver Post)

January 10, 2013
1940s-vintage apron and dress patterns
In the 1940s, clothing patterns were offered for sale through The Denver Post. For 16 to 20 cents they could be purchased from our Pattern Department. Here’s a sampling of some vintage apron and dress styles that were available.
In this example, a crocheted hostess apron with rose filet for someone who loves to entertain, from Aug. 6, 1945.
These retro fashions are so much fun that it’s a shame we don’t still have the patterns. But they’re out of stock, so please don’t send your money.

1940s-vintage apron and dress patterns

In the 1940s, clothing patterns were offered for sale through The Denver Post. For 16 to 20 cents they could be purchased from our Pattern Department. Here’s a sampling of some vintage apron and dress styles that were available.

In this example, a crocheted hostess apron with rose filet for someone who loves to entertain, from Aug. 6, 1945.

These retro fashions are so much fun that it’s a shame we don’t still have the patterns. But they’re out of stock, so please don’t send your money.

(Source: The Denver Post)

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