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Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Photo Contest

From animals to scenery, products to people, Colorado agriculture provides numerous opportunities for artistic photographs that showcase this important part of Colorado’s economy and landscape. Are you a photographer interested in sharing what makes Colorado agriculture special? Enter the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s annual photo contest, which runs until December 31. Both amateurs and professionals […]

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Time Machine Tuesday: Old School Images

If you’re looking for early photos of Colorado’s schools, you may not think to look in government documents.  But in fact the State of Colorado in the late 1800s/early 1900s often included images in its biennial reports of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the School for the Deaf and the Blind, and other child-serving agencies.  […]

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Finding Historic Colorado Photographs

There are many places to go if you are looking for historic photographs of Colorado.  A number of libraries and archives have digitized their photographs, so a general internet search will often yield many results.  History Colorado has created a database which includes many of their digitized photographs, along with other artifacts.  Also, the Denver […]

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History Colorado Collections Online

History Colorado recently launched a database of selected items in its collection, including artifacts, photographs, and archival materials.  The database launched with images of 80,000 items and is continuing to grow.  This database is an excellent resource for researchers to find primary sources on Colorado’s history.  Of course this database represents only a small percentage […]

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Colorado Outdoors: The Photography Issue

For seventy-five years, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks & Wildlife) has published Colorado Outdoors, a bi-monthly magazine focusing on Colorado’s wildlife and outdoor recreation.  Each year, the magazine publishes a special photography issue, which features the best in wildlife photography around the state.  Many of the images are stunning; others, just plain […]

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Photo Contests

Are you a photographer who enjoys capturing Colorado’s wonders through your lens? If so, there are several state-sponsored photo contests available to you right now. Every September, Colorado State Parks sponsors the Eldorado Canyon Annual Photo Contest. For details, visit the contest website. The Colorado Department of Agriculture is currently sponsoring a photo contest. Submissions […]

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Architecture Images

The University of Colorado at Denver’s School of Architecture and Planning sponsors a really neat website they call the Electronic Library of Colorado Architecture, Landscape and Planning. The site features full-color images of Colorado’s significant architecture. You can search by site name, architect/builder, city, county, architectural style, building type, date, and more. There’s also a […]