Pie Eating Contest During St. Michael’s Family Picnic at Veso Park, July 1949
Physical description: Photograph is St. Michael’s Family picnic at Veso Park, July, 1949. Pie Eating Contest. Man on left in suiit, hat is Tony Lombardi, man standing with hat on head, moustache is Nick DiPitro. Man in shadow behind smiling lady is Sam Rotola Sr.. Man looking under man’s arm is Ernie Tricarico. Lady wearing glasses is Frances Rotola. Boy in front of Frances is Sam Rotola Jr. On left side two boys with faces in pie, left to right Ralph F. Mancinelli Jr. and Robert Tricarico. Inscription on back: “St Micheal’s Family picnic at Veso Park/ Freddy Pie Eating Contest, July, 1949." Taken by Redus-Brown Studio 1340 Welton Ave GL. 7623 Denver, Colo.
This photograph is a digital scan of an original photograph lent for copying during the Italians of Colorado project. The original photograph is not owned by History Colorado. The digital scan was donated with permissions (see permissions in Registrar's file) and accessioned into the History Colorado collection.
In 2002, the Colorado Historical Society (now known as History Colorado) founded the Colorado Italian American Preservation Association (CIAPA). A volunteer organization, CIAPA’s mission is to work collaboratively with the Society and other organizations to develop, support and coordinate projects that preserve, promote and celebrate Italian American culture and heritage. Since 2002, CIAPA has carried out its mission by meeting with people from the Colorado Italian American community, recording their stories and creating an archive of research materials that includes oral histories, photographs, moving images, sound recordings and artifacts. To date, CIAPA has helped the Society acquire over 200 oral histories, 600 artifacts and nearly 6,000 photographs. Since 2002, CIAPA has developed over 4,000 research files, all of which document the history, culture and traditions of Italian American families in Colorado.
See MSS.02595 files for additional information and images.
See the record for Mss.02595 for full project details including how the documentation project came to be and a complete photography log of all photographs scanned during the project. This record also notes artifacts, files and oral histories collected during the project. Image and permissions given to HC by Ralph Mancinelli (see MSS.02595 file).
Inscription on back: St Micheal’s Famly picnic at Veso Park/ Freddy Pie Eating Contest, July, 1949.