Physical description: Mary Labriola and one of the DeRose girls with bicycles. Welby Merchandise Company behind at left, car on their right. On the window of the store school supplies are advertised with grain and coal advertised on the building. In the background it looks like train tracks and utility poles. Imge similar to PCCLI0330. Note: this image was originally in an album that belonged to the donor's (Mary DeLuzio DeBell) brother Dominic DeLuzio who was the husband of the album photographer Louise Covillo DeLuzio.
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 Mary DeLuzio DeBell files for additional information and images.