35mm color film slide of a pool filled with children and adults playing in the water, September 1956. The image shows lots of children and young adults playing in the water of a pool identified by the donor as the Glenwood Springs hotpool. In the foreground of the image, a young girl wearing and orange life-vest and holding a yellow ball walks along the side of the pool. To the left, several people stand by the pool getting ready to enter and holding flotation devices. To the right, a concrete barrier separate part of the pool with a crescent shaped barrier. Along the far end of the pool, several metal slides stand waiting to be used. Two young adults walk behind the slides. A grassy hill with lush trees stand to the right side of the pool, separated by a concrete wall covered in vines and a chain-link fence. In the background, a bridge crosses over a valley between hills and a red-rock mountain side rises up above the pool.
The Bane family has had a presence in Colorado since the early 1860s. Elisabeth Evans Bane was born in Denver in 1895, and attended Wolcott School, Colorado College, and the University of Denver. She married William C. Bane in 1919, and was heavily involved with the Junior League of Denver and Daughters of the American Revolution. She passed away in 1976. Both Elizabeth and William traveled throughout Colorado and the rest of the country starting in the 1940s, during which time they photographed and filmed many of their vacations and mountain excursions. Elizabeth was the main photographer for many of the trips.
Photographs were originally taken by Elizabeth Evans Bane and William Bane. They were donated by their grandson, Brian Boyle, to History Colorado in 2020 after staying in the family for several decades after taken.