Colorado River from Dead Horse Point
35mm color film slide of the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point on the top of a mesa, October 1948. The image is taken from a high vantage point on the surrounding red rock mesas looking down at a bend in the Colorado River.
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.
Written in ink on the front of the slide: "Oct 48 Colo River from Dead Horse Point"