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.