Lady and boy "Taking a Drink in Idaho Springs", Co.
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.
Pictured in the photo is a lady and boy in covered area in Idaho Springs 'pumping' for a drink of water. The lady wears a knee-length dress with collar, sleeves and pockets trimmed in white. Stockings appear to be dark. The boy wears white long-sleeve shirt, tie, short pants, cap on his head. Notes: See MSS.02595 Marguerite Salsbury CIAPA file 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 permission given to HC by Barry and Marguerita Salsbury (see Barry and Marguerita Salsbury MSS.02595 file).
Hand written bottom of photo, pencil "Idho Spgs" Taking a drink.