35mm color film slide of an open grassy plain, October 7 1955. A flat open plain, covered in yellow grasses and sage lead up to the base of a mountain range. Two wooden posts frame the image. Some old wooden buildings sit almost exactly in the middle of the image.
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.
Written in pencil on the front of the slide: "Near Westcliff / Oct 55"