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believe this exceptional book highly significant to the Pikes Peak
Region. Cover title: COLORADO SPRINGS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF ...
Presenting a singularly outstanding site for the UNITED STATES AIR
FORCE ACADEMY at COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO.
page: "To the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, to the
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, to the SECRETARY of the DEPARTMENT of the AIR
FORCE and to the AIR FORCE ACADEMY SITE SELECTION BOARD, COLORADO
SPRINGS respectfully submits the herewith described site as fulfilling
all the basic requirements and specifications for the UNITED STATES
AIR FORCE ACADEMY.
addition to the fundamentals of an optimum site, COLORADO SPRINGS
offers the important extras of a strategically defensive location,
geographically balanced and in a year-around climate where work and
study reaches peak efficiency, and where persons making official
visits will not be required to encounter long periods of extreme heat
Springs: Where Training Time is Any Time."
blue buckram binding. Silver print on front cover.
20 inches by 14-1/2 inches. 19 pages; 17 photographic.
official proposal volume is actually a set of site and architectural
plans for the new Air Force Academy. President Eisenhower was
the main motivator behind the establishment of the Air Force Academy.
There were 580 proposals from 45 states; however, Colorado Springs was
chosen from the last round from three states.
of volume: very good; several ex-library marks, but none are
obtrusive; first tissue sheet torn and taped; some light
"coffee-staining" on first page; however, after that, all
pages are clean and bright and highly detailed.
EYE VIEW OF COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO CITY and MANITOU, On the Line of
the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, Jan. 1874
a Sketch by E. S. Glover. Strobridge & Co. Lith., Cincinnati,
Ohio. 1874. Sheet dimensions: 11 inches by 8-1/2 inches.
Map image dimensions: 9-1/2 inches by 6-1/2 inches. Condition: near
fine; some light wrinkling at sheet corners; 2 light folds. Highly
detailed, identifying streets, exhibiting buildings and houses, and
showing topography. Finely produced engraving. Scarce and
early Colorado Springs map, issued just three years after the town was
founded by William Palmer.
interested, please inquiry for further details.
BROADMOOR HOTEL, by Maxfield Parrish, original 1921 print in original
of original frame: 22-1/2 inches by 17-3/4 inches
of original 1921 print: 18-1/2 inches by 14 inches
condition: very good plus to near fine; however, frame missing original
brass plate identification
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SPRINGS FLOWER CARNIVAL
dimensions: approximately 38 inches by 26 inches. Pueblo Litho. Co.,
advertising displayed around three margins of lithograph: Colorado Midland
Railway; Broadmoor Casino and Hotel (Pourtales); Antlers Hotel; Colorado
College; Hotel Colorado; Pikes Peak Cog Route and others.
designed and published to advertise the 1898 Colorado Springs Flower
Carnival, August 30, 31, and September 1.
specific lithograph surfaced in Cripple Creek, Colorado nearly twenty-five
years ago, having been recovered from the interior of a wall built in
1899. Minor museum-quality conservation was performed on several
closed-end tears and small nail holes. The result is the
preservation of this superb example of a previously unknown Colorado
are bright and especially vibrant. Printed on a thick and coated
bond paper. Mucha-like artwork combined with a bird's-eye-view
perspective popular during this period.
TABLE WATER, Manitou, Colorado, circa 1895
Table Water was supplied by the Navajo Springs, one of the earliest
discovered in the Manitou area. This spring water was noted as
having a high mineral content. Native Americans believed the spring
to have healing powers.
printed by The Orcutt Leading Lithographers, Chicago, Illinois.
Dimensions: approximately 21 inches by 27 inches. Professional
very good plus, with bright colors. However, there are several
condition problems: 1) a 3-1/2 inch mended tear originating at the top
margin of litho; 2) a 3/4-inch mended tear from the right margin; and, 3)
a light, circular stain 2 inches in diameter near "u" in
PEAK PANORAMA, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO 1890
Henry H. Wellge, original bird's-eye-view perspective map published by The American Publishing Company, Milwaukee,
bird's-eye-perspective of the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County,
Colorado, 1890; not
drawn to scale. View shows streets, blocks, buildings, and town
Dimensions: 48 inches in width by 24 inches in height.
5-color birdís-eye-view locating west from an imaginary location
above the Printerís Home at the far east of the city limits.
Highly detailed with Pikes Peak and mountains nearby.
Several closed-end tears in borders of map have been repaired with
conservation material on back. Overall:
very good plus to near fine condition.
H. Wellge was born in 1850, and during his life worked as an artist,
architect, draftsman, and lithographer. Wellge founded The American
Publishing Company. Wellge and The American Publishing Company was
one of the more successful art houses issuing perspective panoramic views
of American cities. Wellge died in 1917.
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AROUND PIKE'S PEAK
Published by THE GAZETTE PRINTING COMPANY
Colorado Springs, Colorado 1891. Original covers; tie-string binding. Fourteen images.
Dimensions: 17 inches by 12-1/2 inches. Condition: very good; cover has piece missing from lower
right-hand corner; first image has been torn and has been repaired, some margin
chipping; other 13 images are in near fine condition.
THE BOOK OF COLORADO SPRINGS
By Manly Dayton Ormes and Eleanor R. Ormes
The Dentan Printing Company: Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1933,
first edition. Original blue cloth covers with green, white and orange
illustration on front cover and gold print on spine; 366 pages;
illustrated. Map illustrations on end-papers; numerous half-tone
illustrations throughout. Condition: very good plus to near fine; several light
scuffings on covers; spine very lightly sunned; pages bright and fresh.
"At least a score of years ago Mr. Ormes became
interested thru his work in Coburn Library, in collecting historical notes about
Colorado Springs and the vicinity. He informed himself about early writers
on this country and collected such of their work as he was able. He spent
the spare time of about five years cataloguing our daily papers. He had
collected pictures and data from pioneers of the region and he had written part
of the book when death overtook him ... The notes and typed material lay
untouched for nearly two years. It seemed to be a work that no one could
or would undertake. Then I felt impelled to do it, for I realized that so
much valuable information should be in accessible form. It necessitated
much research to complete the volume ...." from the Foreword, by Eleanor R.
SPRINGS: City of Sunshine. I.M. Low, Publisher, Opera House Block,
Colorado Springs, Colo. Circa 1900. The Smith-Brooks Printing Co.,
Printers and Engravers, Denver, Colorado. Denver & Rio Grande
Railroad. Oversized publication: 13 inches by 10 inches; in original stiff
wrappers; tie-bound; 32 pages. Large half-tone illustrations of Colorado
Springs and surrounding areas: residences; business buildings; scenery; and
flowers. Spine has been professionally reinforced; covers chipped;
otherwise, in very good condition.
SPRINGS AND THE PIKE'S PEAK REGION. Published by Geo. T. Huling,
Denver, Colorado. The Albertype Co., Brooklun, NY. Circa 1915.
Large-sized publication: 13 inches by 10-1/2 inches; original stiff covers;
tie-binding; 23 pages. Twenty-three half-tone photographs, 6-1/2 inches by
8 inches each, tipped onto one page each. Scenes include: Pikes Peak
Avenue; Gateway Rocks; Cheyenne Mountain from Monument Park; St. Peter's Dome,
Cripple Creek Short Line; Ascending Pikes Peak, Cog Road; Acacia Hotel; Stratton
Park: Pike's Peak Auto Highway; and more. Condition: very good plus to
near fine. $65.00
TO COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS - MANITOU - THE PIKES PEAK REGION.
Issued by The Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Springs - Manitou, Colorado.
Circa 1925. Publication in its original illustrated covers; 20 pages; map
on inner back page; bird's-eye view on central pages. Half-tone
illustrations as well as chromolithographs: Hidden Inn; Municipal Golf Course;
Mountain Trail in Pikes Peak Region; Horseback Trail; Colorado College
Buildings; Auto Camp; New Manitou Mineral Springs Bath House; Ute Indian Trail;
Cave of the Winds; Pikes Peak Cog Road; and many more. Condition: very
EPISODES, VICINITY OF PIKES PEAK in TEN ZINC ETCHINGS, by Carl R.
Taggart, 1937. This publication is in its original illustrated covers;
sheets are loose inside; dimensions: 12 inches by 9 inches. Covers period
from discovery of the Peak in 1806 by Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike to the
close of the life of Ute Chief Buckskin Charlie in May 1936. Previous
owner's name on inside of cover; several pinholes in left-hand margin of each
sheet; otherwise, very good condition: Price: