George Carpenter Collection

This collection contains an eclectic assortment of images, receipts, excerpts, memoirs, etc. There is a smaller collection within that were images that belonged to Jim Roll. The first set of images in this collection were reproduced from negatives; some labeled, some not. They were acquired at an auction at Fritz Rendell’s and were taken approximately 1915-1925.

An unknown group of bathing beauties. This image may be dated to the 1920s, when displays of this sort were popular. It is possible that this is part of the pageant Princess Colorado, an event that occurred during that time period.

The Midway Cafe and J.N. Klaus Groceries are two of the buildings in background

The F Street Bridge and a view of F Street

Bird’s Eye View of Salida

These images are from the day of the Ray Lines Funeral. Ray was the only soldier from Salida to die in WWI. The procession began at the Wenz Undertaking Parlors at 136 E. 2nd. It then traveled up F Street to the Presbyterian Church at 3rd and F; then up to 5th Street and west to the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad crossing. The escort then took vehicles to Fairview Cemetery, where Ray was buried with full military honors.

The image at left of a tank with the placard ‘Pikes Peak or Bust’ may be parading through Riverside Park. Date and occasion is unknown.

The following parade images may have been taken in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the Haddon Hall Hotel signage visible. Date and occasion is unknown, but possibly a WWI homecoming parade.

Parade traveling by the Presbyterian Church at 3rd and F Streets

Woman standing on the F Street Bridge; the Denver & Rio Grande Depot is visible in background, along with Tenderfoot Mountain

This yearbook was issued by the graduating class of the Salida Academy in 1903. The Academy was first located in the Presbyterian Church, which was on the corner of F & 3rd Streets. It then moved to D Street, between 10th & 11th Streets. The school was originally proposed to be a college, Central Colorado College, but its rank was reduced to that of ‘academy’ in 1884. Students were educated in the traditional high school curriculum of the day, receiving a Classical, Latin-Scientific, and English education.

Undated train wreck that occurred in Cebolla, Colorado

Krause & Co.’s Pioneer Cash Grocers ledger. This grocery store was located in Whitehorn, Colorado, and dates from 1917.

“A Colorado Dozen”

Mountain Views

Published by the Salida Mail, 1898

Band passing Murdock’s at 124 F Street

A view of Smeltertown with Mt. Cameron and Tenderfoot in background

Spectators at possibly the Mid-Summer Roundup, which was held in the late 1920s in Salida.

This is Edward Gimlett’s Mineral Patent, dated 1908. Chiefly of interest as Edward was the father of Frank Gimlett, aka the Hermit of Arbor Villa.

This narrative was written by Fred Aluise and details a raucous party at ‘Tent 48’ a the Guadalcanal, Christmas 1944. Most of the U.S. Army’s 492nd Division was involved in the celebration.

The following images are from the Jim Roll Collection, donated by George Carpenter.

This is Virginia Siring Roll, Jim Roll’s mother

Baby photo of Virginia Siring

Christmas 1946 at the Roll House. Jim met Hoppy, his new cocker spaniel on this day.

Sylvester White

Robert Doering

Myrtle Lytle in 1916

Ted and Aunt Lills dog in Florence

Mrs. MacLeod and family

P.J. McDonnell family in Salida

The Gorman family – Eva, Aileen, William, and Willie

Catherine and Harry Meldrum’s wedding photo

Three images of women posing outside the Kennedy’s House at Hillside, just below Tenderfoot Mountain

Edith Sneddon and Myrtle Waters

John Johnson and family, in Durango

Mel and Sweed

Mac and Leo McDonnell

Met, Mom, and Myrtle (Lytle, possibly)

Bertha Doering

Albert Hyland

Albert and Leslie Hyland

Aileen, Billie, and Edith Gorman

More images and paper ephemera from the George Carpenter Collection:

William A. Gorman family

Agnes and Catherine Kennedy

The woman on the left appears to be Virginia Siring, Jim Roll’s mother

Ann and Frank Szynskie

On back of image: Our little white shanty half hid by the trees, the roses in summer are fanned by the breeze. I'll always love you wherever I roam, I once lived in Colorado in another little home. This shows the fence and behind the house is a nice little valley and to the side of the house have nice driveway. Will send some snaps later.

A collection of images of automobiles

Bob Waters

Emil Johnson

Jack Waters

Toddler photo of Jim Roll

Met & Myrtle Waters and Grace & Ott Carpenter

Woman and dog on porch at 810 W. 2nd

Mrs. Leo Wenz at 819 W. 2nd. Dated 1915.

William Gorman and family