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Automobile trip from Denver to Los Angeles

Identifier: C Photo Album 256

Scope and Contents

Images of an automobile trip from Denver to Los Angeles, California undertaken in January 1913 by Roy S. Thompson of Topeka, Kansas, and Louis Wecker and Harold Kountze of Denver, Colorado. Views of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Includes photos of automobiles and roads, car repairs and tire changes, Pueblo, Colorado, an automobile ferry across the Colorado River at Ehrenburg, a dam, "Brayton Com'l Co.," a Post Office and hotel, ostriches, "Mecca Post Office," people at the beach, and the Hotel Coronado in San Diego. Included narrative begins: "Left Denver Wednesday, January 15th, 1913, with Stevens-Duryea Model Y and 1912 Cadillac Phaeton, carrying camp equipment and fifteen gallons extra gasoline." Additional snapshots show a hunting trip in 1927, and a man hanging by his foot next to a deer carcass.


  • between 1913 January and 1927

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Kountze was president of the Colorado National Bank from 1934-1956.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source: unknown.


Title supplied by cataloger.


Formerly PAFI Album # 256


Accompanying photographic prints in envelope labeled: "Pictures camping trip Douglas Mt. 1927," and a four page narrative of the trip.

Processing Information

Faux leather cover is worn.

Finding Aid for the Automobile trip from Denver to Los Angeles[graphic]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States