Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sepia Saturday #113

Once again for Sepia Saturday I am sharing a photo from American Memory, part of the Library of Congress.  This photo comes from the collection of the Denver Public Library Digital Collection.

On the Denver, Boulder & Western Ry. / photo. by L.C. McClure, Denver.
SUMMARY: Three men in overcoats standing between Denver, Boulder & Western Railroad (formerly Colorado and Northwestern) narrow gauge tracks and large snowbank; one man pointing skyward with umbrella, numerous initials inscribed in snowbank; ridge in background denuded of trees.
People seem to always wish to carve their initials into something, don't they? Whether it be snow, trees, or rocks.



Linda@VS said...

This may be the oldest graffiti I've ever seen. At least it would have melted.

Kristin said...

Wonder how long it took for that snow and ice to melt.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

My goodness, that's snow!! As Linda says, at least it will have melted.

Wendy said...

It looks like there's nowhere to run if a train came along.

Bob Scotney said...

I thought it was rock outcrop until I saw the tree growing through it. Grafitti in the snow wouldn't stay here long.You might say, 'What's the point?'

Little Nell said...

Apparently the 18th century poet Lord Byron carved graffiti on The Parthenon!

Christine H. said...

Melting graffiti, there's a great idea. I haven't seen a bank of snow like that in a long time.


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