Title

Moving American progress westward images of Denver and the Rockies in popular culture

Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Masterʼs Research Paper

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Annette Stott

Keywords

Denver (Colo.) -- History, Colorado -- History, United States -- Territorial expansion, West (U.S.) -- In art

Abstract

"From the 1859 gold rush through the early 1900s, popular press images linked Denver’s civic development, capitalist values and culture to the Rocky Mountains. These prints of a wilderness city sending pioneers and prospectors into the Rockies appeared in national newspapers, magazines, settlement manifestos, railroad guidebooks and tourist pamphlets. Readers were saturated with illustrations associating Denver with prosperity and rejuvenated health"-

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