Aspen History: Easter Season |

Aspen History: Easter Season

Aspen Historical Society
One glass-plate negative of the Elks Building, Galena Street and E. Hyman Avenue, with the Aspen Dry Goods store inside, circa 1910. There are two automobiles in the image, indicating that it is after 1906. There are also utility poles and lines in the image.

“The big window of the Aspen Dry Goods company’s store on Hyman and Galena street proved quite an attraction yesterday to the scores of people brought out by the pleasant weather,” noted the Aspen Democrat on March 22, 1906. “The window is filled entirely with Easter novelties and certainly presented a most attractive appearance. All sorts of downy fluffy little yellow chickens, rabbits, egg baskets and most everything you could think of pertaining to Easter, all gotten up in odd fancy conceits that will make any and all of them a most acceptable and pleasing Easter gift. Many of the little articles have a small receptacle cunningly concealed for the holding of choice candles or little gifts. The window is full of color from the top to the bottom and little streamers of yellow ribbon give the final touch to this attractive display of dainty Easter novelties. This pleasing arrangement in the window is the handiwork of Mr. E.L. Ogden, proprietor of the establishment, and is up to his usual high standard of taste and beauty.” This image shows Elks Building on the corner of Hyman and Galena, with the Aspen Dry Goods store on the ground level, circa 1910.

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