LOOK: Grand Junction Suffering a Wicked Case of the Mondays
How's your Monday going? Mine got off to a horrific start. It looks as though I'm not alone. Here's a short gallery of photos from Grand Junction, Colorado's past featuring people who probably wish they'd stayed in bed.
These Bob Grant photos showcase Western Colorado residents from the 1940s through the early 1980s, all suffering from a severe case of the Mondays.
We All Have Them
Don't you hate it when things don't go the way they should? Boo Boos can range drastically in severity. Fortunately, at my gig, about the worst thing that happens is someone forgets to shut off the coffee pot at night.
Some people, though, find themselves in the spotlight when things go bad. Even worse, they find themselves on the wrong end of a camera lens belonging to a 5"1' tall photographer named Bob Grant. He had a nose for news and always made his way to the scene.
Personally, I've always enjoyed the photo at the top of this post. This is one of the greatest "Now what do we do?" moments Bob ever recorded. Obviously, I have no idea what day of the week these photos were taken. At a glance, though, they sure do look like things one might encounter on a Monday.
Here's Hoping No One Was Hurt
A point was made to avoid any photographs showing incidents where someone might have been injured, or possibly worse. A number of years ago I put together a traveling "career retrospective" of Bob Grant's work including a handful of graphic photos. In the end, the more disturbing subject matter was not well received.
Who's the Photographer?
Robert Grant, a Grand Junction area native, was the chief photographer at the Daily Sentinel from the early 1940s until his retirement in the mid-1980s.
Please check out the gallery below. Bob Grant's Grand Junction area "oops" photos could go on for days. This gallery consists of a dozen "lighter" moments captured on film.