John Johnson Lipsey was born in Winchester, Tennessee in 1890 and was graduated from the Mississippi College at Clinton Mississippi. He volunteered to serve in air service of the United States Army in World War I. Diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1919, Lipsey came to Colorado arriving in Colorado Springs on June 1, 1921. In June 1924, a recovering John Lipsey married Julia F. Hassell, daughter of William W. Hassell of the Hassell Ironworks. John worked at several professions throughout his life including author, historian, and newspaper columnist for the Colorado Springs Free Press. He was an active member of the Ghost Town Club and he also served as the Board Secretary of the War Price and Rationing Board #4 during World War II. He died April 2, 1969.
THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES pictures of the Colorado Springs flood of June 1921, the Hassell Ironworks, Mesa Verde National Park, the Reverend Benjamin Brewster of Grace Church, Colorado Springs, and numerous Lipsey and Hassell family photographs.