Tag Archives: Arizona

Chief Running Horse and Family, Holbrook, AZ

This image is a family gathering of Native Americans posing with their traditional clothing and artifacts. The patriarch is Chief Running Horse, but the family is otherwise unidentified.

Color by Clatworthy, Estes Park, Colorado

The description states simply:

HSC-14 CHIEF RUNNING HORSE AND FAMILY

–Not much more is known about this family, but the image was widely used by many publishers in the mid-20th Century. While the photographer is from Colorado, it is quite possible¬†that this Native American family was from Arizona, where tourism was more common along Route 66.

Other versions of this image available on line have a date from the 1950s.

Battleship, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

This image shows the massive rock formation creatively labelled “The Battleship” for its resemblance to warships of that type from years past.

Fred Harvey Post Card

The description states:

HOTELS – SHOPS

FRED HARVEY

RESTAURANTS

The Battleship, a conspicuous and turreted mass of red, lies at the base of Maricopa Point. It is an example of the Canyon as a master teacher of how this earth is made. It has been said that the Grand Canyon is the most instructive exposition of Geology in the world.

–The above claim is likely based on the fact that so much of the basic understanding of geological processes and formations are readily visible in the Canyon at various locations.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.

Hopi Point, Grand Canyon, Arizona

This image is of two Hopi Indians looking across the Grand Canyon towards the north, from the lookout known as Hopi Point.

Fred Harvey Post Card

The description states:

HOTELS – SHOPS

FRED HARVEY

RESTAURANTS

Most of the stories told of what people have said upon catching their first glimpse of the Grand Canyon are unbelievable until you see the mighty chasm for yourself, for only then do you realize its breath-taking immensity.

–This seemingly remote location is in fact only about 2 miles from the tourist lodges on the South Rim, and a bus provides access to this and several other similar vantage points.

This card was used and is dated 21 Jun 1948.