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Album of Stunning Photographs of People and Places in Arizona by Chuck Abbott, Esther Henderson, and other Arizona Highways Photographers, ca. 1938-1950
1942. Quarter-leather album, 9.5 x 12 in., containing 97 large (almost all 7" x 9" or 8" x 10") black and white photographs mounted one per side on 43 leaves, with the final photo on the rear pastedown. Most are affixed to the page at only one edge, so the backs can be seen; approximately 20 are glued down at all corners or edges. Fifty of the photographs are credited on the verso to Chuck Abbott, and 12 are credited to his wife, Esther Henderson. Twenty-three are either uncredited or undetermined because they are glued down (we suspect some of these are also by Abbott and Henderson). The remainder are credited to Barry Goldwater (two photos of Navajo women), Norman G. Wallace, Joseph Miller, and Jack Breed (all of whom contributed to Arizona Highways), as well as Grace M. Sparkes (a prominent Prescott, AZ photographer), John Stryker (renowned as an early rodeo photographer), and a few other professional photographers. The subject matter can be divided into three main themes: Landscape (Aravaipa Canyon, Pajarito Mountains, Superstition Mountains, Kaibab Plateau, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Oak Creek Canyon, Moenkopi Wash, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, Canyon of the Little Colorado, and others); Ranching and Rodeo (Identified ranches and ranchers, including Red Myrick of Rancho Grande, Nogales; H.H. Guild of Rancho del Quivari, Tucson; El Rancho Robles at Oracle; Kenyon Ranch at Tubac; Cross Triangle Ranch; roping and other action shots from various rodeos; Doris Dayton, 1942 University of Arizona Rodeo Queen, on her rearing mount; cowboys gathered around a cam … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Walkabout Books [United States]
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