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100 Years of Grand: The Grand Canyon Centennial Project


A digital archive celebrating the Centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. A collaborative project of the Arizona State University Library, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University and the Grand Canyon National Park. Additional materials are available via the project website.


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Date Range
1890 1940


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Black and white, mounted print of men sitting in wagon displaying a sign, "Grand Canyon or Bust". The Methodist Church at 2nd Avenue and Washington in Phoenix, Territory of Arizona, stands at right.

Created Date
1890
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Color postcard titled, "6326 Grand Canyon of Arizona, From Jacob's Ladder".

Contributors
Detroit Photographic Co.
Created Date
1902
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Sepia stereo card of a man sitting on a rock with printed annotation, "(12) Down the Granite Gorge of the Colorado (1,200 feet deep) from Peritese Point, Grand Canyon of Arizona. Copyright 1903 by Underwood & Underwood."

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle, Underwood and Underwood
Created Date
1903
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "7 Grand Canyon of Colorado River at Bright Angel Trail May-6-03".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "1 Pres Butler of Columbia Col; 2 Paul Morton Vice P. of Santa Fe; 3 Pres Roosevelt; 4 Gov Brodie; 5 Mrs Lemke; 6 Mrs Smith". Very likely No. 4 from this series.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "6 Pres. Roosevelt, Gov. Brodie, Miss Connel, Capt. Phillips".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "5 Arrival of Presidential Train, May 6-03 at Grand Canyon; 1 Pres Roosevelt, 2 A. O'Neil, 3 C. O'Neil, 4 Mrs Lemke."

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print with handwritten annotation, "3 President Receiving 1 Maj. McClintock; 2 Judge Nichols, Ter. Auditor; 3 W. S. Sturgis, Livestock San Board".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people, horses and carriages near trains with handwritten annotation, "2 5-6-03 Waiting for Presidential Train".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print with handwritten annotation, " 1 Bright Angel Hotel at Grand Canyon 5-6-03; 1 Mrs. Lemke, 2 Ealinor Smith, 3 Mrs. Smith, 4 Anna O'Neil, 5 Judge Kent, 6 Barry Smith, 7 Cath O'Neil, 8 Capt Crenshaw".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of Theodore Roosevelt riding a horse, blurry from motion, handwritten annotation, " 5-6-03 President Roosevelt".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people on a stagecoach. Handwritten annotation, "Connor, S. C.; Dennison, of N.Y. Sun; Mrs. Lemke, Tyree, S.C.; Ealinor Smith; Mrs. Smith; Anna O'Neil; Guach (illegible), Postal Cable; Barry Smith; Cath. O'Neil; Taylor S.C.; Geo. B. Luckev?; Fran Leslie, Mag. Weekly. President's Day, May 6th, 03. Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon of the Colorado River".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people looking up at President Theodore Roosevelt speaking on a balcony, with handwritten annotation, " Pres. R. Speaking From Hotel Veranda".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people standing near a campsite, Governor Brodie of Arizona Territory, on horseback, is identified.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white print of more than 40 people near a canyon overlook with handwritten annotation, " 5-06-03 Looking Toward Canon [sic] From Hotel".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people on horseback riding away from the camera; railroad tracks are visible in the foreground. Handwritten annotation "President Roosevelt and party setting out to see Canon.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Detailed map of Granite Gorge section of the Grand Canyon from the pamphlet titled, "Titan of Chasms: Grand Canyon of Arizona".

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Created Date
1905
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Color postcard titled, "8797 El Tovar Grand Canyon of Arizona". Handwritten annotation, "Dear Miss Oakley, I expect to leave here Tuesday A.M. Have had the time of my life. Lovingly, M."

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1905
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Black and white print of six men and four women (unidentified) astride mules on a trail. One man sits on rocks beside the trail.

Created Date
1905-11-18
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Black and white print of one man and three women (unidentified) on a trail.

Created Date
1905-11-18
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Black and white print of the Grand Canyon with a typescript annotation, "July 17, 1914. Grand Canyon Arizona. On the left side you can see some of the mules taking people down the Bright Angel Trail to the bottom of the Canyon.

Created Date
1914-07-17
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Mounted black and white photograph with a typescript annotation, "July 17 1914. Making the trip down Bright Angel trail at the Grand Canyon of Arizona on mules. Left to right: George H. N. Luhrs, Jr., unknown, George H. N. Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, Ella Luhrs. Bright Angel Trail to the Colorado River, at bottom on canyon".

Created Date
1914-07-17
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Black and white print with members of the Luhrs family. Typescript annotation, "July 17th, 1914. Going down Bright Angel Canyon of Arizona, Those on the mules, from bottom up: unknown, unknown, Ella Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, George H. N. Luhrs, unknown, Roger Hunt, George Luhrs Jr., Catherine Margarita 'Gretchen' (Mrs Geo H. N.) Luhrs standing beside George Luhrs Jr.". Beside the trail, a sign displays, "Photo by Kolb Brothers".

Contributors
Kolb Bros.
Created Date
1914-07-17
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Black and white print of three women, one man and one child at a Hermit Creek Camp cabin. Handwritten annotation, "Annie Goodenough took the picture. Will Shope holding babe Mary on porch".

Created Date
1916
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Black and white print of five women and one man riding mules on the Bright Angel Trail. A wooden sign next to the trail says, "Photo by Kolb Bros." Handwritten annotation, "Annie Goodenough on Bright Angel Trail".

Contributors
Kolb Bros.
Created Date
1916
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Color map of the Grand Canyon National Park proposed boundaries with animal habitat zones identified for deer, mountain lion and mountain sheep.

Contributors
United States Department of Agriculture
Created Date
1917
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Black and white mounted print with typescript annotation, " Dec 26, 1917, at the Grand Canyon of Ariz., on his honeymoon, Arthur "Cap" Taylor." Handwritten annotation, "San Diego, 1918".

Created Date
1917-12-26
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Downstream view of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Created Date
1922-08-01
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Carl Hayden's party of three women and 12 men pose on the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Created Date
1922-08-01
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Black and white print of Hopi House with visitors sitting outside.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1924
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Black and white print of two women sitting on a ledge overlooking the Grand Canyon.

Created Date
1924
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Black and white postcard with front elevated view of touring cars and visitors. Native American individuals and crafts are visible near entrance.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1924
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Sepia print of two men standing by an overlook with wide view of the canyon below.

Created Date
1924
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Map of Grand Canyon National Park with hand-colored boundary lines, includes water tank locations.

Created Date
1925
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Map of Proposed Boundary Changes to Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1925-10-19
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Woman in front of Hopi House.

Contributors
Clarke, Petey
Created Date
1926
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Collage of four scenic images of Rainbow Bridge and Elephant's Feet landforms.

Created Date
1927
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Sepia print taken on the bank of the Colorado River.

Created Date
1927
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Black and white print of a park ranger and Forrest Ducette in front of a car and cabin.

Created Date
1927
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Black and white print of automobile parked at an overlook. Automobile displays the sign, "Press Car Arizona Republican".

Created Date
1927
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Black and white print of cabins and pine trees.

Created Date
1927
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Black and white print of automobile parked near an overlook.

Created Date
1927
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Black and white print of Lees Ferry and the Colorado River canyon.

Contributors
Tillotson, F. H.
Created Date
1927-06-22
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Black and white print with a typescript annotation, "Gov. Hunt, E. Johnson, B. Bufano, Grand Canyon. June, 12th, 1931".

Created Date
1931-06-12
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Black and white print with a handwritten annotation, " Geo. W. P. Hunt, Grand Canyon, July 7, 1933".

Created Date
1933-07-07
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Black and white print of three women in a cable rig above the Colorado river.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print with high angle view of mules crossing South Kaibab Bridge.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of young men on the trail with mules, possibly Civilian Conservation Corps workers.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of long mule train with provisions.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of Lillie Freye riding along the edge of the canyon trail.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935