Grand Canyon, Arizona: El Tovar Studio, ca. 1950. Oblong 4to. 280 x 345 mm. (11 x 13 1/2 inches). 18 tipped-in color photographs print size 197 x 255 mm. (7 3/4 x 10 inches). Original textured stiff paper binding, sewn, title on upper cover, sewing thread partially broken but sound and attractive; small 2-inch tear to upper cover, expertly repaired. Very good, clean copy.
Fred Harvey is a legend in the tourist business throughout the western states. His hotel El Tovar at the edge of Grand Canyon, is one of the most visited sites in Arizona. First printed in 1908 and reprinted with different photographic techniques for decades, this photo album containing 18 colored photos is a souvenir publication illustrating the magnificent views of the Grand Canyon Region. Included are views of Bright Angel Trail, Split Rock, Cape Horn, Jacob's Ladder, Indian Gardens, Colorado River, Devil's Corkscrew, Zoroaster, O'Neill's Point, Hopi Point, Point Sublime, Thor's Hammer, Grand View, and others. (311)
For a detailed discussion of Fred Harvey and his enterprises, see Marissa Kay Brandt’s unpublished dissertation; “Necessary Guidance: The Fred Harvey Company Presents the Southwest.” Submitted to the University of Minnesota Graduate School, 2011. Item #311