The collection includes approximately 35,000 photographs from 1842
- ca 1940 in formats ranging from daguerreotypes to silver prints.
The collection emphasizes Arizona and Southwestern subjects after 1870
that depict intriguing aspects of life, images of the times, and the
environment. Also included are many occupational, historic, and social
interest images, particularly from ca 1885 - 1930.
Included are familiar photographs and numerous previously unpublished
images. Formats include daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, stereographs,
postcards, mounted photographs such as cartes de visites and cabinet
cards, and albums.
The collection has a heavy emphasis on photography in the Southwest, particularly Arizona and New Mexico, but includes world wide subjects and topics.
The collection includes images of politicians and
personalities, significant events, occupations, and documentary, vernacular,
and and personal photographs of these eras. The images represented include
the work of significant photographers including Matthew Brady, Timothy
O'Sullivan, William Henry Jackson, Williamson, Dudley Flanders,
George Mitchell, Charles Farciot, George Rothrock, Carleton Watkins, Bradley and Rulofson, Henry Buehman,
F. A. Hartwell, Charles Lummis, Cooley, Ben Wittick, A. C. Vroman, Calvin Osbon, and N. E. Johnson.
Material is available by appointment, and can be provided in traditional
formats, print or transparency, or as watermarked digital files.
New material is added regularly, reproduction rates are competitive.
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