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    Arizona: Choice Collection of Silver Print Panoramic Photos. There are nineteen [19] period photographs in this fine grouping, each identified in pencil on the verso. They each measure approximately 12" x 3.5" and were taken by unknown photographers, quite possibly engineers working on the Tonta Dam. There are a variety of great views, both in vertical and horizontal format. The locales consist primarily of Mesa and Roosevelt, Arizona and points in-between. Subjects include: cliff dwellings, town views (Roosevelt, Arizona, doomed to be inundated with water upon completion of the dam), a mail coach overlooking a canyon, desert scenery, "Schell's Station" (not a gas station, but a precursor to same!) and numerous landscapes. The photos are in uniformly excellent condition and date circa 1905-1910. The dam opened in 1911 and was renamed the Roosevelt Dam. Former President Roosevelt was the guest of honor at the ceremonies.

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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