Arizona 1900 to 1930


Arizona 1900 to 1930


Exploration & discovery
Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Ariz.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Muerto, Canyon del (Apache County, Ariz.)
Marble Canyon National Monument (Ariz.)
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (Ariz.)
Petrified Forest National Park (Ariz.)
Painted Desert (Ariz.)
Monument Valley (Ariz. and Utah)


Photos of Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Canyon del Muerto, Casa Grande, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Marble Canyon, Painted Desert taken between 1900 and 1930. These photos were collected starting in 1916 by LeRoy Jeffers, the first Librarian at the American Alpine Club Library and include photographs donated and purchased from the U.S.G.S, Western rail road companies, surveyors, members or the American Alpine Club and other exploration and mountaineering organizations.


Arizona circa 1900 to 1930






The American Alpine Club

Alternative Title

Mountain Views - The American Alpine Club's first photo collection


LeRoy Jeffries


circa 1900 to 1930


Print, Photographic, Card-mounted

Collection Items

Grand Canyon near Yavapai Point
Snowy slope and trees, looking over the Grand Canyon.

Near El Tovar, Grand Canyon
A man in a hat jumps from a rock tower to a cliff nearby. He is in mid jump. The Grand Canyon is in the background.

Grand Canyon from Maracopa Point, one mile west of El Tovar
A view of the Grand Canyon covered in a dusting of snow.

"Suiside Rock" near Grand View, Grand Canyon
Two women and one men stand on a rock outcropping overlooking the Grand Canyon

Wotans Throne from Cape Royal, north rim. Grand Canyon
A man sits on a rock ledge looking over a Grand Canyon and the rock formation known as Wotans Throne

Grand Canyon. Upstream view of Colorado at camp 1/2 mile above mouth of Virgin River
Several men are setting up camp on the shore of the Colorado River, while others pull boats ashore and unload supplies. The shadow of the tripod camera and photographer are visible on the ground.

Big cave in right wall 1/2 mile upstream from Vaseys paradise, 31.4 miles below Paria River
A human figure in a hat is silhouetted through the opening to a cave, looking out onto the Colorado River

Grand Canyon. Looking into Canyon of Shinttino Creek
A man stands ankle deep in a stream at the bottom of a canyon.
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