Arizona desert postcards of the 1930s & 1940s

The painted desert, Arizona [P.D. 29]
18/06/10 – Small selection of desert-themed postcards from the 1930s and 1940s. All feature the Arizona desert, have a ‘linen-finish’ and are marked: ‘C.T. Art Colortone’. Postcard pictured above entitled: The Painted Desert, Arizona [P.D. 29]

The Battleship from El Tovar [GC-4]
The Battleship from El Tovar [GC-4]

El Tovar Hotel on the rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona [GC-8]
El Tovar Hotel on the rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona [GC-8]

The Zoroaster and Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona [GC-7]
The Zoroaster and Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona [GC-7]

Eagle Nest rock, Petrified Forest, Arizona [P.F. 33]

Eagle Nest Rock, Petrified Forest, Arizona [P.F. 33]

Sources and related information
Postcard collection on Flickr//

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