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    • 1915 Flood

    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History
    • 1915 flood on South 1st Avenue. The man in the suit is Mr. Dixon, who owned The Oasis. The young man in the middle is Vasco Coffelt.
    • 1921 Flood

    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History
    • The 1921 flood on South 1st Avenue (58th Drive). By this time Stauffer's has the corner building all to itself. Sample and More is now south of the Valley Bank. Sample and More were married to the Huff sisters.
    • 1924 Southern Arizona Motor Service Postcard

    • Southern Arizona Motor Company
    • Service stations--Arizona; Pennzoil--Quaker State Company; Southern Arizona Motor Co.; Sunshine Service Station; Commerical art
    • This postcard, featuring green cars racing in a circle, advertised the use of Pennzoil to maintain engine performance. It was mailed to a local Tucson resident in 1924. The Southern Arizona Motor Company Sunshine Service Station was located at 6th...
    • 1930s aerial view - Main Street & Brown Avenue

    • Unknown
    • Photographs -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Photography -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History -- Photographs
    • Forty years after its settlement in 1888, Scottsdale remained a small farming community in the desert east of the city of Phoenix. At the start of the 1930s, Scottsdale's commercial district was concentrated along Main Street and Brown Avenue,...
    • 1932 Texaco Reynolds Service Postcard

    • Texas Company
    • Service stations--Arizona; Texas Company; Scottish terrier; Winston Reynolds; Commercial art
    • This tri-color advertising postcard was sent as a reminder to schedule an appointment for service. It features two Scottie dogs with their heads tilted. The name "Winston Reynolds" (the service station's name?) is stamped on the "message" side of...
    • 1933 - 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

    • Mohave Museum of History and Arts
    • Roosevelt, Franklin, 1882-1945; Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1905-1962; Arizona -- History -- Chronology
    • Mohave Museum Presidential portrait exhibit guide book page Thirty One with images and biographies of the President of the United States and the First Lady. A time-line of Arizona and Mohave County historical events is included to provide a...
    • 1934 Meisenhimer Chevrolet Cover

    • Meisenhimer Chevrolet Co., Inc.
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Meisenhimer Chevrolet Co., Inc.; Chevrolet automobile; Safford (Ariz.)
    • The corner cover displays Meisenhimer Chevrolet Co.'s address as 628 Main Street in Safford. The envelope was mailed to a corporation addressed to Phoenix, where pencil markings from the post office and a Phoenix postmark on the back flap indicate...
    • 1934 O'Rielly Motor Company

    • O'Rielly Chevrolet, Inc.
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; O'Rielly Chevrolet, Inc.; Chevrolet automobile; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • This advertising cover shows the O'Rielly Motor Company name and address, 415 N. Sixth Avenue in Tucson. Below this, on another paper, attached to the envelope, is an orange colored anthropomorphic letter "X" holding flags, wearing a cap with a...
    • 1934 Reese & Amster Motors Cover

    • Reese & Amster Motors, Inc.
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Chevrolet automobile; Reese & Amster Motors; New State Motor Company; Jerome (Ariz.)
    • This cover states the address of Reese & Amster Motors is at the New State Motor building in Jerome (no street name or number given). The New State Motor Building, built in 1917, is now part of the Jerome Historical Society. The envelope was mailed...
    • 1935 Cheshire Bros. Motor Company Cover

    • Cheshire Bros. Motor Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Chevrolet automobile; Commercial art; Nogales (Ariz.); Cheshire Bros. Motor Company
    • This cover states the address of Cheshire Bros. motor Company is located at 257 Grande Avenue in Nogales. The lower left corner on the front displays a graded blue field behind the blue Chevrolet logo and the text, "for Economical Transportation."...
    • 1936 Apache Tire Service Postcard

    • Apache Tire Company
    • Service Stations--Arizona; Automobiles--Tires; Apache Tire Service; ; Commercial art
    • This color advertising postcard was sent as a reminder to schedule an appointment for service when mileage indicated is reached. It features a hand with string tied around the finger and a man driving a car. It was mailed to a local Tucson resident...
    • 1937 Heward Motor Co. Cover

    • Heward Motor Co.
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Heward Motor Co.; Buick automobile; Oldmobile automobile; Pontiac automobile; Chevrolet automobile; Holbrook (Ariz.)
    • The Heward Motor Co. pre-printed return label on this corner cover does not show a street address but indicates the dealership is located in Holbrook. In between the name and location, surrounded on top and bottom with wavy lines, is the text,...
    • 1938 Carney Motor Company Cover

    • Carney Motor Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Oldsmobile automobile; Chevrolet automobile; Carney Motor Co.; Ajo (Ariz.)
    • The pre-printed return address states that the Carney Motor Company's mail was sent to P.O. Box 318 in Ajo. According to a 22 August 2007 article in the Ajo Copper News, the location of Carney Motor is where the Ajo Copper News now (2007) sits, and...
    • 1939 Flagstaff All-Indian Powwow Program

    • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
    • Flagstaff--History; Powwows--Arizona--Flagstaff; Powwows--Pictorial works; Festivals--Arizona--Flagstaff; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Indians of North America--Pictorial works;...
    • Program of events for the annual Flagstaff All-Indian Pow Wow, 1939
    • 1939 New Mercury Cover

    • Ford Motor Company
    • Automobiles--Pictorial works; Mercury automobile; Commercial art
    • This corner cover, featuring the Mercury logo, advertised the new Mercury Eight automobile. It was mailed to a physician at the Thomas Davis Clinic in Tucson in 1939.
    • 1939 R.B. Giffen Motor Company

    • R.B. Giffen Motor Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; R.B. Giffen Motor Company; Superior (Ariz.)
    • The corner cover states that R.B. Giffen Motor Company' was located in Superior. No street numbers or addresses are given, though apparently the same person who addressed the envelope to Tucson Gas and Light Co. in pencil also added something...
    • 1939 Westward Pontiac Cover

    • Westward Motors, Inc.
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Pontiac automobile; Westward Motors, Inc.; Automobile dealerships
    • This corner cover reads "You'll Be Proud To Own a Pontiac--America's Finest Low Priced Car" on the front. The back features the Pontiac Motor Cars logo and the phrase "Relax in a Pontiac for the Rest of your Life." It was mailed to Jacome's in...
    • 1940 Hackett & Whiting Pontiac Cover

    • Hackett & Whiting Motor Company
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Pontiac automobile; Hackett & Whiting Motor Company; Automobile dealerships
    • This Hackett & Whiting Motor Co. cover is addressed to Roy Drachman. The back features the Pontiac Motor Cars logo and the phrase "Relax in a Pontiac for the Rest of your Life."
    • 1940 J & B Motor Postcard

    • J. & B. Motor Co.
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Service stations--Arizona; Lubricating oils; Studebaker automobile; J. & B. Motor Co.; Automobile dealerships; Commercial art
    • This colorful advertising postcard features oil cans and the slogan "It's not how much but where." The back states, "We're 'Tops' for Studebakers," with text describing the benefits of having J. & B. Motor Co.'s factory-trained mechanics lubricate...
    • 1940 Stones Dodge Postcard

    • L.C. Stones
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Dodge trucks; L.C. Stones; Charvoz Motors; Automobile dealerships
    • The front of this full-color advertising postcard features the "Sensational New 1940 Dodge 1-1/2 Ton Stake." The advertising states that it is '"Built to Fit Your Job!" and it includes text that advertises feature of their new engine. On the back...
    • 1941 Flagstaff All-Indian Powwow Program

    • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
    • Flagstaff--History; Powwows--Arizona--Flagstaff; Powwows--Pictorial works; Festivals--Arizona--Flagstaff; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Indians of North America--Pictorial works;...
    • Program of events for the annual Flagstaff All-Indian Pow Wow, 1941
    • 1941 National Petroleum Corporation Cover

    • National Petroleum Corporation
    • Automobiles--Tires--Arizona; ; Commercial art
    • This advertising cover features National Silent Safety Tires. This cover also includes an "Army and Navy for Defense" postage stamp. It was mailed to Commercial Credit Company in Tucson in 1941.
    • 1941 Valley Pontiac Company Cover

    • Valley Pontiac Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Pontiac automobile; Valley Pontiac Company; Casa Grande (Ariz.)
    • This cover from the Valley Pontiac Company in Casa Grande does not give a street number or address. It was mailed to the Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Co. in Tucson.
    • 1945 - 1953 President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Elizabeth Wallace Truman

    • Mohave Museum of History and Arts
    • Truman, Harry, 1884-1972; Truman, Elizabeth, 1885-1982; Arizona -- History -- Chronology
    • Mohave Museum Presidential portrait exhibit guide book page Thirty Two with images and biographies of the President of the United States and the First Lady. A time-line of Arizona and Mohave County historical events is included to provide a...
    • 1946 Apache Tire Co. Cover

    • Apache Tire
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobiles -- Tires; Apache Tire; Tucson (Ariz.); Commercial art; Stamped envelope
    • This windowed advertising corner cover features the image of a pegasus atop an oil derrick sitting atop a service station. The pre-printed address for Apache Tire Co. (later named Apache Tire) is Stone and 5th Street in Tucson. The envelope was...
    • 1946 Beaudry Motor Co. Cover

    • Beaudry Motor Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Beaudry Motor Co.; Commercial art; Chrysler automobile; Plymouth automobile; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • This corner cover gives Beaudry Motor's telephone number as 5772 and the address at Stone Avenue and 2nd Street in Tucson. An art deco-like line drawing with the logos for Plymouth and Chrysler is also prominent in the corner. Beaudry still exists...
    • 1947 Don Diggs Motors Cover

    • Cobre Valley Motors
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Don Diggs Motors; Chevrolet automobile; Globe (Ariz.)
    • The pre-printed corner of this cover lists Don Diggs Motors address as 383 S. Hill St. in Globe. It was addressed originally to Mr. A.L. Slonaker, Graduate Manager at the University of Arizona in Tucson, but the name was crossed out and, in red...
    • 1947 Flagstaff All-Indian Powwow Program

    • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
    • Flagstaff--History; Powwows--Arizona--Flagstaff; Powwows--Pictorial works; Festivals--Arizona--Flagstaff; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Indians of North America--Pictorial works;...
    • Program of events for the annual Flagstaff All-Indian Pow Wow, 1947
    • 1947 Frank Dawson Dodge Postcard

    • Frank Dawson Motor Company
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Service stations--Arizona; Dodge automobile; Plymouth automobile; Frank Dawson Motor Company; Commercial art; Automobile dealerships
    • The front corner of this advertising postcard features a police officer hammering a notification to a wall that says "It's the Law With us to Please You" along with Dodge and Plymouth logos. On the back is text thanking a local resident for having...
    • 1947 J & B Motors Studebaker

    • J & B Motors Inc.
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Studebaker automobile; J & B motors, Inc.; Automobile dealerships
    • This corner cover features the J & B Motors logo and location; it is addressed to Motor Supply Co. in Tucson. The back flap has a Studebaker logo.
    • 1947 J.W. Hunt Motor Sales Cover

    • J.W. Hunt Motor Sales
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; J.W. Hunt Motor Sales; Used car trade; Phoenix (Ariz.)
    • This advertising cover features the Phoenix address of the company (First and Roosevelt Streets), a claim to be an "Arizona State Distributor," and an image of an unusual-looking car and logo. According to the 1947 Phoenix City Directory, Jason W....
    • 1947 Willys Jeep Cover

    • Tovrea Equipment Company
    • Automobile--Arizona; Jeep automobile; Willys Jeep; Tovrea Equipment Company; Automobile dealerships
    • The front of this corner cover contains the Willys Jeep logo, and the back flap has Tovrea Equipment Company and its location. It is addressed to Motor Supply Company in Tucson.
    • 1949 Dixon Motor Company Cover

    • Dixon Motor Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Dixon Motor Company; Nash automobiles; Automobile dealers; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • This advertising envelope features a two-color corner of the Dixon Motor Company's address (137 S. 6th Avenue in Tucson) and the logo of Nash Motors. It was addressed to the Motor Supply Company, apparently next door at 140 S. 6th Avenue.
    • 1949 Freeman Motor Co. Cover

    • Freeman Motor Co.
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Kaiser automobile; Frazer automobile; Automobiles -- Foreign; Tucson (Ariz.); Commercial art
    • This tri-colored corner cover features a car motoring by mountains and saguaros and gives the company address as 635-640 N. Stone Avenue in Tucson. The envelope was mailed to the Motor Supply Company in Tucson.
    • 1949 Luke Acord Sales & Service

    • Luke Acord Sales & Service
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Luke Acord Sales & Service; Buick automobile; Automobiles -- Repair and maintenance; Safford (Ariz.)
    • The Luke Acord Sales & Service advertising corner cover features a soft blue drawing of a rocket as well as the logo for Buick in red. This Safford company was located at 804-808 Central Avenue. The envelope was mailed to the Purchasing Department...
    • 1949 Martin Lohman Wholesale Distributor Cover

    • Lohman, Martin
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Lubricating oils; Standard Oil Company of California; Chevron Oil Company; Lohman, Martin; Benson (Ariz.)
    • This advertising cover shows the logos of Chevron Supreme Gasoline and RPM Motor Oil, both products of the Standard Oil Company of California, whose name runs across half the envelope's width on a blue bar. The envelope was addressed to Arizona...
    • 1949 Phillips 66 Cover

    • Southern Arizona Petroleum Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Service stations; Phillips Petroleum Company; Southern Arizona Petroleum Company; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • The advertising cover shows the Phillips 66 slogan, "Phill-up with Phillips 66." Underneath are the Phillips 66 logo and the name and address of the Southern Arizona Petroleum Company, located at 601 West 22nd Street in Tucson. The envelope was...
    • 1950 Culiver-Lottie Pontiac Cover

    • Culiver-Lottie Pontiac
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Culiver-Lottie Pontiac; Commerical art; Pontiac automobile; Lowell (Ariz.)
    • The corner of this cover is shaded a graded green. On top is the name Culiver-Lottie Pontiac and the P.O. Box number in Lowell, Arizona. A gold medallion shape with the image of a Native American, the former Pontiac logo, stands out in the corner...
    • 1950 Rollings Motor Company Cover

    • Rollings Motor Company
    • Service stations--Arizona; Rollings Motor Company; DeSoto automobile; Plymouth automobile; Postal slogan cancellations
    • This corner cover features the logo for Rollings Motor Company, which serviced DeSotos and Plymouths. There is also a slogan postmark that says "Hire The Handicapped It's Good Business." It was sent to Tucson Merchants Association, Inc.
    • 1950 Rollings Motor Company Postcard

    • Rollings Motor Company
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Chrysler DeSoto automobile; Plymouth automobile; DeSoto automobile; Service stations--Arizona; Rollings Motor Company; Commercial art
    • The front of this colorful advertising postcard indicates that it is being sent to a local Tucson resident, thanking him for his business. The corner of the back of this color postcard prominently features the DeSoto-Plymouth logo.
    • 1950 Syke Marsland Chevron Truck Station Cover

    • Marsland, Syke
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Service stations; Chevron Oil Company; Marsland, Syke; Commerical art; Trucks; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • A brown square containing the branded name, "Chevron Truck Station" stands out in the corner. To the right, is the name Syke Marsland and the address 321 W. Drachman in Tucson. The envelope is adddressed to El Rancho Santa Elina Inc. in Tucson. The...
    • 1950 Walter Butler Motors Cover

    • Walter Butler Motors
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Ford automobile; Walter Butler Motors; Commercial art; Buckeye (Ariz.)
    • A graded red field in the corner contains white stars, the blue Ford logo, and blue lines emanating from the logo. On top is the text, "V8" and "6." To the right in a lighter blue box is the text, "Ford's out front." The name Walter Butler Motors...
    • 1950 World Wide Motors Cover

    • World Wide Motors
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; World Wide Motors; Automobiles, foreign; M.G. automobiles ; Hillman automobile; Jaguar automobile; Sunbeam automobile; Morris automobile; Riley automobile; Rolls-Royce automobile; Commercial art; Automobile dealers; Tucson...
    • This corner cover features a red pictorial logo of the dealer World Wide Motors that shows Tucson on a globe with radiating lines that end with the logos of various foreign car makes. The address, 240 North Stone Ave. in Tucson, is stated...
    • 1951 Flagstaff Telephone Directory Yellow Pages

    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co.
    • Flagstaff (Ariz.)--City directories; Telephone directory, Flagstaff and surrounding area; Flagstaff (Ariz.) History; The White and Yellow pages
    • The 1951 Flagstaff Telephone Directory yellow pages. Flagstaff only.
    • 1951 Freeman Ford Company Cover

    • Freeman Ford Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Ford automobile; Freeman Ford Company; Commercial art; Willcox (Ariz.)
    • A hand carrying a globe with the text, "There's a NEW Ford in your future," sits atop the name Freeman Ford Company and its Willcox address at Haskell Ave. and Grant. The envelope was mistakenly addressed to the Motro, not Motor, Supply Company in...
    • 1952 Criswell Garage Cover

    • Criswell Garage
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair; Criswell Garage; Studebaker automobile; Tombstone (Ariz.)
    • The orange logo for Studebaker in the upper left corner is joined by the text, "Sales and Service" in orange, and, in blue, the name Criswell Garage and the address in Tombstone at the corner of Allen and 6th street. As cited by the Tombstone...
    • 1952 Willcox Motors Cover

    • Willcox Motors, Inc.
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Willcox Motors, Inc.; Ford automobile; Ford trucks; Automobile -- Maintenance and repair; Commercial art; Willcox (Ariz.)
    • The Willcox Motors, Inc. advertising cover features a hand carrying a globe with the text, "There's a NEW Ford in your future," as well as text that indicates this business sells and services both cars and trucks. The envelope was mailed to the...
    • 1953 Don Dann's Texaco Super Service Cover

    • Don Dann's Texaco Super Service
    • Service stations -- Arizona; Don Dann's Texaco Super Service; Texas Co.; Commercial art; Stamped envelopes; Nogales (Ariz.)
    • The red monochromatic corner cover displays Don Dann's Texaco Super Service brand with address, along with a fireman's hat and the words, "Fire Chief" to indicate the sale of "Fire Chief" gasoline at this service station. The envelope is...
    • 1953 Flagstaff Telephone Directory Yellow Pages

    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co.
    • Flagstaff (Ariz.)--City directories; Telephone directory, Flagstaff and surrounding area; Flagstaff (Ariz.) History; The White and Yellow pages
    • The 1953 Flagstaff Telephone Directory white pages. Flagstaff only.
    • 1954 Copper State Motor Company Cover

    • Copper State Motor Company
    • Automobiles -- Arizona; Automobile dealers; Ford automobile; Copper State Motor Company; Commercial art; Clifton (Ariz.)
    • The Copper State Motor Company name and post office box in Clifton in the top left corner is accompanied by the Ford emblem of the time and the pre-printed text, "The only completely modern car in its field..." The envelope was addressed to the...

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