Main Street. Lowell, Arizona

View along Main Street in Lowell, Arizona showing businesses including the Lowell Drug Co., the Marx Bros store and a hotel. Lowell is now part of Bisbee. The postcard is postmarked Warren, August 1908 and is addressed to Ben Beach, Coal Creek, Colorado. Message reads: “Hello Bean. How you was. I wish we were going for a good old auto ride to-night. ‘My’ wouldn’t it seem good & ‘Oh’ wouldn’t I enjoy it. Just wait until I get home. I know you will take me for a dandy. I just sampled it before. Evalyn”
Territorial and Early Statehood Arizona Postcards

Close coiled basketry plaque (95.62.12)

Large, close coiled basket, in plaque form, decorated. At the center is a small solid circle surrounded by a repeated wedge shaped motif containing a negative cruciform element. Four wedge shaped motifs touch the circle. Two quadrupeds and two broad shouldered anthropomorphs are positioned near the rim. Pendant from the rim is an alternating series of hatch marks and checkerboard elements. Charring on one side makes decoration difficult to see. Remaining stitches made of very pale brown plant fibers; coils composed of three rod bundles. Exterior coil is self stitched; two areas of weft loss near the coil’s end point. The Hopi manufacture wicker, coiled and plaited basketry. Second Mesa weavers are known for specializing in coiled plaques and baskets (Allen et al. 1982:8). Around the 1930s plaque decorations began to change from simple geometrics to more complex patterns including kachinas as well as “other life forms” such as birds, deer, butterflies and flora patterns. Deer are one of the most commonly occurring of the “other life forms” (Tanner 1983:54-5). This plaque’s materials have not been identified, however the Hopi use yucca or mohu (Yucca angustissima Englem.) and galleta grass (Hilaria jamesii) in their coiled basketry (Wright 1979:66).
Basketry from the Pueblo Grande Museum

1956 Thunderbird (yearbook)

This yearbook chronicles the 1955-1956 academic year at the American Institute for Foreign Trade. The publication includes individual photographs of administration, staff, faculty and students. There are also images of the Speakeasy Club, Marketing Club, Student Affairs Committee (SAC), Delta Phi Epsilon, French Club, Women’s Club, Spanish, French and Portuguese Choruses, campus events, scenery and buildings. This issue represents the graduating classes of January and June of 1956.
Thunderbird School of Global Management – Yearbooks

November 23

On this date in 1918, the Tucson Board of Health issued an order that no one should appear in public without wearing a mask in order to combat the spread of influenza. Five thousand masks were given out by Red Cross volunteers at the Armory. This 1917 photo shows Red Cross volunteers.
This Day in Arizona History