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Sunrise from Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, circa 1907-1915

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Alternate title:Sunrise from Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Summary:Looking over the Grand Canyon from Hermit Trail during sunrise, circa 1907-1915. Caption reads: "A reddish purple slowly pushes back the darkness from the horizon and climbs toward the zenith and rolls down behind the great walls, deepening and growing deeper as it descends. The eastern havens grow swiftly brighter-you are surprised at the rapidity with which the day approaches, for all the darker tints are quickly subdued. Suddenly the sun bursts over the horizon and floods all the Canyon with light or casts dark and purple shadows, setting forth wall and recess, mountain butte and deep abyss in startling contrast-and a new day is begun!" Message reads: "We shall reach Los Angeles, Cal. Tuesday. Geo. is there; baby is fine. This is a wonderful place, pen cannot describe it." Postmark date: March 8, 1915; Postcard number: 79791; Message included.
Provider:Detroit Publishing Co.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Michigan
Place of origin – Settlement:Detroit
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Zone :Grand Canyon National Park
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Arizona
Topical subjects:Sunrises & sunsets
Trails & paths
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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