After Louis B. Akin (American, 1868 – 1913) chromolithograph titled in margin HOTEL EL TOVAR, GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA with Akin's printed signature and date 1906 in lower left plate. Copyright 1906 by W. J. Black / American Lithographic Co., New York printed in margin, over the central logo for the Santa Fe Railroad. Stained wood frame, probably original, with original wood backing. 21-1/2" x 39" sight, 29" x 46" framed. Note: located on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Hotel El Tovar opened in 1905 and is still in operation today as a National Park Lodge. Akin's iconic image of the hotel was one of its first. It was reproduced using chromolithography for promotional distribution by the Santa Fe railroad, which was instrumental in building the Southwestern railroad network and encouraging tourism of the area. Provenance: A Middle Tennessee collection. Condition: Some light acid burn from wood backing, light fading, possible 1/2" area of loss at lower left edge of margin.
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