An “Order of Guadalupe” uniform created for Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, decorated with gold braid and with trouser legs baggy enough to accommodate his prosthesis. Santa Anna lost his leg in a battle with French forces at Veracruz.
This saddle belonged to Bisbee merchant John Heath, who was lynched in Tombstone in 1884 after being convicted of masterminding a robbery in Bisbee, dubbed the “Bisbee Massacre” in which four people were killed.
The Historical Society’s exhibition also carries a pistol that belonged to famous lawman Wyatt Earp. This pistol was not carried by Earp during the shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, but was actually manufactured after that 1881 gunfight.
Mugs containing the signatures of the members of the House and Senate in Arizona’s inaugural state Legislature in 1912.
This quilt was made to commemorate the 100th birthday of Arizona in 2012. It is the work of 75 quilters from across the state, and took three years to complete. The front, pictured here, has a map of the state with all it habitats. The reverse side features Arizona’s emblems: its flag, state…
In Territorial Arizona, the U.S. Army used heliographs to send messages across mountains, by flashes of sunlight delivered in Morse code.
This is the banner of the Society of Arizona Pioneers, which later became the Arizona Historical Society.
The pen used by President William Howard Taft to sign Arizona’s statehood bill on Feb. 14, 1912
A total of 600 hours of work went into making Cele Peterson’s copper dress, on which a bet hinged. It was capable of ripping the wearer’s skin.
This nut cup in the shape of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis is from a banquet dedicating Davis-Monthan Field.
Larcena Pennington came to Arizona with her family in 1857.
Famed pilot Charles Lindbergh came to dedicate the new municipal airport on Sept. 23, 1927.
Journalist Ross Browne sketched this image of Tucson in 1864 as the U.S. Civil War raged.
In 1910, Congress Street (looking west) was still unpaved but was the principal roadway in downtown Tucson.
Tucson artist Cal Peter's conceptual drawing of the Royal Spanish Presidio in Tucson, circa 1795. This view is looking southeast.
John H. Campbell was one of the last justices in the Arizona Territory.
The 1887 earthquake that rattled Tucson nearly demolished the little Sonoran town of Bavispe. Forty-two people died, and buildings with walls as thick as 2 feet tumbled down in the town, which was near the epicenter.
Engineer Frank Craycroft built his home at 5524 E. Fourth St., off Craycroft Road, in 1925.
22. Who were Arizona's first U.S. senators?
Democrats Henry Fountain Ashurst (above), who served from 1912-1941, and Marcus Aurelius Smith, 1912-1921.
15. How was Isabella Greenway, Arizona's first woman elected to Congress, introduced to politics?
She attended school with Eleanor Roosevelt and was a bridesmaid at Eleanor's wedding to future president Franklin Roosevelt. Also, her husband, John, was one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders.
Col. John Finkle Stone, a Civil War veteran and superintendent of the Apache Pass Mining Co., in 1864.
The old airport just off West Prince Road had a control tower and terminal. Just before the airport closed, it was known as Freeway Airport.
Karen Fisher's "Tucson - Heart of Arizona" is among the quilts on display at the Arizona History Museum.
This photo of the University of Arizona's Old Main was taken in July 1891, shortly after it was built. Note the horse and rider.
St. Mary's Hospital in the 1880s.
The 1887 earthquake that rattled Tucson nearly demolished the little Sonoran town of Bavispe. 42 people died and buildings with walls as thick as two feet tumbled down in this town near the epicenter.
Twenty-five of the 26 men who made up the Arizona Rangers in 1903 strike a pose in Morenci, where they were sent to put down miner unrest.
Morgan Earp, 1881. Killed March 18, 1882.
Larcena Pennington Page Scott, who survived an Apache kidnapping and stabbing, crawling through the desert for two weeks before she found help.
Roy Drachman, right, works with an unidentified model, wearing a cactus bikini while an unidentified assistant also helps. Circa 1940s.
People fishing and picnicing at Sabino Dam ca. 1950s.
Streetcars traversed Congress Street in downtown Tucson, shown
here during the 1930s.
This is a view of Court Street in about 1900, with City Hall on
the left (with the flagpole).
The view in this 1882 photo looks northwest across what is now
El Presidio Park. The two-story Jacobs house is now the site of
Tucson Museum of Art.
Firefighters streamed water into the Congress Hotel during the
fire on Jan. 23, 1934. The fire kicked off events that led to the
apprehension of the infamous John Dillinger.
The Star nobody saw. Everybody wondered where William Holden,
star of "Arizona" production, was hiding during the Premiere
Parade. Bill played smart, broke out his camera gear, got a badge
and a seat in the car reserved for visiting photographers (he's in
the white coat) and snapped happily …
The Criterion Shoe Shop on 27 East Congress Street in downtown
Tucson, Ariz., unknown year, but probably around 1914. Arizona
Historical Society ref# B89325.
Copy photo of Congress street after 1900.
In the late 1800s and into the 1900s, Flagstaff was all about
timber extraction given its setting amid a vast ponderosa pine
Flagstaff, circa 1910, took solid root along the east-west rail
line. Its economy was largely dependent on timber, ranching and
Joe W. Tang's Market was owned and operated on Ninth Avenue by
Joe W. and Chan Woon Gum Tang from the 1890s to 1955.
A patriotic parade José Rodriguez photographed April 1, 1917,
looking north on Sixth Avenue. The Hotel Willard, now a law office,
is at right.
Pearl Hart. Copy photo taken by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily
Pearl Hart. Copy photo by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Star
Bisbee,Arizona street scene circa 1910. The official population that year was 9,019 but
is thought to have been much larger.
Bisbee's Brewery Gulch, no date. (Opie Rundle Burgess papers,
The Orient Saloon, Bisbee (circa 1903) by photographer W.E.
Irwin. A faro game running full blast. Old timers say: "Them dam
good days have gone forever." Caption: Man standing at left is
Anthony E. "Tony" Downs, part owner of The Orient; seated is the
case keeper Jack Granzhorn; man in derb…
Bisbee's Main Street, circa 1910. The official population that
year was 9,019 but is thought to have been much larger.