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Big grab bag of historic old photos of Tucson

Big grab bag of historic old photos of Tucson

Photos of Tucson as far back as the 1880s the archives of the Tucson Citizen and Arizona Daily Star. Information for many of the photos was handwritten on the back of the prints or taken from stories in both newspapers.

Many of the photos are courtesy of the Arizona Pioneer Historical Society (now Arizona Historical Society). The state-funded AHS is an excellent resource for researching history of Tucson and Arizona. Many photos that originally appeared in the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen are now at AHS. Many of the images in this gallery are from the Buehman Collection at AHS. For more information, go to

Another good resource for Southern Arizona history is the Special Collections of the University of Arizona Libraries, the repository for images taken by famous Arizona Daily Star photographer Jack W. Sheaffer. For more information, go

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