1926 Irwin Studios Original Photo of Santa Catalina Mountains

Then & Now: 1926-2020 Santa Catalina Mountains (old Florence-Tucson Highway, Historic Hwy 80)

Original Photo by Irwin Studios (February 1926) to commemorate the opening of US-80 in Arizona

“William E. Irwin was born in 1871 in Red Oak, Missouri. He learned photography around 1893 in either Indian Territory or Texas, and went on to operate galleries in Chickasha, Oklahoma and Silver City, New Mexico. In 1904, along with his brothers John and Marvin, Irwin opened and operated a photography studio in Bisbee, Arizona. In 1913, he renovated the McPhearson Building as a studio, and worked there until 1922. Irwin’s last photography studio was located in Douglas, Arizona, which he managed until his death in 1935.”

Original Photo: Not For Sale

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