Brooklyn: Albertype Company, [ca. 1915]. Eight (of ten) postcards. Stapled booklet with illustrated cover. Light soiling and wear. Very good. Item #1771
Souvenir postcard booklet produced by the Albertype Company of Brooklyn for the towns of Jerome and Clarkdale, Arizona. The two towns are located about three miles apart due north of Phoenix, about halfway between Prescott and Flagstaff on the Verde River. Both founded as mining towns, Clarkdale was founded by William Clark in 1912 as a company town, while Jerome grew as a boom town around Clark's United Verde Mining Company in the late 19th century. Views here include a street scene and a view of the grammar school in Jerome, as well as three views of the United Verde Mines including "Little Daisy," which experienced a bonanza in 1914. Additionally there is a view of the business district in Clarkdale, a view of the grammar school, and a scenic view of the Verde River with a smelter seen smoking in the far distance. The mines closed in both towns around 1953, and today Jerome has official "ghost town" status and historical designation. An ephemeral piece, providing views of towns which are now largely deserted.