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Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kolb Studio

 
 
Kolb Studio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
1. Kolb Studio Marker
Inscription.
The Kolb Brothers: daring, persistent, Grand Canyon legends. Their studio stands before you.

Ellsworth Kolb arrived here in 1901, Emery in 1902. First located in a tent, their photo business grew with Grand Canyon tourism. They eventually produced more than 250,000 photos. Adverturers, they explored remote areas of the canyon - always with camera in hand. In 1911-1912 they shot the first motion picture of a river trip through the canyon, a film that Emery presented here for nearly 60 years.

Ellworth left Grand Canyon in 1924, but Emery remained and ran the studio with his wife and daughter. Emery died here in 1976, age 95, having spent his life preserving Grand Canyon on film.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 3.474′ N, 112° 8.566′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is near the southwest corner of the studio, along the South Rim walkway, off Village Loop Drive in Grand Canyon Village. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Kolb Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Canyon Village (within
Kolb Studio and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
2. Kolb Studio and Marker
Looking northeast
shouting distance of this marker); Mules and the Canyon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bright Angel Trail (about 400 feet away); Buckey O'Neill Cabin (about 600 feet away); Lookout Studio (about 600 feet away); Bright Angel Lodge (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Bright Angel Lodge (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
 
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Photo on Kolb Studio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
3. Photo on Kolb Studio Marker
[Caption reads] Kolb studio in 1915. The structure took 22 years to build. Beginning in 1904 the Kolbs built piece by piece until 1926. They chose this precarious site because they were refused permission to build elsewhere. They prevailed on Ralph Cameron to allow them to build here on land he controlled. In the photo, note Cameron's toll gate.
Historic Kolb Studio image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Historic Kolb Studio
Historic Kolb Studio image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Historic Kolb Studio
On the Canyon Rim
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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