Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Grand Canyon National Park
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, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 3.474′ N, 112° 8.566′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is near the southwest corner of the studio, along the South Rim walkway, off Village Loop Drive in Grand Canyon Village. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4, 5. submitted on January 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.