Continuing the discussion from Books on Southwest Indian Jewelry?:
I thought this deserved its own topic
Arizona Highways Magazine, online as PDF’s, Back Editions all the way back into the 1920, FOR FREE!!!
This is the whole database
This is the January 1974 edition
This is the March 1975 edition
Those 2 issues are two of the three that make up the “Blue Book”
Nice! I just picked the first two that had Turquoise on them. You wouldn’t know off the top of your head which is the third would you?
Oh dear heavens!! This is awesome AC… my folks had a subscription way back, (All gone not sure how they got away from me), I just now found back issues on ebay for magazines year 1974-75 and i’m looking for decent prices on LaLoma special mag 1979… Forgot to add I want to actually “Feel them” *memories of the shop, i suppose, wish me luck, !
SO Glad you posted this, Q
Here are a couple of others that are of jewelry interest April 1979, page 10 serious Lander Blue. May 2003 several contemporary jewelers interviewed
Thanks for the database link, @AC. I own the first three magazines (shown) plus the Blue Book. Great for reference and for admiring. The third book (Aug '74) has a good article on C.G. Wallace. Another informative jewelry edition is August 1954.
I have them in hand, along with many others, Thanks though.
Typically, the August issue in many years had articles on the Navajo fair. I like to look at those articles too, showing the people wearing their art form. What is also interesting is the number of times photographs have been republished
Interesting and disappointing. There are many of the same photos in those three magazines that make up the Blue Book and then the Blue Book has the same photos too.
Yes, the Blue Book was made up of those 3 issues.
None of the links work for me. Are they still working or is it just me? Thanks!
@Arizonagirl, See if this will work, they’ve restructured their website but it’s still there.
I spent so many years in my grandparents living room reading these magazines - They were snowbirds and traveled to the Southwest for a couple of months each winter, we always wanted them to bring us along (they didn’t ).
Even though I’m a Hoosier, I’ve been getting AZ Highways for about 3 decades, love the photos and the writing. But I should order some of those old turquoise issues.
If you like magazines, I highly recommend getting a subscription!
Cool! Used to have every one of them. Thank you for posting!!!