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Throwback Thursday: It Snowed!












This evocative image (a.k.a. “Snow scene. [1933 Studebaker by a cabin.]“) is from the Fronske Studios Collection, housed here at Special Collections and Archives at Northern Arizona University. The Fronske Collection  represents the cumulated photographic work of Robert “Bob” Fronske  who in 1933 after graduating from Flagstaff High School enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography in New York City. Upon returning to Flagstaff, he opened his first photographic studio downtown studio at 21 E. Aspen Avenue and operated out of there for the 45 years. For the following four decades, he would capture local birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other events.

We are posting it today not only because it is a very cool image of a Studebaker in the snow in Flagstaff dating from 1939, but because today (the first day of winter) it actually snowed. Sure it was maybe a half an inches’ worth, but it is our first kind of measureable precipitation since September. Hopefully there is more out there to come….

Happy Throwback Thursday!

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