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Petrified Forest, Arizona

PETRIFIED FOREST in Northeastern Arizona has the largest and most colorful known concentration of petrified wood in the world. Specimen here is representative of petrified formations. The presence of minerals accounts for the brilliant colors. The Forest

American
1947
Publisher Union Oil Co. (founded in 1890)


Dimensions

Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.10980

Medium or Technique

Photochrome on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint. TOUR THE WEST THIS YEAR WITH 76 UNION GASOLINE
UNION OIL COMPANY’S Natural Color Scenes of the West.
MADE IN U.S.A. 47-A-46

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder