Three men stand in snowy terrain: George Takahashi, Zane Grey, and Lee Doyle, April 1922
George Takahashi, Zane Grey, and Lee Doyle in April 1922

Zane Grey Rainbow Bridge Photograph Album

Zane Grey was the best-known author of Western novels in the early 20th Century. His books shaped Americans’ views of the West as well as inspired other Western authors such as Louis Lamour. The photographs in this collection provide context for the settings Zane Grey used his novels as well serve as a window into how an American author in 1922 might view the American West with its diverse landscapes and peoples.