Though it continued to print postcards for Fred Harvey until 1932, it no longer employed photographers to add to its collection of images.Thus, it is likely that most if not all of the postcards shown here were printed by another company, probably Curt Teich.Widforss was a native of Sweden who came to the United States in 1921 where he painted watercolors of scenes in Yosemite, Crater Lake, Yellowstone, and many other parks, but his favorite was the Grand Canyon.
The menu was hardly appealing enough to entice the genteel among American high society to desire a three-day journey out west to see the great American landscapes. He eventually established an entire chain of renown hotel and dining establishments across the American southwest including New Mexico, California and Arizona called the Harvey House chain, with a different hotel and dining house located every 100 miles along the Santa Fe Railroad.
This allowed postcard companies to use the entire front of the card for a photograph or other image.
Fred Harvey and the Detroit Publishing Company took full advantage of this.
Since this isn’t mentioned on the card, it is likely from the late 1920s or 1930.
This card and the next must date between 19, as the Watchtower wasn’t built until 1932 and Gunnar Widforss, who painted the two pictures, died at the young age of 55 in 1934.