Grand Canyon stamps have some pretty interesting stories behind them. FDR’s Postmaster General ignited a Depression-era scandal with national park stamps. A 1948 stamp depicting a figure from Grand Canyon’s local history had Teddy Roosevelt fans crying foul. And in 2000, after a hundred-million screwed up stamps had been trashed, the final product still came out wrong.
Grand Canyon, as rendered in cartoon form. These vintage travel maps show how tourists saw the canyon in the 1930s and ’40s. They also show how tourists were seen by the artists.