As early as the 1880s, Navajo silversmiths produced hand-stamped souvenir spoons, brooches, and other goods that occasionally featured a Thunderbird figure. After 1910, the birds acquired squared shoulders, stepped wings, and a left-facing head, an image that the Harvey Company copyrighted.
These items are from the New Mexico History Museum Collection, Skip Gentry’s Fred Harvey Memorabilia Collection, and Drs. Kathleen L. and William G. Howard.
Photo by Blair Clark
Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.