It was probably 90 degrees on May 1 when soldiers and their families posed for George Rothrock in the desert outside of Fort McDowell, Arizona.

Featured Image:  George Rothrock. May Day Picnic at Fort McDowell, Arizona, May 1, 1877c.

See: Jeremy Rowe. “George Rothrock, Arizona Pioneer Photographer.” Journal of Arizona History (Winter 2008); Marianne Bell. Frontier Family Life: A Photographic Chronicle of the Old West. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1998