HAL EMPIE
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A short Biography about Hart Haller "HAL" EMPIE
Born in Safford, Arizona, 1909, three years prior to Arizona statehood, born in a one room-adobe, with a dirt floor, near the Gila River. In his young days he did allot of hunting, fishing and trapping along the river. Married, 1929 to Louise Reinhardt, who was his friend that lived nearby. He completed his education with a Pharmacology Degree, which helped him acquire the Duncan Arizona Drug Store where he had worked since 1933.
His real passion was art, which helped him through school while working at the Best Drug Store in Safford. Some of his art was a tropical scene in poster paint on the mirror behind the soda fountain. He started to draw his famous cards and sold hundreds and they soon spread all over. He would always paint from memory, even though taking a sketchbook with him on his many forays. His intimate knowledge of the local flora, people, Indians and fauna allowed him to illustrate them in his many cards and drawings. Today at over 90 years Hal Empie lives with his wife Louise and paints in Tubac, Arizona. In November 1953, Al Fenn wrote about Empie: "The Most Noticeable thing about him, was his impish grin and red hair. He'd crack a joke, then give a sidelong glance, eyes twinkling, waiting for a laugh.
Credit: Some edited information is from an article by: Paula Marie Sercy.
His wife died April 26, 2001.
PS: Have been advised that Hal Empie died at 93 years, on March, 2002. Is survived by three children and 12 grand-children.

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Other Cy: Doc Number Number Pmkd Year Publisher Words on card (*__) None None None None PHOTO DOPS Life's about Ore
(*__) None None 1982 1982 Empie Kartoon The Artist's Daughter TUBAC ARIZONA (Groves), vertical (___) None None None 1940 Gloss Tone Greetings from ARIZONA - At peace with the world (___) None None None 1939 Gloss Tone At Cameron Arizona, Th' West is the East and Th' West' is the -- Well, This is it! (___) None None None 1939 Rocky Mtn. If Yuh Ever Get to Lordsburg New Mexico Stop at Hotel Hidalgo (*__) None None None n/a Rocky Mtn. It's A Cinch - You'll Never find a better place to stop than Hotel El Capitan, Van Horn, Texas (___) None None None 1982 Empie Kartoon The Artist's Daughter, Tubac, Arizona (___) None None None 1939 n/a Everyboy's in a Hurry T'Reach L CAVERNA-More words on front-NM (___) None 120 None unkn Herz Greetings from way out West I'm at a loss for words will write later. MW-Having a Grand time but my ass is pretty tired in the Southwest. (___) None 21 None 1937 Gloss Tone In th Far, Far West! - Innocence Abraod (___) UNK WAY OUT WEST "Things are happening -- Will write Later" (___) UNK "Thing are Happening -- Will write later" (___) UNK ?? None Kartoon There's a definite lack of Humidity at DESERT CENTER, CALIF.!--MW (___) None 24 None 1937 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Where things happen! (___) None None None n/a n/a Man of DISTINKSHUN Famous Rancher Switches to PANTH r SWET! - more words (___) None None None n/a n/a Desert Troubadours (wolves in desert howling to the moon) (___) None None None n/a n/a A Great Game - LOTS OF CARDS - but I'm runnin' outta chips! (___) None None None n/a n/a Me Squat-m in WALL, South Dakota UGH! "Heap Badlands" Heap Good Squaws! (___) None None None 1948 Empie Kartoon No Matter what yuh call it - It's still th' BIGEST DAM THING I've seen! (___) None None None n/a Empie Kartoon EMPIE KARTOON-KARDS Scenes of the Real West--MW, C: Empie (*__) C-70 22 1951 1937 Gloss Tone Life's about Ore
(*__) C-71 100 1946 1939 Gloss Tone Western Trails - Where once the Redskin bit the dust (___) C-105 None 1945 n/a Empie Kartoon OH, WELL --- I wuz thinkin of Travel By Air Anyhow --- (___) C-106 None 1945 1982 Empie Kartoon Hello - Had a hard Trip, I'm in no shape T' talk - (tung pink) (Groves) See C-934 (*__) C-108 none 1982 Empie Kartoon Th' PRESSURE IS TERRIFIC! Whuttle I Do ? (*__) C-110 None Empie Kartoon * In Reverse No - - Headin' Back! (___) C-112 None 1982 Empie Kartoon Way Out West -Shore got mu foot in it this time! -Where Things Happen- (tung's & Nose pink) (Groves) See C-762 (*__) C-113 None 1988 n/a Empie Kartoon Travelin' light - Can't write today --- still on th' move (*__) C-114 None None 1935 Empie Cartoon Way Out West - Don't know th' ropes, but am doin th' b'est I can (Note: Same view as C-617) (___) C-119 None None n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - About have things under control - will write if nothin happens (___) C-120 6 None 1936 Gloss Tone It Won't Be long Now! Way Out West - Words Fail Me Just Now - Will Write Later
(*__) C-123 12 1941 1934 Gloss Tone Way Out West. Paleface better gettum hoss (*__) C-124 2 None 1939 Gloss Tone Greetings from Arizona - I'm getting up in th' world (vt) (*__) C-124 None None 1982 Empie Kartoon Th' Bottleneck - What's production without transportation (Same as D-107) (*__) C-125 99 None 1939 Gloss Tone The Plainsman - I think I shall never see anything as lovely as a tree! (___) C-126 37 none 1937 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Words Fail Me Just Now - Will Write Later
(___) C-127 81 None 1939 Gloss Tone Way Out West - The Highwaymen (*__) C-128 90 None n/a Gloss Tone In th far, far west! - writing is out of the question-if you were here, you'd understand. (*__) C-129 101 None 1939 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Here's how th' little doggies get along (___) C-129 None None n/a Gloss tone Way Out West - Just everyday stuff. (*__) C-130 47 1958 n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - Tryin to take it easy' on this trip (___) C-131 None None n/a Gloss Tone Greetings from our back yard - Home on the Range - (*__) C-132 36 1946 1937 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Travelin' light (___) C-158 UNK (___) C-161 17 None 1937 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Just Everyday Stuff (___) C-162 16 None 1937 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Where Things Happen - "Too Dum Busy To Write" (___) C-163 13 None 1936 Gloss Tone Way Out West - "Everything Around Here is "Chili" Except th' Weather" (*__) C-165 56-A None n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - Not in the proper mood to write (___) C-167 None None 1939 unk Way Out West - Just A Round'about Way O'Sayin' Howdy! (___) C-168 None None n/a unk Tone WaY Out West - "A Howdy" from th' West - Just stopped for chuck (*__) C-168 None None n/a unk Tone Way Out West - "A Howdy" from Tucson, Arizona - Just stopped for chuck--MW (___) C-169 34 None 1937 Gloss Tone Way Out West - We've come a long way,-but we're still able t' Travel! (___) C-170 89 None 1939 Gloss Tone Way Out West - "Things Don't Always Turn Out As Theyr'e Planned - Will Write When I'm Able." (___) C-170 none None 1940 Empie Kartoon WAY OUT WEST - Howdy help yourself much obliged call agin
(*__) C-171 33 None 1937 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Bones on the Desert (___) C-172 38 None 1937 Gloss Tone Greetings from New Mexico - At peace with th' world (*__) C-173 102 None 1939 Gloss Tone Red Skin in the sunset (More words) (vt) (*__) C-174 83 None 1938 Gloss Tone Way Out West - I'm in th'land of the giants Sahuaro where a gaunt ol'burro's my pard, So I'll ligth my mexican Cigarro an mail you this phoney postcard (vt) (*__) C-175 114 None 1938 Gloss Yone Portrait of a Gila (Hee-la) Monster (More words) (*__) C-203 84 None 1938 Gloss Tone Ode to the west (Poem) (vt) (___) C-204 107 None 1938 Gloss Tone Greetings from Th'West-Everything's Okay so Far- (*__) C-205 87 None 1939 Gloss Tone HOWDY! Pretty busy now--Will write when somthin' hatches out. (___) C-206 109 None 1940 Gloss Tone In Arizona - I Broke Away at Last, An' I'm Gonna Be Hard T'Catch! (Same as E-128) (___) C-207 86 1945 1939 Gloss Tone Something Else We Found Out West - New 4-Cylinder Model--MW (*__) C-208 70 None 1938 Gloss Tone Greetings from thooly West - Plenty of room in the rumble seat-wish you were along (___) C-209 116 None 1938 Gloss Tone Way Out West - HO HUM-M-Roostin' Here Tonite-
(*__) C-214 None None n/a Gloss Tone "Howdy" from th' West - Enjoying th'scenery - Don't know when i'll be able t'write (vt) (___) C-216 131 None 1938 Gloss Tone Way Out West' At this Stage of th'Trip I Wish You Were Here To Coach Me Along
(___) C-218 129 None N/A Gloss Tone Salutatons From The West - This is th' First I've Been in A Position To Extend My Greetings. (___) C-293 1941 1939 Gloss Tone Traffic Problems (___) C-293 85 1941 1939 Gloss Tone Greetings From Th' West - "Even the Range Here Has It's Traffic Problems" (Signed by Hall Empie) (___) C-293 Same (except unsigned). (*__) C-294 63 1946 1939 Gloss Tone Greetings from th' wide open spaces - Just can't express my feelings will write later (*__) C-296 118 None n/a Gloss Tone Joggin' Westward - You'll hear from me later (*__) C-297 50 1938 n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - where men are men and hosses R' Hurricanes
(*__) C-298 39 None 1938 Gloss Tone I'm Here but - I've nuthin t'say (vt) (*__) C-299 B None 1939 Gloss Tone Travelin' thru th' west - Haven't had t'walk yet (___) C-300 59-A None 1938 Empie Kartoon OUT WEST - Getting Away Fron It All-Still To Busy T'Write
(___) C-302 92 None 1938 Gloss Tone Way Out West - I'm about to become part of this country (*__) C-303 140 None 1938 Gloss Tone Greetings from th' wide open spaces- th' pioneer spirits got me! (*__) C-304 20 1949 1938 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Still too busy to write (___) C-305 14 None n/a Gloss Tone Greetings - Won't Write Now - May Not Have Time Anyhow (___) C-306 139 1963 1938 Gloss Tone Makin' Tracks thru the west! - P.S. - And I dunno whether I'm afoot or a-hossback! (___) C-307 62A None 1938 Gloso Tone Greetings from th' West - I wasn't here hen this picture was snapped (__) C-308 105 None None Gloss Tone Westward Ho! (*__) C-385 150 None 1938 Gloss Tone Greetings from th' Grand Canyon - Under th' circumstances I couldn't think of writing a letter (*__) C-617 None 1939 1939 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Don't know th' ropes, but am doin th' b'est I can (*__) C-618 None 1940 1939 Gloss Tone Here's To Yuh - From my spot at the worlds srewy'st bar (More Words) (*__) C-619 133 1947 1938 Gloss Tone Rolli' thru th' West - Can't roll and write both (vt) (___) C-620 None None 1939 Gloss Tone At Grand Canyon Arizona - Viewing Th' South Portion Today - 'Collossal' is No Word For it! (*__) C-651 None None 1939 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Who Says Uncle Sam has Neglected Th'Injun?!(Same as C-617) (*__) C-652 None None 1939 Gloss Tone Greetings from Cameron, Arizona - This guy can'e see any reason for writin' a letter and neither do I - Little Colorado Trading Post (*__) C-761 None 1940 n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - Howdy help yorself much abliged call agin (*__) C-762 None None 1940 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Shore got my foot in it this time - Where things happen See C-112 (*__) C-851 None 1940 1939 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Who says Uncle Sam has neglected th' injun?! (*__) C-861 None None n/a Empie Kartoon Western Trails - Just finished another leap (Don Kards) (*__) C-910 None None n/a Gloss Tone Dear Folks (More Words) (*__) C-934 None None n/a Gloss Tone Hello - Had a hard trip - I'm in no shape t' talk - See C106 (*__) C-935 None 1941 n/a Gloss Tone "!" (no other words-Indian with papoose) (vt) (___) C-936 None 1948 n/a Gloss Tone Greetings from th' West - "My-! What Beautiful Sand!" (___) C-989 None None n/a Gloss Tone Camp Life Agrees with Me - I'm Th' Outstanding Man Of Our regiment! (___) C-991 None None n/a Gloss Tone We've Got Everything - Automatic, Mobile Steam Bath and Massager (Amy Style) There's Nothin' Like it! (___) C-992 None None n/a Gloss Tone HELLO - From Where I'm Standin' I Can't See Much T' Talk About- (___) C-995 None None n/a Gloss TOne Dear Folks - "Whot Sez Th' Army Travels On Its Stomach" (___) C-998 None None n/a Empie Kartoon The Shock Troops (___) D-15 None None n/a Gloss Tone HI-YUH FOLKS - Learnin' All About These 3-Point Landin's
(*__) D-17 None None n/a Gloss Tone Better Primp up, Girlie - See all them handsome new strangers? (*__) D-46 ? None 1949 n/a Empie Kartoon ** Greetings - Looks like I've hooked onto more'n I can handle - Will tell you about it later (vt) (___) D-90 None None n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - We Won't Hafta Do Without Tires! Buy Bonds (Same drawing as E220) (___) D-91 None None 1942 Gloss Tone Way Out West - We're Ready Too! (*__) D-107 None 1964 n/a Gloss Tone Th' Bottleneck - What's production without transportation (*__) E-2 None None 1943 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Points in our grub are nuthin' new to us! (___) E-3 None None 1943 Gloss Tone Way Out West - Th' land O'Plenty - Little change in th' meat situation (*__) E-30 None None n/a Gloss Tone Here we go! - and was I lucky t'get a seat (___) E-34 ? None None n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West.. Just Saw the MYSTERY of the Desert! The THING? (*__) E-59 None None 1959 Gloss Tone Greetings "Just joined th'"White-Jackets" You'll Hear From Me later-- (___) E-60 None None 1948 Gloss Tone At th' Clinic - You can draw your own concliusions- (*__) E-62 None None n/a Gloss Tone In Rochester, Minn - Havin' a wonnerful time - Wist you were here! (vt) (*__) E-83 None None n/a Gloss Tone New Post-war Model - He profits best who serves th' most (___) E-106 None None n/a Empie Kartoon Howdy Just popped up in ____ ____ ____ (___) E-112 None unk n/a Gloss Tone It's a Long Trail - -an are we burnin' (*__) E-113 None 1948 1946 Gloss Tone Another Day - And all's well (*__) E-114 None None 1946 Gloss Tone This Travelin' with Young-uns - is no picnic (___) E-124 None None n/a Gloss Tone At Yellowstone Park "Not In Th'Proper Mood To Write--" (___) E-126 None unk n/a Gloss Tone At Yellowstone Park - "Where Nature Furnishes free steam heat and' fizz-water!" (___) E-127 None unk 1951 Gloss Tone Home, Sweet Migratory Home - Land sakes, if you only knew th' thngs's that happen
(*__) E-128 None 1952 n/a Gloss Tone We're Off! - Broke away at last, and gonna be hard t'catch! (*__) E-191 None None n/a Gloss Tone You're apt t'see most anybody at West Yellowstone, Mont. (___) E-218 142 1947 n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - Times Marches On - (*__) E-219 None None n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - Where we do everything a hoss-back - Well almost everthing (*__) E-220 None None n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - Yuh can't tell u anything about Synthetics! (*__) E-221 None 1948 n/a Gloss Tone Now were Gittin Somewhere - Just got my second wind (*__) E-232 None None n/a Gloss Tone Picturesque Arizona - th' Petrified Forest (More words) (*__) E-287 None 1953 n/a Gloss Tone H'LO - All I getr comes the Hard Way! (___) E-401 None None n/a Gloss Tone Duncan Arizona - Just Rattlin through (___) E-404 None None 1946 Gloss Tone How Dry I Am - Th'Bovines Here Give Powdered Milk- (*__) E-436 None 1948 1948 Gloss Tone Made it this far - Wil rest ours awhile here - Enterin Jackass Juction (DD_) E-437 None 1954 Gloss Tone At Geronimo, Arizona "WE MISSED TH' OLD CHIEF - BUT WE FOUND HIS TRACKS!" (*__) E-513 None 1954 1948 Gloss Tone Oh, th'wide open spaces thatuh Love - Don't Fence me In! (___) E-564 None None 1948 Gloss Tone Out West in the Cactus Country - "Lookit, Wilbur,"They're Flat!" (*__) HE-40 None 1957 n/a Gloss Tone Greetings from th' Clinic - Here I go Again! (*__) HE-70 None 1953 1939 Gloss Tone You Just Wouldn't Believe It! - The Kind of live bait they uses aroun' here (___) HE-80 None 1953 n/a Gloss Tone Here We Go Again! Sure Givin' Squaw Rough Time (___) HE-100 100 None n/a Gloss TOne Howdy From Here! -- Hongriest Fis I Ever Saw -- Any Kind Of Tackle Will Do -- (*__) HE-110 None None n/a Gloss Tone You wer Right - Wimmin are th' same everywhere! (___) P-102 None n/a Howdy from Tucson, Arizona - Just Breezin thru (___) P-102 None N/a Howdy from Santa Fe New Mexico - Just Breezin thru (Cont) (___) P-111 None n/a Howdy from Scottsdale, Arizona! - Gotta hit th' trail again soon - Won't write now (___) P-119 None None N/a Gloss Tone Greetings from COLORADO Where most anything might happen (___) P-120 None None n/a Empie-Kartoon Greetings from WYOMING - "I'm all turned around - you'll hear from me later." (___) P-121 None None n/a Empie Kartoon Howdy Just Popped up in - This Country "Does somethin to you" (___) P-125 None None n/a Gloss Tone Greetings from GRAND CANYON ARIZONA - "Too durn busy T'write" (___) W-14 None None n/a Gloss Tone Strange Country Out Here --- 'Tain't Bubble Gum -- it's Soap Weed! (*__) W-36 None None 1949 Empie-Kartoon DESERT CENTER. CALIFORNIA --MW (*__) W-38 None None n/a Gloss Tone Way Out West - We've got Everything (*__) W-39 None 1949 n/a Gloss Tone ** Oh Well --- I wuz thinkin of Travelin' by air ennyhow (H & J Empie) (*__) W-160 None None n/a Gloss Tone Just a-saggin' an' a-draggin' - Be seein' yuh (*__) W-229 None None n/a Gloss Tone Howdy from Globe, Arizona Apache Land Village Cafe - Stop-um for grub - Scalp and Money safe here. (*__) W-230 None None 1951 Gloss Tone Apache land village cafe MENU (vt) (More words-Menu) (___) W-231 231 1957 n/a Gloss Tone We're in Apache Land - Travel Much Far - Heap More to Go! Globe, Arizona (LF*) W-237 None None n/a Gloss Tone Well we finally made it to Wall Drug Store! (___) W-250 None None n/a Gloss Tone "Were enjoyin' our stay at Hotel Paso Del Norte-Cowboy Headquaters El Paso Tex. (___) W-258 None None 1952 Gloss Tone Th' Pressure is Terrific! Whuttle I Do? (___) 1A None None n/a unkn "Charm - Peace - Contentment" (___) 139 None None n/a unkn MAKIN TRACKS thru the West! P.S. - ans I dunno whether I'm afoot or a-hossback! (___) 22 None cy 1937 PHOTO Life's About Ore. DOPS-stampbox (___) UNK None None n/a Gloss Tone Whey out in Wisconsin - We're th' big cheese out here! (More Words) (___) UNK None n/a Greetings from Grand Canyon Arizona - Too durn busy t write (___) UNK 67-A None 1937 RPPC In Northern Arizona and "Still Too Busy T'Write" (___) UNK 3 None 1936 RPPC The Arizona Desert!


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