Howard Clinton Tibbitts spent a substantial amount of time in the Southwest with the Navajo Indians. One may even say he was fascinated by the culture and Earthen nature of these peoples. He traveled with them, observed them, and when time to do so, he photographed them. With the utmost respect, he brought to light the love and creativity of this otherwise unknown culture.
Howard Clinton Tibbitts was uniquely fascinated by the aspects of farming and the unique bond intrinsic between nature and human beings. From citrus to wheat, he remained ever observant for the ability to show the life of a farm hand.
Howard Clinton Tibbitts had "the eye" as many photographers today would call it. Being uniquely ahead of his time in both awestriking and powerful captures, he found a way to portray the world in the likes of which no city dweller had ever seen before. These captures show a history of the Earth that many have rarely seen with their own eyes.
These historical forms of travel may long be filed away in the National Archives, but their influence on today's travel plans was instrumental. Trains were once an anticipated event for the family, cars were a novelty, and boats rolled with the waves.
Although there are no known photographs of Howard Clinton Tibbitts at this time, he loved posing individuals and groups for portraits. He had a unique ability for showing people in their comfortable and natural states.