This old photo shows what the business looked like around the time that Jack Kirkham purchased it.
AAA Tent Awning in the 1960s
Jack Kirkham stands out front of his store at 24 West 500 South in Salt Lake City. By the time this photo was taken, the Springbar tent business was taking off and the retail store's focus had shifted to camping and outdoor supplies, although AAA continued to do custom canvas work.
Early Springbar Tent
With a keen eye for detail, Jack Kirkham makes some adjustments to the pattern for an early internal frame Springbar tent. This photo dates to the early 1960s.
Keeping It In The Family
Jack Jr. (Left) and Jack Sr. (Right) show in the latest location for Kirkham's. Kirkham's has been around for a while and has always been kept in the family.
After nearly 20 years making custom tents with his company, AAA Tent & Awning, in the early 1960s, Jack Kirkham, Sr. began manufacturing and selling a production line of tents based on his original "Skyliner" Springbar® design. The cover and page illustrations are Jack's own artwork.