This set of photographs, titled “The Frederick Monsen Ethnographic Indian Photographs” by the photographer Monsen, focuses
on Native Americans
of the Southwest in mostly candid photographs taken in Pueblo communities, approx. 1886-1911. Views include portraits,
ceremonies, dances, pueblos, livestock and scenes of daily activities.
A smaller portion of the collection consists of landscapes, cliff-dwellings, ruins, gold miners, wagons and scenes of
pioneer life in the West.
Frederick I. Monsen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1865, and emigrated to Utah Territory with his parents in 1868. He grew
up in the West, where his adventurous spirit and artistic talents drew him to the explorations and surveys taking place there
in the late 19th century. He worked variously as an artist, topographer, writer and photographer, and spent the later years
of his life as a lecturer and expedition leader.
373 photographs in 15 oversized portfolio boxes: prints (approx. 11 x 14 inches) on oversize mounts (approx. 21 x 26 inches).
Also includes 1 box of ephemera.
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