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Photographs of Towns and Indians of the Southwest, ca. 1880s-1890s
photCL 215  
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This collection begins with commercial photographs focusing on early views of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pueblo Indians and the pueblos of Isleta, Jemez, Taos, Zuni (and dancers), Laguna, and Walpi, ca. 1880s-1890s. These photographs were made mostly by Isaiah W. Taber and W. Calvin Brown, with a few by Charles F. Lummis and a photographer called “Sanders.” The second part of the collection consists of an unidentified traveler's photographs made during a train ride through California, Arizona and New Mexico. Two employees of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad appear in some photographs: D. B. Robinson, General Manager, and W. A. Bissell, Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent. They worked on the “Needles Route,” and Needles, California is identified as one of the stops in the photographs. Identified towns and locations include: Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico; Florence, Flagstaff, Half Way Station in Arizona; Casa Grande Ruins (Arizona); and Needles and Mojave, California. Mohave, Navajo, Maricopa, Moqui (Hopi), and Pima Indians are also represented, and many views of brush and adobe buildings. There are a few views of digs and human remains unearthed by the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition. There are also views of a Riordan family home, lumber mill and logging in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The photographs are arranged in their original order; therefore some subjects appear throughout the collection.
208 prints in 1 box; prints 18 x 24 cm. (7.25 x 9.5 in.) and smaller. See list of photos by topic under “Additional collection guides.”
All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact the Curator of Photographs at the Huntington Library.