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Photographs of Towns and Indians of the Southwest, ca. 1880s-1890s
photCL 215  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Photographs of Towns and Indians of the Southwest, ca. 1880s-1890s
    Dates: ca. 1880s-1890s
    Collection Number: photCL 215
    Creator/Collector: Brown, W. Cal.; Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928; Taber, I.W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
    Extent: 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.”
    Repository: Huntington Library. Photo Archives
    Abstract: A collection of photographs focusing on Apache and Pueblo Indians and the pueblos of Isleta, Jemez, Taos, Zuni (and dancers), Laguna, and Walpi, ca. 1880s-1890s. There are also early views of Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico, and Florence and Flagstaff in Arizona; unidentified towns; the Riordan Mansion; Casa Grande ruins (Arizona); cliff-dwellings; and a halfway rest station between Casa Grande and Florence. Mohave, Navajo, Maricopa, Moqui (Hopi), and Pima Indians are also represented. There are some views of digs and human remains unearthed by the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition. Includes some photographs by Charles F. Lummis, Isaiah W. Taber, W. Calvin Brown, and a photographer called “Sanders.”
    Language of Material: English


    Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact the Curator of Photographs at the Huntington Library.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Photographs of Towns and Indians of the Southwest, ca. 1880s-1890s. Huntington Library. Photo Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Alta California Bookstore, February 7, 1977.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Images of the Indians include studio portraits and candid field photographs, in particular, Moqui (Hopi) and Zuni Indian dances as well as groups of men on horseback. Other people pictured are Frank Granger Logan, a philanthropist who funded many archaeological expeditions to the Southwest, and D.B. Robinson, an Arizona businessman. Also included is an unidentified newspaper clipping that reports on the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition. Research has shown this article to have been published January 1888. The photographs are arranged in their original order; therefore some subjects appear throughout the collection. Several photos are marked “Sellers” on the reverse, but it is unclear who this refers to. Photographs that have “Sellers” written on their versos are grouped in Folder 5. Copy negatives have been made for photographs (8), (12), (45), (149), and (162). NOTE ON SOURCES used in the creation of this finding aid: Anderson, George B. “History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People. Vol. II.” Los Angeles: Pacific States Pub. Co., 1907. / Hinsley, Curtis M, and David R. Wilcox. “The Lost Itinerary of Frank Hamilton Cushing. Volume 2 of the Multivolume Work ‘Frank Hamilton Cushing and the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, 1886-1889.’” Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002. / Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College. “Frank Granger Logan (1851-1937).” Accessed April 10, 2013. http://www.beloit.edu/logan/collections/collectors/.

    Indexing Terms

    Apache Indians
    Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition (1886-1894)
    Hopi Indians
    Indians of North America—Southwest, New
    Jicarilla Indians
    Maricopa Indians
    Mescalero Indians
    Mohave Indians
    Navajo Indians
    Pima Indians
    Pueblo Indians
    Yavapai Indians
    Zuni dance
    Zuni Indians
    Albuquerque (N.M.)
    Casa Grande (Ariz.)
    Flagstaff (Ariz.)
    Florence (Ariz.)
    Isleta Pueblo (N.M.)
    Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico
    Pueblo of Laguna (N.M.)
    Santa Fe (N.M.)
    Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
    Walpi (Ariz.)
    Studio portraits

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