Photographs of Towns and Indians of the Southwest: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Sanchez.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Photographs of Towns and Indians of the Southwest
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1880s-1890s
Collection Number: photCL 215
Creators: 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.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
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: English.

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Preferred Citation

Photographs of Towns and Indians of the Southwest. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased from Alta California Bookstore, February 7, 1977.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.”
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. 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).

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged in their original order; therefore some subjects appear throughout the collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  
Apache Indians -- Photographs.
Cliff-dwellings -- Photographs.
Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition (1886-1894) -- Photographs.
Hopi Indians -- Photographs.
Indians of North America—Southwest, New -- Photographs.
Jicarilla Indians -- Photographs.
Maricopa Indians -- Photographs.
Mescalero Indians -- Photographs.
Mohave Indians -- Photographs.
Navajo Indians -- Photographs.
Pima Indians -- Photographs.
Pueblo Indians -- Photographs.
Yavapai Indians -- Photographs.
Zuni dance -- Photographs.
Zuni Indians -- Photographs.
Hogans -- Photographs.
Albuquerque (N.M.) -- Photographs.
Casa Grande (Ariz.) -- Photographs.
Flagstaff (Ariz.) -- Photographs.
Florence (Ariz.) -- Photographs.
Isleta Pueblo (N.M.) -- Photographs.
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico -- Photographs.
Pueblo of Laguna (N.M.) -- Photographs.
Santa Fe (N.M.) -- Photographs.
Taos Pueblo (N.M.) -- Photographs.
Walpi (Ariz.) -- Photographs.
Clippings.
Photographs.
Studio portraits.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Photographs

Folder 1, Items 1-19

Albuquerque, Jemez Pueblo, Laguna (NM); Walpi (AZ)

Folder 2, Items 20-33

Moqui and Mohave Indians; Walpi; “Mexican adobe house” [a house in Albuquerque on River Road]; Chalcedony Park (AZ)

Folder 3, Items 34-50

Apache, Navajo, Maricopa, Mohave, Taos, and Pima Indians; Zuni (NM); Hemenway Archaeological Expedition

Folder 4, Items 51-77

Zuni, Laguna, Isleta, Taos (NM); Mohave and Pueblo Indians

Folder 5, Items 78-101

Indians; “Old Ned and his family” [Indian man and his wife and children in Western style clothes]; Riordan Mansion; Albuquerque; Flagstaff (AZ)

Folder 6, Items 102-125

Casa Grande ruins (AZ); Florence (AZ)

Folder 7, Items 126-149

Halfway Station (AZ); Pueblos; unidentified town

Folder 8, Items 150-174

Halfway Station (AZ); F.G. Logan and his wife; unidentified towns; Indians; men on horseback

Folder 9, Items 175-208

Isleta; Indians; “The Needles” [gathering place near “Needles” rock formation in Arizona]; D.B. Robinson; railroads; miscellaneous