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[Laura Gilpin pictorial postcards of the U.S. Southwest].
BANC PIC 2020.012--PIC
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Title:

[Laura Gilpin pictorial postcards of the U.S. Southwest]
Pictorial post cards of the Southwest by Laura Gilpin

Creator/Contributor:

Gilpin, Laura, creator, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Gilpin, Laura, publisher.

Creator/Contributor:

Gilpin Publishing Company, publisher.

Creator/Contributor:

Meriden Gravure Company, printer.

Abstract:

Includes several sets of commercial pictorial postcards featuring the photography of Laura Gilpin, who also published many of the sets. Images document various aspects of the U.S. Southwest, in particular various Native American groups and the reservations, settlements, activities and material culture (e.g. baskets, statuary, architecture, sand paintings, textiles) associated with these groups and other communities of the region. Topics include Navajo, Acoma Pueblo, Mesa Verde National Park, Taos Pueblo, San Idelfonso Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, El Santuario de Chimayo, Los Ranchos de Taos Church, Canyon de Chelly, Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Los Pablanos Ranch, Old Albuquerque and Taylor Museum of Southwest Studies (Colorado Springs). Accompanying published envelopes include printed series and set titles, publishing information, price, etc.

Date:

1930 (issued)

Subject:

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Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Photographs
Navajo Indians -- Photographs
Southwest, New -- Photographs
Acoma Pueblo (N.M.) -- Photographs
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.) -- Photographs
Taos Pueblo (N.M.) -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Printed on backs of most postcards: Photography by Laura Gilpin.
Backs of postcards include printed descriptive captions.
Also includes original published envelopes for those postcard sets issued as part of the series Pictorial Post Cards of the Southwest by Laura Gilpin.
Various publishers: Gilpin Publishing Company (Colorado Springs), Laura Gilpin (Santa Fe), Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art (Santa Fe), Colorado Springs Fine Art Center.
Most postcards printed by The Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Conn.
Postcards are postally unused.
Laura Gilpin pictorial postcards of the U.S. Southwest, BANC PIC 2020.012, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Tschanz Rare Books ; 2019.

Type:

graphic
Postcards.

Physical Description:

photoprint
115 photographs in 1 album : chiefly photogravure prints ; sheets 9 x 14 cm (postcard format)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2020.012--PIC

Origin:

California