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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing Native American life in the Southwest

About this Item


  • Native American life in the Southwest


  • Images of structures, activities, and ceremonial dances of the Cochiti, Taos, Hopi, Zuni, San Juan, San Ildefonso, Isleta, Pima, Yuma, and Apache people. Includes portraits of a San Ildefonso woman making pottery, a Pima woman making a basket, Taos women winnowing grain, Apache men and boys, and "Miquelito" making a phonograph record. Structures include cliff dwellings in Southwest Colorado, Walpi Pueblo buildings, a Yuma town in Southern Arizona, Taos Pueblo buildings and streets, a Hopi snake altar, and Hopi House at the Grand Canyon. Also includes views of Euro-Americans watching dances at Taos Pueblo, the Comanche Dance and Planting Dance at San Ildefonso Pueblo, the Deer Dance at San Juan Pueblo, a "Cochiti Indian Dance," an Apache Crown (?) Dance, and wooden Kachina dolls.

Created / Published

  • c1870-1940.


  • -  Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Clothing & dress--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Dance--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Structures--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Spiritual life--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Arts & crafts--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Women--1870-1940
  • -  Pima Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Yuma Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Cochiti Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Tewa Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Taos Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Hopi Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Zuni Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Apache Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Basket making--Southwest, New--1870-1940
  • -  Pottery--Southwest, New--1870-1940
  • -  Dance--Southwest, New--1870-1940
  • -  Rites & ceremonies--Southwest, New--1870-1940
  • -  Pueblos--Southwest, New--1870-1940
  • -  Taos Pueblo (N.M.)


  • Albumen prints--1870-1940.
  • Gelatin silver prints--1870-1940.
  • Group portraits--1870-1940.
  • Portrait photographs--1870-1940.


  • Group portraits--1870-1940
  • Portrait photographs--1870-1940
  • Gelatin silver prints--1870-1940
  • Albumen prints--1870-1940


  • -  Title devised. Captions on photoprints or mounts.
  • -  Some photoprints on mounts, one on stereograph mounts, and seven on postcards.
  • -  Three images from Carpenter (Frank and Frances) Collection and two images from Wittemann Collection.
  • -  Some photoprints retouched.
  • -  Photographers, studios, and copyright claimants include in California: Orvil L. Snider (San Leandro), E.A. Bonine (LaManda Park), T. Beverly Keim, Jr. (Los Angeles); in Utah: Jay H. Stockman (Salt Lake City); in Arizona: F. Sulfen (Flagstaff); in Colorado: Franklin Price Knott (Denver); in New York: Geoffrey O'Hara (New York City), Carl Eickmeyer (Yonkers); in New Mexico: W. Calvin Brown (Albuquerque), Mrs. G.L. Wyckoff (Duke); in Texas: Mrs. Betty H. Fryer (El Paso); in Wisconsin: L.L. Cook Co., (Milwaukee), and others.
  • -  Copyright deposits, various copyright claimants, 1897-1938.
  • -  Gifts, various donors.


  • 37 photoprints : 33 gelatin silver and 4 albumen ; 17 x 23 cm. or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 12927 (F) [P&P]


  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 92500314

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

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  • image

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Native American life in the Southwest. Taos Pueblo New Mexico, ca. 1870. to 1940. Photograph.

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(ca. 1870) Native American life in the Southwest. Taos Pueblo New Mexico, ca. 1870. to 1940. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Native American life in the Southwest. to 1940. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.