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Photo, Print, Drawing Horacio Valdez, artist, Dixon, New Mexico

About this Item


  • Horacio Valdez, artist, Dixon, New Mexico


  • Kalb, Laurie Beth (Research team member)
  • Fleischhauer, Carl (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Dixon, New Mexico, June 23, 1984


  • -  Folklore--New Mexico
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Mexico -- Dixon


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  Note: Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers.
  • -  Index data: Frame numbers and descriptions: at the home and studio of Horacio Valdez, Dixon NM: 3-4, looking up at Horacio Valdez's studio and house from the road; 5-7, sculpture of crucifix, fieldworker's notes add that Valdez had said that he planned to take to the Feria in Albuquerque (probably Feria Artisana); 8-12, crucifix in progress (newly coated with gesso); 13-14, the paints that Valdez uses to paint his statues, fieldworker's notes state that these are probably acrylics and adds that some commentators believe that this is "a violation of revivalist canons that call for methods 'like the old ones'"; 15-22, interior views of Valdez's studio (with and without flash), looking toward the stove wall, i.e., the wall closest to the new house; 23-25, the wall opposite the stove wall; 27-31, Valdez's work bench with some of his tools laid out; 33-37, Horacio Valdez, the man in the photo on the wall behind Valdez is the late Patrocinio Barela, an artist from Taos.
  • -  Note: Film roll numbers assigned by processing lab; in the 1984 shooting sequence for 35mm black-and-white film, this is roll 5 of 11.


  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/032: 226152-04

Source Collection

  • New Mexico Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/032)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

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Credit line: New Mexico Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/032), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Kalb, Laurie Beth, and Carl Fleischhauer. Horacio Valdez, artist, Dixon, New Mexico. United States New Mexico Dixon, 1984. Dixon, New Mexico. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Kalb, L. B. & Fleischhauer, C. (1984) Horacio Valdez, artist, Dixon, New Mexico. United States New Mexico Dixon, 1984. Dixon, New Mexico. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Kalb, Laurie Beth, and Carl Fleischhauer. Horacio Valdez, artist, Dixon, New Mexico. Dixon, New Mexico. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.