This collection begins with commercial photographs focusing on early views of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pueblo Indians and
the pueblos of Isleta, Jemez, Taos, Zuni (and dancers), Laguna, and Walpi, ca. 1880s-1890s. These photographs were made mostly
by Isaiah W. Taber and W. Calvin Brown, with a few by Charles F. Lummis and a photographer called “Sanders.” The second part
of the collection consists of an unidentified traveler's photographs made during a train ride through California, Arizona
and New Mexico. Two employees of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad appear in some photographs: D. B. Robinson, General Manager,
and W. A. Bissell, Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent. They worked on the “Needles Route,” and Needles, California is identified
as one of the stops in the photographs. Identified towns and locations include: Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico; Florence,
Flagstaff, Half Way Station in Arizona; Casa Grande Ruins (Arizona); and Needles and Mojave, California. Mohave, Navajo,
Maricopa, Moqui (Hopi), and Pima Indians are also represented, and many views of brush and adobe buildings. There are a few
views of digs and human remains unearthed by the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition. There are also views of
a Riordan family home, lumber mill and logging in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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