Have you been curious about the Photo Archives stored beneath the New Mexico History Museum, but never had an opportunity to look inside? Our state has an extraordinary legacy of photography, from the masters like Ansel Adams to anonymous artists whose negatives tell rare stories about the region’s history. Join us Wednesday, November 28, 3:30-4:30pm for a private tour of the archives, followed by a casual mixer across the street at the Low and Slow Lowrider Bar. Space is limited to 15 participants for the tour, unlimited attendance at the mixer. Free and open to the public, although priority will be given to ASMP Members.
ABOUT THE PHOTO ARCHIVES
The New Mexico Palace of the Governors Photo Archives contains an estimated 1,000,000 items including historic photographic prints, cased photographs, glass plate negatives, film negatives, stereographs, photo postcards, panoramas, color transparencies, and lantern slides. Daniel Kosharek, Photo Curator of the Archives, will lead us on a tour of the collection that features imagery dating from the 1850’s to the present and covers subject matter that focuses on: the history and people of New Mexico and the expansion of the West; anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology of Hispanic and Native American cultures.
Some of the most important 19th and 20th century photographers of the West are represented in the collection including: Adolph Bandelier, George C. Bennett, Wesley Bradfield, Nicholas Brown, W. C. Brown, W. H. Brown, Joseph Burge, John Candelario, D.B. Chase, W. H. Cobb, Edward S. Curtis, Nathaniel Frucht, Carter Harrison, F. Jay Haynes, John K. Hillers, William Henry Jackson, Charles Lindbergh, Charles Lummis, Karl Moon, Jesse Nusbaum, Timothy H. O’Sullivan, T. Harmon Parkhurst, H. F. Robinson, Adam Clark Vroman and Ben Wittick among others.