Photographs depicting Navajo Indians, including individual portraits and images of Navajos in the desert with horses and a hogan.
From 1908-1911, William M. Pennington and Lisle Updike operated the Pen-Dike Studio in Durango, Colorado. Pennington's main focus was studio portraiture while Updike took mostly landscape photographs. In 1911, Pennington bought out Updike's share in the studio and renamed it the Pennington Studio. Pennington and Updike worked together again in the early 1920s photographing Navajos in and around Shiprock, New Mexico; the photographs in this collection are likely from that assignment.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-2
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Pennington photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 59.
The collection is open for research.
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Photo lot 82-2, William M. Pennington photographs of Navajo Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution