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Sally V. Cooke photograph collection relating to Southwest Native Americans and scenery

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Catalog Data

Cooke, Sally V.  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Steinberg, G.  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
24 Copy prints
DinĂ© (Navajo)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
New Mexico -- Antiquities
Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz.)
Petrified Forest National Park (Ariz.)
Fort Apache (Ariz.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Acoma (N.M.)
circa 1875-1900
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting pueblos, dances, cliff dwellings, pottery, weaving, rock art, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and other scenes in and around the pueblos in New Mexico and Arizona. Locations depicted include Moqui Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, Fort Apache, and the Wood Yard in Arizona's Petrified Forest. The collection also includes one image of inscriptions on Pawnee Rock in Kansas, 1878. Most photographs in the collection were made by George Ben Wittick, with some by G. Steinberg of Juarez, Mexico.
Biographical/Historical note:
G. Ben Wittick (1845-1903) was official photographer for the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and operated studios in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Gallup, and Fort Wingate. The first to photograph the Hopi Snake Dance, his photographs mostly documented Southwest scenery and Navajo, Hopi and Zuni Pueblos.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-19
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, 1989.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Wittick photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4638, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 59, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, Herbert William Krieger's papers, and the BAE historical negatives.
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Pottery  Search this
Dances  Search this
Pueblos  Search this
Cliff-dwellings  Search this
Photo Lot 89-19, Sally V. Cooke photograph collection relating to Southwest Native Americans and scenery, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives