Photographs made by Lora Hadley during her healthcare work in the Southwest, which document pueblos, churches, and the pueblo remains at Puye, New Mexico, and include an image of a cross left during a funeral procession in the northern mountains of Mexico. Extensive descriptive notes are written on the versos, possibly by Hadley.
Lora Hadley was a United States government healthworker educated in psychology and sociology at the State University of Iowa (BA, 1916) and the University of Pennsylvania (MA, 1917). She worked as an assistant for the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station in 1918. From about 1922-1925, Hadley was a psychologist and researcher for the Bureau of Child Welfare in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and served as acting director for part of this time. In 1925 Hadley was appointed Instructor of Sociology and Dean of Women at New Mexico State College (now New Mexico State University). She coauthored "Farm Children: An Investigation of Rural Child Life in Selected Areas of Iowa" with Bird T. Baldwin and Eva Abigail Fillmore (1930).