The collection comprises an album of 77 platinum photographic prints made by H. E. Hoopes and A.C. Vroman. The photographs document people, domestic activities, and ceremonies at Acoma, Hano, Isleta, Laguna, and the Hopi towns of Mishongnovi, Oraibi, and Sichomovi, including the Flute Dance at Mishongnovi and the Snake Dance at Oraibi. There are also a few photographs of Diné (Navajo) people and scenic views of the Petrified Forest.
Homer Eachus Hoopes was born in Lima, Pennsylvania in 1848. He was a pharmacist in Media, Pennsylvania and member of a camera club that included A. C. Vroman. These photographs were probably made on one of the camera club's excursions and, as such, some of his photographs are similar to those of other club members.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 16, USNM ACC 40432
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional H.E. Hoopes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24. Additional A.C. Vroman photographs held in Photo Lot 176 and Photo Lot 59.