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).
Photographs made by H. S. Poley in the American Southwest. There are depictions of archeological sites in New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, as well as images of Tewa Indians at San Juan Pueblo and Cochiti Indians at Cochiti. Descriptions of the photographs are also available with the collection.
Horace Swartley Poley was a professional photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2J, NAA Photo Lot 87-2I
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 87-2I has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 87-2J. These photographs were incorrectly identified as having been made by H. L. Standley. These photographs were made by H. S. Poley and form part of this collection.
Additional Poley photographs held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4251, MS 4570, and Photo Lot 24.
Correspondence from Poley held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Bureau of American Ethnology records.
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated