This collection contains 36 photographs depicting Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico in 1900. The images were collected and possibly shot by citrus businessman Joshua Coffin Chase (1858-1948).
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 36 prints that depict Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, 1900. The photographs were collected and possibly photographed by Joshua Coffin Chase (1858-1948). Almost all the photographs in this collection depict the Harvest Dance and are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Arranged in folders by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Joshua Coffin Chase was a businessman who worked in the Florida and California citrus industry. He and his brother Sydney Octavius Chase (1860-1941) ran the Chase and Company. The brothers became interested in expanded railroad lines in order to more easily ship produce across the country and it may be in this capacity that Joshua visited New Mexico in 1900.
Donated by Joshua Coffin Chase to the Museum of the American Indian in 1940.
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Some photographs are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joshua Coffin Chase collection of Acoma Pueblo photographs, image #, NMAI.AC.290; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.