The collection consists of photographs of Joe B. Lente's ink and watercolor paintings of Isleta Pueblo ceremonies and a small sketch of the artist on Lente's letter to Elsie Clews Parsons from September 16, 1938.
Joe Bartolo Lente was a member of the Isleta Pueblo of New Mexico. He corresponded with anthropologist Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons and sold her over 140 paintings of Isleta social life and ceremonies.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 12A
Copy negatives made from material in an exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service, 1957.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Facsimiles of Joe B. Lente letters are in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of Esther S. Goldfrank.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Reproductions of material held by the American Philosophical Society require permission from APS.