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Ben Trujillo

Alternate Title:
Ben Trujillo-Taos Pueblo
Artist:
William Reese, born 1938  Search this
Sitter:
Ben Trujillo  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Dimensions:
(Estimate): 40.6 x 30.5cm (16 x 12")
Type:
Painting
Date:
20th Century
Topic:
Ben Trujillo: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum
Object number:
WA010126
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43af28682-b864-4101-ac43-51cada0928f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_WA010126

Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection

Creator:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
42 printed pages
30 Postcards
25 Photographic prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Printed pages
Postcards
Photographic prints
Date:
1880-1960
Summary:
This collection consists of 42 NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 30 postcards, and 25 stereographs depicting indigenous peoples of North and Central America, with dates ranging 1880 – 1960. The bulk of the collection consists of images of Native communities throughout the United States, and includes portrait images, dwellings, and landscape views.
Scope and Contents:
The Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection consists of 42 NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 30 postcards, and 25 stereographs, with dates ranging 1880 – 1960. The images depict indigenous peoples of the Americas, and spans a large geographical breadth extending from the Arctic in the north to El Salvador in Central America in the south. The bulk of the collection consists of images of Native communities throughout the United States, and includes portrait images, dwellings, and landscape views. Of particular note are the NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, marketed towards children from 1949 to 1952, which depict outdoor activities as romanticized constructions about American Indian identity and life.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into 9 series, organized thematically and then regionally by location or culture group. Series 1: NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, Series 2: Arctic/Subarctic, Series 3: Northwest Coast, Series 4: California, Series 5: Southwest, Series 6: Plains, Series 7: Northeast/Great Lakes, Series 8: Southeast, Series 9: Central America
Biographical / Historical:
Douglas E. Evelyn worked for several decades in senior-level management positions with the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of American History, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Evelyn is also the author of a number of scholarly articles and books, among them On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in Washington, D.C., co-authored with Paul Dickson.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Douglas E. Evelyn in 2006.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
The following images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity: 226_pht_010_003; 226_pht_010_004; 226_pht_012_002; P33114; P33116; P33120.
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Indians of Central America -- El Salvador  Search this
Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians. Minnesota  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.226
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Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-226
Online Media:

Joe Paul Concha, adobe builder, interviewed by Gary Floyd at Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1981 May 5
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1981, Item SI-FP-1981-CT-0027
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: Adobe Architecture / 2.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1981-ref100

Charles Morgan Wood photograph collection

Creator:
Wood, Charles Morgan  Search this
Extent:
142 Photographic prints
12 copy negatives
Culture:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
Hopi-Tewa  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
Nambe Pueblo  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Hopi [First Mesa]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Santa Fe (New Mexico)
Walpi (Arizona)
Navajo Indian Reservation
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Date:
1908-1925
Summary:
This collection includes photographic prints and copy negatives made by Charles Morgan Wood between 1908 and 1925 of indigenous communities and archaeological sites within Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. The communities photographed include the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Tesuque Pueblo, Hopi-Tewa, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Nambe Pueblo, K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), Laguna Pueblo, A:shiwi (Zuni), Hopi Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, and Taos Pueblo.
Scope and Contents:
Series one includes photos taken in Arizona between 1908-1925. Photos include landscapes, buildings, and portraits of living communities posing or engaging in tasks, such as decorating pottery, blanket weaving, and grinding corn. The depicted communities include the Hopi-Tewa, Hopi Pueblo, and Diné (Navajo). Also included are photographs of archaeological sites within Arizona, including several pictographs at Betatakin. A few prints document the Diné (Navajo) mud-bathing for a head dance. Catalog numbers include N36036, N41315, P07121-P0145; P07152-P07168

Series two includes photos taken between 1920-1925 in New Mexico. Some photos depict archaeological sites and prehistoric ruins, including photos of the Bandelier National Monument, the Inscription Rock in El Morro, and cliff-dwellings in Rito de los Frijoles. This series also depicts houses, buildings, and portraits taken among living communities, including the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Isleta Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Taos Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Hopi Pueblo, Hopi-Tewa, and K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo). Several photos also document women selling pottery and the A:shiwi (Zuni) rain dance. Catalog numbers include N36029-N36035; N36037-N36039; P07072-P07120; P07146-P0151; P07169-P07207.

Series three includes several photos of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, taken between 1920 and 1925. Structures include a view of a Spruce-tee house, Cliff palace, the Balcony house, and "Navajo Canon." Catalog numbers include P07066-P07071.

Prints include P07066-P07207. Copy negatives include N36029-N36039, N41315.
Arrangement:
Arranged intro three series geographically. Arranged by catalog number within each series.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Morgan Wood was born in 1879. He was a manufacturer and author from Dayton, Ohio. He retired to Tucson in 1923 where he pursued interests in writing, western history, and book collecting. At the time of his death in 1927, he was gathering material for a history of the Apache Indians.

Biography adapted from Arizona Historical Society.
Provenance:
Gift of Charles Morgan Wood, 1925.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

P07133 and P07139 are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Archeology -- Mesa Verde, Colorado  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Morgan Wood photograph collection, image #, NMAI.AC.167; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.167
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-167

Fred Harvey Company collection of Carl Moon Southwest photographs

Photographer:
Moon, Carl, 1878-1948  Search this
Publisher:
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
434 Photographs
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Hopi [Sipaulovi]  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Place:
Arizona
New Mexico
Date:
1907-1914
Summary:
This collection contains photographs that were commissioned by Fred Harvey Co. and shot by Carl Moon circa 1907-1914. The photographs depict American Indian communities in the southwest including A:shiwi (Zuni), Acoma Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, and Taos Pueblo among many others.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 203 glass transparencies, 2 nitrate negatives, and 1 autochrome (plus 228 copy negatives and copy transparencies) that were commissioned by Fred Harvey Co. and shot by Carl moon circa 1905-1914. The photographs depict the southwest American Indian communities of A:shiwi (Zuni), Acoma Pueblo, Dine (Navajo), Havasupai (Coconino), Hopi Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo, K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), Laguna Pueblo, Nambe Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo), San Felipe Pueblo, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Taos Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo, and White Mountain Apache. Some images were also shot in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The photographs are a mix of portraits, posed action shots, and architecture shots. Some of the photographs appear to have been staged by the photographer. There are a few photographs in this collection that may have been shot by Moon prior to his employment with the Fred Harvey Company.

The copy negatives and transparencies were created by the Museum of the American Indian (NMAI's predecessor museum). There are sometimes multiple copy negatives and copy transparencies per glass plate transparency.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 17 series by culture group or location. Series 1: A:shiwi (Zuni), Series 2: Acoma Pueblo, Series 3: Diné (Navajo), Series 4: Havasupai (Coconino), Series 5: Hopi, Series 6: Isleta Pueblo, Series 7: K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), Series 8: Kewa (Santa Domingo Pueblo), Series 9: Laguna Pueblo, Series 10: Nambe Pueblo, Series 11: Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo), Series 12: San Felipe Pueblo, Series 13: San Ildefonso Pueblo, Series 14: Taos Pueblo, Series 15: Tesuque Pueblo, Series 16: White Mountain Apache, Series 17: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

The collection is physically arranged first by collection type (transparencies and negatives) and then in photo numeric order.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1878 in Wilmington, Ohio, Carl E. Moon (originally spelled Karl) took up photography after serving with the Ohio National Guard. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M. in 1903 and opened a photograph studio where he began photographing American Indians in the U.S. southwest region. After publishing and exhibiting many of his photographs nationally, he was commissioned by the Fred Harvey Company in 1907 to take photographs of American Indian communities in the southwest. The Fred Harvey Company was founded by Frederick Henry Harvey and consisted of a chain of successful gift shops, restaurants, and hotels know as Harvey Houses. Moon photographed individuals in his El Tovar Studio in the Grand Canyon, Ariz. and also traveled to communities in the region including A:shiwi (Zuni), Diné (Navajo), Hopi, and Laguna Pueblo, among many others. The Fred Harvey Company used these photographs in their postcards, brochures, and publications for the tourist industry. The Fred Harvey Company also partnered with the Sante Fe Railroad to help generate tourism to the southwest region and Moon became the official photographer for the railroad. Moon also took up drawing and painting and studied with American painter Thomas Moran. Moon stayed with the Fred Harvey Company until 1914.

After Moon left the Fred Harvey Company, he opened a studio in Pasadena, California and continued his career as a photographer and painter. During this period, Moon painted and donated 26 works depicting Southwest American Indians to the Smithsonian Institution (now in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection). He also sold 24 oil paintings and 293 photographic prints to Henry E. Huntington that are now part of the Huntington Library in San Marino California. With his wife Grace Purdie Moon, he also produced and illustrated children's books of collected Native American stories and legends. Moon died in San Francisco, Calif. in 1948.
Related Materials:
The Huntington Library in San Marino California holds a large collection of Carl Moon works, including oil paintings and photographic prints. The University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections also holds photographs shot by Carl Moon and the Smithsonian American Art Museum holds 26 Carl Moon paintings.
Separated Materials:
Two nitrate negatives are stored at an offsite storage facility.
Provenance:
Donated to the Museum of the American Indian by the Fred Harvey Company in 1963.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Some images restricted: Cultural Sensitivity.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Arizona  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Fred Harvey Company collection of Carl Moon Southwest photographs, Box and Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.090
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Fred Harvey Company collection of Carl Moon Southwest photographs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-090
Online Media:

Proud heritage [sound recording] : a celebration of traditional American Indian music

Author:
Mauchahty-Ware, Tom  Search this
Locke, Kevin  Search this
Carnegie Roadrunners  Search this
Southern Thunder (Musical group)  Search this
Ironwood Singers  Search this
Badland Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (71 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Date:
1996
1967
P1996
Topic:
Pipe music  Search this
Call number:
disc 000775
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000208

Ernest Blumenschein papers

Creator:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Names:
Committee on Public Information  Search this
National Academy of Design  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Taos Society of Artists  Search this
Blumenschein, Helen G. (Helen Greene)  Search this
Blumenschein, Mary Greene  Search this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Meem, John Gaw, 1894-1983  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946  Search this
Ufer, Walter, 1876-1936  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1873-1964
Summary:
The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.

Biographical materials include biographical sketches, school notebooks and curriculum vita, family genealogical materials and other family records, certificates, diplomas, and materials commemorating Blumenschein's election to the National Academy of Design. Also found are scattered ephemera items, such as membership cards, tickets, and travel materials.

Correspondence consists primarily of letters between Blumenschein, his wife Mary, and his daughter Helen. These discuss Blumeschein's career, domestic life, financial matters, Helen's schooling, and travel. Blumenschein's activities during World War I are documented by correspondence with the Committee of Public Information, the Salmagundi Club, and with Aide de Camps of army bases. There are a few letters from other artists and writers including William Glackens, Walt Kuhn, Ward Lockwood, Booth Tarkington, and a long letter from Cass Gilbert.

Scattered personal business records consist of a guest list, a list of Blumenschein works in a private collection, a jury duty certificate, and a car payment record.

Writings include personal, critical, and creative writings. There are writings by Blumenschein about the founding of the Taos Society of Artists and the artistic community of Taos and his memoirs about his first trip to Taos. Additional writings include a satirical discussion of modern art, and essays about artists John Gaw Meem, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Walter Ufer, and discussions of select paintings. Blumenschein also wrote of his travels in Paris, Switzerland, and Pittsburgh, as well as about French churches and cemeteries. Creative writings explore the landscape, life and culture of the American southwest.

Artwork consists primarily of fourteen folders of Blumenschein's illustrations for "Tomfoolery," a handwritten and hand drawn magazine that Blumenschein contributed to in high school. His illustrations for "Tomfoolery" include portraits, caricatures, and sequential art. Also found is one folder of small sketches.

Printed materials about Blumenschein include clippings, exhibition announcements, and exhibition catalogs. There are also brochures related to the Taos Art Colony and a 1902 menu for a Salmagundi Club program/dinner Also found here is a 1915 signed menu from a National Academy of Design event signed by Gifford Beal, George Bellows, and Eugene Spiecher among others.

Photographs include two portraits of Blumenschein and a group portrait of National Academy of Design members that includes Blumenschein. There are also photographs of Blumeschein's artwork and installation views of Blumenschein exhibitions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1873-1971 (Boxes 1, OV1; 17 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1891-1970 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1918-1950s (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 4: Writings, 1880s-1959 (Box 1-2; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, 1888-1925 (Box 2; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1891-1964 (Box 2, OV1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1880s-1955 (Box 2, OV1; 0.25 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Ernest Blumenschein was born on May 26th, 1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Dayton, Ohio at the age of four, the same year his mother died. His father was a professional musician and composer, who chiefly made his living as a conductor of large choruses. During high school he contributed illustrations to "Tomfoolery," a handwritten and hand drawn weekly humor magazine. Besides his artistic talents, Ernest Blumenschein was a skilled violin player, and was awarded a scholarship to the Cincinnati College of Music. In 1892, Blumenschein auditioned for the New York National Conservatory, and was chosen by Anton Dvorak for the role of first violin. With the income from playing violin, Blumenschein attended classes at the Art Students League.

In 1892, Ernest Blumenschein first traveled to Paris to study at the Académie Julian. While in Paris, he met Joseph Henry Sharp who inspired Blumenschein with his stories and sketches of the American southwest, particularly the Taos area. He returned to American in 1896, rented a studio with another Académie Julian student Bert Phillips, and began a successful career as a commercial illustrator working for magazines such as Century, Harper's, Scribner's, and McClure's.

Blumenschein first visited Taos in the fall of 1898 while traveling en route to Mexico on a sketching trip with Phillips. A wheel on the wagon carrying their belongings broke and they took it to the nearest blacksmith in the area, which was in Taos. Upon arriving at Taos, Blumenschein was struck by the "the superb beauty and serenity" of the landscape and was "stirred deeply." The town made a strong impact on both Blumenschein and Phillips, but while Phillips decided to stay, Blumenschein returned to New York for a short while and continued working as an illustrator. The following year Blumenschein decided to concentrate on painting, and re-enrolled at the Académie Julian while supporting himself with his commercial work. In 1903, he met Mary Greene, an American painter living in Paris and they married in 1905, and began sharing a Paris studio. Their daughter and only child, Helen, was born in November of 1909.

While Ernest Blumenschein continued to study in Paris, he also kept working as an illustrator, supporting himself easily. His illustration work was much in demand by American magazines and book publishers. Blumenschein was commissioned to illustrate Jack London's first book, Love of Life, in 1904. He also worked with other famous writers such as Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, and Joseph Conrad.

Upon returning to New York after the birth of their daughter, Ernest and Mary taught at the Pratt Institute. Ernest spent every summer in Taos. In 1919, the family moved permanently to Taos, with Helen returning to New York for school. It was during this time that Blumenschein co-founded the Taos Society of Artists and became part of the Taos art colony. For four decades, Blumenschein created paintings of the landscape, local inhabitants, the Taos Pueblo culture, and city skylines. He won numerous awards for his work and exhibited widely. His work was responsible for changing perceptions about the native culture and peoples of the area - the Navajo and Pueblo Indians. Blumenschein also indulged his love of the outdoors and sports. He avidly camped, played tennis, and was part of the Taos amateur baseball team. His artistic output in the 1950s was hampered by his declining health, and the death of Mary in 1958. Blumenschein died in June of 1960, and his ashes are repositioned at the Taos Pueblo Reservation.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art is a small collection of "Ernest Blumenschein letters and transcripts", available on microfilm reel 3281, and consisting of eleven letters between Blumenschein and Thomas Gilcrease, a letter between Helen Blumenschein and Gilcrease, and the transcript of a 1958 radio interview with Blumenschein.

Additionally, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico holds papers related to Ernest Blumenschein, Mary Greene Blumenschein, and Helen Greene Blumenschein.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Helen Greene Blumenschein, Ernest Blumenschein's daughter, in 1971.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ernest Blumenschein papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
World War I, 1914-1918  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Illustrators -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painting -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Ernest Blumenschein papers, 1873-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blumerne
See more items in:
Ernest Blumenschein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blumerne
Online Media:

Hide flesher/beamer

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
Ernest S. Carter (Ernest Sigmund Carter/Ernest Sigmund Schickler), Non-Indian, 1922-2009  Search this
Eloise L. Carter (Eloise [Ellie] Leona Carter/Mrs. Ernest S. Carter), Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Ernest S. Carter (Ernest Sigmund Carter/Ernest Sigmund Schickler), Non-Indian, 1922-2009  Search this
Eloise L. Carter (Eloise [Ellie] Leona Carter/Mrs. Ernest S. Carter), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Hide flesher/beamer
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, iron blade
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
55 cm
Object Type:
Hide working tools
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
25/986
Barcode:
250986.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Hide working tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61296fa39-2658-4b22-990c-3cffa851bb9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_266782
Online Media:

Flute

Culture/People:
possibly Taos Pueblo (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Arts and Crafts Department, U.S. Indian School (Santa Fe Indian School)  Search this
Object Name:
Flute
Media/Materials:
Cedar, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Carved, drilled, wrapped
Dimensions:
58.2 x 3.6 x 5.6 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
circa 1951
Catalog Number:
25/8274
Barcode:
258274.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e72438f8-4c88-42ef-90e9-1ec06f6ffe0e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_274206
Online Media:

Shield of the Past

Culture/People:
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Michael Romero, K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)/Taos Pueblo, b. 1950  Search this
IACB source:
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Student Sales Center  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
Title:
Shield of the Past
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Collagraphed
Dimensions:
57.0 x 49.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1972
Catalog Number:
26/2435
Barcode:
262435.000
See related items:
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws606d01d9e-c355-4093-ba56-f2dafe0a1805
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_278545

Woman's legging moccasins

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
William Randolph Hearst, Non-Indian, 1863-1951  Search this
Seller:
William Randolph Hearst, Non-Indian, 1863-1951  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's legging moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Painted, lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
20/2041
Barcode:
202041.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61fcd410b-12c4-4b38-b093-9219f86d36d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_215765
Online Media:

Drum

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
Viola Bainton, Non-Indian  Search this
Agnes S. Fogg, Non-Indian, 1885-1969  Search this
Previous seller:
Viola Bainton, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Agnes S. Fogg, Non-Indian, 1885-1969  Search this
Object Name:
Drum
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
22/4821
Barcode:
224821.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61862b693-68ce-4713-b956-ba89c9e38796
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_239684
Online Media:

Bowl

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
Eloise L. Carter (Eloise [Ellie] Leona Carter/Mrs. Ernest S. Carter), Non-Indian  Search this
Ernest S. Carter (Ernest Sigmund Carter/Ernest Sigmund Schickler), Non-Indian, 1922-2009  Search this
Donor:
Eloise L. Carter (Eloise [Ellie] Leona Carter/Mrs. Ernest S. Carter), Non-Indian  Search this
Ernest S. Carter (Ernest Sigmund Carter/Ernest Sigmund Schickler), Non-Indian, 1922-2009  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1968
Catalog Number:
24/2757
Barcode:
242757.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d70ce002-dd3b-4864-98df-73cdbda0f2ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_258499
Online Media:

Smoking tube/Pipe

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Object Name:
Smoking tube/Pipe
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Modeled
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
14/4234
Barcode:
144234.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws650538fea-30a2-4b4d-93c4-e001ba698ffb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_155132
Online Media:

Feather Dance

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Albert Looking Elk (Albert Martinez), Taos Pueblo, ca. 1888-1940  Search this
Collector:
Joseph A. Imhof (Joseph Adam Andrew John Imhof), Non-Indian, 1871-1955  Search this
Sarah Imhof (Sarah Ann Elizabeth Russell/Sallie Imhof/Mrs. Joseph A. Imhof), Non-Indian, 1872-1966  Search this
Previous owner:
Joseph A. Imhof (Joseph Adam Andrew John Imhof), Non-Indian, 1871-1955  Search this
Sarah Imhof (Sarah Ann Elizabeth Russell/Sallie Imhof/Mrs. Joseph A. Imhof), Non-Indian, 1872-1966  Search this
Donor:
Sarah Imhof (Sarah Ann Elizabeth Russell/Sallie Imhof/Mrs. Joseph A. Imhof), Non-Indian, 1872-1966  Search this
Title:
Feather Dance
Object Name:
Drawing
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor, ink
Techniques:
Drawn, colored
Dimensions:
24 x 15.9 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1915-1920
Catalog Number:
23/3365
Barcode:
233365.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65e036846-08bd-4c56-8faa-28698b6259fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_248512
Online Media:

Bowl

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
Ernest S. Carter (Ernest Sigmund Carter/Ernest Sigmund Schickler), Non-Indian, 1922-2009  Search this
Eloise L. Carter (Eloise [Ellie] Leona Carter/Mrs. Ernest S. Carter), Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Ernest S. Carter (Ernest Sigmund Carter/Ernest Sigmund Schickler), Non-Indian, 1922-2009  Search this
Eloise L. Carter (Eloise [Ellie] Leona Carter/Mrs. Ernest S. Carter), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
23/9411
Barcode:
239411.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e19f9be7-f431-4bb2-a549-522bb4c69d59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_254929
Online Media:

Painting

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
James Luján, Taos Pueblo  Search this
Collector:
Anne Forbes, Non-Indian, 1919-1918  Search this
Previous owner:
Anne Forbes, Non-Indian, 1919-1918  Search this
Donor:
Anne Forbes, Non-Indian, 1919-1918  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, graphite, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted, drawn
Dimensions:
31 x 23 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1948-1950
Catalog Number:
26/3134
Barcode:
263134.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f86b549f-3fcf-44ca-a701-b642a8a0225c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279282
Online Media:

Koshares Climbing Pole

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Juanito Concho, Taos Pueblo, 1918-1995  Search this
Collector:
Anne Forbes, Non-Indian, 1919-1918  Search this
Previous owner:
Anne Forbes, Non-Indian, 1919-1918  Search this
Donor:
Anne Forbes, Non-Indian, 1919-1918  Search this
Title:
Koshares Climbing Pole
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, gouache/opaque watercolors
Techniques:
Drawn, painted
Dimensions:
51 x 38 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Taos; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1953
Catalog Number:
26/3190
Barcode:
263190.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws632537664-915b-43a9-8d3d-4507e3f1d6c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_279330
Online Media:

Fan

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Object Name:
Fan
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Gourd stitch/Brick stitch/Netted beadwork
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
16/1949
Barcode:
161949.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws619822659-be5a-4d0d-8d77-c1e6c54c71e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_173307
Online Media:

Fetish figure (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
Larry Frank (Lawrence Frank, Jr.), Non-Indian, 1926-2006  Search this
Object Name:
Fetish figure (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Modeled
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation; Taos County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
23/9518
Barcode:
239518.000
See related items:
Taos Pueblo
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws680b99735-5b8f-4101-86fd-098ac0c6c5a7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_255101

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