Nambe pueblo

Nambe pueblo
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Description

View of buildings at Nambe pueblo, described only a few years later as virtually uninhabited ('almost extinct'), with mountains in the distance. According to James Stevenson's original note for this photograph (prepared circa 1885), Nambe 'is a quaint old village about which may be found many old relics, especially the metate, or stone used in grinding corn. Many ancient specimens of pottery have been obtained from this village. It is situated about twenty miles toward the interior from San Ildefonso, and is sufficiently remote from the commonly travel[l]ed route north and south to be left quite undisturbed by the tourist and curiosity seekers.'

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
1998.192.9
Country
 
United States of America
Region
 
New Mexico; Nambe
Cultural Group
 
SW Pueblo Tewa
Photographer
 
John (Johannes) Karl Hillers
Date
 
1879 - 1880

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