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Harry H. Dorman Photograph Collection

Identifier: PAAC-0003

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of photographic images and snapshots of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico circa 1900-1920. Images include the Penitentiary, Fiesta, and images of Pueblos. Also documented are people, daily life, and street scenes. Of particular interest are many images of buildings, homes, and adobe architecture. Other subjects include various cities, including Albuquerque and Taos. The collection consists entirely of original prints. Dorman is likely the creator of some images, but others he collected, copied, or compiled from other photographers, including Theodore Asplund, Jesse Nusbaum, and John Harris.


  • 1901 - 1920


Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers on an appointment basis. Contact the Photo Archivist to request to view original material.

Copy Restrictions

User responsible for all copyright compliance. Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Form to request permission available at:

Biographical Information

Originally from New York, Harry H. Dorman moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1901. He was a real estate and insurance businessman, at one point having a business office on San Francisco Street. He served as the first president of the Commercial Club (now the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce) and formed the first veterans' association with Bronson N. Cutting and Miguel Otero, the Montoya y Montoya Post No. 1 of the American Legion. He may have been involved with the School of American Research as well.


.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Select images from the Dorman collection are viewable on New Mexico Digital Collections.

Separated Material

Henry H. Dorman Scrapbook 1907-1912, Fray Angelico Chavez History Library AC 064-S
Harry H. Dorman Photograph Collection, 1901 - 1920
© 2010
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Revision Statements

  • 2022-04-26: Reformatted 2022 by HA

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA