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Thomas J. Curran Collection

Identifier: PAC 029

Scope and Content

Small but important collection of prints, mounted on board, of views of Santa Fe and New Mexico, official buildings, building interiors, and cabinet card portraits.


  • 1890 - 1905
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers on an appointment basis only, pending approval of application to view original material.

Copy Restrictions

Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Online Request Permission form available at: User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Little is know about Thomas J. Curran who was born in Maryland about 1864. Curran was probably a photographer working for Dana B. Chase in Santa Fe before buying the photography business from him in 1892 and selling the business in 1899. He did operate a studio on the west side of the Plaza in Santa Fe and was noted for his very large format views of Santa Fe. He was active in the Masonic Lodge and was involved in mining development at one point serving as president of a mine in Socorro County around 1900. He died on January 15, 1919.


.33 Linear Feet

Thomas J. Curran Collection, 1890 - 1905
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA