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Albright Art Parlors Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PAAC-037

Scope and Content

This collection of portraits (on cabinet, boudoir and some larger card stock) of local dignitaries, politicians and people of note were all produced in the Albright Art Parlors studio in Santa Fe and Albuquerque between 1880 and 1912 by resident operators. These portraits offer a glimpse into the people and styles current in New Mexico during this period of time.

Dates

  • 1880 - 1912

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

User responsible for all copyright compliance. Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Form to request permission available at: https://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/collections/photo-archives/order-photos

Biographical Information

Emma Luse Mills was born in Pennsylvania around 1849-1852. She married John G. Albright in Howard Kansas in 1873. They moved to Santa Fe in 1880 when Mr. Albright bought Era Southwestern newspaper, which he operated as the Evening Journal before moving his operation to Albuquerque when he bought a number of other local papers. In addition to her husband's successful publishing business, Emma established Albright Art Parlors portrait studio in Albuquerque. Emma (also known as Franc L. Albright) had a substantial presence in the New Mexico Territory serving on numerous boards. Frank Wendall was the photographer of note at Albright Art Parlors and was renowned for his portrait work, often enhanced with crayon, ink, pastel and oil paint by Emma. Emma died suddenly of a heart attack in Albuquerque, NM on February 19, 1912.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Collection Available Online

Select images from the Albright Collection are available on New Mexico Digital Collections.

Creator

Title
Albright Art Parlors, 1880 - 1912
Status
Completed
Author
DK
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021-06-28: Finding aid reformatted by Hannah Abelbeck

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

Contact:
113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA