Albuquerque Fire Department, 1953
Other early 20th century images include photographs from Los Padillas Elementary School and the Albuquerque Indian School, a Native American standing by a Santa Fe Railroad car with businessmen (1910-1920); and Wright's Trading Post (1920s).
Images of businesses include Enchanted Mesa Shop (1930s), Goodyear and Wilger Tire Companies (1950s), Nob Hill Business Center (1940s); and Sandia Indian Bingo (1986).
The collection also contains photographs of Albuquerque families farming and gardening (1930s-1940s, 1980s). Additionally, several historic events are depicted in the collection, including a crowd greeting the first flight into the Albuquerque Airport (10 August 1934), the dedication of Person Station, an electric generating station (1951), parade views from "Enchantorama," a celebration of Albuquerque's 250th founding anniversary (1956), and National Guardsmen during the Albuquerque Race Riots (1971).
Images of important governmental institutions include the old and new Bernalillo County Courthouse (1908 & 1960s), a courtroom (1960), plans for a City-County Government Complex (1960s) and an Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School tower operator.
The collection includes pictorial works depicting particular domestic structures, including the home of notable Albuquerque journalist and writer, Erna Fergusson (1951), and a dome-shaped wind and solar-powered home near Albuquerque (1973).
A final series was added to accomodate photographic sets or composite views which overlap the designated subject groupings. It includes a small booklet from 1905 of 24 labeled photomechanical prints assembled as a souvevir titled "Miniatures Albuquerque, N.M."
From the Collection: 186 items (3 boxes) : 116 prints, 44 slides, 25 negatives, 1 booklet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
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