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John Baron Burg Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-037

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two albums which document many aspects of 19th century life in New Mexico and elsewhere. Subjects of photographs include adobe buildings, the Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque and some depictions of Pueblo (Isleta) Indians. Many photographs are badly faded.


  • 1890-1900

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


John Baron Burg was born in Washington, D.C. on May 31, 1878. He attended Georgetown University and began his legal career in 1898. He came to Albuquerque in 1906 and was admitted to the Bar of the Second Judicial District Court on April 6, 1909. Burg served as probate judge of Bernalillo County and in the first state legislature of New Mexico. In 1936 he was elected district attorney of the Seventh Judicial District. Burg was interested in real estate and in various corporate enterprises. He developed a number of sub-divisions in Albuquerque and served as president of several companies. Burg died in Albuquerque on December 7, 1943


uncounted items (1 box) : 2 albums with uncounted photographs

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Two albums which document many aspects of 19th century life in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Albums separated from John Baron Burg Papers.


Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
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Finding Aid of the John Baron Burg Photograph Collection, 1890-1900
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131