Cobb Memorial Photography Collection
Scope and Content
Most of the images in this collection were made in New Mexico, primarily in and around Albuquerque.
The glass plate negatives are mostly portraits of Isleta men, women, and children. As well as a few landscapes, including a Moqui (Hopi) camp.
In many ways, the collection is a broad, visual documentary on the life and growth of the city of Albuquerque.
- Cobb, William Henry, 1859-1909 (Person)
Language of Materials
860 items (14 boxes) : 837 prints, 23 glass plate negatives
Collection Available Online
The indexed guide was compiled using an in-house program, Images, created using dBase III+. Images was designed by Stella de Sa Rego and Richard Spector. The program was greatly enhanced by Ivan Boyd of the University of New Mexico's Computer and Information Resources and Technology Center, whose help was essential to the completion of this project.
This project was carried out under the direction of Stella de Sa Rego in 1989 and 1990 with the support of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The entire collection was eventually digitized and is now available online.
The photographs in Box 11 folder 5 were a later addition.
The glass plates were a 2011 addition to the collection.
- African Americans -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Pictorial works
- Albright, Emma L., 1852 - 1912
- Albumen prints
- Albuquerque (N.M.) -- History -- Pictorial works
- Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
- Cityscape photographs
- Group portraits
- Hispanic Americans -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Pictorial works
- Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Pictorial works
- Landscape photographs
- Portrait photographs
- Southwest, New -- History -- 1848-
- Finding Aid of the Cobb Memorial Photography Collection, 1880-1942
- Stella de Sa Rego
- ©2006, 2011
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is in English
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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