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Huning-Fergusson Family Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-194

Scope and Content

Collection consists mainly of portraits: the Huning brothers (Charles, Franz, Louis, Henry, c.1870), Erna Fergusson (1951), Hans Huning with wife and mother (1948), young Harvey Fergusson (1948), and infant Franklin Hunt Long (1950). There are three views of Huning Castle, one includes an elderly Franz Huning. Views show the facade, side and back of the building with gardens and windmill. Collection also includes three color slides of Erna Fergusson's garden (1946), two include Erna Fergusson. There are four images of silverware and jewelry as well.


  • 1855-1951

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.


Three generations of the Franz Huning/Harvey B. Fergusson family made significant contributions to Albuquerque and to New Mexico in business, town development, politics, tourism, and literature. After spending time on the Santa Fe Trail and throughout New Mexico and Arizona, Franz Huning (1826-1905), an immigrant from Hannover, Germany, settled in Albuquerque and established a number of business operations. He and his wife, Ernestine Franke, had four children: Clara Mary, Arno, Lina, and Elly. In 1887, Clara Huning married Harvey Butler (H. B.) Fergusson, a Southern lawyer and businessman whose career as a politician became tied to New Mexico's statehood. Clara and H.B. had four children, Erna, Harvey, Lina, and Francis, all of whom became successful writers.


19 plus items (1 box) : 15 photographic prints, 3 color slides, 1 CD with 4 nitrate negative scans

Language of Materials



Collection consists mainly of portraits of Huning and Fergusson family members.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections Box 3. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Alternate Format Available

A selection of the Hining-Fergusson Family Photograph Collection is available online via New Mexico Digital Collections.

Separated Material

Photographs were separated from the Huning-Fergusson Family 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 Huning-Fergusson Family Photograph Collection, 1855-1951
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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