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George McCrossen Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-356

Scope and Content

This collection consists mainly of New Mexico Tourist Bureau photographs depicting areas of historic or scenic interest. Included are photographs of Pueblos, Santa Fe, rodeos, buildings, ruins, individuals, etc.


  • 1926-1960


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.


George McCrossen, Santa Fe business man and author was born in Michigan in 1898. After World War I, he moved to New York to join his artist brother, Preston. He returned to Detroit for jobs as Associated Editor, Art Director and contributor with the Boulevardier, a popular Detroit periodical; later he became an account executive with McManus, Inc., a large automobile advertising agency. In 1932, McCrossen relocated his family to Santa Fe, N.M. to help his brother operate a new business; McCrossen Handwoven Textiles. This company was involved in rebuilding the textile crafts industry in New Mexico. In 1947, George had laid the groundwork for McCrossen Advertising Services which he ran successfully until his retirement in 1972. In 1948, he left the family company. McCrossen was dedicated to liberal, humanitarian and civic causes which is reflected in his organizational affiliations and his extensive writing on a variety of subjects. Before his death on February 6, 1983, he realized a long held dream with the publication of his book, Our Dualistic World.


uncounted items (2 boxes) : uncounted photographic prints

Language of Materials



This collection consists mainly of New Mexico Tourist Bureau photographs.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the George McCrossen Papers.
Finding Aid of the George McCrossen Photograph Collection, 1926-1960
Pictorial Collections Staff
© 2007
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

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