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Cady Wells Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-462

Scope and Content

This collection contains one photograph of the Wells home in Santa Fe and one photograph of Hank Wells.


  • 1940-1960


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication allowed for research purposes in most cases. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Henry Cady Wells was born November 15, 1904 into a wealthy family in Massachusetts. He received a private education, was artistically inclined, but had trouble deciding on a direction. He spent time in the Western United States. Impressed with the landscapes, Wells decided to settle in the West and capture his impressions on canvas.

With his brother Mason, Wells bought an old adobe home in Jacona, New Mexico. It was then remodeled and restored under the direction of John Gaw Meem. He collected Spanish Colonial art including santos, bultos and retablos, most of which he later donated to the Museum of New Mexico. Wells was well known along the Espanola Valley for his philanthropy, giving money to needy families and supplies and scholarships to struggling artists.


2 items (1 folder) : 2 photographs

Language of Materials



This collection contains one photograph of the Wells home in Santa Fe and one photo of Hank Wells.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 5. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from Cady Wells Correspondence.
Finding Aid of the Cady Wells Photograph Collection, 1940-1960
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Pictorial Collections Staff
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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