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Indian Detours Photograph Album

Identifier: PICT-2001-022

Scope and Content

The album contains prints of photographs from the Fred Harvey touring company, Indian Detours. Included are images of the Pecos Church, a Santa Fe hotel, Santa Fe Plaza, Taos, and various Pueblos. Contains slogan "Newest way to see the oldest America." Illustrations are mounted. Some illustrations lacking. Folded color illustration attached to inside back cover. The album is mostly illustrations and they measure 24 x 28 cm.


  • 1926


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

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


Fred Harvey, whose food service business helped to make western train routes a success, worked with the Santa Fe railway system to market Santa Fe. This business venture had a lingering effect on tourism and the economic development of Southwestern United States.

The partnership between English immigrant, Frederick Henry Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway began in 1876, when Harvey leased and refurbished the first "Harvey House" restaurant/hotel in Topeka, Kansas. This partnership forever changed the nature of tourism in the American Southwest, offering travelers a "swift, safe, comfortable journey west-with a touch of adventure. They used sophisticated marketing techniques to advertise the exotic and romantic Southwest, and thousands of travelers embarked on their journeys with these images in mind. The excursions were lucrative for the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company, and educational and exciting for the tourists..." A new market for Native arts and crafts emerged. The Santa Fe Railroad, the Fred Harvey Company, travelers, and the indigenous communities of the region all were integral elements in a partnership that spanned more than 75 years.

Source: Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art, Heard Museum, 1996.


1 item (1 box) : Volume with 48 pages ; page illustrations: 24 x 48 cm


The album contains prints of photographs from Fred Harvey's, Indian Detours.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.


Finding Aid of the Indian Detours Photograph Album, 1926
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© 2007
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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