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Albuquerque Construction Sites Album

Identifier: PICT-2002-013

Scope and Content

The majority of the photos in this collection are images of the Santa Fe Railway Machine Shop construction.

Some images also show other Santa Fe Railway buildings in Albuquerque, including the Blacksmith’s Shop, the Roundhouse, the Flue Shop, and the Cab Paint Shop. Images of the Fire Department House and construction of the addition to the Fred Harvey House (the Alvarado Hotel) are also included.

There are also a few photos of Bear Canyon, Tijeras Canyon, Santa Fe, La Bajada hill, Isleta Pueblo, aerial views of downtown Albuquerque, including the Railway complex, and the University of New Mexico.

In addition to these photos of Albuquerque construction, landscape, and buildings, the album is interspersed with family snapshots of people identified by first name only.


  • 1919-1923

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of 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.


50 items (1 box) : 50 album pages

Language of Materials



This collection contains an album with partially identified snapshots of building construction sites from 1919 to 1923. Most of the images are of the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad Car Repair Shop in Albuquerque. Also included are photos of people, landscape, and pueblos in the area around Albuquerque dating to the early 1920’s.


Photographs are arranged as originally placed in the scrapbook album.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the Albuquerque Construction Sites Album, 1919-1923
Edited Full Draft
Kari Schleher
© 2008
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English
Funding provided by: University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies, Dr. Tobias Durán, Director

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