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Joseph Imhof Lithography Demonstration Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-987-005

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 7 black and white, 11 x 14 inch, photographic prints of Imholf in his Taos studio, demonstrating the lithographic process.


  • 1954

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 compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Joseph Adam Imhof was born in 1871 in Brooklyn, New York. He taught himself lithography while working for Currier and Ives, beginning at age 15, where he was a piece-work letterer. He traveled and studied art in Europe during his twenties, lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico 1906 to 1912, and traveled again before settling permanently in Taos in 1929. He brought the first lithographic press to Taos in 1930. Imhof is recognized as a master lithographer and painter, recording the American Pueblo Indians’ way of life from 1907 until his death in Taos in 1955. Source: Reily, Nancy Hopkins and Lucille Enix. Joseph Imhof: Artist of the Pueblos. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 1998.


7 items (1 box) : 7 photographic prints ; 11x14 inches

Language of Materials



7 photographs of Joseph Imholf demonstrating how to make a lithograph.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the Joseph Imhof Lithography Demonstration Photograph Collection, 1954
Cindy Abel Morris
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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