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Charles F. Lummis Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-990-009

Scope and Content

Cyanotypes by Charles F. Lummis, mostly of N.M. pueblos (especially Isleta), ruins and landscapes. Others were made in Peru, Mexico, and Guatemala. There are photographs of adobe buildings, aqueducts, bridges, churches and theaters. Especially notable are images of wine-making, a delegation of Pueblo Indians brought by Lummis to California, and an oversize cyanotype portrait of Carlotta reading "Land of Sunshine," is also included in box 1 as a photocopy.

There are also transparencies of some of the photographs in the collection, as well as a few transparencies not matched to items in the collection. These were likely made by a more recent photographer, perhaps Damian Andrus.


  • 1890-1906, circa 1990s
  • Majority of material found within 1890-1906


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.


318 items (2 boxes) : 317 cyanotypes and transparencies ; 1 oversize cyanotype

Language of Materials



Cyanotypes by Charles Fletcher Lummis, mostly of N.M. pueblos (especially Isleta), ruins and landscapes. Others were made in Peru, Mexico, and Guatemala.


Collection arranged by subject. Items in box 1 are filed by folder number followed by an item number, e.g. photo 1:3 is the third item in folder 1. Items in box 2 are filed by accession number.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number. Oversize item filed in large drawers by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the Charles F. Lummis Photograph Collection, 1890-1906, circa 1990s
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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