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Eulalia and H. Emetaz Film Collection

Identifier: PICT-998-011

Scope and Content

This collection is composed of 9, black and white silent films. The six films that contain images of the Southwest were digitized in 2009. In 2017, the other three films of European locations were digitized. The collection was previously known as the New Mexico Film Collection. The six films that relate to the Southwest show various outdoor activities at Mancos Canyon, Colorado; Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto, Arizona; Shiprock, Red Rock and Cimarron, New Mexico. There are scenes of a dog riding on a horse, pack horses, horses pulling a wagon, feeding hobbled horses, camping, sheep, donkey and Navajo Indians being filmed while dancing near Shiprock. Camping activities include chopping wood, cooking outside, sleeping on the ground, washing dishes and playing with the dogs. The film in Cimarron shows a rodeo, the audience at the rodeo, rope tricks and calf roping.

The remaining three films are of various places in Europe such as Château de Bagatelle in France; Gressoney, Barbinn and Venice in Italy; and Vevey in Switzerland. The images include feeding pigeons in a plaza, the waterways of Venice, taking tea and strolling in gardens, and hotels.


  • 1926-1932

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.


Eulalia Crawford Emetaz was born August 29, 1902. She operated La Galeria Escondida Art Gallery from 1946-1960 in Taos, New Mexico. "La Galeria Escondida on Ledoux St. featured modernist art from the start, making it one of the first postwar galleries outside of New York to do so." Mrs. Emetaz died June 1967 in Taos. The collection was donated by Michael B. Pulman. He found the reels in an adobe barn at 895 E. Zia Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Source: Galeria Escondida records, Smithsonian Archives of American Art


9 items (1 folder) : 9 films copied onto 4 DVDs ; 31 min.

Language of Materials



The Eulalia and H. Emetaz Film Collection consists of 9 films, dating 1928 to 1932. Six are of various areas in the American Southwest including New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. The other 3 films are of European locations.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 10. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Original 16mm films, DVC Protape, and Master DVDs stored in B3.

Processing Information

Six reels of film digitized, January 2009; 3 remaining reels were digitized in November 2017.
Finding Aid of the Eulalia and H. Emetaz Film Collection, 1926-1932
T. S. Reinig
© 2009
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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