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Taos, N.M. Homes Photographic Postcard Collection

Identifier: PICT-2018-012

Scope and Content

The collection consists of seven early 20th Century "real photo" postcards of historic adobe homes and a church in Taos, New Mexico. Identified buildings are Harwood House, Luna Chapel, Sharp Studio, Bert Phillips House.


  • 1900-1920

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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.


"Real photo postcards" are photographs reproduced by printing them directly onto photographic paper the size and weight of postcards, with postcard backs. This allowed for everyday photos and tourist mementos to be easily reproduced for personal sharing or small-scale commercial distribution. The process was in popular use from 1903 until about 1930.


7 plus items (1 folder) : Envelope with black and white photographic postcards

Physical Location

Located in Small Pictorial Collections, Box 11.

Processing Information

Seven photo postcards were removed from a stationery envelope from the Columbian Hotel in Taos. The envelope is included with the pieces in the folder.
Finding Aid of the Taos, N.M. Homes Photographic Postcard Collection, 1900-1920
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Wendy Pedersen
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Finding aid is in English

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