- Title: Ben Wittick Collection
- Dates: 1879 - 1903
- Collection Number: PAC 038
- Size: 4 linear feet
- Repository: Palace of the Governors Photo Archives
- Link: Click here to view the Complete Record for this Item.
- Languages: English
- Scope and Content: The Ben Wittick Collection is one of the most substantial extant collections of work by photographer Ben Wittick. Substantial in size, with over 1,000 glass plate negatives alone, and in historical importance, this collection is one of the major holdings in the Photo Archives representing one of the most important visual documents of early New Mexico and the Southwest. In addition to stereocards, boudoir cards, cabinet cards, prints and negatives the collection also includes seven “viewing” albums of 8x10 and 5x8 original prints. All glass negatives have been scanned and are available on the Photo Archives website at http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm4/indexpg.php. Due to the large numbers of prints in this collection images are listed below by negative number and brief citation, by folder or box and not organized by subject but rather by format and size. Additionally there will be some duplication of images between boxes primarily due to size. Note on captions: 1. Caption information is either on original negative or written on photograph and presented as is with no attempt to correct spelling. 2 With regard to Hopi images: if there is a notation on the image, that spelling is used otherwise pueblo names have been corrected such and Hualpi to Walpi, Moqui to Hopi, etc. Though few images are dated, all fall between 1879 and 1903.
- Access Terms
- Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Pictorial works
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