[Albuquerque: ca. 1890]. Four albumen photographs mounted on cards, 5 x 8 inches. Cards printed on verso. Light wear and soiling to cards, one corner chipped; images with light soiling. Good. Item #1193
Four images of the Harvest Dance at Isleta Pueblo, located south of Albuquerque, taken by local photographers William and Eddie Cobb. The Cobbs were a husband and wife team operating in Albuquerque at the turn of the century, where they spent twenty years documenting the city and surrounding areas. William died in 1909, but Eddie continued the business until the 1940s. The images in this group are clearly from a series taken at the Harvest Dance, all from the same angle. The photographer is standing level with the dancers in the foreground; in the background is an adobe building with spectators perched atop, many under parasols. There are also spectators in the back near the building at ground level. All the images are captioned in the negative with the title and photographer's name, as well as a number. Present here are Harvest Dance Isleta Pueblo 224, 225, 226, 227 1/2. All the images are on the mounts of H.W. Wyman of Trinidad, Colorado, advertising his "Curiosity Store" which featured Native American artifacts and crafts. A nice group by this important New Mexico photographer.