Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 132

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Charles F. Lummis. Pair of cyanotype views of New Mexico Pueblo life. Various sizes, minimal foxing and wear. New Mexico, 1888 and 1891

Additional Details

Journalist and ethnographer Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928) was a New Englander who moved west to become editor of the Los Angeles Times, but suffered a mild stroke at the age of 29 and spent three years recuperating among the Puebloans of Isleta, New Mexico. He became a vocal advocate for their traditional culture in addition to his photographic documentation of their daily life. Offered here are:

[View of Cochiti Tablita Dance] (as identified at the Getty Museum) at Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico, 8 1/2 x 11 inches including large margins; signed and dated 1888 in negative.

"Spring Foot-Races, Pueblo of Isleta, N.M.," 5 x 8 inches, unsigned but captioned and dated in negative.