Photography and New Mexico

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Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives Collection: Images in Silver

Edited by Glenn Fye

The Albuquerque Museum’s fiftieth anniversary is commemorated in a series of books highlighting the museum’s various collections in art, photography, history, and of its historic house museum Casa San Ysidro located in Corrales, New Mexico. The museum’s rich archive of historic photographs—more than 130,000—document Albuquerque, its people, architecture, businesses, urban landscape, and depictions of daily life and important events. The archives have long served as an important resource for the community, including artists and writers. This guide to the Photo Archives features 180 images drawn from six collections acquired over the years. Essays discuss the founding of the archive, expansion of its photographic holdings, and its role in preserving Albuquerque’s past.


Glenn Fye is an art historian and photo archivist at the Albuquerque Museum.

Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

6.625 x 9.625 in. 240 pages 180 duotones, 8 figs.