Native America Photos from 1915-1920


From The Denver Post:

In the early 1900s, William Pennington and Lisle Updike spent most days traveling the four corners area of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona in a wagon photographing the people and landscapes. The pair of photographers were based in Durango, Colorado where they leased a small space on Main Street and operated a photography studio. They traveled to the mountains and photographed miners and townspeople and visited Native American Reservations and Pueblos making portraits of the people. Their partnership was short-lived and Pennington soon bought out Updike and took sole control of the studio.

These prints were recently uncovered by Denver Post librarians, tucked away in a folder in a file cabinet. The captions were hand written on the back of each print. Along with the prints, a page of the Denver Post newspaper showed that the prints were featured in the January 30, 1974 newspaper.

Crack Two also has many of the photos in one place and most, if not all of them are striking and quite moving. [via]

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