Charles City, Iowa: Harwood & Mooney, Photographers, [circa 1873-1882]. Item #2135
Albumen photograph measuring 8 1/8” x 3 9/16” on slightly larger mount. Very good plus: image with a few hints of foxing, card with moderate edge wear. After entirely too much time spent trying to identify the tribe in this photograph, we sought expert help and were informed that it depicts a Caucasian with a bunch of props. The photography studio which captured the image was led by Burt Harwood from 1873-1882. Harwood, also an artist, went on to become an important influence on Taos, New Mexico's art culture where he laid the foundation for the museum that bears his name. According to harwoodmuseum.org, Harwood bought a property in Taos with a number of buildings that became the “Harwood complex, then called El Pueblito, [which] was on the forefront of the Pueblo/Spanish Revival and restoration movement in New Mexico. ” The property became the town's only library, the University of New Mexico ran its Field School of Art there and the WPA renovated and expanded the property in 1937. Today it is the second oldest art museum in New Mexico. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.