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The Resource Southwest 1880 with Ben Wittick : pioneer photographer of Indian and frontier life, by Gar and Maggy Packard ; photographs from the collection in Museum of New Mexico

Southwest 1880 with Ben Wittick : pioneer photographer of Indian and frontier life, by Gar and Maggy Packard ; photographs from the collection in Museum of New Mexico

Label
Southwest 1880 with Ben Wittick : pioneer photographer of Indian and frontier life
Title
Southwest 1880 with Ben Wittick
Title remainder
pioneer photographer of Indian and frontier life
Statement of responsibility
by Gar and Maggy Packard ; photographs from the collection in Museum of New Mexico
Title variation
Ben Wittick
Title variation remainder
pioneer photographer of Indian and frontier life
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"These photographs were selected from more than a thousand prints made from Wittick's original glass plates. Occasional defects may be the result of age or of many difficulties under which the photographer worked. His bulky camera had no shutter--he used the cover of the lens-barrel to control exposure. On excursions to the back country a pack mule carried camera, tripod and heavy glass plates. His dark room was a small tent where he mixed his own chemical solutions in a homemade qilcloth tray. This pictorial account of Wittick's travels shows the people of the Southwest between 1878 and 1900 when Arizona and New Mexico were still Territories. It was the end of a rugged, romantic era centered around the Indian, Spanish and Mexican population with only a sprinkling of adventurous Americans. It was the beginning of the overwhelming wave of westward expansion made possible by the final suppression of Indian hostilities and the completion of the railroads"--Page 3
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F786
LC item number
.P15 1970
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Southwest 1880 with Ben Wittick : pioneer photographer of Indian and frontier life, by Gar and Maggy Packard ; photographs from the collection in Museum of New Mexico
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
114907
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
47 p.
Lccn
72131975 //r972
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. Paperbound with saddle stitching. In container, 36 cm.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Southwest 1880 with Ben Wittick : pioneer photographer of Indian and frontier life, by Gar and Maggy Packard ; photographs from the collection in Museum of New Mexico
Publication
Control code
114907
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
47 p.
Lccn
72131975 //r972
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. Paperbound with saddle stitching. In container, 36 cm.
Other physical details
ill.

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