John Mitchell Weldon photograph collection from New Mexico, circa 1911-1912
NAA.PhotoLot.83-33

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-33
Creators:
Weldon, John Mitchell, collector and photographer
Dates:
circa 1911-1912
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
21 prints
silver gelatin
15 copy prints
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs probably made by John Mitchell Weldon while working in New Mexico. They include images of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, roads, railroads, livestock, a mine, caverns, a ranch, and Navajo and other Southwest Indians. Also included are studio portraits of American Indians, which appear to be the work of a professional photographer.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
John Mitchell Weldon (1867-1946) was a businessman and engineer who went to New Mexico to work on a water pumping project, circa 1912. He left New Mexico to settle in New Jersey in 1915 as part of his employment with DuPont.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates for some photographs are available.
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals for copy prints retained by Margaret W. Todd.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 83-33

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 83-33, John Mitchell Weldon photograph collection from New Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by John Mitchell Weldon's granddaughter, Margaret Weldon Todd, in 1983 after she obtained the collection from her father.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Albuquerque (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Southwest, New Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Mexico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu