Photographs of Isleta paintings and letter by Joe B. Lente, 1938-1939

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.12A
Creators:
Lente, Joe B. (Joe Bartolo)
Dates:
1938-1939
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5 copy negatives
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of photographs of Joe B. Lente's ink and watercolor paintings of Isleta ceremonies and a small sketch of the artist on Lente's letter to Elsie Clews Parsons from September 16, 1938.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Joe Bartolo Lente was a Tewa Indian from the Isleta pueblo of New Mexico. He corresponded with anthropologist Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons and sold over 140 paintings of Isleta social life and ceremonies to her.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals in the American Philosophical Society.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 12A

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy negatives made from material in an exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service, 1957.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Elsie Clews Parsons, "Isleta Paintings," BAE Bulletin 181 (paintings 8, 42, 68, 78).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Reproductions of material held by the American Philosophical Society require permission from APS.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 12A, Photographs of of Isleta paintings and letter by Joe B. Lente, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Facsimiles of Joe B. Lente letters are in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of Esther S. Goldfrank.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isleta Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parsons, Elsie Worthington Clews, 1874-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/