Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff photographs of Pueblo architecture, circa 1885

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-14
Creators:
Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948
Dates:
circa 1885
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5 mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff, possibly as part of their studies of Pueblo architecture. They depict houses and ovens at Pescado, New Mexico, and a Hopi house at Moenkopi, Arizona.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
In the 1880s, Victor Mindeleff (1860-1948) was employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology to conduct studies of Pueblo architecture. He hired His brother, Cosmos Mindeleff (1863-1938), to be his assistant. They worked at Zuni, Acoma, and Hopi villages, as well as among the Navajo; at ruins at Kin Tiel, Canyon de Chelly, and Chaco Canyon; and at Etowah Mound in Georgia.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 83-14

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 83-14, Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff photographs of Pueblo architecture, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Mindeleff photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 4362, Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 28, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 78, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Victor Mindeleff's manuscript on the Origin of Pueblo architecture and correspondence describing his fieldwork can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Mindeleff sketches, plans, and drawings relating to Pueblo architecture can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 2138, MS 2926, and MS 2621.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Collection found in 1982, probably in the Department of Anthropology or the National Anthropological Archives, with a note stating it had "been around for years." May have been left by the Mindeleffs in the Bureau of American Ethnology.

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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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