Walter J. Lubken photographs of the Salt River, Rio Grande, and Yuma Projects

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2H
Creators:
Lubken, Walter J., 1881-1960
Dates:
circa 1904-1906
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
19 Prints
silver gelatin
2 Prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made during the Rio Grande Project in New Mexico, Salt River Project in Arizona, and Yuma Project in Arizona and California. The collection includes images of scenery, roads and wagons, Apache workers, dams, farms, and remains of Fort Selden, Fort McRae, and Mesilla Jail. There are also two images, possibly not made by Lubken and probably made before 1900, of Casa Grande castle.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Walter J. Lubken (1881–1960) was an official photographer for the United States Reclamation Service (now Bureau of Reclamation) from 1903 to 1917. While in this position, he documented irrigation projects in the American West. Lubken left the Reclamation Service and the photography profession in 1917, but returned to photograph the construction of the Hoover Dam (formerly Boulder Dam) in the 1930s.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate for one image is available.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-2H

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 87-2H, Walter J. Lubken photographs of the Salt River, Rio Grande, and Yuma Projects, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
White Mountain

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Lubken can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Archives and Records Administration and the Sharlot Hall Museum hold photographs by Lubken.

Contained in
Contained in
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
This collection was found in 1972, along with other collections in Photo Lot 87-2, as something which had been set aside as a "problem collection," though this may only reflect that was unprocessed.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
White Mountain Apache Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Casa Grande (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mesilla Valley (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Selden (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yuma Project (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salt River Project. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Bureau of Reclamation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rio Grande Project (U.S.) Corporate 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/