Post by oscillatewildly on Aug 18, 2009 17:20:31 GMT -5
Two of your photos are off on their dates, one on content.
Navajo Woman and Children - 1888
Depicts members of one of the Northern Rio Grande Pueblos, possibly San Idelfonso, I base that assumption on their clothes, mocs, and hair style. Definitely Pueblo, definitely Rio Grande Region, and it's my assumption they're from San Idelfonso, but, they could be from any one of the Pueblos. But, they are most CERTAINLY not Navajo.
The other photo. Navajo Sandpainting - 1890.
I'd date that to the 20th c. At either one of the World's Fairs, an exhibition in Chicago or New York, OR, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. I'd date it to somewhere between 1940 - 1960, and lean towards the 50's.
Mullarky owned a photography shop/store in Gallup, NM, on Old Route 66, and had quite a substantial collection of images that he'd taken during his lifetime, of Southwestern subject matter, Navajo, Pueblo, landscapes, structures, etc. I don't know what's become of hte collection. But, the store closed a few years back. I'm assuming he/she took the photo, thus the "Mullarky Photo" signature.
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