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Simeon Schwemberger, 1867-1931, joined the Franciscan order as a lay brother, moving to the mission at St. Michael's, Arizona in 1901. At the mission he began photographing Navajo Indians. After leaving St. Michael's in late 1907 to open a photo gallery in Gallup, New Mexico, he began photographing other Native Americans, including Hopi and Pueblo Indians.
Purchased from the William Reese Company on the Walter McClintock Memorial Fund, 1996.
Identification of photographer based on postcard image on first page with printed attribution on verso: Made by Simeon Schwemberger, St. Michael's Arizona, and by the fact that the style is similar to photographs identified as Schwemberger's.
Individual photographs are 9 x 14 cm. and smaller.
Contemporary coarse woven cloth photo album.
Photographs of the Hopi pueblo Oraibi, interiors of Hopi homes, ceremonial dances, and portraits of Hopi and possibly Navajo Indians at Oraibi.
1 album (27 photographic prints, 1 postcard) : b & w ; 23 x 32 cm.
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