FACES FROM OUR PAST, FACING THE FUTURE: ALBUQUERQUE AND THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Jul 31, 2011 to Feb 26, 2012
This exhibition features prints made from a collection of glass plate negatives by the Cobb family of photographers that was recently acquired by The Museum. The collection, found in its original custom crates and individual glass plate boxes dating from the late 1800s, was originally discovered in the 1960s in an Albuquerque Bekins storage unit.
The collection was purchased with funding provided by individual donors in memory of Edith Kubie, Katy Lou McIntosh Ely, Carolyn Leach, Sarah Shortle Blue, Millie Santillanes, Vernon D. Robertson, Sally Stockman, and Jane Williams.
This will be the first time in Albuquerque’s history that images from this collection will be made available to the public. Approximately 80 photographs will be on display along with original packaging and more than 800 digital images of the collection. Many of these individuals were citizens of Albuquerque when New Mexico became a state in 1912.
IMAGE: Simon Baca and Sofia Anaya, c. 1900
Photographer: William Cobb. Museum purchase, Trust and Agency funds. PA2011.3.10