Albuquerque Museum's Photo Archives contain a large collection of historical photographs of Albuquerque and surrounding area -- more than 130,000 items! The photographs date from 1880 when New Town was founded to about 1950. If you have old photographs of Albuquerque and wish to donate them to Albuquerque Museum's Photo Archive, please call 505.243.7255.

Photo Archive produces exhibitions for the Museum and community.
Images in Silver (2017)
Faithful Albuquerque: Twenty-five Churches (2016)
Chasing the Cure: Tuberculosis Came to Albuquerque (2015)
Vernacular Architecture of New Mexico: Photographs by Robert Christensen (2013)
A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum (2011)
Time Exposures: A Photographic History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century (2009)
Brought to Light: A Great Depression Era Photographer’s Study of Albuquerque Business (2008)

Photo Archives are open by appointment only. Please call Albuquerque Museum at (505) 243-7255 for an appointment.

Image: PA1990.13.249, Unidentified Pueblo women and baby, New Mexico