Charles D. Holliger photograph album, 1923.

Holliger, Charles Daniel, 1883- [Browse]
1 v. ; 28 x 36 cm.


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Consists of an album of 196 silver gelatin photographs and 12 photographic postcards of scenes taken during a trip to see the Hopi Snake Dance at the pueblo at Walpi, Arizona, in August 1923. The prints measure 8 x 29.5 cm.; 8.5 x 17 cm.; 5.5 x 7.5 cm.; and 5.5 x 16.5 cm. Many of the larger prints have hand-written captions and dates on the verso. 90 prints feature the scenery of Arizona (the Mohave Desert, Sunset Crater, Painted Desert, Coal Canyon); 68 feature Hopi Indians, Hopi rites and ceremonies, Hopi villages, Hopi women and children, and Hopi dwellings at Walpi, Oraibi, and Shipaulovi; 27 feature touring scenes (picnics, hiking, camping, repairs to a Dodge automobile, and other scenes along the way); 11 feature a Hopi dance, most likely the Snake Dance, although they are not postcards and may have been taken illegally by the tour members. The "Snake Dance" photographic postcards contain images taken prior to the 1915 ban on photographing ceremonies. Laid-in newspaper clippings from the Stockton Daily Record in 1925 give an account of the journey from 18 to 29 August 1923.
Source acquisition
Purchase, 1996. WA 1996:77.
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