Characteristic ruin, of the Pueblo San Juan, New Mexico, on the north bank of the San Juan River, about 15 miles west of the mouth of Cañon Largo. The present race of Indians know nothing of when or by whom these buildings were constructed. The ruin is about 350 feet square, and built of natural stone, joined together by a mud cement.

A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 43 from the series "geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian".
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  • A work made of albumen print, stereo, no. 43 from the series "geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian".

Date:

1874

Artist:

Timothy O’Sullivan (American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
commissioned by George Wheeler for the War Department, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army

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Artist

Timothy O'Sullivan

Title

Characteristic ruin, of the Pueblo San Juan, New Mexico, on the north bank of the San Juan River, about 15 miles west of the mouth of Cañon Largo. The present race of Indians know nothing of when or by whom these buildings were constructed. The ruin is about 350 feet square, and built of natural stone, joined together by a mud cement.

Origin

United States

Date

1874

Medium

Albumen print, stereo, No. 43 from the series "Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian"

Dimensions

9.3 × 7.4 cm (each image); 9.9 × 17.8 cm (card)

Credit Line

Photography Gallery Fund

Reference Number

1959.616.39

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