New Mexico February 26, 2018
These 11 Vintage Photos Of New Mexico From The Early 1900s Are Beyond Fascinating
Have you ever wondered what life in New Mexico would have looked like a century ago? If you were ever curious, you’ll want to check out these incredible photos.
1. Take a look at this little town taken sometime between 1900 and 1910. Unfortunately, the original slide did not provide more details about the town or specific year but we think it still perfectly illustrates how a street scene would have looked at the turn of the century.
2. This trio of Laguna men are threshing wheat inside a corral in Paquate around 1900.
3. When was the last time you saw a burro train hauling firewood through town? This photo was taken in Santa Fe around 1900.
4. A cowboy turned outlaw, Tom Ketchum was eventually caught and hanged for his crimes, the last of which included a botched train robbery. The photo was taken just before Ketchum’s execution in Clayton in 1901. The original caption for this photo stated, "Black Jack Ketchum getting for a new necktie."
5. In 1901, a Navajo silversmith named Peshliki sits outside of his home and shop in Tohatchi with a friend.
6. Navajo children sleep in their dormitory at a boarding school in Tohatchi in 1900.
7. Standing outside the same boarding school is a group of students entering the building.
8. In this photo, a man attempts roping a cow during a 1908 rodeo in Deming.
9. I find this photo incredibly interesting with the contrast between the earthy adobe homes and hogan of American Indian families and the modern city street behind it them.
10. A couple pose for a portrait next to a boulder in Belen in 1912. Where in town do you think this may be?
11. This picture shows a surveying camp setting up a lunch outfit outside the Jornada Reserve in 1912.
That was an intriguing look into the past, don’t you think? Which of these photos stood out to you?
If you want to see more fascinating photos of New Mexico’s past, then you’ll want to read
25 Rare Photos Taken In New Mexico During The Great Depression. You’ll get to see a range of photos that illustrate this difficult time in American history.