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Mission, Rancho de Taos
  • Hampton F. Shirer
    died: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Mission, Rancho de Taos, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.4 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 10 in
  • Gift of Hampton F. Shirer
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0321

Black-and-white image of a Spanish mission which has a decorated archway and two doors, one of which is opened. Mission has two identical towers with archways at the top. Bells are just barely visible inside the arches. Three Christian crosses are prominently displayed at the top of each tower and at TC just above the only window. Dirt and grass with a few tombstones in foreground. There is a large cross at CR with a welcome sign. Clear sky in background.