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An "Estufa", Pueblo of Taos, N.M.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • An "Estufa", Pueblo of Taos, N.M., circa 1900
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.77 x 9.3 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 x 3 11/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0298

Color vertical photo. A young Mexican male stands in front of two very tall beams of wood that become skinnier the farther they reach, like the antennae of a grasshopper. But this structure appears to be a ladder he is constructing due to the three rods attached between the beams at the base. They are surrounded by a short round adobe wall with the small opening facing the camera. They stand firmly in the foreground and behind them in the background is a small Mexican village. Each square home is constructed to one another as if in a pile.