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Adam Clark Vroman

Around Zuni, from Northeast of Pueblo "99"
1899
platinum print
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Vroman spent fifteen years photographing the rituals and daily lives of the Navajo and Hopi peoples in Arizona and New Mexico around the turn of the century. Here, he probably turned 180 degrees from the pueblo in which he was working to show evidence not only of animal husbandry, but also the grand vista that was the residents’ daily view.