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Near Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Laura Gilpin (1891-1979)

 
 
Laura Gilpin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. Laura Gilpin Marker
Inscription.
(side one)
An outstanding photographer of the twentieth century, Laura Gilpin is best known for capturing southwestern cultures and landscapes on film. When her car ran out of gas on the Navajo reservation in 1930, she began photographing the local people. She published four books culminating with The Enduring Navaho in 1968. A master of the art of platinum printing, her photographs are found in museums around the world.

(side two)
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 31.644′ N, 106° 9.379′ W. Marker is near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 25 1.5 miles west of Waldo Canyon Road (County Road 57). Click for map
<i>rear of</i>Laura Gilpin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. rear ofLaura Gilpin Marker
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
. Marker is located at the La Bajada Welcome Center in the northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Wise Women (here, next to this marker); Maria Gertrudis Barceló (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada (here, next to this marker); Amelia Elizabeth White / Mary Cabot Wheelwright (here, next to this marker); Sisters of Charity (here, next to this marker); Gold and Turquoise (within shouting distance of this marker); Golondrinas Old Cienega Village Museum (approx. 4.1 miles away); Welcome to the Cerrillos Hills State Park (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Also see . . .  Laura Gilpin and the Tradition of American Landscape Photography. Women Artist of the American West, Perdue University (Submitted on August 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Laura Gilpin Marker (center of photo) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
3. Laura Gilpin Marker (center of photo)
Five New Mexico Historic Women Markers. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
4. Five New Mexico Historic Women Markers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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