Near Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979)
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.
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˝ miles west of Waldo Canyon Road (County Road 57). Touch for map
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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.