PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS PHOTO ARCHIVES

American history with a difference, we post daily photographs of the past and feature the people, culture, and places of New Mexico and the southwest. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives collection contains an estimated 1,000,000 items including historic photographic prints, cased photographs and daugerreotypes, glass plate negatives, film negatives, stereographs, cabinet cards, photo postcards, panoramas, color transparencies, lantern slides, tintypes, digital photographs, and cameras. We are a department of the New Mexico History Museum in downtown Santa Fe. 
Laying track in preparation for driving last spike the on Santa Fe Central Railroad, New Mexico
Photographer: Christian G. KaadtDate: 1903Negative Number 014193

Laying track in preparation for driving last spike the on Santa Fe Central Railroad, New Mexico

Photographer: Christian G. Kaadt
Date: 1903
Negative Number 014193

Los Luceros near Espanola, New Mexico
Photographer: Edward KempDate: 1923Negative Number 151372

Los Luceros near Espanola, New Mexico

Photographer: Edward Kemp
Date: 1923
Negative Number 151372

Track gang, railroad workers, Deming, New Mexico
Photographer: Ella Wormser Date: circa 1895Negative Number 014192

Track gang, railroad workers, Deming, New Mexico

Photographer: Ella Wormser 
Date: circa 1895
Negative Number 014192

Viva! NMHM interim director and portal artists outside the Palace of the Governors. Sombreros given by Rusty Rutherford.

Viva! 

NMHM interim director and portal artists outside the Palace of the Governors. Sombreros given by Rusty Rutherford.

Fire Dancer in front of Zozobra (Old Man Gloom), Santa Fe Fiesta, New MexicoCreator: New Mexico State Tourist BureauDate: 1955Negative Number 177006

Fire Dancer in front of Zozobra (Old Man Gloom), Santa Fe Fiesta, New Mexico

Creator: New Mexico State Tourist Bureau
Date: 1955
Negative Number 177006

View of Keams Ranch, ArizonaPhotographer: Ben WittickDate: 1880 - 1890?Negative Number 016029

View of Keams Ranch, Arizona

Photographer: Ben Wittick
Date: 1880 - 1890?
Negative Number 016029

Interior of the Miramon Bar, Miramon Opera House, Taos, New MexicoDate: 1915?Negative Number 104335Notes: Pictured are bartenders Alfredo Miramon on right and Felix Sandoval. Standing at bar is Enrique Martinez third from right, and Donaciano Gallegos far right.

Interior of the Miramon Bar, Miramon Opera House, Taos, New Mexico

Date: 1915?
Negative Number 104335
Notes: Pictured are bartenders Alfredo Miramon on right and Felix Sandoval. Standing at bar is Enrique Martinez third from right, and Donaciano Gallegos far right.

Juan de Onate inscription at El Morro National Monument, New MexicoDate: 1930 - 1940?Negative Number 006197

Note: Inscription reads “Passed by here the adelantado (governor) Juan de Onate to the discovery of the sea of the south on the 16 April the year 1606.”

Juan de Onate inscription at El Morro National Monument, New Mexico

Date: 1930 - 1940?
Negative Number 006197

Note: Inscription reads “Passed by here the adelantado (governor) Juan de Onate to the discovery of the sea of the south on the 16 April the year 1606.”

Carload of Governors, Fort Marcy Hill, Santa Fe, New MexicoLeft to right: Herbert Hagerman, Miguel A. Otero (driver), William T. Thornton and L. Bradford Prince, on the occasion of reading the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1912Photographer: Aaron B. CraycraftDate: 1912Negative Number 140378

Carload of Governors, Fort Marcy Hill, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Left to right: Herbert Hagerman, Miguel A. Otero (driver), William T. Thornton and L. Bradford Prince, on the occasion of reading the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1912

Photographer: Aaron B. Craycraft
Date: 1912
Negative Number 140378

Ruins of Giusewa pueblo and mission church, Jemez State Monument, New Mexico
Photographer: Wesley BradfieldDate: circa 1922?Negative Number 012891

Ruins of Giusewa pueblo and mission church, Jemez State Monument, New Mexico

Photographer: Wesley Bradfield
Date: circa 1922?
Negative Number 012891