Imperial Size Photograph "Zuni Transportation" by John K. Hillers ca 1879. John K. Hillers (1843-1925) was a photographer for the US Geological Survey and the Bureau of American Ethnography from 1871-1919. He worked with John Wesley Powell on the Colorado River, joining Major John Wesley Powell in 1871 as a boatman on Powell's second journey down the Colorado River. Hillers became the expedition photographer, and followed Powell to the Smithsonian Institution's newly-founded Bureau of American Ethnology and with the Cushing team from the Smithsonian on studies of the Zuni and Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.

    Imperial size photograph of two Zuni, Inihi (left) and Hota (right) appear to be leaving on trading expedition. Photo taken by John Hillers at the Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico Territory in the winter of 1879. Gold toned albumen photograph on Smithsonian mount. Signed and titled in the negative. This photograph was taken under the directorship of John Wesley Powell and the Bureau of Ethnology. It period frame that measures overall approximately 22" x 18". Image itself measures approximately 7.25" x 9".

    Condition: Fine-very fine, excellent contrast

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