DescriptionNEW MEXICO INDIAN DANCERS OF SAN ILDEFONSO - D.B. CHASE - SANTA FE, N.M. - BOUDOIR CARD ca. 1885.
This is an early New Mexico Native American Dance photograph showing two large and fine eagle feather headdresses and drums. The Indians are holding arrows and dance rattles in their hands, each wearing a belt of bells. The photographer Dana B. Chase operated his studio from 1884-92 in Santa Fe, and the reverse side of the card has a great deal of historical information on Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad The card measures 8"x 5" and is in good condition, with very good contrast and tonality, slight overall darkening.
Mautz, Carl. Biographies of Western Photographer's, (Nevada City, California: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997).
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