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The events listed below might interest the friends of New Mexico’s history, of course including the French in New Mexico, but also other events which lovers of Western History might want to attend in New Mexico and other places. These are the events I know about, many are missing !!!

This section is regularly updated.
Please send me information about your events, fmpatorni@earthlink.net

January 13, 2018 10:30am
Albuquerque
Talk by Nancy Tucker
The Golden Age of Postcards in Albuquerque (Part 2): The photographers and their postcards.  Between 1900 and 1920, Albuquerque hosted at least 19 different companies which published postcards of local views.  Of the photographers who published cards, some are nationally famous, like Karl E. Moon; and some are locally noted, like William R. Walton, The Cobbs, and Hanna and Hanna.  Then there’s the “Mystery Studio”, a photographer who, in 1911, published real photo postcards with distinctive captions, but never signed his/her work.  Or Ewing and Hilton, who seem to have left no traces but their postcards.  Maybe you know who they were…. At Botts Hall Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave NE (northwest corner of Edith).

April 19-21, 2018
Alamogordo, New Mexico
2018 New Mexico History Conference
Historical Society of New Mexico
http://www.hsnm.org/

June 9, 2018 (tentative date) – 10:30am
Albuquerque
Talk by Nancy Tucker
The Golden Age of Postcards in Albuquerque (Part 3): Stationers, Printers, Curio Dealers and more.
Between 1900 and 1920, Albuquerque hosted at least 19 different companies which published postcards of local views.  Stationers were a logical source of unique views of the city, and owners such as S.E. Newcomer, E.J. Strong and O.A. Matson were prominent.  Printers like Albright and Anderson and the Commercial Printing Company also issued postcards, as did curio dealers like Benham’s, Wright’s, and John Lee Clarke.  The city even had a pharmacist, W.E. Bauer, who marketed tourist views of the city along with his pills and potions.

At Botts Hall Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave NE (northwest corner of Edith).

September 20-28, 2018
Larned, KS
Santa Fe Trail Center Rendezvous

October 13, 2018 (tentative date) – 10:30am
Albuquerque
Talk by Nancy Tucker
Albuquerque?  Funny?  Ha!  You betcha!  Comic postcards by Albuquerque publishers.  From the 1930s into the 1960s, Albuquerque postcard producers big and small took on the tourist market with humorous postcards filled with stereotyped images of cowboys, Indians and tourist dudes.  We’ll look at cards, funny or not, by Babcock & Borough, Standley-May, Ward Anderson Printing, Herbert Hyde and even Fred Harvey.  (No, not THAT Fred Harvey!). At Botts Hall Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave NE (northwest corner of Edith).

October 17-20, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
58th Annual Western History Association Conference
Re-imagining Race and Ethnicity in the West
Check the website for details: https://www.westernhistory.org/2018

September 25-28, 2019
St Louis, MO
Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium

September 24-26, 2020
Larned, KS
Santa Fe Trail Center Rendezvous

September 22-26, 2021
La Junta, CO
Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium Bent’s Old Fort NHS

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