Jo Mora Collection
- 613 black-and-white photographs and negatives
- Views include:
- Hopi villages, dances, and daily life; ranching and ranchlife; Hubbell Trading Post; trading posts; Hubbell hunting parties; White Mountains; Buffalo Soldiers; the Cavalry, Yosemite National Park, Needles, California, San Jose
California; the route between San Jose and the Hopi Mesas
- Navajo Indians; Hopi Indians; Mohave Indians; Don Lorenzo Hubbell; Roman Hubbell; E.A. Burbank--1904-1906
- Biographic note:
- Jo Mora, sculptor, painter, illustrator, muralist and author was born in Uruguay in 1876. After moving to the United States, he studied art in the East then worked for Boston newspapers as an artist.
In 1904 he moved to Keams Canyon, living with the Hopi and Navajo Indians. He learned their languages and photographed and painted an ethnological record, particularly of the Kachina ceremonial dances. In 1907 he established a studio in Pebble Beach, California. He published three books: A Log of the Spanish Main, Trail Dust and Saddle Leather, and Californios.
Mora died in Monterey, California in 1947.
- See the Curator of Photography regarding permission to duplicate images of Hopi religious ceremonies.
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