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Dressed for Success in the West

In 1865, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley famously urged, “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.” The imperative suggested economic opportunity, and indeed boundless opportunities greeted the young men and women who struck out on wagon trains and horseback to make their fortunes in the West. But the young, restless, and unemployed also saw the opportunity as a chance to reinvent themselves by tossing off Eastern conventions. [...]

Vietnam 1968

Vietnam, the televised war, the war that divided us, the war we did not win. Some of us unavoidably served in it, others protested it, many young men died. There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of this “police action.” Military photographers and the free press took millions of photographs of the Vietnam conflict between 1962 and 1975. [...]

Windows into Wonder

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK What makes vintage photographs so fascinating? Unidentified folks, long-gone buildings, [...]

New Settlers

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK Arriving on New Mexico’s counterculture scene in the mid- 1960s, Irwin Klein used his [...]

Along the Pecos

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK One of the staples of desert life is the presence—or scarcity—of water. Its importance [...]

Trail of Hard Knocks

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK When Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where [...]

Fading Memories

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK The power of a photograph to provide meaning when one is struggling with loss is [...]

Loti, Laguna Pueblo

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK Karl Moon was born in Wilmington, Ohio, in 1878 and moved to Albuquerque, where he [...]

Archaeology of a Desk

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK The final gleanings of Kenneth Chapman’s life as an archaeologist and artist arrived in [...]
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