Street Scene, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico
Title:
Street Scene, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back PM 1938 Nov-30

Description:
Acoma "the City in the Sky" is located in beautiful valley 7000 feet above the sea, upon the top of a mesa which itself is 357 feet above the floor of the valley. It is the "home of half a town and quaint lives and of half a thousand years romance." The pueblo is really three giant buildings running east and west a thousand feet and rising forty feet high. Each building is several hundred feet long but cut by cross walls into seperate little homes.


Acoma "The Sky City" sand Mesa
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Acoma "The Sky City" sand Mesa
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Real Photo



Mesa Encantada (The Enchanted Mesa)
Title:
Mesa Encantada (The Enchanted Mesa)
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back unused

Description:
The legend or tradition is that many centuries ago, the people of what is now Acoma dwelt upon the summit of this mesa, to which a single trail led. A large portion of the face of the cliff which gave this solitary footing was undermined by inundation and erosion, and fell, when every one except a few old and sick women were at work in the fields below. After that catastrophe the present site was built upon and the mesa in time, came to be regarded as "encantada," or as we would say, haunted.


Street scene, Pueblo of Acoma
Title:
Street scene, Pueblo of Acoma
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back PM 1935 Jun-3

Description:
Acome "The City in the Sky", is located in a beautiful valley 7000 feet above the sea, upon the top of a mesa which itself is 357 feet above the floor of the valley. It is the "home of half a thousand quaint lives and of half a thousand years romance." The pueblo is really three giant buildings running east and west a thousand feet and rising forty feet high. Each building is several hundred feet long but cut by cross walls into separate little homes



Old Church at Acoma
Title:
Old Church at Acoma
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back unused

Description:
Acoma is probably the most famous Pueblo of prehistoric times, discovered by Coronado in 1540. Acoma and the Hopi Villages are the only ones of the old pueblos existing which correspond with the description and location given by Coronado Expedition. The church required forty years in the building. It is of enormous proportions, with walls forty feet high and ten feet thick. All of the material used was carried up with infinite toil and patience on the backs of faithful Indians, from the plains below


Streets of Acoma, New Mexico
Title:
Streets of Acoma, New Mexico
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back unused

Description:
One of the most interesting of the pueblos. The first view of the valley of Acoma is a scene of incomparable beauty - a long, broad, steep walled basin, carpeted with grass and green with growing crops, and in the midst, the monolithic rock mesa, 350 feet high, on whose top is the village - Acoma. It is noted for an old church of huge proportions which must have taken many years to build. Its walls are 60 feet high and 10 feet thick and contains timbers 40 feet long and 14 inches square, each portion of which was carried up from the plain below. Formerly Acoma was reached only by a hazardous stairway cut in the rock - now an easy pathway exists



Indian Dancers
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Indian Dancers
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Real Photo unused

Description:
The Sky City


The Old Church
Title:
The Old Church
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back unused



Old Church At Acoma
Title:
Old Church At Acoma
Acoma New Mexico (NM), White Border PM 1931 Jun-11

Description:
Fred Harvey Acoma is probably the most famous Pueblo of prehistoric times, discovered by Coronado in 1540. Acoma and the Hopi Villages are the only ones of the old pueblos existing which correspond with the description and location given by Coronado Expedition. He church required forty years in the building. It is of enormous proportions, with walls forty feet high and ten feet thick. All of the material used was carried up with infinite toil and patience on the backs of faithful Indians, from the plains below.


Streets Of Acoma
Title:
Streets Of Acoma
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back PM 1909 Dec-19

Description:
Acoma is one of the most interesting of the pueblos. The first view of the valley of Acoma is a scene of incomparable beauty - a long, broad, steep walled basin, carreted with grass and green with growing crops, and in the midst, the monolithic rock mesa, 350 feet high, on whose top is the village Acoma. It is noted thru an old church of huge proportions which must have taken many years to build. Its walls are 60 feet high and 10 feet thick and contains timbers 40 feet long and 14 inches square, each portion of which was carried up from the plain below. Formerly Acoma was reached only by a hazardous stairway cut in the rocks now an easy pathway exists.



Church at Acoma
Title:
Church at Acoma
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back unused

Description:
The Pueblo of Acoma was conquered several times by the soldiers of Spain. The Conquest for the Cross was made in 1629 by Fray Juan Romirez, who remained among the Acomas for twenty years and built the first church that the Southwest had ever known. This church was destroyed in 1680 during a Pueblo revolt. In 1689 the huge church now at Acoma, which has walls 60 feet high and 10 feet thick, was commenced. The church must have cost the labor of many generations for every particle of the material used in its construction was carried up from the plains below


Old Church
Title:
Old Church
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back unused

Description:
Acoma is probably the most famous pueblo of prehistoric times, discovered by Coronado in 1540. Acoma and the Hope villages are the only ones of the old pueblos existing which correspond with the description and location given by Coronado Expedition. The church required forty years in the building. It is of enormous proportions, with walls forty feet high and ten feet thick. All of the material used was carried up with infinite toil and patience on the backs of faithful Indians, from the plains below



Acoma Indian Pueblo
Title:
Acoma Indian Pueblo
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Linen unused

Description:
Acoma, New Mexico, a veritable city of the sky built upon the 78 acre summit of a huge rock with perpendicular sides thrusting up some 350 feet out of a sandy solitude plain. The scene is from the historic old church belfry, looking toward the Enchanted Mesa.


Streets Of Acoma
Title:
Streets Of Acoma
Acoma New Mexico (NM), Divided Back unused





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