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Greatest Photographs of the American West by National Geographic

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Hobbs, NM 88240
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Greatest Photographs of the American West by National Geographic

See images taken by National Geographic photographers that capture the spirit and majesty of the American West. Featuring 75 iconic and rare photographs, “Greatest Photographs of the American West,” chronicles the epic history and grandeur of the region. The earliest photographs of the American West were published in National Geographic magazine in 1889, setting the stage for the breathtaking images captured by such photographic masters as William Albert Allard, David Alan Harvey and Joel Sartore. In addition to these world-renowned photographers, images by early photographers such as Edward S. Curtis and William Henry Jackson also appear. 

The public is invited to a free opening reception, Thursday, August 22 at 5:30pm at the museum. Light refreshments will be served.

Also opening at the Western Heritage Museum are the photographs of E Pluribus Unum, the brainchild of Santa Fe based artists Jerry Wellman and Matthew Chase-Daniel, focusing on the people from Southeast New Mexico. Several residents of Lea County are included in the exhibit, and in their published book. They will be signing copies of the book, at the free reception Thursday August 22.

Thursday, August 22 , 2019