BARRANCA DEL COBRE (CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO), 1960-1964
83 negatives: ASA001-1199 – 1281
Box 4. Box 6: 1 degraded negative ASA001-1270 and enclosure only for ASA001-1273 that was discarded as it had deteriorated and crumbled into tiny fragments Three sub-series in chronological order
Barranca del Cobre, October 1960
50 negatives: ASA001-1199 – 1248
Howe, then ASA Vice-President, led this expedition of 25 ASA members (Barranca del Cobre trip, 1960/n.d.). A Chihuahua newspaper published a report of the trip; Señor Oliv, the engineer who first mapped the Barrancas, met the group. ASA member Miriam Muehlenbach spent many years getting to know the Tarahumara in the Basihuare valley (Muehlenbach, 1973/n.d., 1974/n.d.).
Howe filed the undated negatives ASA001-1222 – 1225 within this sequence. Most negatives in this series are 2.25x3.25-inch.
Sub-series includes photographs of Howe’s “symbol of strength and dependability,” his six cylinder big six cab-over jeep named “El Espiritu del Desierto II” (Howe, 1974).
landscape around Base Camp; views of caves (?).
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