Palace of the Governors & New Mexico Museum of History, Santa Fe, NM Photos

El Palacio Real or Palace of the Governors (1610-12) was the seat of Government (1610-1910) under Spanish, Mexican & American rulers, making it the oldest standing public building in USA. The Palace on Santa Fe Plaza is now the New Mexico History Museum. Native crafts artisans use the covered overhang as a marketplace.

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Palace of the Governors New Mexico's former capitol is now the New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.El Palacio Real or Palace of the Governors was seat of Government under Spanish, Mexican & Americans making it the oldest public building in USA. Santa Fe, NM.Palace of the Governors hosts native artists selling arts and crafts. Santa Fe, NM.Public Library entrance adjacent to Palace of the Governors. Santa Fe, NM.
Palace of the Governors (1610-12) New Mexico's former capitol (on Santa Fe Plaza) is now the New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM. El Palacio Real or Palace of the Governors was seat of Government under Spanish, Mexican & Americans (1610-1910) making it the oldest public building in USA. Santa Fe, NM.Palace of the Governors hosts native artists selling arts and crafts. Santa Fe, NM.Public Library entrance adjacent to Palace of the Governors. Santa Fe, NM.
New Mexico History Museum in Palace of the Governors former capitol , Oldest public building in U.S. Santa Fe, NM.Palace of the Governors exposed adobe wall displayed at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.New wing of New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Artistic doors at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
New Mexico History Museum in Palace of the Governors (17th C) former capitol (105 E Palace Ave. on Santa Fe Plaza), Oldest public building in U.S. Santa Fe, NM.Palace of the Governors exposed adobe wall displayed at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.New wing of New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Artistic doors at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Collection of early Spanish religious art at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Collection of early Spanish carved crucifixes at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish religious icon paintings & carvings at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish religious icon paintings & carvings by Pedro Antonio Fresquís at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Collection of early Spanish religious art at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Collection of early Spanish carved crucifixes at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish religious icon paintings & carvings at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish religious icon paintings & carvings (1780-1825) by Pedro Antonio Fresquís at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish painted icon of Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos by Laguna Santero at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish painted icon of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish painted icon of St. Peter by Antonio Molleno at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish religious icon paintings & carvings by José Rafael Aragón at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish painted icon of Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos (1795-1810) by Laguna Santero at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish painted icon of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish painted icon of St. Peter (1815-45) by Antonio Molleno at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish religious icon paintings & carvings (1820-61) by José Rafael Aragón at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish painted crucifix by José Rafael Aragón at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.New Mexico chapel composite exhibit at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.New Mexico chapel exhibit at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Don Diego José de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de Leon y Contreras first governor of the Province of New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish painted crucifix (c1820-61) by José Rafael Aragón at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.New Mexico chapel (1821-80) composite exhibit at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.New Mexico chapel exhibit at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Don Diego José de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de Leon y Contreras (1644-1704) first governor of the Province of New Mexico (1691-1704) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Facial detail of portrait of Don Diego José de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de Leon y Contreras first governor of the Province of New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Archbishop Jean B. Lamy whose controversial life inspired Willa Cather to write "Death Comes for the Archbishop" at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Kit Carson who arrived in Taos in 1826 portrait by Gerald Cassidy at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Facial detail of Kit Carson who arrived in Taos in 1826 portrait by Gerald Cassidy at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Facial detail of portrait of Don Diego José de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de Leon y Contreras (1644-1704) first governor of the Province of New Mexico (1691-1704) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Archbishop Jean B. Lamy (1814-88) whose controversial life inspired Willa Cather to write "Death Comes for the Archbishop" at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Kit Carson (1809-68) who arrived in Taos in 1826 portrait by Gerald Cassidy at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Facial detail of Kit Carson (1809-68) who arrived in Taos in 1826 portrait by Gerald Cassidy at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Kit Carson's beaded leather tobacco pouch at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Thomas S. Tucker who arrived in Santa Fe in 1861 from Ohio to print the Santa Fe Gazette & become adjutant general of the NM Territory at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Carrie Tingley wife of NM's 11th state governor & founder of a hospital for crippled children at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Stagecoach used on the Santa Fe Trail at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Kit Carson's beaded leather tobacco pouch (c1855) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Thomas S. Tucker (1837-86) who arrived in Santa Fe in 1861 from Ohio to print the Santa Fe Gazette & become adjutant general of the NM Territory at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Carrie Tingley (1877-1961) wife of NM's 11th state governor & founder of a hospital for crippled children at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Stagecoach used on the Santa Fe Trail (c1873-6) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Leather petecas travel chest decorated with red bayeta wool from Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Segesser hide painting shows New Spain's colonial past at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Segesser hide painting detail of skirmish between Spanish with Pueblo allies from Santa Fe & other Europeans with Pawnee allies in present day Kansas at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Segesser hide painting detail of skirmish between Spanish with Pueblo allies from Santa Fe & other Europeans with Pawnee allies in present day Kansas at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Leather petecas travel chest (17th C) decorated with red bayeta wool from Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Segesser hide painting (c1732-58) shows New Spain's colonial past at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Segesser hide painting detail of skirmish (1720) between Spanish with Pueblo allies from Santa Fe & other Europeans with Pawnee allies in present day Kansas at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Segesser hide painting detail of skirmish (1720) between Spanish with Pueblo allies from Santa Fe & other Europeans with Pawnee allies in present day Kansas at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Segesser hide painting detail of buffalo at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Gallery in Palace of Governors section of New Mexico History Museum with foundations revealed. Santa Fe, NM.Native pottery collection excavated from the Palace Complex at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Native pottery from Palace Complex gallery at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Segesser hide painting detail of buffalo at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Gallery in Palace of Governors section of New Mexico History Museum with foundations revealed. Santa Fe, NM.Native pottery collection (1610-1821) excavated from the Palace Complex at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Native pottery from Palace Complex gallery at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Sankawi Indian pottery bowl at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Potsuwii Indian incised pottery jar at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Sankawi pueblo Indian black-on-cream pottery jar at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Polychrome pottery Indian jar with image of macaw on neck at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Sankawi Indian pottery bowl at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Potsuwii Indian incised pottery jar (c1598-1609) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Sankawi pueblo Indian black-on-cream pottery jar (16th C) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Polychrome pottery Indian jar (c1450-1525) with image of macaw on neck at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish lusterware majolica plate with painted bird at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish lusterware majolica plate with raised center at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish bowl with painted soldier at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Majolica rectangular blue-on-white tray probably made locally in New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish lusterware majolica plate (late 17th C) with painted bird at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish lusterware majolica plate with raised center at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Spanish bowl with painted soldier at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Majolica rectangular blue-on-white tray (late 17th C) probably made locally in New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Puebla blue-on-white flask at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Majolica Puebla blue-on-white tibor at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Puebla blue-on-white chocolate storage jar at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Reproduction of native cast gold pectoral at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Puebla blue-on-white flask (18th C) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Majolica Puebla blue-on-white tibor (late 17th C) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Puebla blue-on-white chocolate storage jar (17th C) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Reproduction of native cast gold pectoral (c1500) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish armor & crossbow at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.St. James the Moor Slayer painting at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Arrows in the Pueblo Revolt history display at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Two Franciscan Martyrs painting who killed along with 19 other priests & 400 settlers during Pueblo Revolt which drove nearly all settlers from Indian lands at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Spanish armor & crossbow (c1550) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.St. James the Moor Slayer (Santiago) painting at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Arrows in the Pueblo Revolt (1680) history display at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Two Franciscan Martyrs painting who killed along with 19 other priests & 400 settlers during Pueblo Revolt (1680) which drove nearly all settlers from Indian lands at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Portrait of Viceroy Tomás Antonio de la Cerda y Aragón who tried to re-colonize New Mexico after the Pueblo Revolt at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Peineta or mantilla comb heirloom of Otero family at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Display of New Mexico colonization at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Reproduction of covered wagon at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Portrait of Viceroy Tomás Antonio de la Cerda y Aragón who tried to re-colonize New Mexico after the Pueblo Revolt (1680) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Peineta (c1800) or mantilla comb heirloom of Otero family at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Display of New Mexico colonization at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Reproduction of covered wagon at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Wagon jack used to repair wagon wheels on the trail at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Leather canteen at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portraits of Jewish traders of Spiegelberg family who settled in New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Trunks used by immigrants on the Santa Fe Trail at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Wagon jack used to repair wagon wheels on the trail at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Leather canteen (1850s) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portraits of Jewish traders of Spiegelberg family who settled in New Mexico (1840s-50s) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Trunks used by immigrants on the Santa Fe Trail at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Portrait of Charles Bent, a Taos merchant and first civil governor of New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Field desk of Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny who took control of New Mexico in the Mexican-American War at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny portrait at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Detail of Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny portrait at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Portrait of Charles Bent, a Taos merchant and first civil governor of New Mexico at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Field desk of Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny who took control of New Mexico in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny (1794-1848) portrait (c1900) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Detail of Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny (1794-1848) portrait (c1900) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Book with photos of Cols. Alexander Doniphan & Sterling Price who marched with Gen. Kearny on New Mexico in the Mexican-American War at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Sketches of early New Mexico by Maclean at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Gen. Winfield Scott who gained fame in the Mexican-American War at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Map showing alternate plan to divide New Mexico and Arizona horizontally at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Book with photos of Cols. Alexander Doniphan & Sterling Price who marched with Gen. Kearny on New Mexico in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Sketches of early New Mexico by Maclean at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Portrait of Gen. Winfield Scott (1786-1866) who gained fame in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Map showing alternate plan (1862) to divide New Mexico and Arizona horizontally at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Civil War Cavalry Saddle used at Fort Wingate, NM at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Letter to Kit Carson from Gen. James Carleton with instructions to send peaceful Apaches to Bosque Redondo reservation & continue war on those who refuse at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Bottle from Fort Sumner, NM at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Confederate snare drum from Battle of Glorieta Pass at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Civil War Cavalry Saddle used at Fort Wingate, NM at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Letter (1862) to Kit Carson from Gen. James Carleton with instructions to send peaceful Apaches to Bosque Redondo reservation & continue war on those who refuse at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Bottle (c1860s) from Fort Sumner, NM at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Confederate snare drum from Battle of Glorieta Pass (March 26-28, 1862) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
AT&SF Santa Fe station bench at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Travel trunk at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Map of territories of New Mexico & Utah at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Death mask of Pancho Villa at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
AT&SF Santa Fe station bench (c1930) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Travel trunk (c1880) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Map (c1857) of territories of New Mexico & Utah at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Death mask of Pancho Villa (c1923) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Taos Indian painting by Ernest L. Blumenschein at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Fairbanks-Morse Radio at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Nuestra Señora de la Luz bulto santo sculpture by Juan Amadeo Sánchez at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.USS New Mexico ship's silver service with scenes of the state at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Taos Indian painting by Ernest L. Blumenschein at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Fairbanks-Morse Radio (c1930-40) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Nuestra Señora de la Luz bulto santo sculpture (c1939) by Juan Amadeo Sánchez at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.USS New Mexico ship's silver service (1917) with scenes of the state at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
USS New Mexico ship's silver service humidor in shape of Taos Pueblo at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.USS New Mexico ship's silver service with scene of Santa Fe trail at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.USS New Mexico ship's silver service with scene of Gen. Kearney's occupation at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.WW II poster with rattlesnake warning against careless talk at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
USS New Mexico ship's silver service (1917) humidor in shape of Taos Pueblo at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.USS New Mexico ship's silver service (1917) with scene of Santa Fe trail at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.USS New Mexico ship's silver service (1917) with scene of Gen. Kearney's occupation at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.WW II poster with rattlesnake warning against careless talk at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
WW II poster for Victory Book Campaign at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Oscillograph recorder which captured data about the first atomic bomb blast at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Typed speech by Dr. J.R. Oppenheimer to accept a scroll from Maj. Gen. L.R. Groves at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Fragments sculpture which cast facial shadows by Kumi Yamashita at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
WW II poster for Victory Book Campaign (1943) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Oscillograph recorder which captured data about the first atomic bomb blast (July 16, 1945) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Typed speech by Dr. J.R. Oppenheimer to accept a scroll from Maj. Gen. L.R. Groves (Oct. 16, 1945) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Fragments sculpture which cast facial shadows (2009) by Kumi Yamashita at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Printmaking shop of artist Gustave Baumann recreated at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Gustave Baumann's Midget Reliance printing press by Williams-Lloyd Machinery at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Marionette out of San Ildefonso Church woodcut by Gustave Baumann at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Santa Fe postcards by Gustave Baumann at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Printmaking shop of artist Gustave Baumann recreated at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Gustave Baumann's Midget Reliance printing press by Williams-Lloyd Machinery at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Marionette out of San Ildefonso Church woodcut (1938) by Gustave Baumann at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Santa Fe postcards (1920) by Gustave Baumann at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Viva la Fiesta poster by Gustave Baumann at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Letterpress at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Printing press collection at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Cincinnati Type Foundery & Printers Warehouse printing press with flag design at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Viva la Fiesta poster (1931) by Gustave Baumann at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Letterpress at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Printing press collection at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Cincinnati Type Foundery & Printers Warehouse printing press with flag design at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Cincinnati Type Foundery printing press at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Replica of 1400 medieval style wooden print press at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Paper cutting machine in print shop at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.
Cincinnati Type Foundery printing press at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Replica of 1400 medieval style wooden print press at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Paper cutting machine in print shop at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.

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