An adobe chapel in Los Ranchos, New Mexico, 1938.

A Pictorial History of New Mexico

curated from public archives
and personal collections

The historic pictures in this archive chronicle life in 19th and early 20th-century New Mexico. Old photographs, vintage documents and ephemera, and other materials form a narrative of the people, places, and events that have shaped New Mexico's cultural identity.

Apr 6, 2016

Old photo of New Mexico village, showing a stagecoach, wagons and carriages, and residents in Victorian clothing in front of adobe church and buildings.

A stagecoach of the City Omnibus Line stops in front of an adobe church in the village of Los Griegos, New Mexico, in 1883. Founded in 1708 by a land grant to Juan Griego, Los Griegos grew to be a thriving farming community by the late 1800s. It was annexed by Albuquerque in the 1940s, and exists today as the Los Griegos Historic District in the North Valley area of the city. It has retained much of its 19th-century architectural and cultural character.