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Tiles, Tourism, and Museums: Changes in Historic Ceramic Tiles in the Southwest since the Late 19th Century

Author(s): Katherine Brewer

Year: 2016

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Summary

From the late 19th century to the present, Pueblo potters created ceramic tiles for sale to museums, tourists, and trading posts. Analysis of historic ceramic tiles from collections at the School for Advanced Research and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, both in Santa Fe, show a pattern for the tiles based on comparisons of tile dimensions, including length, width, and diameter, and tile decorations with the cultural affiliation of the artist, the artist themselves, and the decade in which the tiles were made. The tiles are thus a reflection of change over time and between groups as the demands of Euro-Americans and museums changed.


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Tiles, Tourism, and Museums: Changes in Historic Ceramic Tiles in the Southwest since the Late 19th Century. Katherine Brewer. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404638)


Keywords

General
Ceramics Historic Tiles

Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest


Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America