The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1983, Volume 29, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

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Taos Building and Kiva at the Painted Desert Exhibit

Page 87. The Taos Building and Kiva at the Painted Desert Exhibit – Panama-California Exposition, 1915.

Cliff Ruins during construction

Page 88-89. Construction of the Painted Desert’s “Cliff Ruins” in 1914.

adobe bricks

Page 88. The thousands of adobe bricks needed for the entire exhibit were made on site.

exhibit's cliffs were made of wire and colored cement

Page 90. The exhibit’s cliffs were made of wire and colored cement over a wooden frame, sculpted to resemble rock.

Indian men building an oven for baking bread

Page 92. While supervising construction of the painted Desert Exhibit, Nusbaum made a thorough photographic documentation of the project. Here he recorded two Indian men building an horno for the baking of bread.

women firing pottery

Page 93. During the Exposition’ s two-year run Indians of various tribes demonstrated numerous skills such as these two women shown firing pottery.