Skull, Ghost Ranch, between 1961 and 1972
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains over 1100 photographs, including copy prints, contact sheets, film, and Polaroids relating to the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe. The collection includes photography by O'Keeffe that reflects her daily life and photography interests, as well as photography of O'Keeffe and her properties, artwork, and travel. A small portion of the collection relates to The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and the catalogue raisonne. Copy prints in the collection are often by fine art photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Laura Gilpin, or Eliot Porter and come from other repositories. There are a small number of original enclosures, such as envelopes, boxes, and albums. Part of this collection was accessioned into the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's art collection under the same accession number, 2006.6, and contains fine art photography by artists like Stieglitz, Todd Webb, and Ansel Adams.
- Creation: between 1961 and 1972
Language of Materials
Materials predominately in English or have no linguistic content.
The collection is open to the public for research purposes. Digital assets are available for viewing framed materials.
1 Photographic Prints : chromogenic print ; 5 x 3 1/2 inches
Large cow (or steer) skull hanging on an exterior adobe wall of the portal; partial view of two vigas visible above the skull. Inscription on verso by Georgia O'Keeffe: "Greetings Dove - this hangs beside my door at the Ranch."
Kodak Ektacolor Paper. Backprinting: "A Kodak Paper," with small black ink mark on verso.
Ownership and Rights
Copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Explanation of Rights
Seven copies of photograph (see 2006.6.1446a-f for additional copies).