by Carol Bridge
RATON — Recently, the Raton Museum was featured in the August issue of New Mexico Magazine. It spotlighted a recent contribution from Cynthia Pallas, great granddaughter of Robert Lindsay Campbell, which is made up of about 3,000 negatives on glass plates that were taken in the early 1900s until about 1940. Daniel Koshariek, The New Mexico Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, heard of this bonanza and came to see for himself. The Palace of the Governor’s digital imaging specialist, Hannah Abelbeck has been at work photographing and preserving the glass negatives and they will become part of the archives of New Mexico. Roger Sanchez was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of this fascinating record of Raton’s visual past both for Raton and for the state of New Mexico.
The author of the six page article is Tania Casselle with photography by Minesh Bacrania and can be found at: www.newmexico.org/nmmagazine/articles/post/developing-the-past/
The segment will be aired at 10 pm, August 13, on KOB channel 4. Find out more about the Raton Museum – www.theratonmuseum.org/?p=931