HARMON PERCY MARBLE
Untitled (Pueblo horno in Arizona or New Mexico)
1911 - 1926
Vintage gelatin silver print
6.5 x 4.5 in.
Condition: stains top half portion of image
“Outdoor horno or beehive oven used for baking bread in all Pueblo Indian villages. A strong wood burning fire is built inside to heat the oven. The ashes are then removed, the bread is placed inside, and the opening is covered with a board or another covering. The bread bakes, using residual heat only. This style of adobe brick oven was probably introduced by the Spanish.”
- Russell Hartman, California Academy of Sciences