Marking NM’s Historic Women: Laura Gilpin

Photo Credit: Palace of the Governors Photo Archives
Photographer Laura Gilpin, New Mexico
Date: 1965?
Negative Number: 050822

Laura Gilpin (1891–1979)

An outstanding photographer of the twentieth century, Laura Gilpin is best known for capturing southwestern cultures and landscapes on film. When her car ran out of gas on the Navajo reservation in 1930, she began photographing the local people. She published four books culminating with The Enduring Navaho in 1968. A master of the art of platinum printing, her photographs are found in museums around the world.

Roadside Marker Location: Santa Fe County, I-25, Mile Marker 270

You can view a county by county list of the Historic Women Mile Markers in this pdf.

You can view a map of the Historic Women Mile Markers at

March is Women’s History Month. During this month we’ll be highlighting some of the women featured on New Mexico’s Historic Women Roadside Markers. Text provided by our colleagues at New Mexico Historic Preservation Division