Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sage at the Gutierrez Hubbell House

Yesterday, I took Sage to a local historic house
for some photos in her Saige outfit.

We went to a historic house I have not been to in awhile
for some new photos.

Unfortunately, a piece of dust or lint
I had not noticed as a physical particle ended up
on my camera lens. I now have a new goal to bring
the cloth to wipe my lens if I need to!

Sage enjoyed sitting on the open square on the wall
with the building behind her.

As we walked up to the building,
the tall corn stalks were impressive! They must
be ready to harvest soon! They were in a field
near a covered wagon and hornos.

We walked over the building and in the front hallway.

A docent had started talking to an older couple
about the history of the house. I joined them, and then walked
around for photos after our tour.

The adobe structure goes back to the 1860's.
It was a part of the territorial period with Spanish,
Anglo, and Native American families.

One of the many family members of interest was
John Lorenzo Hubbell, who grew up with his family here
before founding the Hubbell Trading Post in the Navajo Nation
in 1878. His father was Anglo and his mother was Spanish. He
spoke English, Spanish, and Navajo.

It has quite a history! It had family residents through
much of the 20th century. It was rebuilt, repaired,
and opened as a historic home and cultural center in 2007.

One room is currently set up for the speakers
that come for presentations in the community.

Another room is set up for displays by artists.
One person did weaving and embroidery like those
used in the history of the state.

Sage loved the bison that was done as colcha embroidery!

The artist also had done a traditional shirt once used
in this region. It was woven. Once it fell apart, it
may have been used for other purposes, like a back blanket
for a donkey!

This home was a general merchandise store 
and trading post in this location. We learned about
how it was used before the time of cash registers!

Next to this room was Sage's favorite
inside room to visit!

There is a room that was described as the boys' bedroom.

One of my greatest fascinations in this room was the trunk!

I sat down and Sage posed with it in the background.
The docent, who I had several conversations with,
later told me that I could have gone to the other
side of the rope! I could have posed Sage next the trunk,
even it meant a temporary movement of the carriage!

Sage says there were a few places where she could have sat...

The dresser had a collection of toys from the time period
in the drawers with a clear cover over them. 

The top drawer is not covered. The docent took
out the stereoscope while we were with him.

Sage found the carriage in the corner. Are you sure
this room only has toys that boys might have used during
this time period? I see girl toys, too!

We found a window with white wood along the edges.

Sage posed along the window.

The door toward the side facing the street was open.
Maybe it was open for a breeze, and maybe the docent
left it open so I knew I could go out on the patio!

Sage smiled and said that this is New Mexico!

We went back into the front used by visitors.
We visited the docent again in the kitchen!

When I visited this room, there was a table cloth
on it and the docent had his laptop plugged in and on the table.
These are Google images of the kitchen.

Sage posed in the adobe windows on the side with the sun.
Isn't the adobe wall thick?

She posed in another window on the other side.
It was her turn to pose with adobe!

What about outside?

It was a great place to visit! We had much more of an
experience than just posing for photos in front of the adobe
walls in a historic home.

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