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    • Cliff Palace, along Cliff Canyon

    • Men and women pose on reconstructed walls and ladders at Cliff Palace, Cliff Canyon, Mesa Verde National Park, Montezuma County, southwestern Colorado. The 13th century Pueblo culture's masonry dwellings are under a sandstone cliff overhang on...
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • 1920 or 1921
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • A car is parked near an excavation site of an ancient cliff dwelling. A woman sits near the car. A man leads a horse back toward where a wagon sits on the other side of the ruins. Several walls remain standing, forming rooms among the ruins. The...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1920?]
    • John D. Rockefeller, Jr. at Mesa Verde Cliff Palace (1924)

    • Wearing a bow tie, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., far left, stands with two other men, Dr. R.W. Corwin, center, and Bert Mattison, right, in front of the Round Tower of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park. The remaining ruins of the cliff...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1924?]
    • Mesa Verde

    • John D. Rockefeller, Jr., left, stands with Dr. R.W. Corwin and Bert Mattison, in front of Round Tower at Cliff Palace, a Native American (Anasazi) cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park.
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1924?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A man squats near a thin trench in the distance in front of the ruins of the pithouses at Step House, a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. The round pithouses lie underneath a massive rock overhang. Another man sits on the upper ledge of...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Pithouse A of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, stands in the foreground. A small pile of sandstone slabs forms a wall on the near edge of the pithouse. Additional slabs line the sides of the pithouse. Two men kneel working...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A man sits writing in a pithouse of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. The sides of the pithouse are lined with small slabs of sandstone. Additional portions of the cliff dwelling are being excavated behind where the man...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Two men stand above Pithouses A, B and C of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. The two work to excavate the site that lies under a massive rock wall. Digging tools, including a pick ax in the background and a shovel in the...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Men work to excavate the pithouses of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Several men squat down in one of the round ditches. Digging tools lie scattered on the ground near them. The dwelling is at the bottom of a large, rock...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Pithouse C of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, stands in the foreground under a large rock wall. Two men stand on the ledge above the pithouse digging with shovels. Stone slabs line the wall in the pithouse. A small ring...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Jesse Nusbaum, far right, stands with his excavation team, including his stepson Deric, third from left, at their camp above Step House in Mesa Verde National Park. Standing at Deric's left is the park's future superintendent Marshall Finnan. Four...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Piles of rocks stand in the foreground of this view from the east side of Kiva A at Step House in Mesa Verde National Park. The cliff dwelling is under a large, rock overhang. The tallest portion of the ruin stands at right. Small shrubs are in...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A pit between Pithouses B and C of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, stands in the foreground. Small slabs of sandstone line the sides of the pithouse in the background. A piece of dark wood protrudes from the dirt ground of...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde Road, ruins, Indians

    • A group of unidentified men, some standing, some sitting, gathers on the ledge of Nordenskiold's Ruin No. 12 in Mesa Verde National Park. Jesse Nusbaum's stepson, Deric, stands second from the right. Portions of the cliff dwelling remain standing...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A large, dirt pit stands between Pithouses B and C at the Step House cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Pithouse C is in the background. People have left footprints on the dirt ground.
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A group of men stand with their pack horses on the ledge above Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Squatting near his horse is future park superintendent Marshall Finnan. The remains of some of the structures are in the shadow...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Two workers stand near the ruins from Buried Cave in Fewkes Canyon of Mesa Verde National Park. One man stands under a rock overhang amid the rubble from the excavation while the other stands on the ledge below the overhang. Wood ladders lead up...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A man stands next to an adobe ring in the foreground of this view of Step House while it's under excavation. He holds a shovel in his right hand and props it up on the ledge above the adobe ring near a pile of rocks. The rocks may be part of a...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A piece of wood and a round stone lie next to a hole in Pithouse A of Step House, a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. Other pieces of wood protrude from the ground and the wall above the hole. A metal plate and bowl lie on an upper ledge...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Pithouse B of Step House, a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park, is under excavation. Slabs of sandstone are revealed in the center of the pithouse. Also, two wood posts protrude from the dirt ground in the pithouse. A small pile of wood and...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Several pieces of wood, probably the remains of a wing wall, stand in Pithouse B of Step House, a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. Other pieces of wood protrude from the dirt ground and wall in the background. People have left footprints...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A large, adobe ring lies on the ground in front of Pithouse C at Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. A small brush and trowel lie near the ring. A pile of sandstone forms a wall on the far side of the pithouse in the...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • pick ax.; Pithouses A, B and C of Step House lie at the base of a massive rock overhang in Mesa Verde National Park. The cliff dwelling site is under excavation, and men stand holding shovels in their hands. The man in the background is future...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • An excavation crew, including future park superintendent Marshall Finnan, left, stands with horses in front of the museum at Mesa Verde National Park. The horses have large packs strapped on their backs. Some of the men have ropes tied around...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Pithouse C of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, is under excavation. The round pithouse has slabs of sandstone around its edges and several pieces of wood protrude from the dirt ground. Another smaller ring is sunken into...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • The dirt floor and small ring in Pithouse C are shown from the north side. A pile of stones on the far side of the pithouse forms a small wall topped by a piece of wood lying flat across it. Additional pieces of wood protrude from the floor of the...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A brush leans against one of the dirt and rock walls of Pithouse A in Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Two slabs of rock stand above where the brush is propped. A small pile of rocks is on the dirt ground behind the...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Deric Nusbaum, Jesse's stepson, stands underneath the huge rock overhang at the site of Step House, a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. He holds his left arm straight up to touch the rock overhang. The site has not been excavated. A man...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A piece of wood lies next to a round stone on the dirt ground of Pithouse A of Step House, one of Mesa Verde National Park's cliff dwellings. A small hole is next to the rock. Additional pieces of wood protrude from the ground and the dirt wall...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A group of men digs at the base of a rock overhang in Fewkes Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park. Dressed in work clothes, several of the men are huddled over. Several shovels rest on the ledge above where the men dig. Another man stands on the...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Two men stand above the excavation site of Pithouses A, B and C in Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Dirt has been removed from the round sites underneath a large rock overhang. Digging tools and boxes lie scattered around...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A portion of a ruin, possibly a grain grinding area, lies in the foreground. Large slabs of stone have small markings rubbed into their surfaces. Additional rock slabs lie in the background.
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Deric Nusbaum, Jesse's stepson, uses a brush to clean the dirt from a pottery water jar found in the ruins of the Bone Awl House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Deric wears a large sweater, a wool hat and gloves and a respirator over...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • The pithouses of Step House, a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park, lie underneath a massive rock overhang. The remaining walls of a rock structure lie near the pithouses. Snow patches cover the ground on the upper ledge of the overhang....
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • A man walks up a series of makeshift stone steps that lead from the Step House cliff dwelling to the top of a mesa in Mesa Verde National Park. Huge boulders line either side of the steps. A bare shrub stands in the foreground.
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A large rock stands in the foreground of this view across an adobe ring north of Pithouse C at Step House, one of Mesa Verde National Park's cliff dwellings. Additional rocks are stacked on a pile of dirt. People have left footprints on the dirt...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A group of men work to excavate a room in the Bone Awl House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Deric Nusbaum, right, helps them in one of his first excavations under his stepfather Jesse's supervision. Several rooms have been excavated...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A portion of Pithouse A of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, stands in the foreground. A small pile of rocks creates a wall that winds through the ruin. The ground is dirt. A small, metal trowel is propped against the far...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • A pithouse of Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, stands in the foreground. Large pieces of rock form part of a ring along the front side of the pithouse. Boxes and bags are on the far ledge. A pick ax lies in the right...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Brown sacks lie on the ledge of Pithouse A in Step House, one of Mesa Verde National Park's cliff dwellings. Two pieces of wood lie on the ground of the pithouse. Medium-sized rocks form a small, winding wall in the pithouse. Digging tools and a...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Men stand down in the pithouses excavations at Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. The circular ditches appear to be lined with slabs of sandstone. Digging tools, including a pick ax and a shovel, lie on the ledge above where...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, lies under a massive rock wall. Shown before excavation, piles of rocks and mounds of dirt cover the location of the pithouses. The remains of a rock wall lie at the base of the rock...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Mesa Verde, excavations

    • Workers excavate portions of Pithouses A, B and C in Step House, a cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. Piles of rocks form a wall in one of the circular rooms under the large rock overhang where the men work. Digging tools and boxes are...
    • Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
    • [1926?]
    • Indian ruins on cliff top

    • View across Fewkes and Cliffs Canyons to Sun Temple and Cliff Palace, Chapin Mesa, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [1927]
    • Rock pillars and structure - Mesa Verde

    • A man stands in a small clearing between two rock pillars and one of the ruins, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [1929?]
    • Mesa Verde National Park Colo.

    • A group of men, women and children sit on the edge of a kiva at one of the ruin sites, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [1929?]
    • Mesa Verde N. P., Colo.

    • Unidentified cliff dwellings occupy a small niche in a sandstone cliff wall, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [1929?]

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