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Couples photo exhibit to open at Branson Library

In honor of Valentine's Day, the New Mexico State University Library's department of Archives and Special Collections will be opening a photo exhibit Feb. 14.

The exhibit, "Couples," will be displayed in Branson Library's fourth floor Milton Gallery through August.

The display features photographs from the Green Edward Miller and Amador Family collections. Miller, an itinerant photographer originally from Texas, settled in New Mexico's Sacramento Range in the last years of the 19th century. He chose as his subjects the lives of fellow homesteaders ranching and logging throughout the area.

While the well-to-do Amador family's photographs chronicles the glamour and bloom of young love, Miller's photographs emphasize the etched and furrowed faces of relationships forged through the hardship, resolve and endurance of the pioneer experience.

For more information, contact archivist Martha Shipman Andrews at (575) 646-5028 or mandrews@lib.nmsu.edu.