Artstor partnered with the Visual Resources Collections at Skidmore College’s Lucy Scribner Library to digitize approximately 790 images of Pre-Columbian objects and sites from the Southwest United States, Central America, South America, Europe, and Egypt, which are now available in the Artstor Digital Library. These images were selected from a collection of more than 8,000 slides created by alumna Moreen O’Brien Maser (class of 1926). From 1938 to 1970, Maser traveled with her husband Herman to various archaeological sites and modern cities in the American Southwest, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Italy, and Egypt. Of particular note are the Mesoamerican images, which provide documentary evidence for sites that have been more fully excavated and/or damaged due to environmental and human degradation since being photographed by the Masers more than 50 years ago.

To browse and view the images in this collection: from the “Welcome Page,” click on “Artstor Collections,” and then choose “Moreen O’Brien Maser Collection (Skidmore College).”

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Moreen O’Brien Maser Memorial (Skidmore College) page.