The Horace S. Poley Photographs is a major collection of photographic images of Native Americans in the southwestern United States. Included are images of the Fiesta of San Geronimo at Taos, the Snake Dance of the Hopi, Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico and the Dedication of the Ute Pass Indian Trail in 1912. Horace Swartley Poley was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1864 and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1887. He was a member of the Colorado Springs Pioneer Society, the Knights of Pythias, and the National Archaeology Society. Poley served as head of the U.S. Postal registry department in Colorado Springs, and for more than 60 years he was a vestryman of Grace Episcopal Church. He died June 7, 1949 in Colorado Springs.