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Lantern Slides

Collection Creator:
Wiley, John  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
circa 1922
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
John Wiley Appalachian Trail Collection, 1904-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1194, Series 1
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John Wiley Appalachian Trail Lantern Slides and Maps
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1194-ref13

John Wetherill lantern slides

Photographer:
Wetherill, John  Search this
Extent:
42 lantern slides
Culture:
Pueblo Indians -- Antiquities & archaeological sites -- Colorado  Search this
Pueblo (Anasazi) (archaeological)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Ute  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
lantern slides
Lantern slides
Place:
Cliff Palace (Mesa Verde, Colorado) -- archeology
Colorado -- Antiquities
Date:
1892
Summary:
This collection contains glass lantern slides shot by rancher and explorer John Wetherill (1866-1944). The photographs depict Ancestral Puebloan sites in southwestern U.S., as well as photos of Diné (Navajo) and Ute men and women.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 42 glass lantern slides that were shot by John Wetherill (1866-1944) circa 1892. The bulk of the photographs depict Ancestral Puebloan sites at Mesa Verde and Hovenweep in southwest Colorado. Wetherill may have been escorting the H. Jay Smith Exploring Company around the region as they collected objects for a Mesa Verde exhibit at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

The glass lantern slides depict cliff dwellings in a state of pre-archaeological preservation including the sites of Cliff Palace, Spruce Tree House, Square Tower House, Kodak House, Sandal House, and Spring House at Mesa Verde; and Square Tower at Hovenweep. The photographs also depict Oraibi Hopi Village, Montezuma Castle, and Casa Grande Ruins sites in Arizona.

A few photographs depict Ute and Diné (Navajo) men and women. One photograph of note depicts an outdoor group portrait photographed at a Ute wedding in Mancos, Colorado. The individuals depicted include George Bowles (Harvard student), Mancos Jim (Ute) and his wife, Herbert L. Cowing (1877-1956), Elmer Coston, Benjamin Kite Wetherill (1832-1898), and Richard Wetherill (1858-1910).

Several photographs in this collection also depict objects such as pottery, yucca baskets, stone axes, manos, and metates alongside Ancestral Puebloan human remains. These photographs are restricted.

John Wetherill is listed as the photographer, however, his brother Richard Wetherill (1858-1910) may have shot some of the photographs as well. The lantern slides feature handwritten labels that describe the photographs and were probably written by a Museum of the American Indian employee. Additionally, "Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, Broadway at 155th ST. N. Y. City" is printed on the back of the masking paper, which indicates that the lantern slides were most likely assembled by MAI staff.

Some lantern slides may be the reverse or mirror images of the actual scenes.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in photo number order.
Biographical / Historical:
John Wetherill (1866-1944) was a cattle rancher, explorer, and amateur archaeologist in Colorado. Born in Kansas in 1866 to Benjamin Kite Wetherill and Marion Tompkins Wetherill, the family moved to Mancos in southwestern Colorado in 1879. In December 1888, Richard Wetherill (John's older brother) and Charles Mason (brother-in-law), were credited with having discovered Cliff Palace, Spruce Tree House, and Square Tower House sites at Mesa Verde, although the cliff dwellings were already known to some Native Puebloan communities in the southwest at the time. Additionally, several non-Native explorers had visited other Ancestral Puebloan sites in the region prior to the Wetherills' discoveries including Mexican-Spanish missionaries Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante in 1776; prospector John Moss in 1873; and photographer William Henry Jackson for the Hayden U.S. Geological Survey in 1874.

After the discovery, Richard and his brothers John, Clayton, Winslow, and Benjamin continued exploring and found other Ancestral Puebloan sites in the region. In 1891, the Wetherill brothers worked with amateur Swedish archaeologist Gustaf Nordenskiöld excavating Cliff House. Nordenskiöld taught them the basics tenants of archaeological excavation and trained them to keep detailed provenance records and to label objects.

From 1888-1893, the Wetherills collected more objects from Mesa Verde and eventually sold many of their collections, including a large collection to the Colorado State Historical Society (History Colorado). By 1900 John Wetherill moved to New Mexico and then Utah with his wife Louise Wade Wetherill. John continued serving as a guide and trained archaeologists and anthropologists in the region. He died in 1944.

Agnes Cowing (1880-1965), the collector of the glass lantern slides, was a librarian in New York. She most likely obtained them from her brother Herbert L. Cowing (1877-1956) or her sister Julia R. Cowing (b. 1857) who were both friends of the Wetherill family and visited the Wetherill Ranch in Mancos, Colorado in the 1890s.
Related Materials:
History Colorado in Denver, Colo. holds a John and Richard Wetherill photographs collection (2000.129), a Richard Wetherill manuscripts collection (Mini-MSS #3035), and a large collection of objects collected by the Wetherills. The Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives holds a collection of photographs collected by H. Jay Smith (NAA MS 2420).
Provenance:
Donated to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation by Agnes Cowing in 1934.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Some images restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Antiquities & archaeological sites -- Colorado  Search this
Indians of North America -- Colorado  Search this
cliff dwellings -- Colorado -- Mesa Verde National Park  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Wetherill lantern slides, Box and Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.106
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John Wetherill lantern slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-106
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[Lantern Slides], 54 of 56

Collection Creator:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 429
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Paul E. Garber Collection, Acc. NASM.1991.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul E. Garber Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1991-0063-ref4489

Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides

Creator:
Thompson, Everett Edward, 1876-1962  Search this
Names:
Kuhn, Irene  Search this
Extent:
151 lantern slides (approximate number: 151 Items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Lecture notes
Photographs
Place:
Indonesia -- description and travel
East Indies
Java
Indonesia
Malaysia
Date:
1899-1962
Summary:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines.
Scope and Contents:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines. Total: 151 items
Arrangement note:
Series 1: -- Biographical Data

Series 2: -- Portrait Photograph

Series 3: -- Travel Journal

Series 4: -- Lecture notes and announcements

Series 5: -- Letter

Series 6: -- Printed Matter

Series 7: -- Lantern Slides
Biographical Information:
Editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in1876. He received an A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1899. From 1901-1905 Thompson fufilled an appointment to a government teaching position in the Philippines. In 1905 he traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan. From 1905 to 1909 he was part of the editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1907 he married Emily Lecretia Bettes and two years later in 1909 received an M.A. from Amherst College where he wrote a thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language." From 1910-1920 Thomspon served as editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City. In 1920 he received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University. That same year Thompson rejoined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts where he remained until 1949. Everett Edward Thompson died 1962 March 24 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1876 June 20 -- Born in Springfield, Massachusetts

1899 -- Received A.B. degree from Amherst College

1901-1905 -- Appointed government teaching position in the Philippines

1905 -- Traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan

1905-1909 -- Joined editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts

1907 -- Married Emily Lecretia Bettes

1909 -- Received M.A. from Amherst College. Thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language."

1910-1920 -- Editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City

1913 -- Birth of son Ronald

1920 -- Received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University

1920-1949 -- Re-joined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts

1962 March 24 -- Died in Springfield, Massachusetts
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives by Everett Edward Thompson's son, Ronald Thompson, in 1991.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Topic:
Royalty, Netherlands  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lecture notes
Photographs
Citation:
Everett Edward Thompson Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ronald Thompson, 1991.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.05
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1991-05
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Apollo Program Lecture Lantern Slides

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
Enter vol amt Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Date:
bulk 1930-1940
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 160 Apollo era presentation lantern slides, 3.25 by 4 inch mounts as well as a few 35 mm slides. These slides were presumedly used by NASA as part of informational briefings given to upper management. The slides include the following: photographs of the moon, NASA facilities, rockets and equipment; charts, including NASA organizational charts and charts highlighting Apollo Program objectives and lunar site selection status; space-themed cartoons; maps showing NASA facilities; and artist concepts of the anticipated missions, including entering and leaving lunar orbit, the Lunar Excursion Module on the moon,reentering into Earth atmosphere, and splashdown.
Biographical / Historical:
The Apollo program began as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) ten-year plan from 1959, which planned for lunar exploration sometime in the 1970s. Following President Kennedy's speech of 25 May 1961, which called for a lunar landing by the end of 1969, NASA accelerated its development scheme accordingly. Flights began in November 1967 with the unmanned launches of Apollos 4, 5, and 6. The first manned launch occurred in October 1968 with Apollo 7. Apollo 8 (21 Dec - 27 Dec 1968) was the first manned mission to orbit the moon. Apollos 9 (3 Mar - 13 Mar 1969) and 10 (18 May -26 may 1969) tested the lunar module in Earth and Lunar orbit respectively. Apollo 11 (16 Jul - 24 Jul 1969) was the first manned craft to land on the moon, followed by Apollos 12 (14 Nov - 24 Nov 1969), 14 (31 Jan - 9 Feb 1971), 15 (26 Jul - 7 Aug 1971), 16 (16 Apr - 27 Apr 1972), and 17 (7 Dec - 19 Dec 1972). Apollo 13 (11 Apr - 17 Apr 1970) was planned as a lunar landing mission, but an explosion in the Apollo Service Module caused the mission to be aborted. In all 12 men landed on the moon and carried out numerous scientific experiments and returned more than 837 pounds of lunar soil for analysis.
Provenance:
Charles Petruzzo, Gift, 2015
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo Project  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Citation:
Apollo Program Lecture Lantern Slides, Accession 2015-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0038

T. Parks Brownrigg lantern slides

Collector:
Brownrigg, T. Parks  Search this
Publisher:
Art and Travel Company  Search this
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company  Search this
Detroit Photographic Co.  Search this
Pancost & Hand  Search this
Riley Optical Instrument Company  Search this
Sunset Engraving Company  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Bond, George W.  Search this
Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
Nichols, G. L.  Search this
Depicted:
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Names:
Van Altena, Edward (photographer or publisher)  Search this
Extent:
312 lantern slides (circa 312 lantern slides (many colored))
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Place:
Badlands National Park (S.D.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Yellowstone National Park
Teton Range (Wyo. and Idaho)
Date:
circa 1907-1908
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of photographs, possibly part of a travelog, depicting mostly American landscapes (particularly tourist destinations), transportation (railroads, roads, and boats), towns, and hotels. A few photographs of American Indians include images of a Crow burial, a Pueblo ceremony, and men on horseback at Eagle Butte on the Yellowstone River. There are also scenic views made in Yellowstone National Park, California, the Teton Mountains, Badlands National Park, and the Grand Canyon; the latter includes an image of Theodore Roosevelt and party. Some images from outside of the United States include people and streets in Holland.

Most of the photographs were likely made by T. Parks Brownrigg, and the slides were prepared by Art and Travel Company, George W. Bond (for the Santa Fe Railroad), Detroit Photographic Company, Frank Jay Haynes, T. H. McAllister, G. L. Nichols, Pancoast and Hand, Scott and Van Altena, Sunset Engraving Company, and Underwood and Underwood.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 35
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs published by Frank Jay Haynes held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 92-3, Photo Lot 90-1, and BAE 4543 (Photo Lot 24).
Additional lantern slides published by Underwood and Underwood held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 98 and the Archives Center, National Museum of American History holds the Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection.
Additional photographs published by Detroit Photographic Company held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 92-37 and Photo Lot 92-3.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Markets  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Bison  Search this
Citation:
Photo lot 35, T. Parks Brownrigg lantern slides, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.35
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-35

George L. Waite "Desert Sheiks" lantern slides

Creator:
Waite, George L.  Search this
Names:
Logan Museum of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
47 lantern slides
Culture:
Algerians  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Algeria
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of 47 lantern slides, some hand‐colored, that appear to have been made to illustrate a talk by Waite entitled, "Desert Sheiks." Images show Algerian nomadic people, their camps, and activities including animal husbandry, Algerian towns and villages, and views of the Algerian countryside. There are also several images of the Beloit College expedition camp and participants, including one photograph of George Waite taping up film cans.
Biographical/Historical note:
George L. Waite was a photographer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the spring of 1930, when he was about 60 years old, Waite volunteered as photographer for the sixth Beloit College Logan Museum of Anthropology Algerian expedition, led by Alonzo W. Pond. His primary role was to provide photographic and cinematic documentation of the excavation activities and daily lives of the 20 expedition members.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2010-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Films relating to the 1930 expedition and George L. Waite's role and photographer are held in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.5.1, HSFA 82.5.2-1, HSFA 82.5.2-2, and HSFA 82.5.8.
The Beloit College Archives holds additional photographs of the expedition.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2010-12, George L. Waite "Desert Sheiks" lantern slides, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-12
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2010-12
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World War One Theater Lantern Slides

Creator:
Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
17 glass slides
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Glass slides
Cartoons (humorous images)
Lantern slides
Advertisements
Place:
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Date:
1914-1925
Summary:
This collection consists of seventeen glass lantern slides depicting World War I advertising and propaganda images. The images include clothing advertisements, home furnishings, local events, treasury and stamp savings, organizations such as the American Red Cross and Merchant Marines, and tips on rationing.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of seventeen lantern slides related to World War I efforts, advertisements, and miscellaneous use. There is no information about who created or produced the slides.

The slides depict tips for rationing food and clothing, calls from the American Red Cross and the Merchant Marines to assist in the war effort, and promotions to buy treasury and stamp savings bonds. The advertisements depict clothing, home furnishings, local events, and boxing matches. The single miscellaneous lantern slide depicts a humorous scene of a family living in close quarters.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: War Effort, 1914-1919

Series 2: Advertisements, 1914-1925

Series 3: Miscellaneous, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Lantern slides came into existence during the nineteenth century and continued into the early twentieth century. Lantern slides are typically glass plates with an image imprinted on them. A projector casts light through the slide, which passes through a lens that focuses the image on the projected screen. Slides gained popularity in classroom settings and for use between theater shows during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They acted as advertisements and service announcements for the theaters while the projection crew swapped out movie reels. With the advent of movie trailers and advertisement films, lantern slides fell in popularity but their legacy remains as the precursor to slide projectors created during the 1950s through the 1980s.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Robert Bagby Stereographs and Lantern Slides collection (AC1185)

Lantern Slide Collection (AC0686)

Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs (AC0945)
Provenance:
Donated by Janes Bachelet on April 28, 2000.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hotels  Search this
Clothing stores  Search this
Men's clothing  Search this
Men's clothing industry -- 1900-1960  Search this
World War I, 1914-1918  Search this
Boxing -- Tournaments -- United States  Search this
Clothing manufacture  Search this
Cartooning  Search this
Food conservation  Search this
Merchant Marine -- United States  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Tailoring  Search this
American Red Cross  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartoons (humorous images)
Lantern slides
Advertisements -- 20th century
Citation:
World War I Theater Lantern Slides, circa 1914-1925, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1294
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World War One Theater Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1294
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Robert Bagby Stereographs and Lantern Slides

Creator:
Bagby, Robert, d. 1972  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1919 - 1970
Summary:
Robert Bagby was a professional photographer and professor of photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. These slides depict the photographer himself, models, monuments in the Washington, DC area, and countryside scenes.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirty-three Stereo Realist color slides, with viewer, in a fitted case, arranged according to the container listing; and four 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" black-and-white lantern slides in a Kodak envelope. Several images depict the photographer himself, possibly self-portraits. One lantern slide shows him with a motorcycle. Other subjects include landscapes, houses, covered bridges, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, Mount Vernon, the Supreme Court, and other landmarks from the District of Columbia, cherry blossoms in Washington, fashion models, and a commercial still life. Although one of the lantern slides is a photograph of the young Robert Bagby astride a motorcycle, the other slides seem quite early (all dated 1919 on the labels) and were probably collected by Bagby from other sources. All lantern slides are cracked to varying degrees and are very fragile.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, 35mm slides

Series 2, Black-and-White Lantern Slides
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Bagby was a well-known commercial color photographer whose subjects included landscapes and fashion. He specialized in advertising and was one of the first to specialize in advertising photographs, becoming known for his photographs of food for Vanity Fair in 1934. He later taught as a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York) from 1953-1968 and taught courses in color photography, specifically in advertising. He also wrote a book entitled Make Your Own Color Prints, published by McGraw-Hill in 1961.
Provenance:
These items were acquired by the Rochester Institute of Technology after Robert Bagby's death and were given to the National Museum of American History Archives Center by Scott Engdahl on October 28, 2009. Mr. Engdahl is the son of David Engdahl, the former assistant director of the School of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected slides with gloves. Lantern slides are cracked and extremely fragile.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation:
Robert Bagby Stereographs and Lantern Slides, circa 1919-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1185
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Robert Bagby Stereographs and Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1185

Project Fire Slides and Lantern Slides

Creator:
Republic Aviation Corporation  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.02 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Glass slides
Slides (photographs)
Date:
bulk 1960s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirty-one black and white three by four glass lantern slides and sixty film slides of Republic's work with Project Fire.
Biographical / Historical:
Project Fire, announced in 1962, was a NASA high-speed reentry heat research program to obtain data on materials, heating rates, and radio signal attenuation on spacecraft reentering the atmosphere at speeds of about 24,500 miles per hour. Information from this program would support manned and unmanned reentry from lunar missions. NASA awarded a five million dollar contract to Republic Aviation Corporation for the construction of two experimental reentry spacecraft.
Provenance:
Benjamin and Lillian Sokol, Gift, 2006
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Project Fire  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Project Fire Slides and Lantern Slides, Accession number 2006-0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0027
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0027

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 lantern slides
3344 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque Indians  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Mazahua Indians  Search this
San Blas  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Sioux Nation  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Indians  Search this
Sauk and Fox Nation  Search this
Laguna (N.M.)  Search this
Triqui  Search this
Shuar Indians  Search this
Macusi Indians  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Chol Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Otomi Indians  Search this
Chontal Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Mixe Indians  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Chibcha Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Mehinacu Indians  Search this
Flathead Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Menomini Indian Tribe  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Cuna Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Tepehua Indians  Search this
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Acoma (N.M.)  Search this
Teotihuacan  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Huastec Indians  Search this
Tlaxcala  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Lantern slides
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kentucky
Kansas
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Lantern slides of Brazil, Cuba, and Costa Rica

Extent:
137 lantern slides
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
India
Virgin Islands
Brazil
Barbados
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
São Paulo (Brazil)
Havana (Cuba)
Cuba
Date:
1919-1926
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs, probably made by a tourist, documenting architecture and city scenes in Havana, Cuba (1919); San Jose and Port Simon, Costa Rica (1926); and Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some images depict agriculture and religious subjects, including those of an experimental agriculture station in Cuba, the coffee industry in Brazil, and a Jesuit school in Costa Rica. Also included in the collection are photographs made in Barbados (1923), Charlotte Amalie in the Virgin Islands, and India, as well as slides of astronomical charts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 142
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Coffee industry -- Brazil  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 142, Lantern slides of Brazil, Cuba, and Costa Rica, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.142
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-142
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Casey collection of lantern slides of the southwestern United States

Publisher:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Bureau of Reclamation  Search this
Bond, George W.  Search this
Collector:
Casey  Search this
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949  Search this
Donor:
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949  Search this
Names:
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Extent:
81 lantern slides ((many tinted))
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
White Mountain Apache Indians  Search this
Acoma Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Jemez Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Place:
Carlsbad Caverns (N.M.)
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Date:
circa 1920s
Scope and Contents note:
Lantern slides depicting the people and landscape of the American Southwest. Images include those of Southwest Indians, dwellings and pueblos, churches, dances and ceremonies, excavations (including Pueblo Bonito and Neil M. Judd with his excavation party), pictographs, and landscapes. Tribes represented include Acoma, White Mountain Apache, Hopi (Mishongnovi), Laguna, Navajo, Taos, and Santa Clara Indians. The slides were largely commercially distributed by the George W. Bond, Chicago Slide Company, Chicago Transparency Company (for the Santa Fe Railroad), Detroit Slide Company, Edward H. Kemp, National Geographic Society, and United States Bureau of Reclamation. The collection was listed as the "Casey collection" by Father John Montgomery Cooper when it was brought to the museum.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 32, USNM ACC 211312
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional artifacts donated by the Department of Anthropology, Catholic University of America in accession 211312 held in the Department of Anthropology collections and in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 20.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Pueblos  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Citation:
Photo lot 32, Casey collection of lantern slides of the southwestern United States, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.32
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-32
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John Wiley Appalachian Trail Lantern Slides and Maps

Creator:
Wiley, John  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Maps
Photographs
Place:
Appalachian Trail
Date:
1904 - 1953
Summary:
The collection consists of maps of areas along the Appalachian Trail, some issued by clubs and trail conferences, and lantern slides depicting views of the Appalachian Trail, mountains, rivers, hikers, camp scenes, and canoeing, with special emphasis on Mt. Katahdin, Maine.
Scope and Contents:
Collection includes ten maps of areas along the Appalachian Trail, some issued by clubs and trail conferences, and 26 lantern slides of views of the Trail in New England, specifically Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Series 1, Lantern Slides, circa 1922, consists of twenty-six 3¼" x 4" inch black-and-white mounted-glass lantern slides depicting views of the Appalachian Trail, views of mountains, rivers, hikers, camp scenes, and canoeing, near Mt. Katahdin, Maine. Some lanterns slides are cracked, and there is no arrangement.

Series 2, Maps, 1904-1951, consists of ten maps issued by Appalachian Trail clubs and conferences. Most of the maps are copies or blueprints. One map is on tracing paper. The maps are 33"x 34" or smaller and are arranged chronologically.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1, Lantern Slides, circa 1922

Series 2, Maps, 1904-1953
Biographical / Historical:
The maps were presumably used by Wiley family members while hiking the Appalachian Trail and the lantern slides depict some Wiley family members and friends while hiking.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Earl Shaffer Papers, 1903-2002 (AC0828)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by John Wiley on April 5, 2010.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hiking  Search this
Trails  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Maps
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
John Wiley Appalachian Trail Collection, 1904-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1194
See more items in:
John Wiley Appalachian Trail Lantern Slides and Maps
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1194
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Lantern Slides from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition

Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1909-1910, 1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 8 hand-colored glass lantern slides from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition. It is unclear as to who the photographer was. Also included are black-and-white prints made of the lantern slides by Smithsonian Photographic Services (SPS) in 1989.
Historical Note:
On June 20, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Charles D. Walcott, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution concerning Roosevelt's proposed trip to Africa. Roosevelt offered to take two naturalist-taxidermists selected by the United States National Museum for the purpose of caring for specimens that might be acquired. The offer was accepted and eventually three naturalists were chosen to accompany the expedition. Edgar Alexander Mearns was selected as head naturalist and bird-collector, Edmund Heller was to care for the large mammals and John Alden Loring was to have charge of the small mammal collecting.

The party left New York on March 23, 1909 and sailed for British East Africa, arriving on April 21. From there, the expedition traveled by the Uganda Railway to Kapiti Plains where their safari awaited them. The party followed a route that took them to Nairobi, the vicinity of Mt. Kenja, the Loita Plains, Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and up the Nile to Khartoum. The expedition broke up there on March 14, 1910.

The official photographer for the expedition was Roosevelt's son Kermit Roosevelt, although other members of the party also took a number of photographs, especially Edmund Heller.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Safaris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-093, , Lantern Slides from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
Identifier:
Accession 06-093
See more items in:
Lantern Slides from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-093

Aichi D3A1 and Nakajima B5N Glass Lantern Slides

Names:
Aichi Clock and Electric Co Ltd  Search this
Extent:
0.52 Cubic Feet ((1 slim legal document box) (1 shoebox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Date:
1942-1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 27 glass lantern slides focusing on these two Japanese bombers. These aircraft were possibly flown during the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The slides show parts of these aircraft including wings, fuselages, and wheels.
Biographical / Historical:
The Aichi D3A1, Navy Type 99 carrier bomber, was first produced by Aichi Watch and Electrical Machinery Co. in 1939. Its appearance resembled that of its American counterpart, the Douglas SBD Dauntless. The Nakajima B5N, Navy Type 97 carrier attack torpedo bomber, was very similar to Douglas Devastator (TBD).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Unknown.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aichi D3A Val (Navy Type 99 Carrier Bomber)  Search this
Nakajima B5N Kate (Navy Type 97 Carrier Attack Bomber)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0598
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0598

Lantern slides of Ferdinand Pettrich sculptures related to American Indians

Names:
Museo missionario etnologico  Search this
Black Hawk, approximately 1832-approximately 1890  Search this
Keokuk Sauk chief, 1780?-1848  Search this
Pettrich, Ferdinand, 1798-1872  Search this
Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813  Search this
Collector:
Cooper, John M. (John Montgomery), 1881-1949  Search this
Nuttall, Zelia, 1858-1933  Search this
Extent:
28 lantern slides (28, lantern slides)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of statues, busts, and reliefs in the Vatican's Museo Missionario Etnologico. Included are portraits of Creek, Dakota, Fox, Sauk, Shawnee, and Winnebago Indians, as well as scenes of scalping, hunting, and a council between Indians and United States government officials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ferdinand Pettrich (1798-1872) was born in Dresden, Germany, and first learned sculpting practices from his father, a court sculptor for the King of Saxony. After moving to Rome at age 21, he studied under the Danish sculptor and teacher Albert B. Thorvaldsen. Following this education, Pettrich traveled to America with his wife in 1835, and opened a studio in Washington, D.C. There, he sculpted busts for politicians and visiting American Indian delegates and may have made sketches depicting facets of the life and history of various tribes. Some of those sketches were later used to compose his statues. In 1942, Pettrich was stabbed, and moved to recuperate in Brazil, where he worked as court sculptor for Emperor Dom Pedro II. He later returned to Rome, where he presented his sculptures of American Indian subjects to the Museum of St. John Lateran in the Vatican.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 20
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Lithographs of Pettrich sketches are held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4886.
Additional artifacts donated by the Department of Anthropology, Catholic University of America in USNM ACC 211312 held in the Department of Anthropology collections and in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 32.
Copies of correspondence from Pettrich held in the Archives of American Art in the Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists and Ferdinand F. A. Pettrich letters to Henry Wise.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Photo lot 20, Lantern slides of Ferdinand Pettrich sculptures related to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.20
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-20

Lantern Slides from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition, c. 1909-1910, 1989

Creator:
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Subject:
Heller, Edmund 1875-1939  Search this
Loring, John Alden  Search this
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Roosevelt, Kermit 1889-1943  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa
Date:
1909
1909-1910
c 1909-1910, 1989
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Safaris  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-093
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259453

Reflective light view of lantern slides showing Worm-Petersen (Oslo, Norway) mounts

Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Date:
circa 1925
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson], Acc. XXXX.0491, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0491, File NASM-9A06558
See more items in:
Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0491-ref555

Fred R. Meyer collection of lantern slides, negatives, and photographic prints

Creator:
Meyer, Fred R.  Search this
Names:
Miller, Fred E., 1868-1936  Search this
Throssel, Richard, -1933  Search this
Extent:
199 lantern slides (black and white)
381 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
6 Photographic Prints
Culture:
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Ojibwa  Search this
Ute  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic Prints
Black-and-white negatives
Lantern slides
Place:
Juneau (Alaska)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1890-1915
Scope and Contents:
The Meyer collection consists primarily of lantern slide and glass plates negatives made by Meyer among the Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke) and Pikuni (Piegan) in Montana on the Crow and Blackfeet Reservations, perhaps in1902 and in 1904. The Apsáalooke and Pikuni lantern slides and negatives are mostly informal, outdoor portraits of men and women in traditional clothing, but they also depict camps and ceremonials and even buffalo herds. In addition, there are depictions of Ute, Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet), Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce), Numakiki (Mandan), and Ojibwa individuals. He made the Numakiki photographs on the Fort Berthold Rerservation in North Dakota. The collection also contains landscape views made in Yosemite Valley, California, and British Columbia and cityscapes of Juneau, Alaska. Although Meyer likely photographed the vast majority of the items in the collection, it is unlikely that he created all of them. For example, there are many studio portraits that an amateur such as Meyer lacked the studio space, equipment, and experience to make. In addition, there is at least one glass plate negative of a Fred Miller Crow Reservation photograph and several that appear to be by Cree photographer Richard Throssel, who also made photographs on the Crow Reservation. The five prints (one of these--assigned a print number--is in fact a newspaper clipping announcing the death of Ka-Be-Na-Gway-Wence or Meet-Ka-Be-Nah-Gway) are certainly not by Meyer. Of interest here is a photograph depicting Goyathlay (Geronimo) in later life wearing traditional Chiricahua Apache clothing, including his headdress. Most of the negatives are on glass but some of them are film copies of the glass negatives and lantern slides.
Arrangement note:
Lantern slides: organized in envelopes; arranged by image number

Negatives: organized in envelopes; arranged by negative number
Biographical/Historical note:
Relatively little is known about Fred R. Meyer (1874-1939), but from his photographic record it is clear that he was an amateur photographer who traveled extensively throughout the western United States, particularly in Montana and North Dakota possibly from 1890 to 1915. A handful of his Montana photographs were given to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center by Meyer's friend William P. Sargent. Meyer's notations on the versos of these prints are dated either 1902 or 1904. According to the Historical Center's records, Meyer was a surveyor but other sources indicate that he (also) worked as a butcher. It has also been suggested that he was associated in some way (perhaps as a clerk) with the Indian agencies that served the Apsáalooke, Pikuni, and Numakiki reservations. He apparently also photographed in Pine Ridge in 1907 and collected objects in Wyoming and Montana. On January 19, 1914, he gave a lantern slide lecture at the Rochester Historical Society entitled "Indian Life and Customs in the Great Northwest," and it appears that he was either originally from or eventually settled in Rochester. In addition, in 1913 he may have corresponded with Joseph Keppler. In the letter, he thanks Keppler for a book and a gun and states that he was pleased to give Keppler the medicine teeth, some of which he also planned to give to "Mr. Pepper" (George Pepper?).
Provenance:
Gift of Mrs. Fred R. (Hattie M.) Meyer.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Topic:
Crow Indians -- Montana -- Crow Indian Reservation -- Photographs  Search this
Piegan Indians -- Montana -- Great Blackfeet Reservation -- Photographs  Search this
Mandan Indians -- North Dakota -- Fort Berthold Indian Reservation -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Lantern slides
Citation:
Fred R. Meyer collection of lantern slides, negatives, and photographic prints, 1890-1915, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide and catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.032
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-032

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