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Museum of Mankind copies of William Blackmore photograph albums of American Indians

Collector:
Museum of Mankind  Search this
Blackmore, William, 1827-1878  Search this
Extent:
159 copy prints
800 photocopies (circa)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photocopies
Photographs
Date:
circa 1850s-1870s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and correpospondence relating to a 1970s project that correlated William Blackmore photograph collections in the National Anthropological Archives and the Museum of Mankind (Ethnography Department, British Museum). The collection includes photocopies of photographs of American Indians (mostly portraits) collected by William Blackmore and currently held in the British Museum, as well as copy prints of select photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Henry Blackmore (1827-1878) was an English financier and philanthropist. He founded the Blackmore Museum in Salisbury, England, to house the Squier and Davis collection of archaeological material and commissioned and collected photographs of American Indians for display in the museum. To make these images available to the Smithsonian Institution, Blackmore hired photographer Antonio Zeno Schindler to copy many of the photographs in his collection before they were shipped to England. Many of Schindler's copy glass negatives are now held in the National Anthropological Archives and some are the only surviving versions of these images. The Blackmore Museum continued after its founder's death until 1902, when it was consolidated with the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. The collection was ultimately dispersed in the 1930s to various institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution and the British Museum.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R80-54, NAA Photo Lot 80-41
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints and photocopies made by the British Museum, circa 1976-1980.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photocopies in Photo Lot 80-41 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80-54. These copies were also part of the project to exchange images and data about the Blackmore Collection.
Glass negatives relating to William Henry Blackmore, including copies of photographs collected by Blackmore, held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 31 and the BAE historical negatives.
Artifacts collected by Blackmore held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 1846, 2371, and 1826.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints of photographs held by the Museum of Mankind (Ethnography Department, British Museum) cannot be copied. Copies may be obtained from these repositories.
Genre/Form:
Photocopies
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R80-54, Museum of Mankind copies of William Blackmore photograph albums of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R80-54
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r80-54

Professors' Mess, 1872

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942  Search this
Subject:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942  Search this
Gannett, Henry 1846-1914  Search this
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Hamp, Sidford F (Sidford Frederick) 1855-1919  Search this
Stevenson, James 1840-1888  Search this
Blackmore, William 1827-1878  Search this
West, W. A  Search this
Carrington, E. Campbell  Search this
Savage, Joseph  Search this
Raymond, John  Search this
Taggert, William R  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
Type:
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
Colorado
Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park
Date:
1872
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Geography  Search this
Geology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2010-3558]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_308100

Collecting the American West : the rise and fall of William Blackmore / Anthony Hamber

Author:
Hamber, Anthony  Search this
Subject:
Blackmore, William 1827-1878  Search this
Blackmore, William 1827-1878 Photograph collections  Search this
Blackmore Museum (Salisbury, England)  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 320 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
England
West (U.S.)
Date:
2010
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Businessmen  Search this
Indians of North America--Museums  Search this
Antiquities--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
AM401.B58 H36 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1024484

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