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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs

Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Names:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Coe, Wesley R. (Wesley Roswell), 1869-1960  Search this
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Devereux, W. B.  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Keen, Dora, 1871-  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)  Search this
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Artist:
Schreyvogel, Charles, 1861-1912  Search this
Extent:
396 lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Culture:
Suquamish  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Yakutat Tlingit  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Maps
Place:
British Columbia
Siberia (Russia)
Alaska
Date:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Summary:
The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection comprises photographic prints, lantern slides, and one map documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition from May to July of 1899. These photographs were made by members of the expedition, most prominently its official photographer Edward S. Curtis, funder Edward Henry Harriman, and lead scientist C. Hart Merriam. They depict Alaskan scenery, members of the expedition, and Native people and settlements that they encountered. Mary Harriman Rumsey's collection also includes later platinum prints of American Indians made and signed by Curtis (1900, 1903), photographs of glaciers in Alaska by Dora Keen (1914), a photograph of a painting by Charles Schreyvogel (1903), and a photograph of White Pass by Arthur Clarence Pillsbury (1898).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series: photographs relating to the Harriman Expedition; photographs of Alaska that were not made on the Harriman Expedition; and other photographs relating to American Indians. The Harriman series is arranged in a rough chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934) was an important American philanthropist and the oldest child of railroad tycoon Edward Henry Harriman. In 1901, while studying at Barnard College, she co-founded the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements (later named the Junior League of the City of New York), which facilitated charitable work by privileged women among New York's impoverished groups. Rumsey's efforts lead to the establishment of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. in 1921. Additionally, Rumsey co-founded Today magazine with her brother Averell Harriman and others, and in 1933 she chaired the Consumer Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration.

In 1899, Mary Harriman was among the Harriman family members who accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Originally planned as a bear-hunting trip for the family, the expedition, was funded by Edward Henry Harriman and organized with the help of ethnographer and naturalist Clinton Hart Merriam. The party of accomplished scientists, naturalists, photographers, artists, and writers cruised from British Columbia to Siberia and back on a private ship, the SS George W. Elder, in June and July of 1899. The scientists' findings were published in the thirteen-volume Harriman Alaska Series, and Harriman also paid the expedition's official photographer, Edward S. Curtis, to compile souvenir albums from the over 5,000 photographs made during the course of the expedition.
Related Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives, University of Washington Special Collections, and Library of Congress have photo albums relating to the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The SI Archives also holds the Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection and photogravure plates from the Harriman Alaska Series.

NMAI holds photogravure plates and proofs made from Edward Curtis's later photographs and Frederick Dellenbaugh's expedition notes in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records. The National Anthropological Archives also holds Curtis photographs and papers.
Separated Materials:
The following materials were also part of Mary Harriman Rumsey's estate, gifted to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1934. Where possible, their current locations have been noted.

33 artifacts, most of which were likely collected in Alaska by the Harriman Alaska Expedition, are now housed in the NMAI object collection (catalog numbers 18/6460 - 18/6494)

A set of Harriman Alaska Expedition books, probably now in the Cornell University Libraries

4 phonograph records

A bundle of botanical specimens
Provenance:
This collection was donated as part of the estate of Mary Harriman Rumsey to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in May 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 users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, 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.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-053
Additional Online Media:

Schreyvogel, Charles, 1861-1912

Collection Creator:
Library of Congress  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers may use prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Collection Citation:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works / Series 1: Photomechanical prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-loc-ref1336

A Lost Trail [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1901
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001874
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141217

Off for Town, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street Indianapolis Indiana 46204
Topic:
Landscape--Plain  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86740009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_235226

The Last Drop, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street Indianapolis Indiana 46204
Date:
1903
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS 86740034
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_304763

Indianer des Westens Nordamerikas (1870-1900) : die Schreyvogel-Sammlung im Linden-Museum Stuttgart / von Axel Schulze-Thulin ; [Textvorbereitung, Sabine Bisazki ... et al. ; Objektfotos, Ursula Didoni ; Reproduktionen, Willy Berger]

Author:
Schulze-Thulin, Axel  Search this
Linden-Museum Stuttgart  Search this
Subject:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912 Ethnological collections Exhibitions  Search this
Linden-Museum Stuttgart Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
108 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Antiquities--Exhibitions  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_466346

The life and art of Charles Schreyvogel, painter-historian of the Indian-fighting army of the American West [by] James D. Horan

Author:
Horan, James David 1914-  Search this
Subject:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. illus., facsims., 91 plates (incl. ports.; part col.), ports. 32 x 41 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Call number:
N40.1.S392 H8
ND237.S37 H8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2603

Attack on the Herd (Close Call), (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sid Richardson Museum 309 Main Street Fort Worth Texas 76102
Date:
Ca. 1907
Topic:
Landscape--Plain  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68180006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_408536

The Last Drop, (sculpture)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Gilcrease Museum 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa Oklahoma 74127-2100
Date:
Copyrighted 1903
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS 43590030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_412361

How Kola, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1901
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C770005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_423935

Rear Guard, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Western Art 1727 Tremont Place Denver Colorado 80202
Topic:
Landscape--Plain  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Military  Search this
Control number:
IAP 65560083
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_425962

Pickets, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Western Art 1727 Tremont Place Denver Colorado 80202
Topic:
Landscape--Plain  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Military  Search this
Control number:
IAP 65560084
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_425965

The Triumph, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1908
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Weapon--Spear  Search this
Western  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C280029
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_428028

Saving the Lieutenant, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1906
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Military  Search this
State of Being--Illness  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Western  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C280030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_428029

The Lost Dispatches, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1909
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Military  Search this
State of Being--Illness  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Western  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C280031
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_428030

Indian Profile, Son of a Ute Chief, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1893
Topic:
Ethnic--Ute  Search this
Portrait male--Profile  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C280032
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_428035

The Last Drop, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington
Date:
1900
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650034
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465148

The Last Drop, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington
Date:
1903
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAS 56650010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465203

The Last Drop, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington
Date:
1903
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS 56650038
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465355

The Messenger, (painting)

Painter:
Schreyvogel, Charles 1861-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Western Art 1727 Tremont Place Denver Colorado 80202
Date:
1912
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Western  Search this
Control number:
IAP 65560034
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_306127

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