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Bertha Gritzner collection of Fair of the Iron Horse photographs

Collector:
Gritzner, Bertha  Search this
Names:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Extent:
6 Gelatin silver prints
Culture:
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Place:
Maryland -- Baltimore County
Date:
September 24 - October 8, 1927
Summary:
This collection contains 6 snapshot photographs depicting Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan) Chiefs participating in the Fair of the Iron Horse held at Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1927.The photographs in this collection were owned by Bertha Gritzner, who attended the fair and may depicted in the images.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 6 snapshot gelatin silver prints depicting scenes at the Fair of the Iron Horse held at Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Maryland. The Fair was held from September 24 to October 8, 1927 in honor of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centennial. The photographs depict Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan) Chiefs posing at the fair along with unidentified individuals. The photographs were originally owned by Bertha Gritzner, who may be depicted in the photographs.

Chief Two Guns White Calf is featured in two photographs.
Arrangement:
Photographs arranged in a folder by image number.
Biographical / Historical:
The Fair of the Iron Horse celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Held in Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Maryland from September 24 to October 8, 1927, the Fair was advertised as a miniature World's Fair and featured a fairground, pageant, and exhibits. Members of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana traveled to Maryland for the Fair and marched in the pageant highlighting the history of inland transportation.

The photographs in this collection were owned by Bertha Gritzner, who attended the fair and may depicted in the images. The photographs were donated by her granddaughter Jean Stitzel in 2001.
Related Materials:
The Maryland Historical Society and the Library of Congress also hold materials related to the Fair of the Iron Horse.
Provenance:
Gift of Jean Stitzel, 2001.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives 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 Archives 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.
Topic:
Fair of the Iron Horse (1927 : Halethorpe, Md.)  Search this
Photograph  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Bertha Gritzner collection of Fair of the Iron Horse photographs, image #, NMAI.AC.349; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.349
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Bertha Gritzner collection of Fair of the Iron Horse photographs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4b2cbfcb3-ef42-4e03-be2f-43caefcd5e51
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-349
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William Warfield photographs of petroglyphs

Creator:
Warfield, William, 1891-1947  Search this
Extent:
6 Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Place:
Venezuela
Date:
circa 1920-1924
Summary:
This collection contains 6 gelatin silver prints depicting petroglyphs in Venezuela circa 1920-1924. The photographs were collected or shot by William Warfield, the Director for Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey in Argentina at the time.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 6 gelatin silver prints depicting petroglyphs in CaƱon Hombre Pintado, Buchivacoa Municipality in Venezuela, circa 1920-1924. The photographs depict three unidentified men posing with the petroglyphs. William Warfield, Director for Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey in Argentina, may have shot the photographs during a research expedition or he may be depicted in the photographs.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged in a folder by image number.
Biographical / Historical:
Diplomat and Oil Executive William Warfield was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1891. He studied Geology at Princeton and went on to conduct scientific research and serve as a consulting mining geologist in British Guiana and Trinidad; Mesopotamia and Arabia; and India from 1912 to 1913. Warfield went on to work in the foreign producing department of Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and later became the Director of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey in Argentina, Venezuela, and Bolivia from circa 1920 to 1926. He also served as President Trinidad Oil Fields, Inc. from 1926 to 1927 and as the Director Standard Aircraft Products from 1940 to 1941.

William Warfield died on March 16, 1947.
Provenance:
Gift of William Warfield in 1924.
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 Archives 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.
Topic:
Petroglyphs -- Venezuela  Search this
Photograph  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Warfield photographs from Venezuela, NMAI.AC.235; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.235
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William Warfield photographs of petroglyphs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv46bf127e7-9c73-4319-be46-303111ec0535
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-235
Online Media:

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