Copy of a studio portrait depicting Red Cloud presenting a headdress and pipe to Othniel Charles Marsh. The portrait was made at Frank A. Bowman's studio in New Haven, Connecticut, on January 22, 1883.
Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) was a well-known paleontologist who met Red Cloud (1822-1909) in 1874. While doing fieldwork for the Red Cloud Agency, Marsh assisted Red Cloud in encouraging Indian agent Dr. John J. Saville, a physician accused of graft, to resign from the agency. In 1883, Red Cloud visited Marsh at the Peabody Museum of Yale University, at which time they visited Frank Augustus Bowman (1847-1911), a commercial photographer in New Haven from about 1878-1900.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R79-49
Copy print made, probably by John Canfield Ewers, 1979.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Peabody Museum holds the headdress and pipe pictured, as well as other photographs made during the same event.
Additional photographs of Red Cloud can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4559, MS 4598, MS 4754, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 2001-14, and the BAE historical negatives.
Papers relating to Marsh can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA RU000248, SIA RS00251, and SIA AH00049.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
This print was obtained for reference purposes only and cannot be reproduced for researchers.
Photo lot R79-49, Copy of Frank A. Bowman portrait of Red Cloud and Othniel Charles Marsh, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution