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Corcoran Gallery of Art collection of Joseph K. Dixon Wanamaker Expedition photographs

Creator:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Rodman Wanamaker Expedition  Search this
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
3 gelatin silver prints
Culture:
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Nespelem  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Date:
circa 1913
Summary:
This collection contains 3 gelatin silver prints shot by Joseph K. Dixon as part of the Wanamaker Expedition circa 1913.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 3 gelatin silver prints shot by Joseph K. Dixon as part of the Wanamaker Expedition circa 1913 and printed by Palm Press of Boston, MA in 1987.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 1 oversize box.
Biographical / Historical:
Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was the sole surviving heir of Philadelphia-based department store magnate, John Wanamaker. Rodman, among his other philanthropic endeavors with the arts, believed that Native Americans were a "noble, though vanishing race," whose lives needed to be recorded before they disappeared. Because of this belief, he funded three expeditions (1908-1913) to "perpetuate the life stories of the first Americans." In addition, he also strove, and ultimately failed, to create a National Indian Memorial to be situated in New York City which would rival the Statue of Liberty.

Joseph K. Dixon (1858-1926) was born in New York, and received a bachelor of divinity degree from the Rochester Theological Seminary before becoming a lecturer for the Eastman Kodak photographic company in 1904. Two years later he was hired to work in Wanamaker's department store, and by 1908 he was chosen to lead the three Wanamaker expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native peoples of the United States. For the remainder of his life, Dixon frequently lectured on and continued to photograph the lives of Native Americans.
Provenance:
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (In the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Gift of the Eastman Kodak Company).
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.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Corcoran Gallery of Art collection of Joseph K. Dixon Wanamaker Expedition photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.309
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Corcoran Gallery of Art collection of Joseph K. Dixon Wanamaker Expedition photographs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-309
Online Media:

Havasupai Mother and Child, Arizona

Collection Creator:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Rodman Wanamaker Expedition  Search this
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
Extent:
1 gelatin silver print
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Date:
circa 1913
Scope and Contents:
This gelatin silver photograph depicts a woman [Havasupai (Coconino)] holding a baby in a woven cradleboard.
Collection 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).
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Corcoran Gallery of Art collection of Joseph K. Dixon Wanamaker Expedition photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Corcoran Gallery of Art collection of Joseph K. Dixon Wanamaker Expedition photographs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-309-ref1

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