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Copies of Christian Barthelmess photographs of American Indians and United States Army

Creator:
Barthelmess, Christian  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Indian Scouts  Search this
Photographer:
Carpenter, W. J.  Search this
Extent:
119 Copy negatives
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Germans  Search this
Ute  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Photographs
Studio portraits
Place:
Germany
Colorado
Fort Lewis (Colo.)
Fort Bayard (N.M.)
Lame Deer (Mont.)
Fort Keogh (Mont.)
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
Date:
circa 1876-1898, 1903-1906
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs from an album compiled by Christian Barthelmess for a fellow soldier, O.S. Gordon. The bulk of the images relate to American Indians and the United States army and include studio portraits; images of dwellings and camps; cowboys; Zuni and Navajo performing daily activities; Cheyenne and Zuni dances; a Cheyenne travois; fishing and hunting parties; and American Indian scouts for the army. There are also scenic views of Colorado, Zuni Pueblo, Santa Fe, Custer (Little Bighorn) Battlefield, Camp Proctor, and Forts Merritt and Keogh. The collection also includes some images from Germany, including images of a German singing club and the Bavarian town of Klingenberg on the Main. One photograph was made by W. J. Carpenter, a Colorado photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Christian Barthelmess (1854-1906) was born in Bavaria and immigrated to the United States in the early 1870s. Enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1876, he directed military bands and was an official army photographer. Barthelmess retired from the Army in 1903, but remained post photographer for Fort Keogh until his death in 1906.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R87-1
Reproduction Note:
Copy negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1989.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Barthelmess can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4423, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
The Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University hold photographs by Barthelmess.
The Montana Historical Society Archives holds the Barthelmess Family Papers, 1926-1971, including a series relating to Christian Barthelmess.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Soldiers -- United States  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Studio portraits
Citation:
Photo Lot R87-1, Copies of Christian Barthelmess photographs of American Indians and United States Army, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R87-1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r87-1

Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and Native Americans

Names:
Albatross Expedition  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Photographer:
Hitchcock, Romyn, 1851-1923  Search this
Mills, N. B.  Search this
Stieffel, H.  Search this
Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944  Search this
Extent:
275 Items (circa 275 engravings and drawings for engravings)
200 Copy prints (circa)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Copy negative
380 Cyanotypes (circa)
Culture:
Arctic peoples -- depicted  Search this
Eskimos -- depicted  Search this
Polynesian  Search this
Ainu -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- depicted  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Indians of North America -- depicted  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Cyanotypes
Photographs
Place:
Montana
Peru
Puerto Rico
Galapagos Islands
Bonin Islands
Philippines
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Alaska
Mexico
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Fort Keogh (Mont.)
Date:
circa 1885-1900
Scope and Contents note:
The majority of the collection documents Northwest Coast scenery, people, and settlements; these include photographs made by Franz Boas during US Fish Commission expeditions on the USS Albatross, as well as engravings made for publications on Northwest Coast Natives by Franz Boas and Albert Parker Niblack. Another large portion of the collection consists of reference prints relating to Native Americans, Ainu people and Japan, Polynesia, the Philippines, Bonin Islands, and Peru. Many of these were copied from the central negative file of the National Museum of Natural History as well as other museums. There are also photographs, many by C. H. Townsend, made during the Fish Commission expeditions to Puerto Rico on the USS Fish Hawk and some taken by N. B. Mills during an expedition that traveled on the USS Albatross to Baja California and the Galapagos Islands.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82, NAA Photo Lot 83
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Niblack's notes concerning Northwest Coast Indians, circa 1885-1889 (MS 4513), additional photographs by Romyn Hitchcock of Ainu (Photo Lot 77-38), additional C. H. Townsend photographs (in Photo Lot 24), original Matilda Coxe Stevenson photographs (Photo Lot 23), and original negatives made by Niblack (in BAE historical negatives).
The United States Fish Commission Records are held by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
The American Philosophical Society holds the Franz Boas papers.
Albert Parker Niblack's papers are held by J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lots 82 and 83, Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82

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