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Hand drum

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
MAI agent:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Hand drum
Media/Materials:
Hide, wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Catalog Number:
19/6210
Barcode:
196210.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_209593
Online Media:

Canoe box

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
MAI agent:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Canoe box
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Watercraft and accessories
Place:
Fort Rupert; Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Catalog Number:
19/6187
Barcode:
196187.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Watercraft and accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_209570
Online Media:

Sword

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Collector:
Rear Admiral John WIlliam Pike, Non-Indian, 1827-1894  Search this
Previous owner:
Commander Gerald Thomas Fleetwood Pike (G.T.F. Pike), Non-Indian, 1872-1935  Search this
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Sword
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone, abalone/haliotis shell
Techniques:
Carved, inlaid, painted, incised, perforated
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Place:
Cape Scott; Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Catalog Number:
12/7939
Barcode:
127939.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare: Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_137178
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Collector:
Captain George Vancouver, Non-Indian, 1757-1798  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Catalog Number:
6/7493
Barcode:
067493.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_72382
Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
probably Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Catalog Number:
2/5929
Barcode:
025929.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_27672
Online Media:

Canoe bailer

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Object Name:
Canoe bailer
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Watercraft and accessories
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
4/876
Barcode:
040876.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Watercraft and accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_43893
Online Media:

Knife

Culture/People:
probably Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Object Name:
Knife
Media/Materials:
Iron blade, wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/9175
Barcode:
029175.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_31196
Online Media:

Blanket (No image available)

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
William Wasden, Jr. (William Hilamas Edward Wasden Jr/Wak'analagalis [The River Flows Through Him Forever]), Namgis Kwakwaka'wakw (Nemquic), b. 1967  Search this
Seller:
William Wasden, Jr. (William Hilamas Edward Wasden Jr/Wak'analagalis [The River Flows Through Him Forever]), Namgis Kwakwaka'wakw (Nemquic), b. 1967  Search this
Object Name:
Blanket (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, abalone/haliotis shell, wool yarn, cedar bark, turkey feather/feathers, commercially tanned leather
Techniques:
Sewn, fringed
Dimensions:
86 x 52 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Alert Bay; Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Cormorant Island
Date created:
2005
Catalog Number:
26/5367
Barcode:
265367.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281591

Bow

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Previous owner:
Chichester Museum  Search this
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
MAI agent:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
3/4611
Barcode:
034611.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_37071
Online Media:

Figure (No image available)

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Kevin Cranmer, Namgis Kwakwaka'wakw (Nemquic)/Mamalilikulla Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), b. 1967  Search this
Seller:
Kevin Cranmer, Namgis Kwakwaka'wakw (Nemquic)/Mamalilikulla Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), b. 1967  Search this
Object Name:
Figure (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 30 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Victoria; Capital Regional District; British Columbia; Canada (inferred)
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Date created:
2005
Catalog Number:
26/5458
Barcode:
265458.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281685
Online Media:

Knife

Culture/People:
probably Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Object Name:
Knife
Media/Materials:
Metal, hide
Techniques:
Hammered
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
2/9176
Barcode:
029176.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_31197
Online Media:

Totem-Pole

Collector:
James G. Swan  Search this
Donor Name:
Accession Number Unknown  Search this
Height - Object:
36 cm
Depth - Object:
61 cm
Width - Object:
277 cm
Culture:
Makah (?)  Search this
Ditidaht (Nitinaht) (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Crest Column
Place:
Neah Bay, Clallam County / Neah Bay, Washington, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1875
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
E54301-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3aa5eae6b-d841-4948-8957-4847e10eb21b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8468544
Online Media:

Ceremonial Spear

Collector:
Lt. George T. Emmons  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George T. Emmons  Search this
Culture:
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth)  Search this
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)  Search this
Object Type:
Staff
Place:
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America
Accession Date:
13 Jan 1903
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
040383
USNM Number:
E219888-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f6674a4c-f8ac-43f2-a8c5-43bea9082d8c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8363698
Online Media:

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 lantern slides
3344 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Maya  Search this
Wampanoag  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Mazahua  Search this
Ute  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Triqui (Trique) [San Joan Copala]  Search this
Shuar  Search this
Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Chol Maya  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Osage  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Chibcha  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Mehináku (Mehinacu)  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Haida  Search this
Karajá (Caraja)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Teotihuacán (archaeological culture)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kansas
Kentucky
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

William C. Orchard collection of photographs, lantern slides and negatives

Creator:
Orchard, William C.  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Names:
San Carlos Apache Tribe  Search this
Extent:
27 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
324 Photographic prints (black and white)
34 lantern slides (color)
Culture:
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
San Carlos Apache  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Ute  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Apatohsipipiikani (Northern Piegan)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Colorado
San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
New Mexico
Arizona
Date:
circa 1899-1937
bulk 1900-1902
Summary:
The majority of the images are individual and group portraits of Southwestern tribes, photographed between 1900-1902, including Laguna Pueblo, Hopi Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, Taos Pueblo, San Juan Pueblo, White Mountain Apache, Ute, San Carlos Apache, and Navajo Indians.
Scope and Contents:
The Orchard collection consists overwhelmingly of informal single and group portraits made by Orchard in 1900 and 1902 of Diné (Navajo), Hopi Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, A:shiwi (Zuni), and White Mountain Apache men and women. Among these are photographs of Native children standing before agency schools. In addition, there are informal single and group portraits of Jemez Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo, Ute, Uintah, San Carlos Apache, and Ohkey Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo) men and women; photographs of Walpi, Zuni, Toas, and Acoma villages; and a few landscape views made in the Rio Grande and Little Colorado River canyons. There are a few portraits of Mohawk men and Sac and Fox women. A few photographs date from 1926 and are of Seminole women performing household duties. There are also a few excavations photographs, including those taken of an 1918 excavation along Spuyten Duyvil Creek in New York. Orchard made the later photographs on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Some of the negatives are glass plate negatives and others are copy negatives made of the photographs.
Arrangement:
Prints Arranged by print number (P01319, P01678-P01679, P02767-P03191, P03217-P03319, P03217-P03319, P04165, P08369-P08373, P12703-P12706, P28311)

Lantern slides Arranged by image number (L00353-L00354, L00356-L00363, L00367-L00369, L00371-L00376, L00379-L00384, L00386, L00388, L00390-L00392, L00397, L00401-L00402, L00404-L00406, L00408-L00409)

Negatives Arranged by negative number (N03368-N03373, N03762, N11617, N13457-N13460, N13481, N14935, N14939, N14941, N21574, N21600, N35151-N35158, N35162, N37725, N37879)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in England in the early 1860s, William C. Orchard moved to the United States around 1885. Before working privately for George G. Heye, he briefly held a position at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. After the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation was established in 1916, Orchard became a museum preparator. In this position, he used his considerable artistic gifts to repair and restore specimens and to create models and dioramas for the Museum's exhibits. Orchard also published several books on porcupine-quill and beading techniques. He died in 1948.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
William C. Orchard collection of photographs, lantern slides and negatives, circa 1899-1937, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.020
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-020

Joseph A. Imhof photograph collection

Creator:
Imhof, Joseph, 1871-1955  Search this
Photographer:
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)  Search this
Goff, O. S. (Orlando Scott), 1843-1917  Search this
Extent:
89 glass plate negatives
127 Photographic prints
116 copy negatives
Culture:
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass plate negatives
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
New Mexico
Montana
Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Date:
circa 1894-1964
Summary:
This collection includes glass plate negatives, copy negatives and photographic prints taken and collected by Joseph Imhof, a lithographer and painter known for documenting Pueblo culture in New Mexico. These include images shot by Imhof in Acoma, Isleta, Santa Clara (K'apovi) and Taos Pueblos; glass plate negatives (copies) of Frank Rinehart portraits; original glass plate negatives made by Orlando Scott Goff among the Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke) in Montana circa 1894; photographic prints of Imhof artworks; and photographs of Joseph and Sarah Imhof and their home in Taos, New Mexico.
Scope and Contents:
Series 1: Glass plate negatives contains 89 glass plate negatives donated by Joseph Imhof to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1930. This includes—copies of Frank Rinehart portraits; Joseph Imhof photographs made in Acoma Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo in 1912; Orlando Scott Goff Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke) photographs from Montana; and Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) photographs from Vancouver Island, British Columbia (photographer unknown). The majority of the Rinehart glass plate negatives include two portraits side by side on one 8x10 plate, though copy negatives were made of the individual portraits. The copy negatives were created by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (NMAI's predecessor museum) during a photo conservation project in the 1960s.

Series 2: Photographic Prints includes 89 cataloged and 38 uncatalogued photographic prints from 1900-1964. This includes Joseph Imhof photographs made in K'apovi (Santa Clara) Pueblo; images of Imhof's drawings, sketches and paintings; photographs in Taos of the Imhof home and studio; and portraits of Sarah and Joseph Imhof.

The negatives have catalog numbers N19283-N19371. The prints have catalog numbers P19480-P19484, P19532-P19591.
Arrangement:
Arranged in two series by photographic type. Series 1: Glass plate Negatives, circa 1894, 1898, 1912, undated and Series 2: Photographic Prints, 1900-1964. Within the series they are arranged by catalog number with the uncatalogued prints at the end of Series 2.
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph Adam Imhof was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1871. After teaching himself lithography, Imhof was hired by Currier and Ives and eventually earned enough money from this job to buy a bookstore. In 1891 he eventually quit his job and sold the bookstore to pursue a formal art education in Europe which led to four years in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp and Munich where he apprenticed with several artists.

During this time, Imhof met Buffalo Bill Cody and was invited to join him in Antwerp to sketch and paint members of his "Wild West Show". Returning to New York, Imhof rented a studio and began to study the Iroquois Indians in New York and Canada. He spent the next ten years painting and improving his lithography, photography and color printing innovations - which financed his early painting career. He also freelanced for Allen and Ginter, painting his Indian Head Series for insertion on cards in boxes of cigarettes.

In 1897 Joseph married Sarah "Sallie" Ann Elizabeth Russell. In 1905 they visited the Southwest for the first time to record the ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians. Joseph built a studio in Albuquerque in 1906, and the Imhofs spent the next few years traveling around the region, though they eventually returned to New York. In 1929, Joseph and Sarah moved to New Mexico permanently and built their new home and studio in Taos Pueblo. There, he would have Native Puebloan models to live in his home for a time before he painted them. He also collected many artifacts and had the first lithography press in Taos. His series of paintings called Kivas and Corn, which he gifted to the University of New Mexico, was his last and most famous work. The Koshare Indian Museum also houses one of the largest collections of his paintings. Joseph Imhof died in 1955 leaving the remainder of his collection in the care of his wife and daughter.

Bibliography: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West, by Peggy and Harold Samuels; Joseph Imhof: Artist of the Pueblos, by Nancy Hopkins Reily and Lucille Enix, Koshare Indian Museum.
Related Materials:
A large collection of Joseph Imhof artwork and photographs can be found at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.

The NMAI has a collection of Joseph Imhof artwork and lithographs donated by his wife Sarah in the 1960s.

For a bibliography on Joseph Imhof written by his wife, Sarah Imhof, see Box 255, Folder 7 in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001).
Separated Materials:
The uncataloged photographic prints in Series 2 were originally housed with documents in Box 255, Folder 7 in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001). They have been moved to be with the rest of the Joseph Imhof photographic collection.
Provenance:
The glass plate negatives were a Gift of Joseph Imhof in 1930. It is still unclear how/when the photographic prints were acquired by the museum, but they were likely donated by Sarah Imhof along with a collection of Imhof artwork in the 1960s.
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:
Artists -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass plate negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph A. Imhof photograph collection, image #, NMAI.AC.142; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.142
See more items in:
Joseph A. Imhof photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-142

Shaman's rattle (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Previous owner:
Landsberg's Free Museum  Search this
Seller:
Landsberg's Free Museum  Search this
Seller agent:
Frederick Landsberg (F. Landsberg), Non-Indian, 1861-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Shaman's rattle (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Place:
Quastorn; British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
1088
Barcode:
001088.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_1351

Headdress (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Quatsino Kwakwaka'wakw  Search this
Previous owner:
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945  Search this
Seller:
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Cedar bark
Techniques:
Twisted, stitched, plaited
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Quatsino Sound; Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Date created:
1900-1920
Catalog Number:
18/1058
Barcode:
181058.000
See related items:
Quatsino Kwakwaka'wakw
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193752

Mask (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Previous owner:
Fred Harvey Company (Fred Harvey Indian Department), 1876-1966  Search this
Seller:
Fred Harvey Company (Fred Harvey Indian Department), 1876-1966  Search this
Object Name:
Mask (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
112 x 33.5 x 31.5 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Grave; British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
8/1575
Barcode:
081575.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_87734

Cradle with figure (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Object Name:
Cradle with figure (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Date created:
circa 1900
Catalog Number:
14/6986
Barcode:
146986.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_157577

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