Cabinet photographs, largely portraits, made by Baker and Johnston photographic studio. They may be part of a photographic series focusing on Shoshonis, Arapahos, and Apaches. Images include studio portraits of Black Coal, an Arapaho; Washakie, a Shoshoni chief; Sharpnose, an Arapaho; two Arapaho boys with bows and arrows; and Mollie, an Arapho woman posed with a baby in a carrier.
Charles S. Baker and Eli Johnston operated the Baker and Johnston photographic studio out of Evanston, Wyoming, circa 1880s. The studio was known for its landscape and portrait photography, particularly images of Shoshone, Arapaho, and Apache Indians.
Jane Richardson Hanks (1908-2014) was an anthropologist who studied the Kiowa and Blackfoot Indians and the people of Thailand.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Baker and Johnston can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4423, MS 4458, MS 4502, MS 4875, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center holds the Baker and Johnston collection of original glass plate negatives.
The Utah State University Special Collections and Archives also holds Baker and Johnston photographs.
An interview with Jane Richardson Hanks can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 2009-15.
The collection is open for research.
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Photo Lot 87-12, Baker and Johnston photographs of Shoshoni and Arapaho Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print ((fiber-based print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Pretoria (South Africa)
Scope and Contents:
Young Ndebele Woman, 1936-1949. She is looking slightly to her right. Behind her is a flowering tree. She has her arms placed on a wall in front of her. She is wearing a blanket over one shoulder. She also wears beaded neck rings and bracelets. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1936-1949.
There is one 8x10 black and white fiber-based print of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA also produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
Original Constance Stuart Larrabee Number: N10
Contact Sheet Number: 321574-4
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