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William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition

Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Depicted:
Bloody Knife, approximately 1840-1876  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Extent:
13 Photographic prints (silver gelatin contact prints)
10 Glass negatives (collodion stereo negatives)
Culture:
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Photographs
Date:
1873
Summary:
Photographs made by William R. Pywell documenting the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873. They comprise images of the expedition's camps, transportation, and members including George Armstrong Custer and Bloody Knife. The collection contains images of human remains.
Scope and Contents note:
Stereoscopic photographs made by William R. Pywell documenting the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873. They comprise images of the expedition's camps, transportation, and members including George Armstrong Custer and Bloody Knife.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Redish Pywell (1843-1886) received photographic training from Alexander Gardner and worked as a photographer in a Washington, D.C., studio owned by Matthew Brady during and after the Civil War. After opening his own studio in Washington, Pywell became official photographer for the Yellowstone Expedition in 1873.
Historical Note:
Comprised primarily of US Army cavalry and infantry, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873 was organized to escort and protect the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey. Colonel David S. Stanley led the expedition, with Lieutenant Commander George Armstrong Custer second in command. The War Department also charged Stanley with exploring the region and reporting back on the natural features and resources. As such, a small scientific corps consisting of a paleontologist, geologist, mineralogist, zoologist, botanist, photographer (Pywell), and artist accompanied the expedition. The party set out to Yellowstone from Fort Rice in Dakota Territory in June of 1873, returning in September.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Archives holds Pywell negatives transferred by the BAE circa 1948 (Record Group 106) and the E. Marshall Pywell Photographic Collection, circa 1874 - circa 1975. Additional records of the Yellowstone Expedition can be found in Record Group 391 and 393.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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The collection contains images of human remains.
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Topic:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Covered wagons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166
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National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Men, horses, and wagons descending hill

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.1
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Lieutenant Commander George Armstrong Custer sitting next to freshly-killed elk

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.2
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Wagon train in rocky meadow

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.3
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EDAN-URL:
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Expedition party on prairie

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.4
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National Anthropological Archives
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Bend in small river with two men wading

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.5
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Small structure made of saplings, possibly frame for sweat lodge

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.6
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National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Man standing next to temporary Native lodge made of fallen timber

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.7
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Bloody Knife, Hunkpapa and Arikara scout, with horse

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.9
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William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Army officer with horse

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.10
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West

Creator:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Crook, George, 1829-1890  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876  Search this
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872  Search this
Kinman, Seth  Search this
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Richard, Louis  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Photographer:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Easterly, Thomas M. (Thomas Martin), 1809-1882  Search this
Eaton, E. L. (Edric L.), b. ca. 1836  Search this
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.)  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Extent:
4 Tintypes
3 Chromolithographs
3 Lithographs (3 chalk-manner lithographs)
1 Print (photogravure)
118 Pages (Scrapbook)
685 Prints (circa, albumen)
80 Items (circa 80 relief prints (including woodcuts and wood engraving))
30 Items (circa 30 intaglio prints (including etchings and engravings))
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Modoc  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Ute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tintypes
Chromolithographs
Lithographs
Prints
Pages
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Place:
Mexico
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
California
Oregon
Fort Davis (Tex.)
New Mexico
Fort Snelling (Minn.)
Arizona
Texas
San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Kansas
Colorado
Date:
circa 1863-1900
Summary:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations. The album includes photographs (mostly albumen with three tintypes), newsclippings, wood engravings, and lithographs, some of which are reproductions of Taylor's own illustrations and paintings. Photographs depict American Indians, US Army soldiers and scouts, historical sites, forts, and scenery. Some were made on expeditions, including the Hayden and Powell surveys, and created from published stereographs. Many of Taylor's illustrations are signed, and some are inscribed with dates and "N. Y." The scrapbook also includes clippings from newspapers and other written sources relating to illustrations and photographs in the album.
Biographical Note:
James E. Taylor (1839-1901) was an artist-correspondent for Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper from 1863-1883. Born in Cincinatti, Ohio, he graduated from Notre Dame University by the age of sixteen. Taylor enlisted in the 10th New York Infantry in 1861 and the next year was hired by Leslie's Illustrated newspaper as a "Special Artist" and war correspondent. In 1864 he covered the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and was later one of the illustrator-correspondents at the 1867 treaty negotiations at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He soon earned the moniker "Indian Artist" because of his vast number of drawings of American Indians. In 1883 Taylor retired from Leslie's to work as a freelance illustrator. Colonel Richard Irving Dodge used Taylor's drawings to illustrate his memoir, "Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years' Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West" (1882).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4605
Related Materials:
The National Anthropolgical Archives holds additional photographs by photographers represented in this collection (including original negatives for some of these prints), particularly in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 87.

Additional photographs by Whitney, Gardner, and Barry held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 80-18.

Julian Vannerson and James E. McClees photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4286.

Pywell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4498.

O'Sullivan photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 4501.

Additional Hillers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 83-18 and Photo Lot 87-2N.
Provenance:
Donated or transferred by John Witthoft from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, April 14, 1961.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Church buildings  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Dance  Search this
White River Massacre, Colo., 1879  Search this
Painting  Search this
Washita Campaign, 1868-1869  Search this
Mormon Church -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Tintypes
Citation:
MS 4605, James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4605
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National Anthropological Archives
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Travois burial (possibly Cheyenne)

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.8
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Men sitting outside cluster of tents

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.11
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William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition
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National Anthropological Archives
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Line of tents with wagons and horses in background

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.12
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National Anthropological Archives
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Expedition party camp on prairie

Collection Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Envelope 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166, Item 166.13
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William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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General Custer and slain elk

Creator:
Pywell, Wm. R (William Redish) 1843-1886  Search this
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1873
Local number:
NAA INV 10083700
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William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition 1873
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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