Studio portrait of a Crow delegation and government officials in Washington, DC, in 1880. Depicted individuals include: Old Crow; Medicine Crow; Long Elk; Plenty Coups; Pretty Eagle; Two Belly; A. M. Quivey , Interpreter; Augustus R. Keller, Agent; Thomas Stewart, Interpreter.
Charles Milton Bell (circa 1849-1893) was the youngest member of a family of photographers that operated a studio in Washington, DC, from around 1860-1874. Charles Milton Bell established his own studio on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1873 and it rapidly became one of the leading photography studios in the city. Bell developed the patronage of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, who sent Native American visitors to the studio to have their portraits made. Bell also made photographs of Native Americans for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-44
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Bell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 80, Photo lot 81-56, Photo Lot 24, Photo lot 87-2P, Photo lot 25, Photo Lot 80-18, Photo Lot 80-23, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.
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Photo lot 81-44, Charles Milton Bell photograph of Crow delegation in Washington, DC, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution