Marjorie Meriweather Post photograph collection, undated
NAA.PhotoLot.75-46

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-46
Creators:
Post, Marjorie Merriweather
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
9 prints
silver gelatin
2 lithographs
1 print mounted in frame
1 postcard
1 newspaper clipping in squirrel frame
1 engraving
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by Marjorie Meriweather Post relating to American Indians. They include images of Post's home at Camp Topridge, Geronimo, Buffalo Bill Cody, Indian chiefs and US officials at Pine Ridge in 1891, and Princess Angeline. Additionally, there are lithographs of Caa-tou-see and Shin-Ga-Ba-Wossinis, and a B. Picart engraving of American Indians circling a burial mound and a newspaper clipping ("Out of Human Skin") in a squirrel pelt frame.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Marjorie Meriweather Post (1887-1973) was a Washington, D.C., businesswoman, philanthropist, and collector of decorative art objects. Her father Charles W. Post was the owner of Postup Cereal Company, later General Foods Corporation. In 1973, Marjorie Post's philanthropy earned her the first ever James Smithson Society Medal, the Smithsonian Institution's highest benefactor award. After her death, Post willed her Hillwood estate to the Smithsonian along with her American Indian artifact collection at Camp Topridge.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 75-46

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 75-46, Marjorie Meriweather Post photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux
Chippewa

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Marjorie Merriweather Post papers (MS 7278).
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the records of Post's Hillwood Estate, 1960-1976 (SIA RS00740).

Related Archival Materials note
Timeche, Bruce Hahai-I Wuhti (Pour Water Woman/Kachina Mother/Kachina Grandmother) Wearing Mask and in Costume and Holding Basket Tray 1957 AAH5661NA (GEAC)00098249 USNM ACC 75046

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Items given as part of Post bequest to United States National Museum, and transferred to National Anthropological Archives, 1975.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Angeline Suquamish Indian,, d.1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geronimo, 1829-1909 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lehman & Duval Lithrs. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States., Army., Signal Corps Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duwamish Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engravings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Great Plains Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Northeast Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Northwest Coast of North America Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Southwest, New Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ojibwa Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu