- Collection ID:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
16 acetate negatives
5 x 7 inches.
16 negatives (photographic)
black and white
4.5 x 6.5 inches.
1 photographic print
This collection contains 16 glass plate negatives and 1 gelatin silver print taken by Charles B. Lang between 1894-1910. Also present are 16 duplicate acetate negatives. The images depict views of Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley in Arizona, scenes of everyday life in Cochiti Pueblo, and a Navajo silversmith in Bluff, Utah.
Glass plate negatives: organized in boxes; arranged by image number.
Duplicate negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Print: organized in folder.
Charles B. Lang (1871-1935?) was a photographer who worked in the American Southwest. Originally from Pittsburgh, Lang worked with rancher and amateur archaeologist Richard Wetherill and later with Frederick Starr in Mexico. After 1910, he was employed as a technician in a film lab in Los Angeles. Lang is the father of renowned cinematographer Charles B. Lang Jr.
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Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian.
Preferred Citation note
Charles B. Lang negatives and prints, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
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