MS 4616 Guy F. Cameron Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4616
Creators:
Cameron, Guy F.
Dates:
ca. early 1900's
Languages:
Undetermined
Algonqian
Physical Description:
20 Prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Relate to Eskimos and/or Aleuts, and Tlingit and Athapaskan Indians in Alaska, mainly signed by Guy F. Cameron.
Scope and Contents
Catalog Number 4616: (1) Tribe: Eskimo or Aleut Subject: "Sea Otter Hunters." Men using 3-hole bidarkas. [Locality probably S. E. Alaska, but bidarki is Aleut boat.- HBC] Photographer: Guy F. Cameron. (2) Eskimo or Aleut "Natives from Tatetlek, Alaska [Tatitlek, in Prince William Sound= Eskimo], at Valdez." Using 3-hole bidarkis. [Aleut boat.] (3) Eskimo or Aleut "Natives in bidarkis made of skins. Cold Bay, Alaska." [south coast of Alaska, but Aleut boat.] Guy F. Cameron. (4) Eskimo "Esquimaux B[arabaras, i.e., subterranean houses], Nushagak, Alaska." [Near Bristol Bay.] (5) Eskimo Man in fur parka and fur hat, half length, front view. ["Southern Bering Sea Eskimo wore caps like this." HBC, 6/60] Guy F. Cameron. (6) Eskimo "King Salmon, Esquimaux natives and a kayak boat made of skins, Nushagak, Alaska." [Probably Eskimo from Nunivak; Nunivak type of kayak-- two people sit in hole, back to back.-- note from H. B. Collins, 6/60.] Guy F. Cameron. (7) Aleut "Aleute native and his family, in modern house, Seldovia, Alaska." [Far from Aleut territory, but Aleuts possibly moved here by some company, which provided this type of house ?-HBC.] (8) Aleut or Eskimo "Native village at Seldovia, Alaska." [Wooden canoes look like Eskimo canoes.--HBC.] Date: [1899 ?-- very faint.]
Scope and Contents
Catalog Number 4616: (9) Tribe: [Athapascan] Sweat house. ["Probably Yukon area."-- H. B. Collins] Photographer: Guy F. Cameron. (10) [Athapascan] "Doc Billam. and two klutches. Copper River natives." Guy F. Cameron. (11) [Athapascan] "Chief Stickwan of Copper River natives." Guy F. Cameron. (12) [Athapascan] Girl, full length, standing. Guy F. Cameron [underneath faintly, says Hunt (?), 1910."] (13) [Athapascan] Girl, front view, bust. Guy F. Cameron. (14) [Athapascan] Girl, profile, bust. [faintly, " , C well, Valdez, Alaska."] (15) [Athapascan] Woman, front view, bust. Guy F. Cameron S. I. Negative Number 50,340. (16) [Athapascan] Woman and young boy. Half length. Guy F. Cameron (17) Athapascan ? Man, front view, bust. Wearing fur parka (same asin Number 5) and felt hat. ["Probably so. Alaska"-- H. B. Collins] Guy F. Cameron. (18) Athapascan ? Same man as above, without hat. Guy F. Cameron. (19) Athapascan ? "Rock on which a whole tribe of natives was exterminated, near Unga, Alaska." [Unga about half way down the Alaskan peninsula.] Guy F. Cameron. (20) Tlingit Totem poles, Sitka, Alaska. Photographer: [P. S. Hunt-- written faintly in lower left corner]

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4616

Local Note
Local Note
Two prints, Numbers 12 and 20 show partly obliterated name of another photographer, P. S. Hunt (?).
Local Note
Filed: Original Prints, numerical shelf.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4616, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchased from Claude L. Ellison, Box 143, Shoshone, Wyoming, May 16, 1960. Correspondence in Smithsonian Institution-Bureau of American Ethnology files.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos -- (identification uncertain) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aleuts -- (identification uncertain) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Habitations and other structures -- subterranean houses Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Athapascan Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sweatbaths Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos -- (identification uncertain) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Towns, villages and other settlements -- Seldovia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aleuts -- (identification uncertain) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Towns, villages and other settlements -- Seldovia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tlingit Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Totem poles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Athabaskan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Eskimos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aleuts Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Billam, Doc Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stickwan, Chief Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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