National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the Anna Sloan photographs

Collection ID:
Sloan, Anna
circa 1900-1910
Physical Description:
78 Glass negatives
2 boxes
4 x 5 inches

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of an Omaha powwow near Macy in Thurston County, Nebraska. Included are images of dancers, riders on horseback, tipis and tents, individuals and groups of people, and the surrounding area. Additional photographs include images of Thomas Sloane and other individuals, and a photogaph of what appears to be an Omaha baseball team, possibly at the powwow.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Anna Sophia Telkamp Sloan (1869-1960) was an amateur photographer. She grew up in Ohio and Missouri and in 1890 married Thomas Louis Sloan, a Native American rights activist and attorney, and a member of the Omaha tribe.

Gina Rappaport and Jan Danek
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital and print reference copies are available.
Processing Information
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 78.
The photographs were not arranged prior to being numbered, therefore they are not listed in numerical order in the inventory.
Collection and image descriptions provided in this finding aid were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources may include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material (i.e. documents, publications, and websites), and subject matter experts. While every effort is made to provide accurate information, it is understood that errors may reveal themselves following review by other subject experts, and new information is welcome.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original glass negatives are not available for access without special permission.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 151, Anna Sloan photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 151

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omaha Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pow wows -- American Indian Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baseball players -- Photographs -- 1900-1920 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746