Benjamin West Kilburn photograph of American Indian model at World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-14
Creators:
Kilburn, B. W. (Benjamin West), 1827-1909
Dates:
1893
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Stereograph
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Stereoview of a Smithsonian Institution display at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893). which showed a Plains Indian (possibly Sioux) on horseback wearing a headdress and carrying shield and spear.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Benjamin West Kilburn (1827-1909) was a photographer and stereograph publisher. Circa 1865, he established Kilburn Brothers with his brother Edward Kilburn. Edward retired from the partnership around 1877, though Benjamin West continued to publish under the Kilburn Brothers name until the late 1880s. Then, he operated under the name B.W. Kilburn & Company, at which time he acquired exclusive rights to sell stereoscopic views of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2000-14

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2000-14, Benjamin West Kilburn photograph of American Indian model at World's Columbian Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Kilburn photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 90-1 and in the National Museum of American History Archives Center in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of the World's Columbian Exposition held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4, Photo Lot 97, and MS 4792.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Records relating to the Smithsonian Exhibits at the Columbian Exposition held in the National Museum of American History Archives Center in SIA RU000070.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Archives of American Art holds printed material on the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Pahaska Books.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/