National Anthropological Archives

Howard D. Beach portraits of Native Americans at the Pan American Exposition, 1901

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2001-1
Creators:
Beach, Howard D.
Dates:
1901
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
16 Prints
platinum
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Portraits made by Howard D. Beach depicting Thomas Short Bull, Lissie Old Eagle, Her Holy Blanket, George Charging Alone, Dan White Eyes, Sam Breaks In, Ghost Dog, Little Cloud, Albert Running Bear, Chief Painted Horse, Bird Necklace, Joseph Bad Yellow Hair, Chief Last Horse, Thomas Iron Crow and Wallace Iron Crow, Chief William Sitting Bull, and Geronimo during the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Many of the photographs were probably made in Beach's studio, but Geronimo was probably photographed at the Exposition's "Indian Village."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Howard Dwight Beach (1867-1954) was a painter, photographer, and inventor in Buffalo, New York. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, he moved to Buffalo in 1884 to apprentice with photographer Andrew Simson, described as "Buffalo's oldest photographer." In 1896, Beach partnered with Simson to form the Simson & Beach photographic studio. Simson became the accredited photographer for the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. During the exposition, Beach photographed the Native Americans that participated in the "Indian Congress," a "living exhibit" of various Native American tribes on the exposition's Midway.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by E. Joyce Runkel, 2000.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2001-1, Howard D. Beach portraits of Native Americans at the Pan American Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Beach photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 59.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Geronimo held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 59, Photo Lot 87-2P MS 4423, MS 4691, MS 4875, and the BAE historical negatives.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2001-1

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sioux Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geronimo, 1829-1909 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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