Bill Groethe photograph of winter solstice moon over Badlands, South Dakota, 1994

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2002-02
Creators:
Groethe, Bill, 1923-
Dates:
1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 panoramic print
1 panoramic color print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Signed panoramic photograph entitled "Lakota Moon of the Longest Night" that depicts a full moon rising over several buttes. According to Bill Groethe, the photograph was made on December 22, 1994 (the winter solstice), 45 minutes after sunset over the Coffin and Cedar Buttes located near the Stronghold Table in Badlands, South Dakota. The photograph is part of Groethe's series of Lakota seasonal moons.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William M. Groethe (b. 1923) is a professional photographer from Rapid City, South Dakota, known for his photographs of Mount Rushmore and his portrait of the last survivors of the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn. Both Rapid City and the state of South Dakota declared September 2, 2009 as William M. Groethe Day in honor of the 61st anniversary of the Little Bighorn photo.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2002-02

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2002-02, Bill Groethe photograph of winter solstice moon over Badlands, South Dakota, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Groethe's photographs of survivors of the Battle of Little Big Horn held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 92-14.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Gift of Amee and Bill Groethe, 1996.

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Badlands National Park (S.D.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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