Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians, circa 1890-1910

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.25
Creators:
Albertype Co.
Dates:
circa 1890-1910
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
318 Negatives
circa
nitrate (includes copy negatives)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of photographs collected by the Albertype Company for their postcards and viewbooks, including portraits, scenery, camps, American Indian schools, and some paintings and composites for postcard printing. Additional subjects include rock drawings in Maine; a statue in Kansas City, Missouri; Standing Rock Monument in North Dakota; people in Atlin, British Columbia; Carib rock drawings in the Virgin Islands; and totem poles in Vancouver.
Included are works of Charles Milton Bell, E. A. Benson, C. R. Bourne, H. E. Brown, William Bull, H. H. Clarke, George B. Cornish, Frank Bennett Fiske, H. Lee Flood, N. W. Halsey, Fred Harvey, H. R. Hazeltine, Kiser Photograph Company, W. H. Martin, C. W. Mathers, Frank Matsura, W. H. Matthewson, Charles E. Morris, Ernest Moses, J. S. Myers, M. OʹConnor, G. W. Parsons, Roland W. Reed, C. B. Robinson , J. E. Stimson, W. M. Stoltz, and H. H. Watkins. Clarke and Fiske, however, are the only photographers with more than a few images.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Albertype Company, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, published viewbooks and postcards for national distribution. Founded by Adolph and Herman Witteman, the company began publishing souvenier photographic albums as early as 1867. The Wittemans established Witteman Brothers in 1885, and then the Albertype Company in 1890. From 1890 to 1950, the firm published collotypes made from the photographs of its agents (including Adolph Witteman), other companies, and independent photographers. The firm was purchased in 1952 by Art Vue Post Card Company.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 25

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Modern copy negatives and prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1972.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing. Modern copy prints and copy negatives for nearly all images are available.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 25, Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Assiniboin; Assiniboine
Blackfoot
Flathead
Sioux
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox
Bella Coola (Nuxalk)
Chippewa
Sandia
San Ildefonso
Santa Clara
Santo Domingo (Kewa)
Sarcee
Shoshone
Tesuque

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society, and Historical Society of Pennsylvania also hold original Albertype Company prints and negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Albertype Company views are also held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 88-37, Photo Lot 92-37, and Photo Lot 92-3.

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Albertype Company photograph collection relating to American Indians, circa 1890-1910

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The Albertype Companyʹs collection of prints and negatives was donated to the Library of Congress in the 1950s. The Library turned the negatives over to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, which in turn divided them among several repositories, including this collection sent to the National Anthropological Archives.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Preliminary finding aid with folder list available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hazeltine, H. R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flood, H. Lee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
N.W. Halsey & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matsura, Frank, 1873-1913 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathers, C. W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, W. H. (William H.), 1865-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cornish, Geo. B. (George Bancroft) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarke, H. H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wittemann, A. (Adolph), 1845-1938 (collector and photographer) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reed, Roland, 1864-1934 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stimson, Joseph Elam, 1870-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watkins, H. H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fred Harvey (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Witteman, Hermann L., -1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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