Photographs of Rudolph Friedrich Kurz drawings, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2522-c
Creators:
Kurz, Rudolf Friedrich, 1818-1871
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
124 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of drawings made by Rudolph Friederich Kurz in his diary while traveling to the western fur trading posts on the Mississippi and upper Missouri Rivers (1846-1852). Most of the drawings depict American Indians, horses, artifacts, forts, and landscapes. The photographs were made or collected by David I. Bushnell in Berne, Switzerland, and are mounted for publication, probably in BAE Bulletin 115.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Rudolf Friedrich Kurz (1818-1871) was born to a successful Swiss banker and developed his painting skills through extensive studies in Bern and Paris. Inspired by the works of George Catlin, Kurz traveled to the United States in 1846 to visit the American Indians living on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. He documented this expedition through text and sketches in his journals, which were later published. In 1852, Kurz returned to Bern, where he taught art until his death in 1871.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original drawings in the Historical Museum in Bern, Switzerland.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2522-c

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in "Journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz," transl. by Myrtis Jarrell, ed. J. N. B. Hewitt, BAE Bulletin 115, 1937.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2522-c, Photographs of Rudolph Friedrich Kurz drawings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Assiniboin; Assiniboine
Gros Ventre; Hidatsa
Otoe
Sioux

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Bushnell's transcription of Kurz's journal (MS 2522-a), Myris Jarrell's translation of the journal (MS 2522-b), and related notes (MS 2522-d).

Contained in
Contained in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Oto Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iowa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omaha Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assiniboine Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hidatsa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bushnell, David I., Jr. (David Ives), 1875-1941 Personal 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/