William Henry Jackson photograph albums based on his Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians, circa 1877

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4420
Creators:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
Dates:
circa 1877
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
9 Albums
circa 4000 prints
albumen (some copies)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Albums probably assembled by William Henry Jackson, mostly containing portraits of American Indian delegates in Washington, D.C. and photographs made on US Geological Surveys (including the Hayden and Powell surveys). Photographs from the field include John K. Hillers' photographs of the Southwest, photographs of Fort Laramie (possibly by Alexander Gardner), Orloff R. Westmann's photographs of Taos Pueblo, and Jackson's photographs of Crow, Shoshoni, Pawnee, and Nez Perce Indians and related sites. Most of the photographs were made circa 1860s-1870s.
The albums were likely made by Jackson while working under Ferdinand V. Hayden for the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. The reason for their creation is uncertain, though it may have been a project set up by Hayden or a continuation of William Henry Blackmore's tradition of publishing albums. Some of the albums include captions pasted from Jackson's Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians (1877) while others have handwritten captions.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) was an American painter, photographer and explorer. Born in New York, he sold drawings and retouched photographs from an early age. After serving in the Civil War, he opened a photography studio in Omaha, Nebraska, with his brother Edward. As photographer for the US Geological and Geographical Surveys (1870-1878), he documented the American west and published the first photographs of Yellowstone. When the surveys lost funding in 1879, Jackson opened a studio in Denver, Colorado, and also worked for various railroad companies. Many of Jackson's photographs were displayed at the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago (1893), for which he was the official photographer.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates for many of the photographs in Album 6 available online.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 4420

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 4420, William Henry Jackson photograph albums based on his Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Plains Apache
Creek (Muskogee)
Lenape
Otoe
Sioux
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox
Sauk & Fox
Luiseno
Temecula
Brotherton; Brothertown
Chippewa
Papago (Tohono O'odham)
Mdewakanton
Pembina
Ottawa (Odawa)
Pima (Akimel O'odham)
Iroquois
White River (Parusanuch and Yampa)
Sandia
Nambe
San Juan (Ohkay Owingeh)
Huron

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Original negatives for many of the photographs in this collection can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds William Henry Jackson photographs and negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Jackson photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4605, MS 4801, Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 29, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 93, Photo lot 143, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 87-20, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Jackson held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4517, MS 4881, MS 4821, and collections of personal papers.

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

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William Henry Jackson photograph albums based on his Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians, circa 1877

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Albums were probably maintained as part of the Bureau of American Ethnology archives. Volumes 1-5, which had been disbound, were reassembled into their original order by Margaret Blaker in March, 1954. .

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