Joseph Stanley-Brown lantern slide collection, circa 1888-1898
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.54
Creators:
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Dates:
circa 1888-1898
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
460 lantern slides
circa
27 mounted panoramas (each made from 3-5 prints)
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Lantern slides, probably largely collected by Joseph Stanley-Brown while stationed at Dutch Harbor in charge of the Pribilof Island seal fisheries, from 1890-1898. Images of Alaska include scenery, towns, seal hunting and preparation, fishing, whaling, boats, churches, livestock, Eskimos and Aleuts, and the Chilkoot Pass and images relating to the Klondike gold rush. There are also slides of related maps and charts, and images of buildings in Washington, DC, exhibits at the Smithsonian Institutuion, and cowboys, possibly on the Great Plains. Some lantern slides have labels from "E. H. Harriman, 1 E. 55th Street, New York."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Born in Washington, DC, Joseph Stanley-Brown (1858-1941) served as private secretary to President James A. Garfield and to President Chester A. Arthur after Garfield's assassination. In 1882, he joined the US Geological Survey and was appointed Assistant Geologist (1888-1889). Stanley-Brown was appointed in 1891 by the Secretary of the Treasury to investigate conditions in the seal industry on the Pribilof islands, which was a contentious issue between the United States and Great Britain. He represented the United States as secretary to the Bering Sea Joint Commission and to commissioners at the Fur Seal Tribunal of Arbitration, Paris, France. He later became a superintendent and leaseholder for the North American Commercial Companyʹs government-regulated sealing activities on the Pribilofs and Unalaska, and worked with several railroad companies.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate is available online.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 54

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 54, Joseph Stanley-Brown lantern slide collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Inuit
Alaskan Eskimo

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs collected by Joseph Stanley Brown held in National Anthropological Archives in the Department of Anthropology Records (Manuscript and Pamphlet File), Photo Lot 24, and Photo Lot 37.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives hold Joseph Stanley-Brown correspondence in the Frederick William True Papers, circa 1886-1910.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional lantern slides collected by Stanley-Brown and donated as part of USNM ACC 165342 held in National Museum of American History, Archives Center in the Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Library of Congress holds Joseph Stanley-Brown papers, 1730-1941.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated to the United States National Museum by Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown in USNM ACC 165342 in 1943.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Partial inventory is available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cowboys Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whaling Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fisheries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sealing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic peoples Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aleuts Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alaska Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chilkoot Trail Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909 (possible collector) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stanley-Brown, Mary Garfield, 1867-1947 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/