Charles Milton Bell portrait of Crow delegation in Washington, DC, 1880

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-44
Creators:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893
Dates:
1880
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 framed print
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Studio portrait of a Crow delegation and government officials in Washington, DC, in 1880. Depicted individuals include: Old Crow; Medicine Crow; Long Elk; Plenty Coos; Pretty Eagle; Two Belly; A. M. Quivey (Non-Native), Interpreter; Augustus R. Keller (Non-Native), Agent; Thomas Stewart (Non-Native), Interpreter

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Charles Milton Bell (circa 1849-1893) was the youngest member of a family of photographers that operated a studio in Washington, DC, from around 1860-1874. Charles Milton Bell established his own studio on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1873 and it rapidly became one of the leading photography studios in the city. Bell developed the patronage of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, who sent American Indian visitors to the studio to have their portraits made. Bell also made photographs of Indians for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81-44

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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81-44, Charles Milton Bell photograph of Crow delegation in Washington, DC, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Bell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 80, Photo lot 81-56, Photo Lot 24, Photo lot 87-2P, Photo lot 25, Photo Lot 80-18, Photo Lot 80-23, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Probably donated by Tiffany Jones, 1981.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Two Belly (Crow Indian chief) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quivey, A. M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plenty Coups Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pretty Eagle (Crow Indian chief) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keller, A. R. (Augustus R.) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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