William M. Pennington photographs of Navajo Indians, circa 1915-1925
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-2
Creators:
Pennington, William M.
Dates:
circa 1915-1925
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
11 platinum prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Navajo Indians, including individual portraits and images of Navajos in the desert with horses and a hogan.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
From 1908-1911, William M. Pennington and Lisle Updike operated the Pen-Dike Studio in Durango, Colorado. Pennington's main focus was studio portraiture while Updike took mostly landscape photographs. In 1911, Pennington bought out Updike's share in the studio and renamed it the Pennington Studio. Pennington and Updike worked together again in the early 1920s photographing Navajos in and around Shiprock, New Mexico; the photographs in this collection are likely from that assignment.

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 82-2

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Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in H. Jackson Clark, Glass plates & wagon ruts: images of the Southwest by Lisle Updike and William Pennington, Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1998.

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 82-2, William M. Pennington photographs of Navajo Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Pennington photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 59.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Marj Ulsamer, whose grandmother received them from Durango, 1981.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Updike, Lisle, 1890-1970 (possible photographer) 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/