National Anthropological Archives

Ellery Vladimir Wilcox photographs of Native Americans, circa 1900-1947

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-44
Creators:
Wilcox, Ellery Vladimir
Dates:
circa 1900-1947
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
21 Prints
silver gelatin (including contact prints)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection largely consists of studio portraits of Native Americans probably from the Plains, which were most likely made at Wilcox's studio in Scotland, South Dakota. It also includes images of the tombstones of Yankton Dakota Joseph Selwyn (Medicine Cow, ca. 1821-1898), John Pretty Bull (1851-1924), and Feather in Ear (Wiyakaion, d. 1900).

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Ellery Vladimir Wilcox (1882-1960) was educated at the Illinois College of Photography at Effingham, Illinois, and worked for studios and photographic supply houses in Illinois, South Dakota, Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota (1899-1912). In 1912, he purchased the Mason Studio in Scotland, South Dakota, which he operated until 1947. He helped organize South Dakota's first photographic association and the South Dakota chapter of the Master Photo Finishers Association.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by Josephine E. Felton in 1983-1984.

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 83-44, Ellery Vladimir Wilcox photographs of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 83-44
,
NAA ACC 84-17

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux


Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sepulchral monuments Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sioux Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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