Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to American Indians, circa 1870s-1930

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.85
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
Dates:
circa 1870s-1930
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2,600 Prints
circa
silver gelatin and platinum
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The bulk of the collection consists of photographs made from glass negatives collected and produced by the Bureau of American Ethnology. These photographs include portraits and field photographs by photographers and anthropologists, most associated with the BAE, including Alexander Gardner, William Henry Jackson, John K. Hillers, DeLancey Gill, C. M. Bell, Antonio Zeno Shindler Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. The collection also includes photographs donated to the United States National Museum and transferred to the Department of Anthropology which depict Zulus and people from Chiapas, Mexico. Some of the prints in this collection may have been made for an Indian Photographic Exhibit lent by the BAE to the Public Library Commission of Indiana.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 85

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 85, Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Original negatives for the bulk of the photographs in this collection can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Original prints for photographs of Zulu and people in Chiapas are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 24.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Box list is available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Zulu (African people) -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westmann, Orloff R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Middlebrook, J. E. (probable photographer) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882 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/