Baker and Johnston photographs of Shoshoni and Arapaho Indians, circa 1880-1900

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-12
Creators:
Baker and Johnston
Dates:
circa 1880-1900
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5 mounted prints
albumen (cabinet cards)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Cabinet photographs, largely portraits, made by Baker and Johnston photographic studio. They may be part of a photographic series focusing on Shoshonis, Arapahos, and Apaches. Images include studio portraits of Black Coal, an Arapaho; Washakie, a Shoshoni chief; Sharpnose, an Arapaho; two Arapaho boys with bows and arrows; and Mollie, an Arapho woman posed with a baby in a carrier.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Charles S. Baker and Eli Johnston operated the Baker and Johnston photographic studio out of Evanston, Wyoming, circa 1880s. The studio was known for its landscape and portrait photography, particularly images of Shoshone, Arapaho, and Apache Indians.
Jane Richardson Hanks (1908-2014) was an anthropologist who studied the Kiowa and Blackfoot Indians and the people of Thailand.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-12

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 87-12, Baker and Johnston photographs of Shoshoni and Arapaho Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Shoshone

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Baker and Johnston can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4423, MS 4458, MS 4502, MS 4875, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center holds the Baker and Johnston collection of original glass plate negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Utah State University Special Collections and Archives also holds Baker and Johnston photographs.
Location of Other Archival Materials
An interview with Jane Richardson Hanks can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 2009-15.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Sent to the Herman J. Viola, possibly by Jane Richardson Hanks, in May 1986. Turned over to the archives in the fall of the same year.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shoshoni Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arapaho Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hanks, Jane Richardson, 1908- 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/