Arthur Earl Patton photograph album of the Flathead Indian Reservation and surrounding areas, circa 1910-1912

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-25
Creators:
Patton, Arthur Earl
Dates:
circa 1910-1912
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5 printed postcards
color halftone, halftone, and collotype
71 Prints
circa
silver gelatin (prints, mostly on postcard paper)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made and collected by Arthur Earl Patton documenting life on and near the Flathead Indian Reservation. They include images of Salish Indians on the Flathead Indian Reservation, cowboys, storefronts and buildings, carriages and wagons, automobiles, railroads, a river boat, and scenic views. Locations include Ravalli, Polson, and St. Ignatius in Montana, as well as Mandan, North Dakota. The collection includes some postcards by Thiri's Aerial View Service (T.A.V.S.), L. G. Bigelow, C.C. Slack & Co., and Charles E. Morris Co.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Arthur Earl Patton lived on the southern edge of the Flathead Indian Reservation near Arlee, Montana. He moved there about 1911 and stayed five years, obtaining 160 acres of land in accordance with the Homestead Act of 1862.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 91-25
,
USNM ACC 387053

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 91-25, Arthur Earl Patton photograph album of the Flathead Indian Reservation and surrounding areas, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Flathead

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Flathead artifacts, including a buckskin shirt, buckskin gauntlets, a beaded leather belt, and a buckskin money belt, which were donated with the album can be found in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 387053.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Charles E. Morris photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 25 and Photo Lot 59.
Location of Other Archival Materials
An additional Thiri's Aerial view Service photograph held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Ralph K. Patton, Arthur Earl Patton's son, with Flathead artifacts to the National Museum of Natural History in 1990 (accession 387053). Photograph album transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in 1991.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salish Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mandan (N.D.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montana Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bigelow, Lou Goodale Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
C. C. Slack & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Charles E. (photographer) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thiri's Aerial View Service Corporate 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/