Richard A. Pohrt photograph collection of Plains Indians, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-15C
Creators:
Pohrt, Richard A.
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by Richard A. Pohrt, including an image of a Crow man in warrior regalia on horseback, identified by Pohrt as being Spotted Jack Rabbit on the basis of comparison with Rinehart negative #782 (in Photo Lot 59), and an Assiniboin or Gros Ventre camp with two men and tipis.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Richard A. Pohrt was a prolific collector of American Indian artifacts with his mentor Milford G. Chandler. The two met in Flint, Michigan, where Pohrt worked in the personnel department at A. C. Sparkplug and Chandler was an automotive engineer and gunsmith. The pair collected more than 4,000 objects created by Eastern Woodlands, Prairies, and Plains peoples, which prompted an exhibit and a book, both entitled "Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Collecting of Chandler and Pohrt."

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 93-15C

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 93-15C, Richard A. Pohrt photograph collection of Plains Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Assiniboin

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional donations from Pohrt held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4508, MS 4703, MS 4574, MS 99-44, MS 1999-24, and copies in the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Flint Institute of the Arts holds the Chandler-Pohrt Collection of artifacts.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Richard A. Pohrt, February 1972.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Assiniboine Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horses Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tipis Topic 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/