Copies of photographs in the Benjamin Stone collection, circa 1862-1907 (bulk circa 1862-1871)

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R4859
Creators:
Stone, Benjamin, 1838-1914
Dates:
circa 1862-1907
bulk circa 1862-1871
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
170 Items
circa 170 enlarged prints from microfilm
1 Roll
microfilm
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Microfilm of the Benjamin Stone collection of photographs relating to Britain and Europe, North America, South America, Africa, India, and Australasia. Prints made from the microfilm are mostly of portraits of American Indians and some field images relating to delegations, expeditions, dwellings, and the 1862 Sioux uprising in Minnesota. They include depictions of Arikara, Ojibwa, Miniconjou, Dakota, Pawnee, Winnebago, Iroquois, Ute, Blackfoot, Cree, Crow, Salish, and Kootenai Indians. There are also images of buildings, boats, railroads, and scenic views from around America, as well as the Smithsonian Castle in 1871 and Chicago after the Great Fire. Photographers represented include B. H. Gurnsey, Joel Emmons Whitney, and Adrian J. Ebell.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Sir John Benjamin Stone (1838-1914) was born in Birmingham, England, to a glass-making family, a profession he briefly joined before starting a career in politics. He was elected representative of the Duddlestone Ward on the Birmingham Town Coucil in 1869, later becoming Mayor Cutton (1886-1891) and Member of Parliament for East Birmingham (1895-1910). Inspired by a love of antiquities, Stone began to collect and then make photographs during his international travels to East Asia, the West Indies, Africa, and North and South America. As the first president of the Birmingham Photographic Society, he encouraged the development of the Warwickshire Photographic Survey. Additionally, he helped found the National Photographic Record Association, and served as President of the organization. During his time in Parliament, Stone made a photographic survey of the Palace of Westminster and was official photographer for the Coronation of King Geroge V in 1910. His photographs were published in the two-volume Sir Benjamin Stone's Pictures (1905).

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals in the Benjamin Stone collection in the Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, England.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R4859

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Prints made by the Smithsonian Institution, 1969.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copy prints of photographs in the Birmingham Public Library in Birmngham, England. Reference copies can be made for Smithsonian Institution staff only. Permission to publish and other prints can be obtained from the Birmingham Public Library.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot R4859, Copies of photographs in the Benjamin Stone collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux
Chippewa
Kutenai
Blackfeet

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Some photographs have been separated into Photo Lot 24. These photographs are represented by item-level descriptions linked to this record.

Contained in
Contained in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)

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Copies of photographs in the Benjamin Stone collection, circa 1862-1907 (bulk circa 1862-1871)

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Stone's original collection was donated by his Trustees to the Birmingham Reference Library in 1921, which developed microfilm and a card index to the collection. This microfilm was purchased from the Birmingham Public Library in May 1967.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ute Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Winnebago Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iroquois Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miniconjou Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pawnee Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ojibwa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago (Ill.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arikara Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kootenai Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salish Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gurnsey, B. H. (Byron H.), 1833-1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney & Zimmerman Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney's Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886 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/