Rollyn Osterweis Kirchbaum photograph collection of Sitting Bull and Iroquois Indians, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R78-40
Creators:
Kirchbaum, Rollyn Osterweis
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
4 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Copies of lantern slides collected by Rollyn Osterweis Kirchbaum, at least two of which were made by the Beseler Lantern Slide Company. They include two portraits of Sitting Bull as well as views of canoe and basket making by Iroquois Indians in the Lower St. Lawrence River region. The photographs depicting Iroquois Indians were probably made by Alexander Henderson, circa 1865-1875. The British Columbia images were originally made by Alexander Henderson, and the Sitting Bull images were originally made by William Notman & Son.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Alexander Henderson (1831-1913) and William Notman (1826-1891) were Scottish photographers and colleagues in Montreal, Canada. Notman was mostly a portrait photographer in his studio, William Notman & Son. In the mid-1860s, Henderson also opened a studio in Montreal, but appears to have specialized in outdoor photography. In 1860, the two men made a photographic expedition to Niagara Falls and helped found the Art Association of Montreal.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original lantern slides retained by Rollyn Osterweis Kirchbaum.
Author
NAA Staff

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R78-40

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints made by Rollyn Osterweis Kirchbaum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot R78-40, Rollyn Osterweis Kirchbaum photograph collection of Sitting Bull and Iroquois Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Notman Photographic Archives at McCord Museum and the Archives of Ontario hold original prints and negatives of Alexander Henderson William Notman & Son, including originals of images in this collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds Sitting Bull's pictographic autobiography (NAA MS 1929).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Sitting Bull can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4544, MS 4559, Photo Lot 59, Photo Lot 87-2, and Photo Lot 90-1.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Lantern slides purchased by Rollyn Osterweis Kirchbaum, 1977. Copy prints donated through Kirchbaum's sister, Ruth Selig, 1978.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Iroquois Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Basket making Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canoes and canoeing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunkpapa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
William Notman & Son Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beseler Lantern Slide Co, manufacturer Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henderson, Alexander 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/