Photograph of framed portrait of Tomah Joseph, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R80-28
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 copy print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Image of a portrait of Tomah Joseph possibly in Paris. The frame of the portrait is possibly birchbark, and may have been constructed by Joseph. It is decorated with animals and inscribed with "Gov Tomah Joseph, Passamaquoddy Tribe."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Tomah Joseph (1837-1914) was a Passamaquoddy artist, governor, and friend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was famous for his etched birchbark decorative art pieces. Around 1882, he served as tribal governor of Peter Dana Point, Maine.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original in Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, or Passamaquoddy Cultural Heritage Center & Museum.
Author
NAA Staff

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R80-28

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy print made by Maine State Museum, circa 1979.

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 R80-28, Photograph of framed portrait of Tomah Joseph, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Joseph can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Passamaquoddy Indians can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 59, Photo Lot R74-49, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artwork and crafts by Joseph can be found in the Museum of the American Indian in catalog numbers 24/3148, 24/4261, 25/1662, and 10/4353.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Passamaquoddy Cultural Heritage Center & Museum holds additional photographs of Joseph.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Richard Michael Gramly of the Maine State Museum as part of an exchange of photographs of Passamaquoddy Indians, 1979.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Passamaquoddy Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph, Tomah, 1837-1914 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/