Copy of Horatio B. King photograph of Seth Eastman on Dighton Rock, 1853

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81-11
Creators:
King, Horatio B.
Dates:
1853
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 copy print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Copy print of a daguerreotype depicting Seth Eastman seated on an inscribed rock, Dighton Rock, in Massachusetts on July 7, 1853.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Seth Eastman (1808-1875) was an army officer who also made paintings, drawings, and sketches of American Indians and fortifications. While on detail with the Office of Indian Affairs, he was commissioned to prepare illustrations for Henry Rowe Schoolcrafts╩╣ book, "Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States." In 1853 Eastman traveled to New England to explore ancient sites, during which he collaborated with Horatio King, a daguerreotypist with a studio in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original in J. Paul Getty Museum, R. Bruce Duncan Collection.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R81-11

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy print possibly made by Christie's East in New York, NY, circa 1980.

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. Copies can be obtained from the Getty Museum, which holds the original daguerreotype.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot R81-11, Copy of Horatio B. King photograph of Seth Eastman on Dighton Rock, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Originals and copies of Seth Eastman's artwork can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 1671, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 78, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Records relating to an exhibition of Seth Eastman's artwork can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 97-004.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Copy print donated by Dale W. Stulz, Vice President of 19th and 20th Century Photographs, through Ives Goddard and William Fitzhugh, in 1980.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Dighton Rock (Mass.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875 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/