Copies of Christian Barthelmess photographs of American Indians and United States Army

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R87-1
Creators:
Barthelmess, Christian
Dates:
circa 1876-1898, 1903-1906
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
119 copy negatives
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs from an album compiled by Christian Barthelmess for a fellow soldier, O.S. Gordon. The bulk of the images relate to American Indians and the United States army and include studio portraits; images of dwellings and camps; cowboys; Zuni and Navajo performing daily activities; Cheyenne and Zuni dances; a Cheyenne travois; fishing and hunting parties; and American Indian scouts for the army. There are also scenic views of Colorado, Zuni Pueblo, Santa Fe, Custer (Little Bighorn) Battlefield, Camp Proctor, and Forts Merritt and Keogh. The collection also includes some images from Germany, including images of a German singing club and the Bavarian town of Klingenberg on the Main. One photograph was made by W. J. Carpenter, a Colorado photographer.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Christian Barthelmess (1854-1906) was born in Bavaria and immigrated to the United States in the early 1870s. Enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1876, he directed military bands and was an official army photographer. Barthelmess retired from the Army in 1903, but remained post photographer for Fort Keogh until his death in 1906.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals now in the Thompson Memorial Library at Ohio State University.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R87-1

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1989.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Maurice Frink with Casey E. Barthelmess, Photographer on an Army Mule, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.

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 R87-1, Copies of Christian Barthelmess photographs of American Indians and United States Army, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Navaho

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Barthelmess can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4423, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University hold photographs by Barthelmess.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Montana Historical Society Archives holds the Barthelmess Family Papers, 1926-1971, including a series relating to Christian Barthelmess.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Martha Foreman Leonard, the granddaughter of O. S. Gordon, lent the album of original photographs for copying in 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Germany Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Lewis (Colo.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Bayard (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lame Deer (Mont.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Keogh (Mont.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Fe (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soldiers -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zuni Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Germans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ute Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Indian Scouts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carpenter, W. J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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