Alice Kennedy Eagan Collection of George A. Addison Fort Sill photographs
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Addison, George A.
circa 1894-1896
Physical Description:
23 Cabinet photographs
0.25 Linear feet
This collection of twenty-three cabinet card photographs was collected by Alice Kennedy Eagan, and depicts Native American and non-native life in the Fort Still, Oklahoma Territory, circa 1894-1896.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of twenty-three cabinet cards of Native Americans and non-native soldiers and civilians in the Fort Sill area of the Oklahoma Territory. The images consist of studio portraits and exterior shots of Fort Sill school buildings, military barracks, and the surrounding countryside. Particular images of note include studio portraits of Kiowa women and children, babies in cradleboards, women quilting, a baseball game, and soldiers in uniform. All photographs are attributed to photographer George A. Addison, taken in approximately 1894-1896, and collected by Alice Kennedy Eagan.

The materials in this collection are organized into folders, and arranged by image number: (P34119-P34141).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alice Kennedy Eagan (1870-1955) was born in Ohio in 1870, and moved to Fort Sill in the Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s, collecting cabinet cards of local Native American tribes and non-native Fort Sill soldiers and civilians while there. She later received her nursing degree in San Francisco, California in 1904, met and married James E. Eagan in Nevada in 1907, and eventually moved to Columbia County, Wisconsin in 1908. She raised her family there and remained in Wisconsin for the rest of her life, passing away in 1955 at the age of 85.
George Anthony Addison (1853-1937) was a photographer who operated studios in Texas and the Oklahoma Territory from the early 1880s until approximately 1907. Addison operated studios in Taylor and Georgetown near Autsin, Texas, Norcona in northern Texas, Wheeler County in the Texas Panhandle, and from 1890 to 1895, in the Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory area. He passed away and was buried in the town of Canadian, Oklahoma in 1937.

Nathan Sowry
Processing Information
Processed by Nathan Sowry, Reference Archivist, in 2017.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Robert J. Pietrykowski in 2008.

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email:
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alice Kennedy Eagan Collection of George A. Addison Fort Sill photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Additional photographs by George A. Addison in the NMAI Archive Center include image numbers: [P13128, P20326-P20329, and P20455].
Other photographic collections of George A. Addison's work exist in the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archives, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Sill Indian School Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Sill (Okla.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cabinet photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Oklahoma Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eagan, Alice Kennedy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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