Corcoran Gallery of Art collection of Joseph K. Dixon Wanamaker Expedition photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.309
Creators:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)
Rodman Wanamaker Expedition
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928
Dates:
circa 1913
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Linear Feet
3 gelatin silver prints
Repository:
This collection contains 3 gelatin silver prints shot by Joseph K. Dixon as part of the Wanamaker Expedition circa 1913.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 3 gelatin silver prints shot by Joseph K. Dixon as part of the Wanamaker Expedition circa 1913 and printed by Palm Press of Boston, MA in 1987.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in 1 oversize box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was the sole surviving heir of Philadelphia-based department store magnate, John Wanamaker. Rodman, among his other philanthropic endeavors with the arts, believed that Native Americans were a "noble, though vanishing race," whose lives needed to be recorded before they disappeared. Because of this belief, he funded three expeditions (1908-1913) to "perpetuate the life stories of the first Americans." In addition, he also strove, and ultimately failed, to create a National Indian Memorial to be situated in New York City which would rival the Statue of Liberty.
Joseph K. Dixon (1858-1926) was born in New York, and received a bachelor of divinity degree from the Rochester Theological Seminary before becoming a lecturer for the Eastman Kodak photographic company in 1904. Two years later he was hired to work in Wanamaker's department store, and by 1908 he was chosen to lead the three Wanamaker expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native peoples of the United States. For the remainder of his life, Dixon frequently lectured on and continued to photograph the lives of Native Americans.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Emily Moazami, Assistant Head Archivist, 2018. The biographical/historical note was written by Nathan Sowry, Reference Archivist.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (In the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Gift of the Eastman Kodak Company).

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: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Corcoran Gallery of Art collection of Joseph K. Dixon Wanamaker Expedition photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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 nmaiphotos@si.edu. 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.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
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