Bertha Gritzner collection of Fair of the Iron Horse photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.349
Creators:
Gritzner, Bertha
Dates:
September 24 - October 8, 1927
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 gelatin silver prints
Repository:
This collection contains 6 snapshot photographs depicting Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan) Chiefs participating in the the Fair of the Iron Horse held at Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1927.The photographs in this collection were owned by Bertha Gritzner, who attended the fair and may depicted in the images.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 6 snapshot gelatin silver prints depicting scenes at the Fair of the Iron Horse held at Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Maryland. The Fair was held from September 24 to October 8, 1927 in honor of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centennial. The photographs depict Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan) Chiefs posing at the fair along with unidentified individuals. The photographs were originally owned by Bertha Gritzner, who may be depicted in the photographs.
Chief Two Guns White Calf is featured in two photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Photographs arranged in a folder by image number.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Fair of the Iron Horse celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Held in Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Maryland from September 24 to October 8, 1927, the Fair was advertised as a miniature World's Fair and featured a fairground, pageant, and exhibits. Members of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana traveled to Maryland for the Fair and marched in the pageant highlighting the history of inland transportation.
The photographs in this collection were owned by Bertha Gritzner, who attended the fair and may depicted in the images. The photographs were donated by her granddaughter Jean Stitzel in 2001.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2020.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jean Stitzel, 2001.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archives 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); Bertha Gritzner collection of Fair of the Iron Horse photographs, image #, NMAI.AC.349; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives 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.

Related Materials
The Maryland Historical Society and the Library of Congress also hold materials related to the Fair of the Iron Horse.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fair of the Iron Horse (1927 : Halethorpe, Md.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maryland -- Baltimore County Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/