Personal papers of Alexander Van Valen documenting his participation in the California Gold Rush, 1849-1850.
The collection is a set of twenty-four black-and-white silver gelatin prints entitled "Potomac: East and West," by Jan Faul, 1991. They include agricultural landscapes, cemeteries, industrial buildings commercial buildings in rural areas, etc., in the Potomac River region of Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each image contains a small area hand-colored by the photographer, providing a subtly mysterious, often whimsical or humorous effect.
The bulk of the collection consists of portraits of identified American Indians and some government officials and interpreters. It includes cabinet cards, other mounted prints, newspaper articles, illustrations, and a photographic postcard. Depicted individuals include American Horse, Oglala; Black Hawk, Sauk; Bob Tail, Cheyenne; Crowfoot, Hunkpapa...
Catalog Number 4721: Arapaho "Wife of Waaksenna and Washieh, chopping down the tree for the center pole. Fourth Day, 1902" Sun Dance at Darlington. (Slightly different view of published plate number XXI) Photographer: G. A. Dorsey Date: 1902 Published Plate Number: XXI. (2) "North of Left Half of the Line of Dancers, Whistling Toward the Center-Pol...
Includes a list with Indian names and another with negative numbers and some personal or tribal names.
Photographs of a painting depicting a Plains Indian wearing a war bonnet and two medals. According to note on verso of one print, the painting was purchased in Pawnee, Oklahoma, and photographs were taken at Neconie's home in Tulsa.
The collection consists of photographs of Joe B. Lente's ink and watercolor paintings of Isleta ceremonies and a small sketch of the artist on Lente's letter to Elsie Clews Parsons from September 16, 1938.
These records document the work of Judith K. Zilczer in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's (HMSG) Department of Painting and Sculpture, as Historian, Associate Curator of Painting, and acting Chief Curator. The records include Zilczer's exhibition files, correspondence and memoranda, research files and professional activities files. ...
Photographs probably made by Patricia Peña depicting artwork created by her and her husband, including Encarnacion Peña murals and Patricia Peña dolls. The collection also includes one image of Encarnacion Peña painting a mural at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Photograph of artist Ellen Sharples' miniature painting of an American Indian man. The man is depicted holding a flintlock rifle, and wearing a tomahawk tucked into his belt and silver trade crosses as ear ornamentation. This may be the "copy of the Indian chief" painting referenced by Sharples in her diary in January 1808.