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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 1

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A1.18

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 1
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Blue Horse (Shon-keh-tah), an Oglala Dakota chief, in profile, wearing western-style clothing, and a beadwork belt, his hair is in two plaits, wrapped in fabric; Washington D.C, United States of America.
    Albumen print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • May 1872
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.3 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.3 centimetres (mount)
    • Height: 13.3 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 9.6 centimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A. GARDNER. WASHINGTON, D.C.
        SHON-KEH-TAH,
        (BLUE HORSE)
        Photographed for Trustees of Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, England.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A1/8A
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Iquallalla No.8a duplicate
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Related information: the negative for this image is held by the Smithsonian Institution. A copy of the catalogue card for this image can be found in the picdoc for this image. The card indicates that the Smithsonian negative number is 3222-A; -B and the following information:
    DATE: May 1872
    PHOTOGRAPHER: Alexander Gardner, Wash., D.C.
    REMARKS: "Taken on their visit to Washington, D.C. May 1872 by Alex. Gardiner, For The Trustees of Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, England"
    Blackmore colln. No.:I-8 & -8A.
    Jackson Cat. No.:311-312Related information: this image was taken by Gardner in Washington DC, when a delegation of Native North Americans traveled there to meet with United States Government officials.

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  • Condition

    Image badly fading and spotted.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1932

  • Acquisition notes

    The 'Disposal book of the Salisbury South Wilts and Blackmore Museum No. 1 1928-1952' reports the disposal of a: "Photographs of North American Indians and miscellanea" given to the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography of the British Museum. It is dated 24th February 1932.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,A1.18

  • Additional IDs

    • A1/8A (Old BM Blackmore collection number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Blue Horse (Shon-keh-tah), an Oglala Dakota man, in profile, wearing western-style clothing, his hair is in two plaits, wrapped in fabric; Washington D.C, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Blue Horse (Shon-keh-tah), an Oglala Dakota man, in profile, wearing western-style clothing, his hair is in two plaits, wrapped in fabric; Washington D.C, United States of America. Albumen print

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