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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 5

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A5.27

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 5
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Black Horn (Hey-sa-pah), a Hunkpapa Sioux; his hair in braids and wrapped in cloth; he wears three eagle feathers in his hair, a printed scarf around his neck, a cloth shirt and vest, rings on his fingers and wool blanket around his waist; holding a sabre in one hand and a folding fan in the other; Washington, D.C, USA.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1872
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 13.7 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 9.7 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 30.5 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.3 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        On-ca-pa-pa Dahcotah
        Black Horn - Hey-sa-pah
        No 75
      • Inscription Comment

        Pencil, handwritten
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        ALEX. GARDINER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
      • Inscription Comment

        Grey ink, printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A5/75
      • Inscription Comment

        Pencil, handwritten.
  • Curator's comments

    Associated information: the negative for this image is held by the Smithsonian Institution. A copy of the catalog card for this image can be found in the pic-doc for this image. The copy of that card indicates that the negative number for this image is 3185A, and the Jackson Catalogue number is 801.

    Context: this image was taken by Gardner in Washington DC, when a delegation of Sioux traveled there to meet with the U.S. Government officials.

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  • Condition

    Image fading, yellowing and spotted, mount with some surface dirt overall, particularly around edges.

  • 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,A5.27

  • Additional IDs

    • 75 (Old BM Blackmore collection number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Black Horn (Hey-sa-pah), a Hunkpapa Sioux; his hair in braids and wrapped in cloth; he wears three eagle feathers in his hair, a printed scarf around his neck, a cloth shirt and vest, rings on his fingers and wool blanket around his waist; holding a sabre in one hand and a folding fan in the other; Washington, D.C, USA.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Black Horn (Hey-sa-pah), a Hunkpapa Sioux; his hair in braids and wrapped in cloth; he wears three eagle feathers in his hair, a printed scarf around his neck, a cloth shirt and vest, rings on his fingers and wool blanket around his waist; holding a sabre in one hand and a folding fan in the other; Washington, D.C, USA. Albumen print

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