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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 20

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A20.5

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 20
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; a studio portrait of a Cherokee man, seated wearing a three piece suit and a bow tie; he is holding a pocket watch (?); United States of America.
    Albumen print

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 19thC(mid)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.9 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 13.3 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 34.2 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.2 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A20/1581
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Cherokee
      • 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 30 and the following information:
    Blackmore colln:1581
    Jackson Cat. 884
    Related information: This image was found with a contents page numbered A20/1 which reads:
    "CHEROKEES.
    Indian Territory.
    No.66. COLONEL DOWNING.
    No.67. RICHARDS AND COLONEL DOWNING.
    No.68. COLONEL ADAIR.
    No.69. SAMUEL SMITH.
    No.70.BORUM DAVIS.
    No.71. CAPTAIN SCRAPER.
    No.72. BINGO.

    These numbers are Jackson Catalogue numbers. The list can be found in PicDoc 283, and this is the reason A20 starts from number 2.

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  • Condition

    Image faded.

  • 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,A20.5

  • Additional IDs

    • 105
    • A20/1581 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)
Photograph (black and white); a studio portrait of a Cherokee man, seated wearing a three piece suit and a bow tie; he is holding a pocket watch (?); United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); a studio portrait of a Cherokee man, seated wearing a three piece suit and a bow tie; he is holding a pocket watch (?); United States of America. Albumen print

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