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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 21

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A21.5

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 21
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Moses Keokuk wearing a feather and cloth headdress, ear ornaments, a fur and bear claw necklace, a shirt, a blanket wrapped around himself, leg ornaments, a pair of legging, a pair of moccasins, and holding a feather fan, a tomahawk, and a feather pouch; Washington DC, United States of America.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1868
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20.3 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 15.5 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 21.8 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 17.4 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A21/1601
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        88
        KE-O-KUK
        Head Chief of the Sacs
        Kansas
        Shindler photog., Washintgon, 1868.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
  • Curator's comments

    In front of Am-A21, a content page was found assigned the BM number: Am,A21.1 with a list of Jackson Catalogue numbers associated with the photographic portraits located in Am-A21

    The page reads:
    "SAC AND FOX
    Kansas
    No. 667 KEO-KUK, Watchful Fox, sr
    Nos. 678-682 KEO-KUK, jr
    Nos. 683, 684 CHARLEY KEO-KUK
    Nos. 685, 685 MOLESS
    Nos. 687, 688 SAC-A-PEE
    No.691 KNA-SA-WA-KNUT, Geo. Gomez
    No. 692 DEAD INDIAN
    No. 693 THE SEA
    No. 694 BIG BEAR
    Nos. 695-699 MA-KO-HO-KO
    No. 700 MA-NO-TO-WAH
    Nos. 701, 702 GRO. GOMEZ
    No. 703 KEO-KUK, st.
    Nos. 706, 707 KEO-KUK, SON, AND THREE BRAVES.
    No. 708 SAC CHIEF
    No. 709 GROUP OF SAC AND FOX CHIEFS
    No. 710 COMMISSIONER BOGY AND GROUP OF CHIEFS
    No. 805 GROUP OF FOX CHIEFS
    No. 806 COMMISSIONER BOGY READING TREATY"Smithsonian Archives Catalogue Card: A copy of the catalogue card for this image can be found in the PicDoc for this image. The catalogue card indicates that the Smithsonian Institution owns a negative of this image, number: 622B. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
    "TRIBE: Sauk and Fox
    SUBJECT: Keokuk, Jr
    DATE: 1868
    PHOTOGRAPHER: A Z Shindler
    BLACKMORE COLL: A16/1601
    Shindler, 172 or 88 (Blackmore)
    JACKSON CAT: 681"
    Published in: Fleming, Paula (2003) “Native American photography at the Smithsonian : the Shindler catalogue” , no.88.

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  • 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,A21.5

  • Additional IDs

    • 88 (Shindler series number)
    • A21/1601 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Moses Keokuk wearing a feather and cloth headdress, ear ornaments, a fur and bear claw necklace, a shirt, a blanket wrapped around himself, leg ornaments, a pair of legging, a pair of moccasins, and holding a feather fan, a tomahawk, and a feather pouch; Washington DC, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Moses Keokuk wearing a feather and cloth headdress, ear ornaments, a fur and bear claw necklace, a shirt, a blanket wrapped around himself, leg ornaments, a pair of legging, a pair of moccasins, and holding a feather fan, a tomahawk, and a feather pouch; Washington DC, United States of America. Albumen print

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