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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 21

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A21.7

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 21
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Fish Rising Above the Water (Mo-Ko-Ho-Ko) sitting on a chair, wearing a fur hat with an eagle feather, ear ornaments, a cloth neck tie with a shell, a fur and bear claw necklace, arm ornaments, a blanket wrapped around him, a pair of leggings, a pair of moccasins, and holding a walking stick(?); Washington DC, United States of America.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1857-1858 (18 Dec 1857- 9 March 1858)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16.3 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 12.3 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 34.2 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.4 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A21/1603
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Mo-ka-ho-ko
        (Fish rising above the water)
        a chief of the Sacs & foxes
        27
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink and pencil
  • 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"Published in: Fleming, Paula (2003) “Native American photography at the Smithsonian : the Shindler catalogue” , no.61; with the Amended Identification: " Taken between December 18, 1857 and ca. March 9 1858. The negative was made by the McClees Gallery: James E. McClees (owner/photographer), Julian Vannerson (agent and photographic artist), Samuel Cohner (operator). Shindler was not the photographer and only printed images for the exhibition. In the late 1860's, he was the proprietor of the Addis Studio, formerly the McClees gallery, and had access to the 1857-1858 negatives."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: 632-c. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
    "STOCK: Algonquain
    TRIBE: Sauk and Fox
    SUBJECT: Mo-ko-ho-ko(?), Mo-ka-ho-ka or Fish rising above the water - Shindler.
    SUBMITTED BY: Copy print in Nat Museum Coll., Dec 1934
    REMARKS: See No. 632-a-b - Not Same?
    By Shindler, Washington, DC 1858 (Shindler Cat 61) 2 negs.
    BLACKMORE: A21-1603 #27 " Salisbury Series"
    JACKSON CAT: 697?"Related image: Am,A30.28 and Am,A35.4

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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,A21.7

  • Additional IDs

    • 27 (Salisbury Blackmore Museum series number)
    • A21/1603 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Fish Rising Above the Water (Mo-Ko-Ho-Ko) sitting on a chair, wearing a fur hat with an eagle feather, ear ornaments, a cloth neck tie with a shell, a fur and bear claw necklace, arm ornaments, a blanket wrapped around him, a pair of trousers, a pair of leggings, a pair of moccasins, and holding a walking stick(?); Washington DC, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Fish Rising Above the Water (Mo-Ko-Ho-Ko) sitting on a chair, wearing a fur hat with an eagle feather, ear ornaments, a cloth neck tie with a shell, a fur and bear claw necklace, arm ornaments, a blanket wrapped around him, a pair of trousers, a pair of leggings, a pair of moccasins, and holding a walking stick(?); Washington DC, United States of America. Albumen print

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