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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 20

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A20.18

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 20
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Captain Scraper, a Cherokee man, seated on a chair wearing a three piece suit, and holding a hat in his left hand, and a walking stick in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America.
    Albumen print

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1868
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.4 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 13.6 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 34.2 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.2 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A20/1594
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        label, front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        97
        CAPT. SCRAPER,
        A Cherokee Delegate.
        Cherokee Nation. Shindler photog., Washington, 1868.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
  • Curator's comments

    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.

    These numbers are Jackson Catalogue numbe
    The document rs.
    Both documents can be found in PicD279.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 996 and the following information:
    Blackmore colln no: 1594
    Shindler cat no: 97
    Jackson cat no. 71.

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  • Condition

    Image faded. Foxing on the mount.

  • 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,A20.18

  • Additional IDs

    • 97 (Shindler Catalogue number)
    • A20/1594 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Captain Scraper, a Cherokee man, seated on a chair wearing a three piece suit, and holding a hat in his left hand, and a walking stick in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Captain Scraper, a Cherokee man, seated on a chair wearing a three piece suit, and holding a hat in his left hand, and a walking stick in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America. Albumen print

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