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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 30

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A30.11

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 30
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Little Short Horn (He-hu-te-dan) a Sisseton Sioux man, sitting on a chair, wearing a cloth headband tied around his head, a feather in his hair and a section of plaited hair over his right shoulder; he is also wearing a shirt, and a blanket wrapped around himself, and holds a walking stick(?) in his right hand; Washington D.C, United States of America.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1858 (13 Mar - 21 Jun 1858)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16.1 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 11.8 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 34.1 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.4 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        10
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ipencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A30/1724
        HE-HU-TE-DAN (LITTLE SHORT HORN)
        A WARRIOR OF THE SISITON SIOUX
        (SISSETON)
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Related document: Am,A30.1, is a list of photographic portraits published by the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury.
    Published in: Fleming, Paula (2203) "Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: the Shindler catalogue", No.57, with the Amended Identification: “Taken between March 13-June 21, 1858, and most likely before May 28, when the Washington Union ran a story that the Sioux had all sat for their photographs at the McClees studio. The implication is that they came over a period of time. 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 1860s, he was the proprietor of the Addis Studio, formerly the McClees gallery, and had access to the 1857-1858 negatives. Little Short Horn signed a treaty on June 19"Exact image: Am,A35.18

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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,A30.11

  • Additional IDs

    • 10 (Salisbury Blackmore Museum series number)
    • A30/1724 (Old BM Blackmore collection number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Little Short Horn (He-hu-te-dan) a Sisseton Sioux man, sitting on a chair, wearing a cloth headband tied around his head, a feather in his hair and a section of plaited hair over his right shoulder; he is also wearing a shirt, and a blanket wrapped around himself, and holds a walking stick(?) in his right hand; Washington D.C, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Little Short Horn (He-hu-te-dan) a Sisseton Sioux man, sitting on a chair, wearing a cloth headband tied around his head, a feather in his hair and a section of plaited hair over his right shoulder; he is also wearing a shirt, and a blanket wrapped around himself, and holds a walking stick(?) in his right hand; Washington D.C, United States of America. Albumen print

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