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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 29

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A29.1

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 29
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Lawyer (Hal-al-ho-sote), a Nez-Perce man, seated on a fringed chair wearing a three piece suit, and a neck tie; he has an embroidered pouch over across his torso, and some pieces of paper in his jacket pocket; he is holding a cane in one hand and a pipe in the other; Washington DC, United States of America.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1868
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.6 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 13.5 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 35.1 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 27.5 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A29/1708
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        label, front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        131
        HAL-AL-HO-SOTE LAWYER
        Head Chief of the Nez-Percez
        Idaho. Shindler photog., Washington, 1868.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
  • Condition

    Image fading.

  • 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,A29.1

  • Additional IDs

    • 131 (Shindler Catalogue number)
    • A29/1708 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Lawyer (Hal-al-ho-sote), a Nez-Percez man, seated on a fringed chair wearing a three piece suit, and a neck tie; he has an embroidered pouch over across his torso, and some pieces of paper in his jacket pocket; he is holding a cane in one hand and a pipe in the other; Washington DC, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Lawyer (Hal-al-ho-sote), a Nez-Percez man, seated on a fringed chair wearing a three piece suit, and a neck tie; he has an embroidered pouch over across his torso, and some pieces of paper in his jacket pocket; he is holding a cane in one hand and a pipe in the other; Washington DC, United States of America. Albumen print

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