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William Blackmore Coll. Album 30

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A30.28

  • Title (object)

    • William Blackmore Coll. Album 30
  • 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: 12.2 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 34 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.2 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        27
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A30/1741
        MO-KA-HO'-KO (FISH RISING ABOVE THE WATER)
        A CHIEF OF THE SACS AND FOXES.
      • 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 (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."
    Related image: Am,A21.7
    Exact image: 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,A30.28

  • Additional IDs

    • 27 (Salisbury Blackmore Museum series number)
    • A30/1741 (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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