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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 40

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A40.7

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 40
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Bear Wolf (Se-ta-pit-se?) sitting on a chair on the right, with a feather in his hair, wearing shell(?) necklaces, an embroidered cloth top, embroidered leggings and moccasins, a blanket over his legs, and holding a feather fan; Stands With The Horses, stands on the left, wearing ear ornaments, an embroidered top, a blanket wrapped around herself and a pair of embroidered moccasins; Washington DC, United States of America.
    Albumen print.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1873
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 24.4 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 19.7 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 35.2 millimetres (mount)
    • Width: 27.6 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Bear wolf & Squaw
        Crow
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Dept. of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories
        Prof. F.V. Hayden, in Charge
        W.H. Jackson, Photo
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A40/2001
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    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: 3380-a-b. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
    "STOCK: Siouan
    TRIBE: Crow or Absaroke
    SUBJECT: Se-te-pit-se = Packs the Bear (or Bear Wolf) and Squaw "Stays With the Horses
    BLACKMORE: A40-2001
    Jackson Cat 942
    Neg. Wash. Dc 1873".

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  • Condition

    Image badly fading with spotting (spotting from bronze powder on 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,A40.7

  • Additional IDs

    • A40/2001 (Old BM Blackmore series number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of  Bear Wolf (Se-ta-pit-se?) sitting on a chair on the right, with a feather in his hair, wearing shell(?) necklaces, an embroidered cloth top, embroidered leggings and moccasins, a blanket over his legs, and holding a feather fan; Stands With The Horses, stands on the left, wearing ear ornaments, an embroidered top, a blanket wrapped around herself and a pair of embroidered moccasins; Washington DC, United States of America.
Albumen print.

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Bear Wolf (Se-ta-pit-se?) sitting on a chair on the right, with a feather in his hair, wearing shell(?) necklaces, an embroidered cloth top, embroidered leggings and moccasins, a blanket over his legs, and holding a feather fan; Stands With The Horses, stands on the left, wearing ear ornaments, an embroidered top, a blanket wrapped around herself and a pair of embroidered moccasins; Washington DC, United States of America. Albumen print.

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