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glass negative / photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,G.N.2302

  • Description

    Glass negative (black and white); a photograph of a cutting from a newspaper or magazine of a Sioux Chief, sitting on a chair, wearing feathers in his hair, a cloth headband, a section of his hair in a plait and wrapped in fur, shell and/or bone ear ornaments, a necklace, an embroidered warrior shirt with tassels, a pair of leggings, and holding a pipe and a fan made from feathers; United States of America.
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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 20thC(early) (original photograph)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.7 centimetres
    • Width: 8.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of original image
      • Inscription Content

        Photo per Dr. R. W. Shufeldt.
        A SIOUX CHIEF
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
  • Curator's comments

    Context: it is possible that this image is B7/9 as described in the list in PicDoc 312, which states "A Sioux Chief. Photo per Dr. R. W. Shufeldt."Related information: this image can also be found in Am,B28.12

  • Condition

    Digital copy: saturation and levels adjusted.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1982 (March)

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased lot 93 from Phillips Auction house at their photographic auction on Wednesday March 17th 1982 at 12 noon. The auction catalogue entry for lot 93 reads: "93 North American Indians, one hundred and sixty-eight glass negatives, showing tribes and their environment, many taken from books and newspapers, but some original, fifty-five family plates including London street scenes, early 1900's good condition (£30-50)." These glass negative came with a list with the title "Glass negatives purchased at Phillips 1982". The plates of London street scenes were transferred to the Museum of London in September 1982. For the documentation related to the sale see PicDoc312.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,G.N.2302

Glass negative (black and white); a photograph of a cutting from a newspaper or magazine of a Sioux Chief, sitting on a chair, wearing feathers in his hair, a cloth headband, a section of his hair in a plait and wrapped in fur, shell and/or bone ear ornaments, a necklace, an embroidered warrior shirt with tassels, a pair of leggings, and holding a pipe and a fan made from feathers; United States of America.
Photographic process

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