photographic print(black and white);
- Museum number
- Object: BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 24
Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of a Jicarilla Apache woman, seated wearing a cloth dress, a shell choker, a peace medal, and a blanket around her shoulders; she is holding a baby wrapped in a cloth; Taos, United States of America.
- Production date
- 30 September 1871
Height: 18 centimetres (image)
Height: 34.20 centimetres (mount)
Width: 13.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 25.20 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
Related information: the negative for this image is held by the Smithsonian Institution. A copy of the catalogue card for this image can be found in the picdoc for this image. The card indicates that the Smithsonian negative number is 1936 and the following information:
Blackmore colln no.1644
Photographer: By Orloff Westman Sept 30 1871
Jackson cat. 616
Related information: Colin Taylor notes in his paper, 'William Blackmore: A 19th Century Englishman's Contribution to American Ethnology' that Orloff Westman photographed Native North Americans at Taos, Mexico in September 1971, during the Annual San Geromino Fiesta, at the request of William Blackmore. The paper is published in Feest. 1989. Indians and Europe. Forum 11, pp.321-334.
Related image: an enlarged section of this image can be seen in Am,A24.3.
- Not on display
- Image faded. Foxing on the mount.
- Acquisition date
- 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.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 4
Miscellaneous number: A24/1644 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)