photographic print(black and white);
- Museum number
- Object: BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 30
Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Six (Sha-kpi), a Mdewakanton Dakota Chief, seated wearing a jacket and shirt, a cloth headband, and a blanket wrapped around his waist; he is holding a pipe; Washington DC, United States of America.
- Production date
- 1858 (13 Mar - 21 Jun 1858)
Height: 16.20 centimetres (image)
Height: 34.10 centimetres (mount)
Width: 12.10 centimetres (image)
Width: 25.40 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
Related document: Am,A30.1, is a list of photographic portraits published by the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury.
Published in: Fleming, Paula (2203) "Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: the Shindler catalogue", No.71, with the Amended Identification: “Taken between March 13-June 21, 1858, and most likely before May 28, when the Washington Union ran a story that the Sioux had all sat for their photographs at the McClees studio. The implication is that they came over a period of time. 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 1860s, he was the proprietor of the Addis Studio, formerly the McClees gallery, and had access to the 1857-1858 negatives. Six signed a treaty on June 19"
Related image: Am,A19.3
- Not on display
- 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: 11 (Salisbury Blackmore Museum series number)
Miscellaneous number: A30/1725 (Old BM Blackmore collection number)