photographic print(black and white);
- Museum number
- Object: BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 34
Photograph (black and white) from an album, of a carte-de-visite; six Shoshone men sitting on horses, with blankets wrapped around themselves; Utah(?), United States of America.
- Production date
1869 (Shindler copy)
Height: 18.20 centimetres (image)
Height: 27.50 centimetres (mount)
Width: 13.30 centimetres (image)
Width: 35.30 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
In front of Am,A34, a content page was found assigned the BM number: Am,A34.1 (now in the PicDoc) with a list of Jackson Catalogue numbers associated with the photographic portraits located in Am,A34 as well as amendments handwritten in ink (transcribed in brackets below).
The page reads:
"SHOSHONES, OR SNAKES
[Shoshonee] Idaho Territory.
Nos. 657, 658. VILLAGE IN SOUTH PASS.[? ? River, Wyoming Territory]
Nos. 659, 660. WAR-CHIEF'S TENT.
Nos. 661, 662. WASH-A-KIE AND HIS WARRIORS.
[G.S.] Nos. 663, 664. WASH-A-KIE.
Nos. 665. 666. VIEWS IN VILLAGE.
No. 667. CHARLIE.
Nos. 668-673. OUT-DOOR GROUPS.
[Two Shonees - Chief & son] No. 676. VENUS AND ADONIS. [copied by Shindler]
[Two Shoshonee chief copied by Shindler 1869]
[l:335 in plate (h. 260 ?)]"
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: 1700-b. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
SUBJECT: Group of six Indians on horseback
BLACKMORE COLL: A35-1814* Album 34 numbered "35"
REMARKS: Copy by Shindler, Washington, DC 1869 (Shindler 266)
JACKSON CAT: 675"
Published in: Fleming, Paula (2003) “Native American photography at the Smithsonian : the Shindler catalogue” , no.266, with Amended Information "The individuals have not been identified. A copy of this carte de visite is in the papers of Matilda COxe Stenvenson, NAA Ms. 4689. There it is identified as having been taken in the spring of 1957 at Fort Bridger, Utah [Territory]. Stevenson says this was recieved from a Mr Parleer at Fort Bridger on September 29, 1868. No other evidence has been located to support 1857 date for this or related images collected by Blackmore in Salat Lake City. By either Charles William Carter or [Charles Roscoe] Savage & [George Martin] Ottinger, all of whom had studios in Salt Lake City".
- 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: 266 (Shindler Series number)
Miscellaneous number: 337 (Series number)
Miscellaneous number: 566 (Series number)
Miscellaneous number: A34/1814 (Old BM Blackmore collection number)