- Museum number
- Object: BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 41
Photograph (black and white) from an album, of a carte de visite; studio portrait of Rainbow, a Paiute chief, sitting on a chair; wearing ear ornaments, a peace medal, a piece of cloth tied around his neck, a shirt, a jacket, a gun in a leather gun holster, a pair of leggings with tassel flaps, and a pair of moccasins; Denver, United States of America
- Production date
1869 (Shindler copy)
Height: 18.30 centimetres (image)
Height: 35 centimetres (mount)
Width: 13.30 centimetres (image)
Width: 27.50 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
Related information: This image was found with a printed contents page numbered A41/1 thus album 41 begins with number 2. The title page reads:
Utah and Colorado.
No. 755. YOUNG FRIDAY.
Nos. 756-758 AN-TE-RO, Graceful Walker.
Nos. 759-760. WA-NE-RO, Yellow Pollen.
Nos. 761, 762. TAP-I-YU-NA, He who wins the race.
Nos.763,764. KO-MUS, the son of Another.
Nos. 765-767. OURAY.
No. 768. GUERRO.
No. 769. JOHN.
No. 770. KWA-KO-NUT, A King.
No. 771. CU-RA-CAN-TO.
No. 772, 773. SHA-VA-NO, War-Chief.
No. 774. WA-RETS and SHAVANO.
No. 775. GROUP: OURAY, GUERRO, SHAVANO, WARENCY, ANKATOSH.
No. 776. GROUP OF SEVEN.
No. 777. SHU-RI-PE, Lodge Pole's son.
No. 778. CHIPPIN, Always Riding.
No. 779. LITTLE SOLDIER.
No. 780. SQUAW OF LITTLE SOLDIER.
No. 781. TA-GA-CHA-NICK.
No. 782. WOLF.
No. 783. RAINBOW.
No. 784. NICOROD, Green Leaf.
No. 785. PEAOH, Black Tail Deer.
No. 786. SOBITA.
No. 787. SAPPIX and son.
No. 788. CHU.
No. 789. KANOSH.
No. 790. A CHIEF.
No. 791. A GROUP.
No. 792. GROUP, HORSE-BACK.
No. 793. THE THREE GRACES.
Nos. 795-798. VARIOUS BRAVES.
Nos. 799, 800. BOY AND GIRL.
Nos. 801-806. VARIOUS GROUPS.
No. 935. COLORADO."
It can be found in PicDoc 296.
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: 1481. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
SUBJECT: Rainbow, A Chief (Shavano)
REMARKS: So. Ute Agency, Col
Copy by Shindler, Washington DC 1869 (Shindler cat: 291)
JAckson Cat No. 783
Identification as Rainbow from notaion on orig. glass neg. Is this another name for the same man or a misidentification? ".
Published in: Fleming, Paula (2203) "Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: the Shindler catalogue", No.291, with the Amended Identification: "By William Gunnison Chamberlain of Denver, Colorado Territory between June 1861 when Chamberlain opened his Denver studio and 1869 when Shindler copied the original carte de visite".
- 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: 291 (Shindler series number)
Miscellaneous number: 350 (Series number)
Miscellaneous number: A41/2057 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)