- Museum number
- Object: BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 41
Photograph (black and white) from an album, of a carte de visite; studio portrait of three Paiute men, sitting on chairs; the man on the far left is wearing a cloth shirt with a piece of fur draped around his neck, and a pair of leggings; the man in the centre is a chief(?), and is wearing beads in his hair, and a section of hair wrapped in cloth(?), a warrior(?) shirt with beaded decoration and tassels, a garment draped over his left shoulder, a pair of embroidered leggings, a pair of moccasins, and is holding a tomahawk; the man on the far right has a section of his hair tied up, and is wearing a necklace, a cloth tunic, a pair of leggings and a pair of moccasins; Denver, United States of America
- Production date
1861-1869 (Original photograph)
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: 1660-f. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
SUBJECT: Miscellaneous portraits
Copy by Shindler, Washington DC 1869
1660-f = Shindler 297 [incorrect] = 292
Jackson Cat No. 790-6, 925-974
Nebraska became a state in March 1867; therefore date of photo prob. bet, 1867 and 1869
1660-F is same as NAA 56,049. - taken from a stereo in NAA's collns with CW Carter imprint on mount".
Published in: Fleming, Paula (2203) "Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: the Shindler catalogue", No.227 with the Amended Identification: "Unidentified subjects. The man in the center is frequently photographed and therefore probably of some importance, but his exact identity has not been established. He is sometime identified as Paiute, probably a misreading of "Pah-Ute" a term applied certain Ute groups. The Ute attribution is also supported by the hair beads and decorations on the leggings he wears. Taken by William Gunnison Chamberlain of Denver, Colorado Territory, between June 1861 when he opened his 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: 292 (Shindler series number)
Miscellaneous number: 341 (Series number)
Miscellaneous number: A41/2059 (Old BM Blackmore Collection Number)