photographic print(black and white);
- Museum number
- Object: BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 8
Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Chief Johnson, a Ute chief; wearing a beaded choker, a western-style checked shirt, fringed leggings, and a breechcloth, his hair is in two bunches wrapped in fur; in one hand he is holding a gun, in the other hand he is holding a wooden pole with a human scalp on it (Arapahoe?); Washington D.C, United States of America.
- Production date
- 1868 (?)
Height: 20.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 25.20 centimetres (mount)
Width: 13.60 centimetres (image)
Width: 20.20 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- Producer and production date: Because of the great similarity in studio setting (e.g. carpeting) to other images in this album, it is supposed that the photographer and date are the same as those where such are positively identified.
The identification of the scalp as Arapahoe comes from an inscription on a similar photograph of Chief Johson with two other Ute warriors, found in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society.
- Not on display
- 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: A7/1104 (Old BM Blackmore collection number)