National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives


LANTERN SLIDES OF FERDINAND PETTRICK SCULPTURES

In 1956, the Catholic University of American Department of Anthropology donated the black-and-white slides, and they became part of USNM accession 211,312. Formerly, they were in the possession of Father John M. Cooper. Zelia Nuttall's name, however, was on the original container. In 1927, she was planning to write a biography of Pettrick and interested the president of The Catholic University of America in obtaining photographs of his work.

The images are of pieces in the Pontifico Museo Missionario Etnologicao at the Vatican. The original sketches--the basis of the sculptures--were drawn from life when Pettrick was residing in Washington, D.C., in 1837.

Included are portraits of Creek, Dakota, Fox, Sauk, and Winnebago, and scenes showing scalping, hunting, and a council between Indians and United States government officials.

Further information about the sculptures can be found in Paolo dalla Torre, "Le Plastiche a Saggetto Indigeno Nordamericano del Pattrich nel Pontificio Museo Missionario Etnologicao," Annali Lateranensi, volume 4 (1940), pages 9-96, and Hans Geller, Franz and Ferdinand Pettrich, Dresden, 1955. Letters concerning Nuttall's interest are in the latter work.

The slides make useable but not perfect prints.

DATES: ca. 1927 (slides)

QUANTITY: 28 slides

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

FINDING AID: None

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 20

PHILIPPINE PHOTOGRAPHS

The collection is part of the Smithsonian's Victor J. Evans collection. Included are hand-colored prints that include a Moro man and an Igorot woman.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 2 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 79-54

PHILIPPINE AND MIDDLE EASTERN SUBJECTS

Edward Nasif collected the negatives, but an unidentified Filipino made them.

DATES: 1934-1935

QUANTITY: ca. 200 items

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

FINDING AID: None

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 111

PHOTOGRAPH OF A DRUM

Other than a suggestion that the drum is Winnebago, the object is unidentified.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 1 print and 1 negative

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81O

PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY COPYRIGHT DEPOSIT PHOTOGRAPHS

Included are relics and curiosities such as an "Aztec" mummy, an infant mummy and a cyst, "Henry Smith's scull," and the Lansing [Kansas] skull. One photograph is by Hudson, of Paris, Texas.

DATES: ca. 1887-1907

QUANTITY: 4 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 86-40

PILLING, JAMES CONSTANTINE (1846-1895), Papers

James C. Pilling attended Gonzaga College, a Jesuit high school in his native Washington, D.C. As a young man, through self instruction, he became a highly proficient stenographer and worked for several government agencies. In 1875, John Wesley Powell engaged him for the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Regions. Besides an administrator, Pilling became a bibliographer, compilating data on books and manuscripts in North American languages.

In 1879, when Powell founded the Bureau of American Ethnology, Pilling became its chief clerk. When, Powell became director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as well as the BAE director, Pilling became the USGS chief clerk but continued his duties with the BAE. In 1891, illness forced him to leave administration, and he became a BAE ethnologist.

In 1885, the BAE presented Pilling's work as Proof-sheets of a Bibliography of North American Indian Languages. This was an edition of one-hundred copies. It was intended to stimulate interest in Pilling's project and to promote cooperation from scholars of American Indian languages. Between 1887 and 1894, Pilling revised his work into bibliographies of Eskimauan, Siouan, Iroquoian, Muskhogean, Algonquian, Athapascan, Chinookan, Salishan, and Wakashan (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletins 1, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 19).

Pilling is also credited with the early development of the Bureau of American Ethnology library. He was also the early caretaker of the BAE archives.

In part, the letters are those Pilling received in the course of his bibliographic work, although some concern other matters. Most are dated between 1883 and 1895. In addition to the letters, there are a few originals of the biographical sketches that appear in the bibliographies. There is similar material in the BAE files, especially for the years 1879-1882. Related outgoing letters are at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. This collection of incoming letters was at the John Carter Brown Library until 1991. The BAE lent both incoming and outgoing letters to George P. Winship for completion of Pilling's work. Winship is the addressee of a few letters.

The great bulk of the collection consists of card files of bibliographic data. Some were not published. A few notes and letters are interfiled. Some relate to the brief biographies in the bibliographies..

DATES: 1879-1897

QUANTITY: ca. 7.2 linear meter (ca. 25 linear feet)

ARRANGEMENT: (1) Correspondence; (2) bibliography of American Indian languages; (3) bibliography of Mexican Indian languages; (4) addresses for distribution of publications; (5) sale prices of American Indian language material; (6) extra cards; (7) miscellany

FINDING AID: List of correspondents with dates of letters

PORTRAIT OF PINE RIDGE GROUP AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, D.C.

The print shows a delegation of Dakotas who sought assistance from the United States National Archives for recovery and preservation of their tribe's history and culture.

DATE: 1975

QUANTITY: 19 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 76-92

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PISCATAWAYS

Most prints show Turkey Tayac XII (Philip Proctor). They also include Proctor's home, the burial ground, dance, herb gathering, and food preparation.

DATE: Undated

QUANTITY: 19 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 79-45

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PISCATAWAYS

The collection consists of negatives, some that show Turkey Tayac XII (Philip Proctor).

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 6 negatives.

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81-47

HENRI F. PITTIER (1857-1950) PHOTOGRAPHS

Henri F. Pittier was a Swiss-born geographer, botanist, and anthropologist and founding director of the Instituto Físico-geograacute;fico de Costa Rica. Some prints, from Pittier's own negatives, are portraits of Guatuso Indians and views of pottery making, food preparation, and other activities. There are also photographs of artifacts, mainly Indian whistles from the collections of the National Museum in San José. A sheet of music accompanies the photographs.

DATES: No date

QUANTITY: 128 prints

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

FINDING AID: None

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 128

NEGATIVES OF PLAINS INDIAN DRAWINGS

The drawings are unidentified. Three are battle scenes and one shows a camp and designs on tipis.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 8 negatives of 4 drawings

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 12B.

COPY OF PAINTING OF UNIDENTIFIED PLAINS INDIAN

The Indian is wearing a war bonnet and two medals. Donald Neconie, of Washington, D.C., donated the material.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 1 black and white and 2 color polaroid prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81G.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF PLAINS INDIANS

The black-and-white prints include dances and a grass hut. The subjects may be Wichita.

DATE: Probably ca. 1900

QUANTITY: 5 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 95-20

PONCA DELEGATION, 1858

The print is of the delegation in New York. It is a copy print of an image by Jeremiah Gurney.

QUANTITY: 1 print

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 86-31

RICHARD PORHT COLLECTION

The lot includes two copy prints. One shows a mounted Crow warrior in battle regalia. The other show two Indians before a tipi. One is the Crow Spotted Jack Rabbit.

DATE: No date (ca. 1900)

QUANTITY: 2 copy prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 93-15C.

MARJORIE MERIWEATHER POST (1887-1973) COLLECTION

Marjorie Meriweather Post was a Washington, D.C., business woman and philanthropist. She was also a collector of many different things. Included are photographic prints and art prints that include McKinney and Hall lithographs and show Apache, Dakota, and Duwamish subjects. There are also photographs of Buffalo Bill Cody and kachinas.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 12 items

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 75-46

PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARDS FROM GERMAN MUSEUMS

The postcards show a Tlingit totem pole, Eastern bark canoe, and Hopi kachina in the Museum für Völkerkunde; a diorama in the Völkerkundliches Indianer Museum showing warriors returning home from battle; a Dakota effigy pipe; and a Hidatsa skin painting with locations not given.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 6 postcards

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81B.

PHOTOGRAPHIC POSTCARDS WITH INDIAN SUBJECTS

Most subjects are Fox Indians of Tama, Iowa. There are a few portraits of Crow, Dakota, Navaho, Taos, and Winnebago subjects. They include portraits and views of wickiups.

The collection was donated by the Nebraska Historical Society.

DATES: No date

QUANTITY: 20 postcards

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 88-24

PHOTOGRAPHS OF POTAWATOMIS

The prints were used by James A. Clifton in The Prairie People: Continuity and Change, 1977. Clifton took some photographs. Others are by Robert L. Bee.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 21 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 78-46

PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING POTTERY MAKING IN SINOLOA

The prints were part of an exhibit at the University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology. They show a dwelling and various stages in molding and firing pots. Included is a leaflet by Ward F. Weakly and James S. Griffith.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 14 prints and three mimeographed pages

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 86-47

PORTRAIT OF MR. POWELL

The print is a portrait of a white man. By the tradition of the family of Dorothy P. Shulman, the donor, he was the father of the Seminole leader Osceola. The print may be from a daguerreotype.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 1 print

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 76-76

PHOTOGRAPHS OF A JOHN WESLEY POWELL EXHIBIT

The National Museum of Natural History exhibit was installed in a single case in the north entry hall. Planned by Smithsonian librarian Janette Saquet to observe the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Bureau of American Ethnology, it summarizes Powell's anthropological work.

DATE: 1981

QUANTITY: 1 print

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81-53

PORTRAITS OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL

The enlarged prints were made from two negatives. One portrait is by Charles Parker, of Washington, D.C.

DATES: ca. 1890 and 1898

QUANTITY: 5 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 68

SUSAN K. POWER COLLECTION OF FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS

Susan K. Power was the great granddaughter of the Oglala Dakota Two Bears. She allowed the archives to copy her family photographs and relevant data. They include adults and children, often in formal poses. Some images show several generations. Subjects are sometimes shown in European situations and dress: one photograph shows a man in cowboy clothing; in another the subjects are in football uniforms; in yet another a woman wears in a traditional European-type wedding gown. Several photographs show Indian dress and situations.

Included are photographs of Annie Archambault, Charles Archambault, Clara Archambault, Harry Archambault, Mae Archambault, Abraham Buckley, Leo Cadotte, Annie Gates, Frank Gates, John Gates, Josephine Gates, Mary Gates, Josephine Halsey, Helen Has Tricks, Josephine Kelly, James McLean, Paddie Miller, Susan K. Power, Frances Red Tomahawk, Basil Two Bears, and Josephine Two Bears. One photograph includes a framed portrait of Two Moons.

Most of the photographers are unidentified. Those identified include Frank B. Fiske; Fuller and Fansfer, of Fort Yates, North Dakota; and J.Q. Miller, of Aberdeen, South Dakota.

DATES: Most undated; most appear late nineteenth and early twentieth century; a few are dated between 1908 and 1988

QUANTITY: 43 prints and 40 pages

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 89-14

POWHATAN'S MANTLE

The photograph accompanied a news release from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, November 17, 1989, concerning the loan of the mantle by the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum for display at Jamestown.

DATE: n.d.

QUANTITY: 1 print and 3 pages of text

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 93-15B.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD H. PRATT (1840-1924) AND NANA PRATT

Richard Pratt, an army officer who was head of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute Indian Division in Virginia and, later, organized the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. The photographs were apparently made while he and his daughter were on an American tour. The images include Indians, but they are largely unidentified. Some are Southwest and Northwest Coast subjects. Pratt's granddaughter, Mrs. S. Clark Seelye, donated the photographs.

DATE: 1896

QUANTITY: 30 prints and negatives

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

FINDING AID: None

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81I.

JOHN A. PRICE PHOTOGRAPHS

John A. Price was an officer on the U.S.S. Philadelphia when it visited the Admiralty Islands and Samoa. Most images are of laborers. An unrelated photograph of a Palaung woman of Burma is also included.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 11 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 82-29

PUEBLO RUINS

Included are prints of views by William Henry Jackson, John K. Hillers, and others.

DATES: 1870s-1880s (much undated)

QUANTITY: 39 prints

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

FINDING AID: None

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 143


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