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Title Elmo Scott Watson Photographs: Vol 3
Photographer Barry, David Francis (1854-1934); Grabill, J. C. H.; Hilemann, Kalispell; Underwood & Underwood, Inc.; International Newsreel Photo
Document Type Photograph
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue (applies to the Elmo Scott Watson collection as a whole): Mainly albumen and gelatin photographic prints, 1875-1936, and a few glass plate copy negatives, mainly of Hunkpapa and Blackfeet Indians, but also of Cheyenne, Crow, and Oglala and Brule? Sioux, removed from the western history subject files of the Elmo Scott Watson papers. Included are 25 Laton A. Huffman (Miles City, Mont.) portraits of Cheyenne, Crow, and Sioux Indians, taken mainly around Fort Keogh and Miles City, 1878-1890; 19 D.F. Barry (Bismarck, Dakota Territory, and Superior, Wisc.) gelatin prints of Hunkpapa and Blackfeet Sioux originally taken 1880-1897; 6 prints by William R. Cross (South Dakota) of Chief Gall, the Rosebud and Pine Ridge agencies, the 7th cavalry, and Gen. Brooke’s camp; and 39 publicity photographs, many issued in the 1920’s and 1930’s by Underwood & Underwood and the International Newsreel Corp. of Blackfeet Indians, at the Glacier National Park Reservation and in Washington, D.C. (one with Calvin Coolidge) and New York City (tepees on the roof of the McAlpin Hotel). Other photographers represented include Heyn Photo (Omaha, Neb.), F.A. Rinehart (Omaha, Neb.), Trager and Kuhn (Chadron, Neb.), J.A. Anderson, F.B. Fiske, J.K. Hillers, Hiteman, and S.J. Morrow. Indian subjects include American Horse, Big Spotted Horse, Conquering Bear, Crow Feathers, Crow King, Deaf Bull, Eagle, Eagle Child, Fire Wolf, Fish Wolf Robe, Gall, Goose, He Dog, High Bear, John Comes Again, John Grass, Little, Little Hawk, Mad Feathers, Many Tail Feathers, Mountain, Red Cloud, Running Antelope, Scorched Lightning, Short Face, Sitting Bull (one with Buffalo Bill), Standing Holy, Strike With Nose, Tall Red Bird, White Antelope, and Young Spotted Eagle. There are also half and full stereograph views of Charleston, Savannah, St. Augustine, San Francisco, the Green Mountains, a Michigan copper mine, Saratoga, N.Y., and the gold regions of California.
Names Crow King; Little; Coolidge, Miss; Schultz, James Willard [Apikuni]; Otsimi; Eagle Calf; Crow Feathers; Many Tail Feathers; Dawn Mist; Fish Wolf Robe; Watson, Elmo Scott (1892-1951)
Places Glacier National Park, Montana, Deadwood, South Dakota, United States; Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Keywords observation, Indian Agency, portrait, custom, dress, marriage, children
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Elmo Scott Watson was a professor of journalism (University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Denver) and western frontier historian.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer Photographs Box 87: Elmo Scott Watson Collection, Volume 3
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue