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Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection (Newberry Library)

 Organization

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-Box-105
Abstract A collection of 56 photographs acquired by Faulk, mostly consisting of large-format albumen prints, but also a few stereographs and carte de visites. Dakota Territory scenes include views of Yankton, its buildings, and its citizens; photographs of Fort Dakota and Fort Randall by B. H. Gurnsey; the Congregational Church and parsonage at Faulkton; the Big Sioux River and Sioux Falls; and Indian camps. The collection also includes 32 oval portraits of Yankton, Brule, Two Kettle, and Santee Sioux...
Dates: approximately 1855-1909

Christopher C. Augur collection of photographs of the western United States

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Identifier: Vault oversize-Ayer-Art-Augur
Abstract Mounted albumen prints and stereographs primarily of western Indians and scenes, ca. 1865-1881, taken by Alexander Gardner, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, William Soule and a few other photographers, plus three large lithographic prints of Mexican War military scenes. Also, a box containing a stereoscopic viewer.
Dates: 1846-1889; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1875

D.F. Barry photographs of Hunkpapa Indians

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-92
Abstract Studio portraits of Hunkpapa chiefs Crow King, Gall, Sitting Bull, and Rain in the Face, as well as Standing Holy (Sitting Bull's daughter), Shooting Star (identified as a Sioux squaw), and D.F. Barry with Rain in the Face.,The images were taken at Fort Buford in 1881, at Bismarck in 1885, and possibly elsewhere in the Dakota Territory, but most of them were printed from the negatives and sold from Barry's Superior, Wisconsin, studio in the 1890's or later.
Dates: approximately 1881-1920

Elmo Scott Watson photographs

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-71-73, 87
Abstract Primarily albumen and gelatin photographic prints plus five glass plate negatives which have been removed from the western history subject files of the Elmo Scott Watson Papers. Consists mainly of nineteenth and twentieth century portraits and images of Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow and Sioux Indians, some group photos, and a miscellany of half and full stereographs of non-western locations.
Dates: approximately 1860-1936

Emma B. Freeman photographs of Yurok and Hupa Indians

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-99-101
Abstract Posed images of Yurok and Hupa Indians taken in the studio and in outdoor settings in Eureka and Humboldt County, 1914-1918.,Soft-focused and stylized, the portraits are not accurate representations of Indian dress or ways. Included are images of Robert Spott, Bertha Stevens, Vivian Chase, Hazel Ferris, Grace Wayman, and Ed. Pearch. There are also a few shots of older Indians taken at the Hoopa and Klamath reservations, and there is one portrait of Emma B. Freeman.
Dates: 1914-1918

G.W. Parsons photographs of Osage Indians

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-83-84
Abstract Studio photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1900, of Osage Indians posed as individuals and family groups. With the exception of Red Eagle, Minnie Deloria, and Bilie Connor, the Indians are unidentified. There is also one outdoor shot with the caption "War Dance."
Dates: approximately 1880-approximately 1900

John K. Hillers photographs of Zuni, Hopi and Rio Grande River Pueblos in New Mexico and Arizona

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-94-96
Abstract From 1879 to 1882, John K. Hillers traveled to the Southwest with Frank Hamilton Cushing and James Stevenson under the auspices of the Bureau of American Ethnology. This collection of 72 photographic prints consists of Hillers’ photographic record of the pueblos, archeological ruins, and peoples of Arizona and New Mexico taken during this trip. These photographs are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection.
Dates: 1879-1882

Olin D. Wheeler collection of photographs of Yosemite Valley

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-68-70, 88
Abstract This collection of 179 photographic prints contains 71 views of Yosemite National Park, including tourists traveling in Yosemite Transportation vehicles and private cars. Wheeler also compiled a collection of photographs of the landscapes and Native Americans along the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition while researching his two-volume book The Trail of Lewis and Clark. This collection is part of the Edward E. Ayer Collection of Photographs.
Dates: approximately 1880-1925

Photographic copies of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-102-104
Abstract Black and white gelatin photographic prints (ca. 1920-1937), captioned with numbers and mounted on sheets of cardboard, of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians.,Included are portraits and scenes, primarily of children, but also of adults. The children are often depicted with dogs or other animals.
Dates: approximately 1920-approximately 1937

Thomas Martin Easterly daguerreotypes

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Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-3648-3662
Abstract Fifteen daguerreotypes depicting images of Sauk, Fox, and Iowa Native Americans, as well as two non-native men.
Dates: approximately 1845-1849

W. H. Jackson photochrom print collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-Jackson
Abstract Color lithographic prints, made using the "Photochrom" process, published by Detroit Photographic Company from negatives made by W.H. Jackson.
Dates: 1898-1906