Guide to the Nez Perce Photographs circa 1877-1905
PC 83

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Nez Perce Photographs
ID
PC 83
Date [inclusive]
circa 1877-1905
Extent
73.0 items.
Language
English
Abstract
A composite collection made up of six separate auction lots containing original photographic prints and one glass-plate negative, most photographs depict various members of the Nez Perce tribe in studio poses with some outdoor images.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. PC 83, Nez Perce

Photographs. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

A composite collection made up of six separate auction lots containing original photographic prints and one glass-plate negative. Folders 1 and 2 include 16 gelatin and silver print cabinet cards, on C. W. Hanson and J. A. Hanson studio mounts. Each photograph depicts members of the Nez Perce tribe in various studio settings. Folders 3 and 4 contain 45 gelatin and silver print cabinet cards, on E. G. Cummings studio mounts. These images, taken in the studio and outdoors, depict various Nez Perce Indians. An 8x10 glass-plate negative (folder 5), copyrighted by F.T. Cummins in 1903, of Chief Joseph shows him seated in with another man in Western dress. Two prints made from the negative may be found in folder 6. A bust-length portrait of Chief Joseph (folder 7) is printed on the verso with O. S. Goff and D. T. Bismarck. Eight bromide prints (folder 8) by Dr. Edward H. Latham were taken at Nespelem, WA ca. 1900-1905. The final two 7x9 mounted albumen prints (folder 9) were believed at purchase to be the St. Joseph Mission Nez Perce School, but were identified in 2011 as the St. Francis Xavier Mission and Indian School in St. Xavier, Montana (Crow Reservation).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1989

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection of Nez Perce Photographs comprises six lots (197, 198, 199A, 202, 203, and 210) purchased at auction. Swann Galleries, Sale 1513, Thursday, November 19th, 1989.

Existence and Location of Copies note

All items in this collection were digitized in 2011, and can be found in our Nez Perce Photographs Digital Collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Historical Photograph Collections. waps
  • Nez Percé Indians

Genre(s)

  • Albumen prints--Idaho --1877-1905. gmgpc waps
  • Cabinet photographs -- Idaho--1877-1905. gmgpc waps
  • Glass negatives--Idaho --1877-1905. gmgpc waps
  • Portrait photographs -- Idaho--1877-1905. gmgpc waps
  • Silver gelatin prints -- Idaho--1877-1905. gmgpc waps

Personal Name(s)

  • Joseph, Nez Percé Chief, 1840-1904--Portraits

Subject(s)

  • Idaho
  • Indians of North America--Idaho
  • Native Americans
  • Photographs

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Collection Inventory

C.W. Hanson cabinet cards depicting Nez Perce in studio settings 

Folder item

Jane Davis 

1 1

Unidentified Nez Perce woman and child 

1 2

Matilda Thunder and sister 

1 3

Unidentified Nez Perce man in western clothing 

1 4

Yum Lumkin 

1 5

Nez Perce man (probably John Moss) 

1 6

Unidentified Nez Perce man 

1 7

Nez Perce woman and child (child appears to be hydrocephalic) 

1 8

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J.A. Hanson - Elite Studio Grangeville and Stuart (Kooksia), Idaho 

Folder item

Nez Perce Family portrait 

2 1

Two Indian women and child 1890 

2 2

Mr. William Parson's, Kamiah, Idaho 

2 3

Josiah Redwolf and Francis Rabain Redwolf 

2 4

Henry Enos (Ma sham key low nee) 

2 5

Sophia Broncheau and child 

2 6

Julia Newton Gould 

2 7

Kho sa Lot (?) - various names and relations on back of card 

2 8

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E.G. Cummings cabinet cards depicting Nez Perce (identified) 

Folder item

Delia Davis 

3 1

Nez Perce family - Nathan White, Sarah White, Charley White and James White 

3 2

Wilson Davis 

3 3

Two unidentified Nez Perce men 

3 4

Benjamin Five Crows and family (Nez Perce) 

3 5

Norton Blackeagle 

3 6

J.W. Fenderson 

3 7

Norton Blackeagle and unidentified Nez Perce man 

3 8

Annie Monteith, Maggie Jackson, and Lewis Williams 

3 9

Three Nez Perce women   Negative 90-014

3 10

Elias Stevens and Martha Rueben, of Lapwai, Idaho 

3 11

William Axtell 

3 12

Two young Nez Perce men (one of them probably William Light) 

3 13

Fred Lowery 

3 14

Priscilla Frank 

3 15

Dick Paul 

3 16

John Hill 

3 17

Jesse Michael LaBrunn and family 

3 18

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E.G. Cummings cabinet cards depicting Nez Perce (unidentified) in studio settings 

Folder item

Nez Perce woman with two woven cornhusk bags 

4 1

Nez Perce woman and man 

4 2

Nez Perce woman 

4 3

Nez Perce woman with woven cornhusk bag 

4 4

Nez Perce man 

4 5

Two Nez Perce men 

4 6

Nez Perce man 

4 7

Nez Perce man and woman 

4 8

Nez Perce woman and baby 

4 9

Nez Perce man 

4 10

Nez Perce woman 

4 11

Young Nez Perce girl and baby 

4 12

Nez Perce woman and baby 

4 13

Nez Perce man in military uniform 

4 14

Nez Perce man 

4 15

Young Nez Perce man 

4 16

Nez Perce family portrait 

4 17

Two Nez Perce women and a young girl 

4 18

Two young Nez Perce women 

4 19

Three Nez Perce women 

4 20

Three Nez Perce women 

4 21

Two Nez Perce women 

4 22

Two Nez Perce women with woven cornhusk bags 

4 23

Nez Perce woman and man 

4 24

Nez Perce woman and man 

4 25

Young Nez Perce woman 

4 26

Nez Perce woman 

4 27

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Folder item

Glass plate negative of Chief Joseph seated in the photographers studio. Another man in western dress (possibly Colonel Frederick T. Cummins) is seated beside him. 1903 

5 1

Two prints from glass plate negative of Chief Joseph (copyright F.T. Cummins, 1903). Chief Joseph seated in the photographers studio. Another man in western dress seated beside him. 1903 

6 1

Portrait of Chief Joseph, 1877. Photo by O.S. Goff Bismark, D.T. 1877 

7 1

Dr. Edward H. Latham, photographs taken at Nespelem, Washington   (eight bromide prints)

Folder item

Nez Perce woman on horseback 1900   Negative 96-050

8 1

Professor Edmund S. Meany at the monument at Chief Joseph's grave June 20, 1905 

8 2

Yellow Bull at Chief Joseph's funeral 

8 3

Peo Peo Tholekt at Chief Joseph's funeral 

8 4

Peo Peo Mox Mox at Chief Joseph's funeral 

8 5

Professor Edmund S. Meany at the monument at Chief Joseph's grave June 20, 1905 

8 6

Chief Joseph in war costume at Nespelem Creek 1903   Negative 90-069.

8 7

Columbia woman on horseback with papoose 1900 

8 8

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Saint Francis Xavier Mission and Indian School in St. Xavier, Montana   (2 mounted prints)

Folder item

St. Francis Xavier Mission and Indian School in St. Xavier, Montana (Crow Reservation) 

9 1

St. Francis Xavier Mission and Indian School in St. Xavier, Montana (Crow Reservation), showing students 

9 2

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