Nez Perce Photographs, circa 1877-1905  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Nez Perce Photographs
Dates
circa 1877-1905 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 container., (73 items.)
Collection Number
PC 83
Summary
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.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Digital Objects

73 total - see all



Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

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

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. PC 83, Nez Perce

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

C.W. Hanson cabinet cards depicting Nez Perce in studio settingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder item
1 1
Jane Davis
1 2
Unidentified Nez Perce woman and child
1 3
Matilda Thunder and sister
1 4
Unidentified Nez Perce man in western clothing
1 5
Yum Lumkin
1 6
Nez Perce man (probably John Moss)
1 7
Unidentified Nez Perce man
1 8
Nez Perce woman and child (child appears to be hydrocephalic)

J.A. Hanson - Elite Studio Grangeville and Stuart (Kooksia), IdahoReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder item
2 1
Nez Perce Family portrait
2 2
Two Indian women and child, 1890
2 3
Mr. William Parson's, Kamiah, Idaho
2 4
Josiah Redwolf and Francis Rabain Redwolf
2 5
Henry Enos (Ma sham key low nee)
2 6
Sophia Broncheau and child
2 7
Julia Newton Gould
2 8
Kho sa Lot (?) - various names and relations on back of card

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

Container(s) Description
Folder item
3 1
Delia Davis
3 2
Nez Perce family - Nathan White, Sarah White, Charley White and James White
3 3
Wilson Davis
3 4
Two unidentified Nez Perce men
3 5
Benjamin Five Crows and family (Nez Perce)
3 6
Norton Blackeagle
3 7
J.W. Fenderson
3 8
Norton Blackeagle and unidentified Nez Perce man
3 9
Annie Monteith, Maggie Jackson, and Lewis Williams
3 10
Three Nez Perce women
3 11
Elias Stevens and Martha Rueben, of Lapwai, Idaho
3 12
William Axtell
3 13
Two young Nez Perce men (one of them probably William Light)
3 14
Fred Lowery
3 15
Priscilla Frank
3 16
Dick Paul
3 17
John Hill
3 18
Jesse Michael LaBrunn and family

E.G. Cummings cabinet cards depicting Nez Perce (unidentified) in studio settingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder item
4 1
Nez Perce woman with two woven cornhusk bags
4 2
Nez Perce woman and man
4 3
Nez Perce woman
4 4
Nez Perce woman with woven cornhusk bag
4 5
Nez Perce man
4 6
Two Nez Perce men
4 7
Nez Perce man
4 8
Nez Perce man and woman
4 9
Nez Perce woman and baby
4 10
Nez Perce man
4 11
Nez Perce woman
4 12
Young Nez Perce girl and baby
4 13
Nez Perce woman and baby
4 14
Nez Perce man in military uniform
4 15
Nez Perce man
4 16
Young Nez Perce man
4 17
Nez Perce family portrait
4 18
Two Nez Perce women and a young girl
4 19
Two young Nez Perce women
4 20
Three Nez Perce women
4 21
Three Nez Perce women
4 22
Two Nez Perce women
4 23
Two Nez Perce women with woven cornhusk bags
4 24
Nez Perce woman and man
4 25
Nez Perce woman and man
4 26
Young Nez Perce woman
4 27
Nez Perce woman

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., 1903Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 5, Item 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., 1903Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 6, Item 1

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

Container(s): Folder 7, Item 1

Dr. Edward H. Latham, photographs taken at Nespelem, WashingtonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
8 1
Nez Perce woman on horseback
1900
8 2
Professor Edmund S. Meany at the monument at Chief Joseph's grave
June 20, 1905
8 3
Yellow Bull at Chief Joseph's funeral
8 4
Peo Peo Tholekt at Chief Joseph's funeral
8 5
Peo Peo Mox Mox at Chief Joseph's funeral
8 6
Professor Edmund S. Meany at the monument at Chief Joseph's grave
June 20, 1905
8 7
Chief Joseph in war costume at Nespelem Creek
1903
8 8
Columbia woman on horseback with papoose
1900

Saint Francis Xavier Mission and Indian School in St. Xavier, MontanaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder item
9 1
St. Francis Xavier Mission and Indian School in St. Xavier, Montana (Crow Reservation)
9 2
St. Francis Xavier Mission and Indian School in St. Xavier, Montana (Crow Reservation), showing students

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Idaho
  • Personal Names :
  • Joseph, Nez Percé Chief, 1840-1904--Portraits
  • Corporate Names :
  • Historical Photograph Collections. waps (creator)
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • 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