Edward H. Latham Photographs, 1899-1906

Overview of the Collection

Latham, Edward H.
Edward H. Latham Photographs
1899-1906 (inclusive)
1.0 linear feet, (1 manuscript box box)
Collection Number
The Edward H. Latham Photographs, which dates from 1899 through 1906, also contains negative reproductions and copies of prints of photographs of Native Americans in Eastern Washington.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 5095275922
Fax: 5095264785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edward H. Latham was born in 1845. He graduated from medical school in 1884, and was appointed Agency Physician on the Colville Reservation in 1890. Latham was an amateur photographer and took many photographs of people and life on the Colville Indian Reservation, including members of the Chief Joseph Band of the Nez Perce.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Latham Photographs contain negative reproductions and 11x14 prints of Edward Latham's photographs of Native Americans in eastern Washington. The collection contains photographs that were originally taken from 1899 to 1906.

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Acquisition Information

The Whitman College and Northwest Archives acquired the prints in 1977 or 1978. They were purchased from Egill Oscar Gustafson who claimed the prints were produced by Edward Curtis. Through conversations and correspondence with Bill Gulick, the University of Washington and the Idaho State Historical Society, Archivist Larry Dodd learned the collection was not from Edward Curtis, but in fact Edward Latham. The accession number is retro-0791.

Location of Originals

Original negatives held by the University of Washington.

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