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Wanamaker Collection of American Indian Photographs

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Title

Wanamaker Collection of American Indian Photographs

Object

Original prints (5x7, 8x10), portfolio prints, enlargements; nitrate negatives, glass negatives and positives.

Brief Description

The Wanamaker Collection is our best-known photo collection. It is comprised of over 8,000 images of Native Americans and related subjects taken between 1908 and 1921. The lead photographer was Joseph Dixon. The university acquired most of the images in the mid-1940s, then in 1975 the museum received 1,700 additional images.

Accession Number

1962-08, 1975-44, 1975-45

Items in the Wanamaker Collection of American Indian Photographs Collection

Dr. Dixon standing beside Government car #213-631, over which he traversed the entire French Front.

4th Row, left to right:
Pvt. Edw. Commano (Chippewa) age: 23, Organization: Hdqrs. Co, 90th Div., P.O.: Deer River, Minn.
Sergt, Aaron Hancock (Choctaw) age: 24, Organization: Hdq. Co., 90th Div., P.O.: 10 So. A. McAlester, OK
Pvt. Billy Sam, 28…

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