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Wanamaker Collection of American Indian Photographs

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Wanamaker Collection of American Indian Photographs


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

P.O.: Canon Ball, SD
Org: Co. M, 26th Inf., 1st Div. One of “Pershings Own”
Not a citizen
Wounded, left arm, at Argonne Forrest Service - Montididier - St. Mihiel - cited for bravery - wears silver star for citation - Argonne…

P.O. address: Amomita, New Mexico
Organization: Co. K, 110th Inf., 28th Div.
Not a citizen
Age: 18 years old

P.O. Address: Allen, S. Dakota
Organization: Co. B, 160th Inf., 40th Div
Wounded in Argonne Battle, bullet in shoulder
Not a citizen
Age: 27

Address received 12/29/1919:
W.S. Gen Hosp. #28, Fort Sheridan, Ill. Ward 35.

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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