Thursday, September 07, 2006

Indian Portraits by De Lancey Gill

De Lancey W. Gill... Portrait of Geronimo (March 1905, platinotype). From Indian Portraits by De Lancey Gill. "...De Lancey W. Gill was the last - and most prolific - of about a dozen photographers who worked with Indians for the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE). Between the 1850s and the 1930s, many tribal leaders went to Washington DC to meet with government officials, providing an excellent opportunity to make a visual record of them in a systematic way."


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