Item #15188 Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians. Jackson, F. V. Hayden, Prefatory Note, illiam, enry.

Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1877.

Softcover. Near fine. United States Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication, No. 9. 5.75" x 9", pp vi, 124. Rebound in modern printed wrappers. Minor marginal staining, else fine. Hayden writes in the Prefatory Note that "the collection of photographic portraits of North American Indians described in the following catalogue is undoubtedly the largest and most valuable one extant. It has been made at great labor and expense, during a period of about 25 years, and now embraces over 1000 negatives, representing no less than twenty-five tribes....its value for ethnological purposes cannot be over-estimated.” The catalogue records 1094 photographs taken by Jackson in the course of his work as expedition photographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, providing details of "all the information we have been able to obtain of the various individuals and scenes represented" and thus offers much historical information as well as an important reference for Native American photographs.

Item #15188