Frank A. Rinehart - Rinehart's Indians, 1899
Maker: Frank A. Rinehart
Size: 9.25 in x 7.25 in
Object No. 2019.79
Publication: The Face of Courage: The Rinehart Collection of Indian Photographs, The Old Army Press, Fort Collins, CO, 1972
Other Collections: National Museum of the American Indian, Minnesota Historical Society, Boston Public Library
Notes: Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. Though prints contain the credit "Copyright 1898 F.A. Rinehart. Omaha" it is generally accepted that Rinehart's assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) made the portraits of the more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition, while Rinehart himself photographed the outdoor scenes of the Exposition.
Muhr went on to work with the famous photographer Edward S. Curtis. From 1904 until his death in 1913, Muhr operated Curtis’ studio in Seattle, and processed and printed most of the photographs that Curtis took in the field.
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