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Photographer: Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins (N.L. Stebbins/N.L. Stebbins Photo), Non-Indian, 1847-1922

 

Subject: Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI), 1916-1989

 

Date Created: December 1921

 

Catalog Number: P02977

 

Format: Albumen print

 

Dimensions: 10.5 x 13.25 in.

 

Collection History: N.L. Stebbins was best known for his photographs of ships and maritime subjects but also worked as a commercial photographer documenting home interiors, businesses, and the theatre. He was apparently commissioned to take photographs of the Museum of the American Indian and its early exhibits.

 

Description: View of exhibits in the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, Second Floor, West Hall, "Ethnology of California, the Northwest and the Desert Southwest." A very large Kwakwaka'wakw feast dish in the form of a bear (068742.000) is in the foreground

 

Place: Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th Street and Broadway; New York City, Manhattan; New York County; New York; USA

 

Site Name: Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th Street and Broadway

 

Island Name: Manhattan Island

 

Culture/People: Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl),California,Northwest Coast,Southwest

 

Culture Hierarchy: Central Northwest Coast>Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)

 

Persistent URL:http://www.americanindian.si.edu/searchcollections/item.aspx?irn=322715

 

Repository:National Museum of the American Indian

 

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