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Van Kirke Nelson Photography Collection, ca. 1880 - ca. 1940 RC7


Creator: Nelson, Van Kirke
Title: Van Kirke Nelson Photography Collection,
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1880 - ca. 1940
Quantity: 16 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 inches or smaller
Abstract:Native Americans, including portraits and the built environment. Some images of Arizona and Southwest history, especially as pertain to the Indian wars of the late nineteenth century.
Identification: RC7
Language: English
Repository: The Heard Museum
Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-252-8840

Scope and Content

Native Americans, including portraits and the built environment. Some photographs may have been used in the Indian Emergency Conservation Work agency's publication Indians at Work. Some images of Arizona and Southwest history, especially as pertain to the Indian wars of the late nineteenth century. Photographers and photofinishers include C. S. Fly, C. C. Pierce, Mullarky, J. R. Willis, and G. Wharton James.


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to the works of art is held by the artist, their heirs, assignees, or legates. Copyright to the copy photography and records created by Heard Museum staff is held by the Heard Museum. Requests to reproduce, publish, or exhibit a photograph of an art works requires permissions of the artist and the museum.

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Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Fly, C. S. (Camillus Sidney), 1849-1901.
James, George Wharton, 1858-1923.
Nelson, Van Kirke.
Pierce, C. C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946.
Willis, J. R.

Geographic Name(s)
Fort Huachuca (Ariz.) -- Photographs.

Deserts -- Arizona -- Photographs.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Photographs.
Indians of North America -- Wars -1866-1895 -- Photographs.
Pueblos -- New Mexico -- Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reproduction, publication, or exhibition of this work must include the following credit in proximity to the image or in a special section of credits:

Van Kirke Nelson Photography Collection. Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona

Container List

Van Kirke Nelson Photography Collection
RC 7: 1 Essa-Queta, Apache : photographic portrait, ca. 1890. Note: "Shiny Moon. From Capt [Hueufreville?]" in mss on verso.
RC 7: 2 Group in hostile camp under Natches, ,C. S. Fly, photographer. 1 photographic print. Note: "Scene in Geronimo's camp, the Apache outlaw and murderer. Taken before the surrender to Gen. Crook, in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. Escaped March 30, 1886. No. 172." [from label on verso]. "Apaches in Mtn Camp, Geronimo Campaign" [mss on recto]., ca. 1886 March 27, 1886
RC 7: 3 Soldiers following Geronimo in Arizona, ca. 1884. 1 photographic copy print.
RC 7: 4 Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1897. 1 photographic copy print. Note: Oblique aerial showing buildings surrounding the parade grounds.
RC 7: 5 Navajo [Captain?] with silver earrings, wampum necklace, and warriors headdress, / by C. C. Pierce & Co. (Los Angeles). 1 photographic copy print. Note: Number 3675. Typescript label reads, "A Navajo Leader.", ca. 1920
RC 7: 7 Developing a spring, Klag E Toh, Arizona, ca. 1935. 1 photographic print. Note: Typescript label reads "A new water supply developed in the Navajos' fight for existence." Initials "J.L.R." imprinted from negative; stamp of Mullarkey Photo Shop (Gallup, N.M.) on verso. Possibly made for the publication Indians at Work. See similar images in the Carl Hayden photographs, Indian Emergency Conservation Work series, at the Arizona Collection, Arizona State University.
RC 7: 8 [Getting?] to spring near Keams Canyon, Navajo sheep, / by C. C. Pierce & Co. 1 photographic print. Note: "4623. Navajo sheep and goats travel three to six miles a day for a drink. Around this water hole near Keams Canyon, Arizona, there isn't a blade of grass left" [from typescript label]. Print has crop marks for publication., ca. 1935
RC 7: 9 Old Hopi, / taken by [ES?]. 1 photographic print., ca. 1920
RC 7: 10 Hopi girl from Oraibi, friend of Inez, ca. 1920. 1 photographic print. Note: Studio portrait wearing a fringed shawl and leggings.
RC 7: 11 A Zuni chieftain, ca. 1920. 1 photographic postcard. Note: "J. R. Willis, Kodaks and art goods, Gallup, N. Mex." [from verso].
RC 7: 12 The Pueblo of Zuni from the S.E., / by G. Wharton James (Pasadena, Cal.). 1 photographic print. Shows terraced farms in foreground, covered wagons in midground, pueblo buildings on near horizon. Stamp of photographer C. C. Pierce & Co. on verso. Note: "The terraced farms and fortress-like pueblos of the Zunis where the Navajos staged their raids for meat, corn and women in the good old days before they became sheepherders" [from typescript label]., ca. 1900
RC 7: 13 Penetentes, near Abique, ca. 1920. 1 photographic print.
RC 7: 14-16 Arizona desert, ca. 1900. 3 photographic prints. Note: Three views in a series showing desert vegetation, cumulus clouds in the sky, and low mountains on a distant horizon. The same horse-drawn covered wagon appears in two images.