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David Frances Barry photographs

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1167
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: David Frances Barry photographs
Date(s): c1880
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 26 items
Name of creator(s): Barry | David Frances | 1854-1934 | photographer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

David Barry was born in the vicinity of Rochester, New York. He and his family moved in 1861 to Wisconsin. Barry was employed by the internant photographer O.S. Goff and joined him at his gallery in Bismarck. Between 1878-1883, Barry travelled around Dakota territory. He used a portable photographic studio to take portaits of famous Native American chiefs, women, scouts and warriors. Barry also took photographs of forts and battlefields of the Plains Wars. He moved to Superior, Wisconsin in 1890 to open a photographic studio and gallery.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photographs of native Americans [Red Indians, American Indians] such as chiefs, warriors, and women. Includes portraits of Sitting Bull's son and Iron Horn. These photographs are assumed to have been taken in Dakota Territory.

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Conditions governing access:

Open for research

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original and to the provisions of copyright law. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Transferred from Senate House Library, 2009.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Senate House Library, 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Denver Public Library purchased glass negatives and prints in 1937.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Richard Temple

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