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Plains Indians

Freckled Face (Arapahoe)
Adolph F. Muhr
(d. 1913), photographer
Freckled Face (Arapahoe)
Gelatin silver prints
Published by Frank A. Rinehart, Omaha, Nebraska
Copyright Office
Copyright deposits, 1898
(48C.4)

Juan Jose (Pueblo)
Adolph F. Muhr
(d. 1913), photographer
Juan Jose (Pueblo)
Gelatin silver prints
Published by Frank A. Rinehart, Omaha, Nebraska
Copyright Office
Copyright deposits, 1898
(48C.7)

In 1885, Frank A. Rinehart (1862-1928) opened a photographic studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Thirteen years later he became the official photographer for the 1898 Trans-Mississippi International Exposition held in Omaha. Adolph Muhr, a Rinehart employee, took studio portraits of the Plains Indians in the firm's fair studio. The five-month fair was intended to showcase the developed West from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast. The Library holds more than sixty portraits of Sioux, Assiniboine, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Arapaho, Pueblo, Sac and Fox, and Blackfeet tribal delegates. The photographs displayed here were attached to Rinehart's original copyright submission form and were rediscovered in the Copyright Office last summer during Library's Junior Fellows Project.

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Adolph F. Muhr
(d. 1913), photographer
American Horse with Squaw (Sioux)
Pablino Diaz (Kiowa)
Chief Grant Richards (Tonkawa)
White Buffalo (Arapahoe)
Nasuteas (Wichita)
Gelatin silver prints
Published by Frank A. Rinehart, Omaha, Nebraska
Copyright Office
Copyright deposits, 1898
(48C.1-48C.3, 48C.5-48C.6)

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