Photographic portraits of Modoc Indians of the Modoc War
Collection — Box: P002
Identifier: PC -006
Contains 15 black and white cartes de visite picturing Modoc Indians who took part in the Modoc War of 1872-1873. Portraits taken by Louis Herman Heller after their capture by Captain C.B. Throckmorton. Includes portraits of Captain Jack and his family, Schonchin, Steamboat Frank, Hook Jim, Donald McKay (posed with Captain Jack's capturers), Shacknasty Jim, Scar-Faced Charley, Black Jim, Bogus Charley, Ike, Boston Charley, and Curly-Headed Doctor. Includes a group portrait with a Caucasian man identified as Fairfield. Each mount is printed at bottom: I certify that L. Heller has this day taken the photographs of the above Modoc Indian prisoner under my charge. Capt. C.B. Throckmorton, 4th U.S. Artillery, Officer of the Day. I am cognizant of the above fact. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, U.S.A. Cartes de visites were published by Carleton E. Watkins. Advertisement for Watkins' Yosemite Art Gallery printed on back of mount.
- Heller, Louis Herman (photographer, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection, which were created in 1873, are in the public domain in the United States. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown.
- Finding Aid to the Photographic Portraits of Modoc Indians of the Modoc War
- Jaime Henderson
- January 2019
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.