John Wesley Powell

ID: 41213-B or MAH-41213B

Creator: Parker of Washington, D.C

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1890

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Box 9, Folder: 23

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Summary

Major John Wesley Powell (1834-1902), middle aged, with graying hair, bust, left side view. Geologist and western explorer, Powell led an expedition to the Grand Canyon in the 1870's. When Congress created the Bureau of Ethnology in 1879, Powell was named its first director (1879-1902), a post he held until his death. Placed under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, the bureau, whose name was changed to the Bureau of American Ethnology, was to be the repository of the "archives, records, and material relating to the Indians of North America, collected by the geographical and geological survey of the Rocky Mountains."

Author

Parker of Washington, D.C

Subject

  • Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Negative is a black and white copy of original sepia print.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Box 9, Folder: 23

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1890

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Discovery and exploration
  • Geology
  • Anthropology
  • Explorations and Expeditions

Place

America

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

41213-B or MAH-41213B

Physical description

Color: Sepia; Size: 4w x 6h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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