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Undoubtedly one of the most unique collections at the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, the Frank A. Rinehart Collection consists of photographs that the official photographer of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Frank A. Rinehart, and his assistant, Adolph Muhr, made of individual tribe members, their temporary lodgings, and the various scheduled events of the Congress.

 

It was James Mooney, a Bureau of Ethnology ethnographer, who designed what was essentially a living exhibition of Native Americans, and it was he who contracted with Frank Rinehart to photograph the Indian delegates during the last week of the Congress.

 

This collection of rare photographic images includes images produced at the 1898 Indian Congress and Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, the 1899 Greater American Exposition, studio portraits from 1900, and photographs by Rinehart taken at the Crow Agency in Montana also in 1900. Haskell owns the 790 glass plate negatives that were the result of this documentation.

 

While there are other collections of these plates in existence, the Frank A. Rinehart Collection at the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is the largest, and most complete.

 

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is honored to be able to share this remarkable collection with our visitors via this online exhibit.

Please note that these images are the exclusive property of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum. All requests for documents, images, and permission to reproduce items for publication, commercial use, or any purpose from the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum must be made in writing. For more information please contact the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum at hinuccm@gmail.com or by writing:

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum

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Box 5013

Lawrence, KS 66046

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum

2411 Barker Avenue

Lawrence, Kansas 66046

Phone (785) 832-6686

hinuccm@gmail.com

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