Charles S. Baker and Eli Johnston owned a photography studio in Evanston, Wyoming called Baker & Johnston Photographic Studio. Baker was a member of the Masonic Lodge and never married. They are best known for a series of 93 photographs, "List of Indian Pictures," taken in the 1880s of the Shoshone, Arapahoe, and Apache Indians.
The Shoshone tribe permanently located to the Wind River Reservation near present day Fort Washakie in 1868. The Arapahoe were moved onto the reservation (without permission from the Shoshone) in 1878. This reservation has been diminished in size down through the years, but it still serves as a reservation for the Shoshone and Arapahoe nations. Evanston is along the line of the Union Pacific Railroad and is about four hours southwest of the reservation.
The Baker and Johnston photograph collection consists of 14 cabinet card images mainly of Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians, some in tribal dress, probably taken in their Evanston, Wyoming studio in the 1880s. Included are images of Arapahoe Chief Sharp Nose, Painting Horse, Oiti, Pappagoit and the Shoshone Chief Washakie. Three of the cabinet cards do not include an index of the photographs contained in the, "List of Indian Pictures," series. Because of similarities in content and printing, however, they are assumed to be taken by Baker and Johnston.
Restrictions on Access :
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Baker and Johnston photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: USU_P0474; Baker and Johnston photograph collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_P0474, USUSCA.
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