Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934

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Photographer. Superior Wisconsin.

From the description of Papers, 1932. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17661634

David F. Barry was born near Rochester, N.Y. in 1854. In 1861 he moved with his family to Wisconsin where as a teenager he began working for the itinerant photographer, O.S. Goff. In 1878, Goff hired Barry to work with him in his photographic gallery in Bismark, Dakota Territory and the two men eventually became business partners. Between 1878 and 1883, Barry traveled to Fort Buford, Fort Yates and other military installations in the Dakota Territory. During these trips, he photographed famous Native Americans including Sitting Bull, Rain in the Face, Gall, Red Cloud and Shooting Star. Barry also photographed some of the most important forts and battlefields associated with the Plains Indians Wars as well as military officers, soldiers, trappers and pioneers. In 1890, Barry returned to Superior, Wis., and opened a photographic gallery and studio dealing with his Dakota Territory photographs. He died in Superior, Wis. in 1934.

From the description of David F. Barry papers, 1910-1932 [manuscript]. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13433493

Bismarck, Dakota Territory and North Dakota, and Superior, Wisconsin, photographer.

Born in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., in 1854, D.F. Barry learned photography from O.S. Goff when Goff was an itinerant photographer operating from Portage, Wisconsin. In 1878, Goff took on Barry as his assistant and Barry managed his studio in Bismarck while Goff toured and photographed plains forts. In 1880 Barry set up a mobile gallery at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, and later travelled to many forts, capturing Indians in both portraits and natural settings. By 1884, Barry had purchased Goff's Bismarck studio including Goff's own negatives, which Barry later marketed as his own. Barry moved his studio to Superior, Wisconsin, in 1890, and with the exception of one year when he opened a studio in New York City, he remained in Superior until his death in 1934.

From the description of D.F. Barry photographs of Hunkpapa Indians [graphic], [photographed 1881-ca. 1890, printed ca. 1885-ca. 1920] (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 44071835

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Cutter, Irving Samuel, 1875-1945. Irving Samuel Cutter papers, 1884-1934. Newberry Library
referencedIn Godfrey, Edward Settle, 1843-1932. Papers of Edward Settle Godfrey, 1863-1933 (bulk 1880-1925). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wemett, W. M. (William Marks), 1884-1965. Papers, 1909-1962. North Dakota State University Library
creatorOf Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934. D.F. Barry photographs of Hunkpapa Indians [graphic], [photographed 1881-ca. 1890, printed ca. 1885-ca. 1920] Newberry Library
creatorOf Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934. David F. Barry papers, 1910-1932 [manuscript]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. Elmo Scott Watson papers, 1816-1951 bulk 1920-1951. Newberry Library
referencedIn "Rock" C. Jenkins photograph collection, 1886-1955. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Eaton, A. S. (Alfred Surraneous), 1840-1932. Photograph of Civil War veteran Alfred S. Eaton [picture], ca. 1923. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. Elmo Scott Watson collection of photographs, 1875-1936. Newberry Library
referencedIn Wheeler, Olin Dunbar, 1852-1925. Olin Dunbar Wheeler papers, 1892-1924. Newberry Library
creatorOf Barry, D. F. Papers, 1932. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934. Photographs, 1878-1934. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hutchinson, Frank J. Papers, 1924-1942. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Myrick, Herbert, b. 1860,. Collection of Western Americana, 1860-1926. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Edward Settle Godfrey Papers, 1863-1933, (bulk 1880-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934. Indian burial, poses of Indian woman, wearing bracelets, full length [graphic] Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Paul, Charles Rodman, d. 1901. Milk River Expedition Papers, 1881. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Reid, Bill G.,. David F. Barry collection, 1975, 1978. North Dakota State University Library
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associatedWith Crow King person
correspondedWith Cutter, Irving Samuel, 1875-1945. person
associatedWith Eaton, A. S. (Alfred Surraneous), 1840-1932. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952. person
associatedWith Gall. person
associatedWith Gall, ca. 1840-1894 person
correspondedWith Godfrey, Edward Settle, 1843-1932. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Frank J. person
associatedWith Jenkins, R. C., d. 1957, person
correspondedWith Johnson, Albert W. person
correspondedWith Kleinschmidt, John person
associatedWith Myrick, Herbert, b. 1860, person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Paul, Charles Rodman, d. 1901. person
associatedWith Rain in the Face, ca. 1835-1905 person
associatedWith Reid, Bill G., person
associatedWith Shooting Star person
associatedWith Sitting Bull. person
associatedWith Sitting Bull, 1831-1890 person
associatedWith Standing Holy person
associatedWith Stephens, Maynard. person
associatedWith Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. person
correspondedWith Wemett, W. M. (William Marks), 1884-1965. person
correspondedWith Wheeler, Olin Dunbar, 1852-1925. person
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North Dakota
Wisconsin
North Dakota
Wisconsin--Superior
Dakota Territory
Dakota Territory
Superior (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Superior
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Indians of North America--Women--1880-1890
Indians of North America--Photographs
Indians of North America
Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1880-1890
Funeral rites & ceremonies--1880-1890
Dakota Indians--1880-1890
Photographers
Photographers--History
Photographers--Correspondence
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Hunkpapa Indians--Photographs
Photographs
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