Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875

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American painter of Indians.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Brantz Mayer, 1852 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870713

American illustrator, painter, landscape artist, and army officer.

From the description of Sketches, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536311

U.S. army officer, topographical draftsman, and painter and illustrator of Indian life.

An 1829 West Point graduate, Eastman served at Fort Crawford, Wis., and Fort Snelling, Minn., 1829-1832, as assistant instructor of drawing at West Point, 1833-1840, and again at Fort Snelling, 1841-1848. While in Minnesota, he sketched and painted many of the Indian scenes he would use when he was employed in Washington, D.C., by the government to prepare illustrations for Schoolcraft's work.

From the description of Seth Eastman watercolor drawings prepared to illustrate Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's Historical and statistical information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States [graphic], 1853. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41378360

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891. Henry H. Sibley papers, 1815-1932. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Huggins, E. L. (Eli Lundy), 1842-1929. Letter : Chicago, Ill., to Edward E. Ayer, 1899 Dec. 27. Newberry Library
referencedIn Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Letters to Charles Lanman from artists, 1842-1859. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Ethnographical map of the Indian tribes of North America, A.D. 1592 / drawn by S. Eastman, U.S. Army. Library of Congress
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Letter, 1847 November 1. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875,. Seth Eastman collection [manuscript], 1847. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn United States. Army. Infantry. Muster and pay rolls, 1858-1861. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Lewis, Henry, 1819-1904. Henry Lewis and family papers, 1829-1965. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Bushnell, David I. (David Ives), 1875-1941. [Bushnell, David Ives, Jr., 1875-1941 collection records, 1845-1951]. Harvard University, Tozzer Library
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Letter to Gideon H. Pond 1852 February 29. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. Letters : Reserve, Wis., and Matotee Lodge, Desbarats, Ont., to H.M. Hitchcock, Minneapolis, Minn., 1927-1935. Newberry Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands. 1817 - 1947. Headquarters Correspondence, General Orders, and Special Orders
referencedIn Henry H. Sibley Papers., 1815-1932. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Eastman, Seth. [Seth Eastman]: artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Letters : to Brantz Mayer / by Seth Eastman, 1856. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn King, Horatio B.,. Seth Eastman on Dighton Rock [photograph], [1853]. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Torbert, Donald R. Descriptions of the Seth Eastman water-colors in the Hill Reference Library, 1940. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Biography -- Eastman, Seth. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Military officer correspondence, 1836-1899. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Colby, R. Ames. Fort Snelling (Minn.) maps, 1815-1965. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Humphrey art exhibit photographs, 1979. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Seth Eastman collection, 1847 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893. Artists of the American West photograph collection, 1835-1890. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Sketch book, 1829-1849. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Prints Collection, 1500-2000 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Sketches, ca. 1850. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886. John Russell Bartlett papers, 1850-1853. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Seth Eastman watercolor drawings prepared to illustrate Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's Historical and statistical information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States [graphic], 1853. Newberry Library
creatorOf Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Brantz Mayer, 1852 Feb. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886. person
associatedWith Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834 person
associatedWith Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 person
associatedWith Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893 person
associatedWith Bushnell, David I. (David Ives), 1875-1941. person
associatedWith Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. person
associatedWith Eastman, Seth, family
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Hinshelwood, R., person
associatedWith Huggins, E. L. (Eli Lundy), 1842-1929. person
associatedWith Kern, Richard H., 1821-1853. person
associatedWith King, Horatio B., person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Lewis, Henry, 1819-1904. person
associatedWith Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Pond, Gideon H. (Gideon Hollister), 1810-1878. person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. person
associatedWith Seth Eastman, person
associatedWith Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891. person
associatedWith Smillie, James, person
associatedWith Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950 person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Torbert, Donald R. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Infantry. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Paul A. W. person
associatedWith West, Benjamin, 1730-1813 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mississippi River
Minnesota
Superior, Lake
Allegheny River (Pa. and N.Y.)
New Mexico
Pennsylvania
United States
North America
Minnesota--Fort Snelling
West (U.S.)
Fort Mackinac (Mackinac Island, Mich.)
Rhode Island
United States
New York--New York
Mississippi River
Mississippi River Valley
Subject
Human geography--Maps
Ethnology--Maps
Creek Indians
Iroquois Indians
Illustrators
Panoramas
Southeast Indians
Indians of North America--Pictorial works
Powhatan Indians
Watercolorists
Delaware Indians
Cheyenne Indians
Zuni Indians--Pictorial works
Dakota Indians
Rivers--Pictorial works
Kiowa Indians
Omaha Indians
Eskimos--Greenland--Social life and customs
Isleta Indians
Eastern Woodlands Indians
Inscriptions--Pictorial works
Narraganett Indians
Hunting--Pictorial works
Art, American
Osage Indians
Illustration of books--19th century
Indians in art
Dakota Indians--Pictorial works
Indians of North America--Maps
Indians of North America
American bison--Pictorial Works
Plains Indians
Algonquian Indians
Shawnee Indians
Manuscript maps
Laguna Indians--Pictorial works
Artists
Oregon
Occupation
Artists
Activity

Person

Birth 1808

Death 1875

Americans

English

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