Photographs, 1861-1981.


Camp, Walter Mason, 1867-1925. Photographs, 1861-1981.

Photographs, 1861-1981.

Original prints (albumen, cartes-de-visite, cabinets, etc.) copy prints, postcards, half-tones, engravings and selected copy negatives prepared by the repository staff. The bulk of the collection was compiled by Walter Mason Camp (1867-1925) and pertains almost exclusively to the Indian Wars of North America from 1865 to 1890. Aerial photographs taken by R. N. Wathen, Jr. and those donated by Harold Schindler are also found in the collection.

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