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Series VI: Lantern Slides, 1905 - 1941

Call Number: WA MSS S-1175, Series VI

Scope and Contents

This series consists of lantern slides that chiefly depict Piegan Indians and their environs, made from photographs created by McClintock and hand-tinted by Charlotte M. Pinkerton Blazer and Annette Karge. McClintock used the lantern slides to illustrate his lectures.

McClintock applied alphanumeric numbers to his lantern slides that corresponded to his lectures. The same lantern slide often illustrated multiple lectures; this accounts for multiple numbers applied by McClintock to individual lantern slides. Numbers that begin with a "Y-" indicate lantern slides formerly unnumbered by McClintock and numbered by library staff circa 1980.

This series includes original storage cases used by McClintock to store and ship his lantern slides.


  • 1905 - 1941


Physical Description

26.2 linear feet (29 boxes)

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.


Series VI is organized into three subseries: Lantern Slides for Lectures, General Collection of Lantern Slides, Lantern Slide Cases.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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