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Florence Barclay Hyatt Photograph Collection
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Description
This collection mainly shows people involved in and the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre from 1890 to 1891, including Buffalo Bill, Captain Frank Dwight Baldwin, General Nelson Appleton Miles, and Chief Kicking Bear. Other images include nature scenes in the mid-Western United States and portraits of Florence Barclay Hyatt’s extended family members.
Background
Florence Barclay Hyatt was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1865; her mother had been a Union nurse while her father had been a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. In 1876, Florence’s family moved to the Dakota Territory; one of the first bits of news that greeted them here was of the Custer Massacre, and Florence remembered watching personally the soldiers calling on Mrs. Custer to inform her of the tragedy. Later in life, Florence married Wellington Barrington Hyatt, whose father was Aaron Hyatt, a well known Civil War gunsmith. The Hyatts had a son whom they named Ray Hyatt. Relocating seemed to be a way of life for Florence. Throughout the years, she had lived in Bismarck, North Dakota; Chadron, Nebraska; Savanna, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington.
Extent
50 items total: 22 photographs; 21 tintypes; 6 card photographs; 1 daguerreotype. Photographs 15 x 20 cm. (6 x 8 in.) and smaller. See itemized list under “Additional collection guides.”
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact the Curator of Photographs.