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Modoc Indian War Lantern Slides
photCL 515  
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Description
This collection includes lantern slides of both photographs and illustrations of the Modoc War from 1872 to 1873. Notable images include portraits of Modoc leader Captain Jack and Winema (Toby) Riddle, shaman Curly-headed Doctor, and Indian scout Donald McKy; and the lava beds that served as the Modocs’ stronghold. There are 29 photographs by Eadweard Muybridge, and 10 by Louis Heller.
Extent
52 lantern slides in 1 box; lantern slides 8 x 10 cm. (3 x 4 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 at the Huntington Library.