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Pamunkey Portraits by De Lancey W. Gill

Pamunkey Man in Native Dress

The Pamunkey man William Terrill Bradby, in traditional dress and holding a club, sits for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in making images of American Indians.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: October 1899

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pamunkey School Group

Twenty unidentified Pamunkey school children pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill sometime in 1900. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in making images of American Indians.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: 1900

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pamunkey Woman

The Pamunkey woman Theodora Octavia Cook sits for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in making images of American Indians.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: October 1899

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pamunkeys in Dance Costumes

Five Pamunkey men and two children in traditional dance costumes, along with a man in a suit, pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County on October 23, 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in American Indians.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: October 23, 1899

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archive

Pamunkey Tribal Member

Pamunkey tribal member Theophilus Dennis poses in a suit and tie for photographer De Lancey W. Gill in an unknown location sometime around 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 who specialized in American Indians.

Deacription courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: ca. 1899

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Family of George Major Cook

The family of George Major Cook, members of the Pamunkey tribe, poses for the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in an unknown location sometime around 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 who specialized in American Indians.

From left to right are Ottigney Pontiac Cook, Major Cook, Theodora D. Cook, Tacomah Cook, Caroline Cook, George Major Cook, Captola Cook, and George Theo Cook.

Description courtesy of Virginia Indian Archive.

 

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: ca. 1899

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pamunkey Women

The Pamunkey women Lucy Ann Langston and Oney Jane Langston sit for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in American Indians.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: October 1899

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Pamunkey Group

Nine unidentified Pamunkey men, women, and children pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in American Indians.

Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

Created: October 1899

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archive

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  • Pamunkey Man in Native Dress

    The Pamunkey man William Terrill Bradby, in traditional dress and holding a club, sits for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in making images of American Indians.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: October 1899

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

  • Pamunkey School Group

    Twenty unidentified Pamunkey school children pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill sometime in 1900. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in making images of American Indians.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: 1900

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

  • Pamunkey Woman

    The Pamunkey woman Theodora Octavia Cook sits for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in making images of American Indians.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: October 1899

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

  • Pamunkeys in Dance Costumes

    Five Pamunkey men and two children in traditional dance costumes, along with a man in a suit, pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County on October 23, 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in American Indians.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: October 23, 1899

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archive

  • Pamunkey Tribal Member

    Pamunkey tribal member Theophilus Dennis poses in a suit and tie for photographer De Lancey W. Gill in an unknown location sometime around 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 who specialized in American Indians.

    Deacription courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: ca. 1899

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

  • Family of George Major Cook

    The family of George Major Cook, members of the Pamunkey tribe, poses for the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in an unknown location sometime around 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 who specialized in American Indians.

    From left to right are Ottigney Pontiac Cook, Major Cook, Theodora D. Cook, Tacomah Cook, Caroline Cook, George Major Cook, Captola Cook, and George Theo Cook.

    Description courtesy of Virginia Indian Archive.

     

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: ca. 1899

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

  • Pamunkey Women

    The Pamunkey women Lucy Ann Langston and Oney Jane Langston sit for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in American Indians.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: October 1899

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

  • Pamunkey Group

    Nine unidentified Pamunkey men, women, and children pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in American Indians.

    Original Author: De Lancey W. Gill

    Created: October 1899

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archive