Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Singing for Nothing, [ca. 1930s]
Singing for Nothing, [ca. 1930s]

Tjark Reiss photographs

Tjark Reiss' photographs, which date from 1927 to 1935, are rich in views of Blackfeet and Blood people in Glacier National Park, Montana; people and activities at the Winhold Reiss Art School run by his father; a tipi being put up; a sun dance; a visit by President Roosevelt; and Blood war party pictographs. A brief biography of Reiss in in the Archives Main Catalogue.

You may view all the currently digitized Reiss photographs (about 200) in date order.

You may search the Reiss photographs by subjects, places, people or dates by using the Archives Photographs search screen. Always enter Reiss in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box to limit your findings to this photographer, then refine your search by entering search terms in the other boxes on the screen. Several examples are given below:

  • Enter Reiss in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Art School in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of events at the Winhold Reiss Art School.
  • Enter Reiss in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND tipis in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of a tipi being put up.
  • Enter Reiss in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Wolf Woman in the 'People' box to find photographs of this Blood elder.
  • Enter Reiss in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND 1929 in the 'Year(s)' box to find photographs taken in this year.
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