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A Case of Mistaken Identities: Ambrotypes of Potawatomi Chief Shabbona

4 monthes ago   |   By Smithsonian

Photographs of Chief Shabbona from the Iva Towsley Gardner collection of Chief Shabbona ambrotypes . National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. One of the first lessons you learn as an Archivist is that you can't always believe the information you are given, especially when it comes to photo captions. People are frequently misidentified in photographs and this information is often passed down through the generations. Such was the case with the Iva Towsley Gardner collection of Chief Shabbona ambrotypes which we received as a gift earlier this year.
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