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William Arthur Jones

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DESCRIPTION

Waist-up portrait of William Arthur Jones, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1897-1905.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 30884

Creation Date: 1898 ca.

Creator Name: Rinehart, F. A., Omaha, Nebraska

City: Omaha

County: 

State: Nebraska

Collection Name: Jones, William A. (William Arthur) : Photographs, 1897-1905

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH Mss 495.381

Original Dimensions: 4.5 x 7 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

F.A. Rinehart was the official photographer for the TransMississippi Exposition in 1898 in Omaha. William Arthur Jones was born in Wales in 1844; emigrated in 1851 with his parents, John P. and Phoebe Davies Jones, who settled near Mineral Point in Iowa County WI. In 1881 he married Sarah Ansley; they had four children: Agnes, William, Florence and Marian. He was appointed as U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1897 and held that position until 1905, when he returned to Mineral Point. Along with two brothers he ran several zinc businesses. He died there in 1912.

SUBJECTS

Indoor photography

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Moustache

Persons

Portrait photography

Soldiers

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