J. N. Templeman, a homesteader and photographer who staked his claim in what is now Miller, South Dakota, operated the Pioneer Gallery in Miller, where he probably sold his photographs, which mostly promote the life on the prairie, for example homesteads of pioneers. Templeman also photographed Indians.
The best known portraits by Templeman are these of White Ghost, Running Bear and Crow Man, the leading chiefs at Crow Creek Reservation.
White Ghost, Yanktonai
Crow Man & Running Bear, Yanktonai
I wonder if there are more Indian portraits by Templeman?
Death: Mar. 22, 1890 Iowa City Johnson County Iowa, USA
Templeman mustered into Company "G", 22nd Iowa Infantry, on Feb. 17, 1864. He was initially a regular soldier, but because of his age and small size, he was soon made a drummer. He mustered out with the Regiment in Savannah on July 25, 1865.
"One of the handsomest boys in the regiment, with a heart of gold like the prince in the fairy story." (Samuel D. Pryce, "Vanishing Footprints: The Twenty-Second Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.")
Three of his brothers also served in Co. G of the 22nd Iowa.
After the War, Jasper moved to Miller, Dakota Territory, where he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad and later opened the Pioneer Gallery, a photography studio in Miller. He is credited with supplying new words for the popular 1871 song, "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane", and calling the new song "The Little Old Sod Shanty On My Claim". Those new verses appeared on the backs of many of the photographs he sold."
Post by Californian on Jan 17, 2019 22:18:02 GMT -5
hi Grahamew, the one of the camp scene by J.N. Templeman of Miller SD is actually my very own print and scan, which I had posted over the years at some sites trying to figure out exactly where it was and yes, I believe it is a scene from Crow Creek Agency which was the location for several other Native American images by this photographer. I purchased this print several years ago at an antique photography show either in Santa Fe or in Mesa, not sure anymore exactly where. On the reverse side is a period glued-on printed sticker giving the photographer's name and location (Miller, D.T.)
By the way I meant to ask you, how come when I add images they always get reduced in size and only "pop out" when a registered forum member clicks onto it, whereas I see that other contributors manage to upload larger sized images from the get go. I always use the "attachment" option in the top right corner. I must be doing something wrong.