Portrait (Front) of Chief William H. Adkins JUN 1905


Portrait (Front) of Chief William H. Adkins JUN 1905


The Chickahominy chief William H. Adkins sits for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in June 1905. 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.


De Lancey W. Gill

Date Created

June 1905


National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution



Physical Dimension

9" x 7"


twentieth century, Virginia, Tidewater region

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