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Harris & Ewing
Piegan Indian, Mountain Chief, listening to recording with ethnologist Frances Densmore
1916, 9 February
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Digital ID npcc.20061
Part of a series of pictures depicting Frances Densmore at the Smithsonian Institution in 1916 during a recording session with Blackfoot chief Mountain Chief for the Bureau of American Ethnology.
National Geographic caption: "This 1916 image of Frances Densmore and Blackfoot leader Mountain Chief listening to a cylinder recording has become a symbol of the early songcatcher era."