Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Mexican Indians, circa 1890-1902
NAA.PhotoLot.123

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.123
Creators:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933, collector
Dates:
circa 1890-1902
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
60 mounted prints
platinum
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Front and profile studio portraits of Mexican Indians, representing Aztec, Chinantec, Chocho, Chol, Chontal, Cuicatec, Huastec, Huave, Maya, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tepehua, Tlaxcalan, Totonac, Trique, Tzental, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Zapotec Tehuartepec, and Zoque tribes. The photographs were made by William L. Koehne of Chicago for publication in Frederick Starr's book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was an anthropologist and academic who worked as curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. During his professiorship, Starr hired professional photographer and studio owner William L. Koehne to make the studio portraits for his 1902 book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico. Additionally, Starr made several field studies in Mexico and commissioned field photographs and plaster busts.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 123

Varying Form of Title
Varying Form of Title
Mexican and Mesoamerican photographs

Bibliography
Bibliography
Published in Frederick Starr, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1902.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 123, Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Mexican Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs collected by Cyrus Thomas, Robert T. Hill, Edward W. Nelson, and Edgar L. Hewitt have been relocated to Photo Lot 169, Photo Lot 170, Photo Lot 171, and Photo Lot 172, respectively.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides, 1894-1910.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Starr held in the National Anthropological Archives is in MS 4558, MS 4821, and the Bureau of American Ethnology records.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Folder list is available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Koehne, William L., photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aztecs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinantec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chocho Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chol Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chontal Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuicatec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huastec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huave Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mazatec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mixe Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mixtec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Otomi Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tarasco Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tepehua Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tlaxcalan Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Totonac Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trique Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tzeltal Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tzotzil Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zapotec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoque Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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