John Bell Hatcher photographs relating to Patagonia, 1896-1899
NAA.PhotoLot.124

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.124
Creators:
Hatcher, J. B., (John Bell), 1861-1904
Dates:
1896-1899
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
22 mounted prints
silver gelatin and albumen
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made in Patagonia by John Bell Hatcher during his expeditions to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. They document Tehuelche and Yahgan Indians, dwellings, and the natural environment.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
John Bell Hatcher (1861-1904) was a paleontologist known for his work at Yale and Princeton Universities and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Hatcher was born in Cooperstown, Illinois, but shortly thereafter his family permanently settled in Iowa. After studying for a few months at Grinnell College, Iowa, he transferred to Yale University, where he met paleontologist Othniel Marsh. Following Hatcher's graduation in 1884, he worked as Marsh's assistant, and in 1893 left Yale to became curator of vertebrate paleontology at Princeton University. During his time with Princeton, Hatcher made three expeditions to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (1896-1899) under the university's sponsorship. During these expedtitions, he also worked under commission by the Bureau of American Ethnology to collect artifacts and make photographs of the Tehuelche and Yahgan Indians, most of which were then purchased by the National Museum. Hatcher was appointed curator of peolontology and osteology at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh in 1900, though his narrative of the Patagonia expeditions was published by Princeton in 1903.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 124

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 124, John Bell Hatcher photographs relating to Patagonia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Hatcher photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24 and Photo Lot 97
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence to and from Hatcher is held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4029 and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology and in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA RU000248.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts collected by Hatcher are held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 035249 and 035895.

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John Bell Hatcher photographs relating to Patagonia, circa 1896-1899

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Probably donated to the Bureau of American Ethnology or the United States National Museum by John Bell Hatcher.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tehuelche Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yahgan Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu