Edgar L. Hewett photograph collection relating to Mitla, circa 1910
NAA.PhotoLot.172

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.172
Creators:
Hewett, Edgar L., (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946, collector and possible photographer
Dates:
circa 1910
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
16 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs and copies of drawings documenting the structures at Mitla archeological site, including the Columns Group and palace building and associated sculptures. There is also a photograph of the Beau Relief at Palenque, published in the Field Columbian Museum's journal "Anthropology." Some of the copy photographs were likely made by De Lancey Gill.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Edgar Lee Hewett (1865-1946) was an archeologist and anthropologist known for his work in the American Southwest and his role in the passage of the Antiquities Act. Born in Illinois, Hewett taught at several country schools before becoming Superintendent of Schools in Missouri and Colorado (1889-1898) It was during his superintendency in Colorado that he conducted his first archeological field work on the Pajarito Plateau and at Pecos. He continued in education administration and served as president (1898-1903) of the Normal University at Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he organized archeology courses and led field expeditions. In 1906, Hewett left education to work as Director of American Research for the Archaeological Institute of America, a position he held until his death. Over three seasons (1910-1912), Hewett excavated the Maya site of Quiringua and explored Maya sites in Guatemala. His Maya studies were exhibited at the San Diego Museum, which he founded and directed (1917-1929), and published in his second major book, Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America (1935).

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 172

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 172, Edgar L. Hewett photograph collection relating to Mitla, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Hewett photographs are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 78 and Photo Lot 14.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Hewett is held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Ales Hrdlicka papers, John Peabody Harrington papers, Neil Merton Judd papers, records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, MS 4558, and MS 4372(8).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The original negatives may have been loaned for printing by Edgar L. Hewett from the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico--Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitla Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zapotec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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