Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection donated by E. Kenneth Stabler, undated
NAA.PhotoLot.1

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.1
Creators:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930, collector and photographer
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
29 prints
albumen and silver gelatin
140 lantern slides
1 drawing
1 color lithograph
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs originally made or collected by Jesse Walter Fewkes, the bulk of which relate to the American Southwest, including images of Southwest Indians, archeological sites and artifacts, and landscapes. The collection also includes some images of the West Indies and Mexico, coral islands and atoll formation, and archeological sites in Egypt, China, and other "Old World" regions. There are also photographs of artifacts now in the Department of Anthropology collections, including a broken ladle (ANTHRO CAT 155,771) and cooking pot (ANTHRO CAT 315, 806) from Sityatki and a stone axe from Awatobi (ANTHRO CAT 156,062). Lantern slides, which make up the bulk of the collection, were mostly made from photographs, drawings, and maps, probably for use in Fewkes's lectures. Some photographs may have been made by Fewkes, but most appear to be by other photographers, including C. B. Waite.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist who served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. He became deeply interested in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, he served as director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. In 1895 he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, during which he conducted excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 1

Varying Form of Title
Varying Form of Title
E. Kenneth Stabler collection of J. W. Fewkes photographs

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 1, Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection donated by E. Kenneth Stabler, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Fewkes's field notes (MS 4408).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Fewkes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4321, Photo Lot 30, and Photo Lot 86 (his negatives).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

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Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Prints and lantern slides donated by E. Kenneth Stabler, Fewkes's nephew by marriage, in 1968.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Stabler, E. Kenneth, collector and donor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waite, C. B., (Charles Betts), 1861-1927, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arizona -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado--Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Easter Island -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Southwest, New Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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San Juan (P.R.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zuni Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
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