Harris M. McLaughlin photographs of the Americas and Asia, circa 1898-1941
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-04

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-04
Creators:
McLaughlin, Harris M.
Dates:
circa 1898-1941
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
circa 370 prints
silver gelatin (including photographic postcards)
8 prints
photogravure
5 negative rolls
nitrate
35 mm
2 positive rolls
nitrate
35 mm
2 color prints
12 mounted prints
albumen
12 postcards
color halftone, halftone, and color collotype
1 print
collotype
1 panoramic print
color halftone
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made and collected by Harris M. McLaughlin during his travels in the American southwest and other parts of North and South America, as well as Asia and Europe. Photographs made in Texas include images of the 1928 American Legion National Convention, the dirigible "Los Angeles" floating over San Antonio, the first train in Rio Grande City, cowboys and ranchers, missions, and city and scenic views. McLaughlin also took photographs at the Grand Canyon, Canyon del Muerto, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park, and collected Frashers Foto postcards with photographs of Apache Indians, Navajo Indians, a Papago dwelling, a Pueblo potterymaker, and a Hopi Snake Dance. Photographs from Guatemala include images of villages and cities (including Antigua and Zacapa), as well as a harvest ceremony in Chichicastenango. McLaughlin also took photographs during a trip to Monterey, Mexico, which include images of towns and scenic views. Additional photographs depict flood damage in Aurora, Indiana; city views and scenery of Merida, Mexico; Chichen Itza; a banana plantation in Honduras; and wartime China and Europe.
Photographs of Cuba in 1898, probably not made by McLaughlin, include images of the USS Maine wreck, and funeral services for the sailors of the ship and residents of Havana. The collection also contains photographs of trees and a dwelling in Honduras made by H. E. Chapman in 1933, photographs of people and scenery in Sumatra made by J. H. Zimmermann, and commercial photographs of archeological collections at the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Historia y Etnografia in Mexico. There are also images of scenery and architecture in Japan, Panama and the Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Belgium, England, and other places in Europe. Depicted individuals include Charles A. Lindbergh, as well as McLaughlin and his family.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2000-04

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2000-04, Harris M. McLaughlin photographs of the Americas and Asia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Papago (Tohono O'odham)

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Frashers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 59.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Robert H. McLaughlin, 1993.

Keywords
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Chapman, H Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frashers Inc., photographer Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Charles A., (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Pueblo Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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San Antonio (Tex.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tohono O'Odham Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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