Tassilo Adam photographs of Serimpi dance, 1928
NAA.PhotoLot.73-21

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-21
Creators:
Adam, Tassilo
Dates:
1928
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting a Javanese dance group performing Serimpi dance.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Tassilo Adam (1878-1948?) was born in Munich and moved to Sumatra to work in the Dutch planting business. He moved to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), where he first worked as an ethnologist for the Dutch government. He then spent five years filming and making photographs in the court of the Sultan of Java. In 1929, he was appointed associate curator of Ethnology and assistant curator of Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-21

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 73-21, Tassilo Adam photographs of Serimpi dance, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Javanese dance by Adam can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The collection was transferred from the Department of Anthropology Processing Lab in 1973.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dance Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Javanese (Indonesian people) Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serimpi (Dance) Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu