Larz Anderson photographs of the American Southwest, circa 1904
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2R

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2R
Creators:
Anderson, Larz, 1866-1937, probable photographer
Dates:
circa 1904
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
31 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Larz Anderson in the Southwest, possibly on a trip to visit Matilda Coxe Stevenson, probably at Zuni Pueblo in 1904. The collection documents scenery, pueblos, American Indians, ranches, and cliff dwellings in the American Southwest, mostly New Mexico. There are also images of Larz Anderson, his wife Isabel Anderson, and friends.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Larz Anderson III (1866-1937) was a wealthy American businessman and friend of BAE ethnologist Matilda Coxe Stevenson. He briefly served as US Minister to Belgium (1911-1912) and US Ambassador to Japan (1912-1913), and traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad with his wife, Isabel Weld Perkins.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-2R

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 87-2R, Larz Anderson photographs of the American Southwest, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Anderson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers (MS 4689).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Two Zuni stone fetishes, given by Matilda Coxe Stevenson to Anderson's wife, can be found in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 240140.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Archives of American Gardens holds records and photographs relating to Anderson's estate in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Contained in
Contained in
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Photographs probably donated by Larz Anderson, circa 1904. This collection was found in 1972, along with other collections in Photo Lot 87-2, as something which had been set aside as a "problem collection," though this may only reflect that it was unprocessed.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Anderson, Isabel, 1876-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cliff-dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Southwest, New Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pueblo Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pueblos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zuni Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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