James Reid Graham photographs and postcard collection of India and Asia, circa 1929-1932
NAA.PhotoLot.88-37

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.88-37
Creators:
Graham, James Reid
Dates:
circa 1929-1932
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
circa 1850 prints
silver gelatin (some on postcard stock)
circa 1500 negatives
nitrate
96 printed postcards
collotype, color halftone, halftone
8 copy prints
1 sketched map
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made and collected by James Reid Graham during his travels in India and Asia. They document the people, their natural and built environments, religious shrines and objects (including Buddhist, Hindu, and Catholic representations), transportation (including by yak, donkey, boat, airplane, and ricksha), games (particularly polo and field hockey), gatherings, and crafts.
The photographs depict locations in northern India and Pakistan, southern India and Ceylon, Egypt, Greece, Israel and Palestine, Syria, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, and possibly Yale University.
Some photographs by Ralph Randles Stewart, a botanist who worked at Gordon College from 1911-1954; Reverend Henri R. Ferger, a missionary and teacher for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in India; and K. L. Malhotra. Includes postcards by Sarrafian Bros, Isaac Behar, Karimeh Abbud, Michel Harriz, Albertype Co., Asheville Postcard Co., Dexter Press, Lehnert & Landrock, Honolulu Paper Co., Collotype Co., Mahatta & Co., Island Curio Co., and H. A. Mirza & Sons.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
James Reid Graham was as a Presbyterian missionary at Gordon College in Rawalpindi, Punjab (1929-1932). His doctoral dissertation for the Yale University Department of Religion was "The Arya Samaj as a Reformation in Hinduism, with Special Reference to Caste," submitted in 1943.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 88-37

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original 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 88-37, James Reid Graham photographs and postcard collection of India and Asia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Albertype Company negatives can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 25.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Isaac Behar and Lehnert & Landrock postcards can be found in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives Postcard Collection.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by James A. Graham, James Reid Graham's son, 1988.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Preliminary finding aid and copied negative descriptions available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Albertype Co., publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asheville Postcard Company, publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Behar, Isaac, editor or publisher Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collotype Co. (Elizabeth, N.J. and N.Y.C.), publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dexter Press, publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ferger, Henri R., (Henri Rabb), b. 1889, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
H. A. Mirza & Sons, publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harriz, Michel, photographer or publisher Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Honolulu Paper Company, publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Island Curio (Company), publisher or seller Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lehnert & Landrock, publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mahatta & Co., publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Malhotra, K. L., photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sarrafian Bros., publisher Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, R. R., (Ralph Randles), 1890-, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
ʻAbbūd, Karīmah, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hawaii Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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India Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Israel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jammu and Kashmir (India) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japanese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kashmiri (South Asian people) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pakistan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palestine Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Postcards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sports Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syria Place 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