- Collection ID:
Ford-Bartlett East Greenland Expedition 1930
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
The photographs and negatives consists of views of the Ford-Bartlett expedition to East Greenland.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Bartlett East Greenland Expedition collection consists of photographs and negatives directly and indirectly related to the 1930 expedition. Included are several studio portraits of Captain Bob Bartlett, leader of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation-sponsored expedition, and a depiction of him trading with Tunumiit (Ammassalimiut Eskimo) men during the 1930 expedition. There are several views of Tunumiit men in kayaks, both pulling up to and fishing near the expedition schooner. The photographer is unknown. The collection also contains a World Wide Photo Co. negative and print from it of Bartlett's schooner, the Effie M. Morrissey.
Prints Arranged by print numbers (P09530-P09531, P09832-P09835, P11455)
Negatives Arranged by negative numbers (N18774-N18775, N36485-N36487)
For more than 50 years and on more than 40 expeditions, Captain Robert "Bob" Bartlett sailed, explored, and mapped the Arctic. During the Great Depression, in order to finance his cruises, Bartlett frequently collaborated with scientific institutions, including with the Museum of the American Indian for the 1930 Bartlett East Greenland Expedition. Led by Bartlett and financed by Museum trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928) for the Museum, the expedition allowed anthropologist Junius Bird (1907-1982) to conduct archaeological excavations of Eskimo ruins on Shannon Island and Clavering Island. Co-authored by Bartlett and Bird, "The Bartlett East Greenland Expedition" appeared in the July 1931 issue of Geographical review.
Processed by Heather Shannon, Photo Archivist in 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Thurs., 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Preferred Citation note
Bartlett East Greenland Expedition photographs and negatives collection, 1928-1930, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
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