Samuel K. Lothrop negatives, photographs and other material, 1915-1928
NMAI.AC.001.010

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.010
Creators:
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965
Dates:
1915-1928
Languages:
No_linguistic_content
Physical Description:
1188 Negatives (photographic)
acetate
123 photographic prints
albumen
18 Lantern slides
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
Images include mostly travel photos depicting Guatemala, El Salvador and Tierra del Fuego, with some images of Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Wisconsin, New Mexico (Zuni Pueblo) and Arizona (Hopi), among others. Includes scenes of excavations, archaeological and indigenous sites, dances and ceremonies, and images of objects from other collections.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Lantern slides: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by L number
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by negative number
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop was an archaeologist and photographer who conducted excavations in Central and South America. His expeditions were sponsored by the Peabody Museum (where he became a curator), the Carnegie Institute, and the Heye Foundation. Employed by Heye in 1923, Lothrop carried out research on textiles and pottery in Guatemala and El Salvador, and led excavations in Tierra del Fuego, where he photographed the indigenous community that did not survive the 20th century as a distinct culture.

Administration
Processing Information note
NMAIA Review
Author

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 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
Samuel K. Lothrop negatives, photographs and other material, 1915-1928, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Albumen prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Central America Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
El Salvador Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fuegians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guatemala Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Central America--El Salvador Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Central America--Guatemala Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North America Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South America Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland , Maryland, 20746-2863
Phone: 301.238.1400
nmaiarchives@si.edu