Foster H. Saville collection of negatives, 1907, 1918
NMAI.AC.001.013

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.013
Creators:
Saville, Foster H. (Foster Harmon), 1874-1942
Dates:
1907
1918
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
129 acetate negatives
5 x 7 in.
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
The Saville negatives consists primarily of images of Manabi Province, Ecuador, circa 1907; also includes images of the Pantigo burial site, Easthampton, Long Island, NY, circa 1918.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Saville collection consists of negatives made by Saville on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. The 1907 negatives were made in Ecuador, primarily in Manabi Province; they depict landscapes and cityscapes, Native dwellings, and Native peoples fishing, participating in processions, and at market. The 1918 negatives depict the archaeological excavations at the Montauk burial site at Pantigo near Easthampton, Long Island, New York.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged by negative number (N00902-N01002, N05071-N05098)

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Dr. Foster H. Saville (1874 - 1942) was an anthropologist for the Heye Foundation who performed field work in Ecuador. He also directed an excavation of the Montauk burial site at Pantigo near Easthampton, Long Island for the Museum of the American Indian in 1918. 1874 - 1942. Brother of Marshall H. Saville; son of Mrs. Mary M. Saville; uncle to Randolph H. and Winthrop L. Saville.
Biographical/Historical note
Foster H. Saville was an anthropologist who performed fieldwork in Ecuador for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. In 1918, he directed the Museum's excavation of the Montauk burial site at Pantigo near East Hampton, Long Island, New York.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by Heather Shannon, Photo Archivist in 2012.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Heather Shannon
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
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 Use note
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
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
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Preferred Citation note
Foster H. Saville collection of negatives, 1907, 1918, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Excavations (Archaeology)--New York (State)--East Hampton--Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of South America--Ecuador--Manabí--Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montauk Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montauk Indians--Antiquities--Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre/Form 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