- Collection ID:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
129 negatives (photographic)
black and white
4.5 x 6.5 inches.
22 lantern slides
black and white, color.
129 acetate negatives
black and white
5 x 7 inches.
This collection contains 22 lantern slides in black and white and color, 129 black-and-white glass negatives and 19 albumen prints taken by William L. Calver between 1895-1936. The images primarily depict archaeological excavation sites in Inwood, New York City, and the broader New York City area. Also present are 129 duplicate acetate negatives.
Slides: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Glass negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Acetate negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number.
William L. Calver was an engineer living in New York with a strong interest in preserving local history. As an amateur historian and archaeologist, he conducted excavations with Reginald Pelham Bolton to document Native and colonial sites. Along with Bolton, he was a member of the Field Exploration Committee of the New York Historical Society.
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Preferred Citation note
William L. Calver slides, negatives and prints, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (slide, negative or catalog number).
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd