Hortense T. Ferne negatives and prints,
1932-1933

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.045
Creators:
Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976
Dates:
1932-1933
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
180 acetate negatives
black and white
5 x 7 inches.
71 photographic prints
gelatin silver
10 x 13 inches.
Repository:
This collection contains 180 black-and-white acetate negatives and 71 gelatin silver prints taken by American artist Hortense Ferne. The images depict scenes of everyday life in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Puebla, Morales, Guerrero and the Federal District, as well as the Teotihuacán archaeological site. A few images of San Jose Mission and the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, are also present.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.
Prints: organized in boxes; arranged by image number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Hortense T. Ferne (1885-1976) was a 20th century lithographer and painter who studied with Charles Webster Hawthorne and William Merritt Chase. Her work was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts. She was also commissioned by the Library of Congress to create lithographic portraits of prominent American statesmen.

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
Hortense T. Ferne negatives and prints, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Puebla (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Distrito Federal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Morelos (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gelatin silver prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (San Antonio, Tex.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/