The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
Portraits of Samuel Pierpont Langley, probably made by a Smithsonian photographer.
A group portrait of men and women who attended the second General Assembly of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History. The portrait was made on the steps of the Pan-American Union building in Washington, DC, in October 1935.
Photographs from books and magazines depicting meetings, a battle, and other events relating to American Indians. Each image is captioned; examples include "Indian Council," "Captain Heald in Council with the Pottawatamies," "De Soto's Great Battle with the Mobilians," "Squaws ducking Col. Smith," and "Mrs. Merrill Killing the Indians."
Studio portrait of a Crow delegation and government officials in Washington, DC, in 1880. Depicted individuals include: Old Crow; Medicine Crow; Long Elk; Plenty Coos; Pretty Eagle; Two Belly; A. M. Quivey (Non-Native), Interpreter; Augustus R. Keller (Non-Native), Agent; Thomas Stewart (Non-Native), Interpreter
Photographs of statues, busts, and reliefs in the Vatican's Museo Missionario Etnologico. Included are portraits of Creek, Dakota, Fox, Sauk, Shawnee, and Winnebago Indians, as well as scenes of scalping, hunting, and a council between Indians and United States government officials.
Photograph depicting Chief Plenty Coups and John W. Scally at Pryor, Montana. John W. Scally holds a flag with Plenty Coups' name on it (spelled "Plenty Coos").
Photographs depicting Oglala Indians from Pine Ridge during a visit to the National Archives to look at documents relating to the tribeʹs history and culture.
The collection is composed of photographs and copies of published illustrations which were collected for use in the Handbook of South American Indians (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143). These include images of South American Indians, their artifacts, and their built and natural environments. There are also maps detailing the movements an...
The collection consists of studio portraits and expedition photographs of anthropologists, administrators, scholars, and others. It includes some photographs of an American Indian demonstrating sign language, possibly made during W J McGee's Seriland expedition. Photographers represented in the collection are Charles Milton Bell, A. E. Dumbie; De ...