Photographs relating to a trip that Dadi Wirz made with his father to New Guinea, 1952-1955. The photographs depict artifacts, including sculptures, masks, and paintings, as well as people and architecture. Additionally, there are some photographs of activities, including canoeing, construction, and painting.
Photographs of attendees at a meeting of the International Congress of Americanists in Paris, 1960. The photographs are of Henry B. Collins and his wife, Betty J. Meggers, Clifford Evans, Chester S. Chard and his wife, and Marius Barbeau.
Photographs depicting dancers and tiger hunters in Sumatra and portraits of Apache Indians.
Photographs documenting Guatemalan Indians and their daily activities, including painting ceramics, weaving, using a metate, and possibly carving. The photographs may have been collected by William Edwin Safford during his time in Peru and Bolivia or donated by Mary M. Owen with matching prints in 1902.
Photographs of pages from two manuscripts with Easter Island texts. Adrienne Kaeppler of the Smithsonian Institution identified them as copies of petroglyphs, drawings, and pictographs from rongorongo boards with an explanation of the characters in the native language. The location of the original manuscripts has not yet been determined.
Photographs of hillsides and mountains with snow. They may have been made or collected in California by John Peabody Harrington.
Photographs made by William R. Pywell documenting the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873. They largely consist of images of the expedition's camps, transportation, and members (including George A. Custer and Bloody Knife), as well as some images of frameworks for American Indian dwellings.
Photographs relating to a W. J. McGee expedition to southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. They document Yuma and Tohono O'odham Indians, dwellings, archery, and pottery.
Studio portraits of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa Indians made by surveyor Alexander W. Chase while working for the Coast Survey. Also included are photographs of artifacts from his ethnographic and archaeological collection. The photographs are mounted on brown paper with handwritten descriptions; two newspaper articles, including Alexander Chase’s o...
Portraits of young Hawaiian men and women exhibited at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and made by photographer Caroline Haskins Gurrey.