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 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 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 of hillsides and mountains with snow. They may have been made or collected in California by John Peabody Harrington.
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 made by Penoyer Levi Sherman for the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Most document school buildings in Manila, though there are also images of a roof being raised, demolition of the outer walls of Manila, and rope making. A group portrait depicts native teachers in Manila.
Stereographs documenting American Indians and their built and natural environments, including studio portraits and depictions of camps and dwellings, graves, infants in cradleboards, and pottery. Specific images portray Sitting Bull's camp at Fort Randall, Curly at the Custer monument, and a Southern Plains delegation at the White House Conservatory. Photographed tribes include the Winnebago, Tuscarora, Tesuque, Seneca, San Juan, Pecos, Ojibwa, Oglala, Ute, Kaibab, Sisseton, Arikara, Mandan, Hop ...
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.
Portraits of young Hawaiian men and women exhibited at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and made by photographer Caroline Haskins Gurrey.
Photographs and diagrams depicting Paleolithic sites in France, including Spy Cave and Terrace, La Chapelle-aux-Saints Cave, La Quina, the Krapina Hollow, Neanderthal Cave, and Le Moustier Cave.