Images of New Guinea people (mostly women and children), a boat, a village, and members of the United States Army. Many images show the women holding packs of cigarettes, probably from soldiers.
The photographs primarily document ceremonies, people, and lands of American Indians in the Plains and Southwest, taken during Mekeel’s field research from 1929 to 1936. A large portion of the collection depicts Mekeel’s research during the early 1930s among the Oglala of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Another large portion of the collection includes personal photos depicting Mekeel’s homes and children.
Photographs made by Regis M. Quirin and Leon Poplawski in Dominica that depict the island's natural and urban scenery as well as Carib Indians. There are images of Carib Indians and their activities and villages as well as cities and scenery in Dominica, including Roseau and Portsmouth. Among the photographs of Carib Indians are images of basket making, clothes washing and drying, the making of a dugout canoe, and banana agriculture, including cutting bunches and loading bananas onto ships. The ...
Images of Lucy (Black Elk) Looks Twice (1907-1978), Black Elk's only daughter and wife of Leo Looks Twice, and her daughter, Norma Regina (ca. 1940-1978). They were probably photographed while serving as consultants in the research for Michael F. Steltenkamp's book, Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala.
Photographs made during Mary Vance Trent's time in Micronesia, including in Guam, Saipan, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, and the Marshall Islands and Taipei. The images depict towns, buildings and other remains of the Japanese and Spanish occupations, boats, airplanes, houses and hotels, US military events, aerial views, and people (including residents and United States and United Nations delegates). The collection also includes some photographs made in Cape Cod, Boston, Washington, DC, and New Hampshire, ...
Images of Guatemala Indians bearing loads on their backs, a ceremonial greeting in Guatemala City, a Guatemalan businessman on the road to San Felipe, and Lake Atitlan.
Images of Congolese people, villages, boats, events, and scenery as well as possibly Faber and his friends and colleagues.
Photographs probably made by Patricia Peña depicting artwork created by her and her husband, including Encarnacion Peña murals and Patricia Peña dolls. The collection also includes one image of Encarnacion Peña painting a mural at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Carte de visite depicting Mdewakanton Dakota women identified as Little Crow's daughters. The photograph, which is part of the series Upton's Collection of Photographic Views, was possibly made in Mankato, Minnesota, after the Sioux uprising in 1962.
Copy of a halftone print depicting a part-Tongan chief from the Lau Islands. The chief was photographed by Levuka Studios when he came to Levuka for a ceremony.