Kenneth X. Robbins Collection & Papers
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A1990.01
Creators:
Robbins, Kenneth X.
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
150 Maps
approximate count
1,300 color postcards
approximate count
6 Books
60 Photographs
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Items pertaining to the spiritual, economic, and artistic history of modern India and its princely states. Parts include: fiscal philately from the princely states of India, documents pertaining to Indian medicine (6 linear ft.), paintings, medals and coins, map of Baroda and other princely states, postcards, the collector's research files, genealogical studies of Majarajas, and memorabilia on the history of Jews in Southern Indian. Robbins document Indian society, particularly court nobles. One photograph album and three photographs comprise this collection. The photograph album documents the Silver Jubilee celebration of Mahabat Khanji Rasukhanji Babi Bahadur, the last Nawab of Junagadh in 1945, including entertainment, events, and formal and informal portraits of participants. The Nawab is shown being saluted by government officials, being weighed in silver, and receiving a gift. Performances by dancing women and marching bands are documented, as are sports such as horseback riding, rock lifting, and running. People portrayed include government officials, prisoners in chains, the Nawab, the Nawab's son, nobles such as Kau Mull Ladha wth his daughter in a limousine, prominent citizens of Junagadh, and uniformed men marching.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1139 postage stamps: organized in 5 boxes ; arranged numerically by item catalog number and alphabetically by region

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins of Potomac, Maryland, psychiatrist, M.D., collector of south Asian art, and author, assembled a collection of various types of materials documenting Indian society particularly in the second quarter of the 20th century, focusing on the noble courts.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1990.01

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Citation
Kenneth X. Robbins Photograph Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Kenneth X. Robbins, 1990, 2014, 2015, 2016.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift of Kenneth X. Robbins, 1990.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Nobility -- India Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coins Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India -- Description and Travel -- 1901-1946 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India -- Kings and rulers Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turkey Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pakistan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iran Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Medals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postage stamps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/