Russell Hamilton Postcard and Photograph Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.13
Creators:
Hamilton, Russell, (collector), d. 1911
Dates:
circa 1895-1909
Languages:
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
193 Items
postcards and photographs
black and white and color
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Assembled by English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d. 1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines, documenting images of China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. The items date from between the late 1890's and 1909.The 183 photographic postcards are both black and white and hand-tinted with many captions in English created for Western audiences They were produced by various publishers, among whom Clifton & Co. The 10 silver prints depict people in daily activities, culture groups, street scenes, city views, architectural monuments and landscapes.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The postcards are organized by geographic location.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2001.13

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Originally given to Hamilton's wife, Ethyl Mary Hadwen Hamilton, as souvenirs of his trips. After her death, her daughter, Mary Shepherd Slusser, received them and in 2001 subsequentlly donated them to the Freer/Sackler in. 49 postcards depicting Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles were then transferred to the Eliot Elisofon Archives at the National Museum of African Art in February, 2002.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
China -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuwait Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oman Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Somalia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sri Lanka -- 1890-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yemen Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs 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/