Photograph Albums of James and Eleanor Moose
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2008.03
Creators:
Moose, James S., 1903-1989.
Moose, Eleanor Wood, 1900-
Dates:
1950-1959
Languages:
Arabic
Physical Description:
133 Prints
(2 albums)
gelatin
652 Slides
color
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two photographic print albums created by James and Eleanor Moose, circa 1950s, which include images of the architecture and landscape of Syria. Photographs are all gelatin prints, mostly 7" x 9" or smaller. Album 1 contains 57 prints, mostly of Syrian architectural monuments. Many of the photographs are signed "Amin Sharif". Album 2 contains 58 prints, mostly of Syrian architecture and ancient sites. Some of the prints are captioned in Arabic. The album includes studio portraits of James and Eleanor Moose from 1954 and 1955.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Prints Organized into two albums: Album 1, 75 prints; Album 2, 58 prints.
Arrangement
Organized into 7 metal boxes Slides

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James S. Moose Jr. (1903-1989) was a foreign service officer of the U.S. Department of State. He was stationed throughout the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Syria. In 1952 he was appointed ambassador to Syria, and then to Sudan in 1958. Moose retired from the State Department in 1962 and taught international relations at the University of Massachusetts for one year. The albums were likely created in the mid-1950s while Ambassador Moose was stationed in Syria.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2008.03

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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
Gift of Ms. Duncan Whittome, 2008.
Custodial History
Gift of James Moose, Jr., 2016

Keywords
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Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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/