National Anthropological Archives

MS 7294 Hester Merwin Carib Indian drawings

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7294
Creators:
Ayers, Hester Merwin, 1902-1975
Dates:
circa 1940
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
10 Items
color drawings
13 x 18 inches to 18 x 21 inches.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 10 color portrait drawings, undertaken circa 1940 by artist Hester Merwin Ayers, depicting Carib Indians in Salybia, Dominica. Subjects include men and women.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Salybia is the administrative center of the Carib Territory, a 3700 acre district in Dominica which was established in 1903 for the descendants of the indigenous Carib people who inhabited Dominica prior to European colonization and settlement.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7294, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7294


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kalinago (Carib/Kalina) [Dominica] Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carib Indians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland, Maryland 20746
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