MS 7294 Hester Merwin Carib Indian drawings
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7294
Creators:
Ayers, Hester Merwin, 1902-1975
Dates:
circa 1940
Languages:
English
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.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7294

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

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/