Charles Kroehle and George Huebner photographs of Peruvian Indians, circa 1880s

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.129
Creators:
Kroehle, J. Charles, 1876-1902
Dates:
circa 1880s
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
21 mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs documenting Peruvian Indians, including Campa, Cashivo, Cunivo, and Piro; some images depict their dwellings and weaponry. All or most of the photographs were made by Charles Kroehle and partner George Huebner, and probably collected by William E. Safford during his 1891-1892 expedition to Peru and Bolivia in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition. The photographs are mounted on disbound pages from an album.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
J. Charles Kroehle (1876-1902) and George Huebner were both German photographers who documented the Amazon region and its people in the late 19th century. Kroehle was primarily an expeditionary photographer and his photographs were published in books on the region, including El Peru Ilustrado (1892). George Huebner arrived in Brazil about 1885 and made pictures in Peru in Iquitos and on the Ucyali river (circa 1888); Huebner opened a studio in Manaus, Brazil in 1898 and in Belem in 1906.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 129

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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 129, Charles Kroehle and George Huebner photographs of Peruvian Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Kroehle and Huebner photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 78, and Photo Lot 24.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs collected by Safford can be found in National Anthropological Archives in MS 3366, Photo Lot 97, and Photo Lot 76-26.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William Edwin Safford Papers, 1894-1925 (SIA RU007275) and records relating to Safford's collecting expedition in South America (in SIA RU000189).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Photographs donated to the Bureau of American Ethnology, possibly by William Edwin Safford.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Piro Indians (Peru) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shipibo-Conibo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of South America -- Peru Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weapons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cashibo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huebner, George, 1862-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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