Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia, circa 1862-1885
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.161
Creators:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932
Dates:
circa 1862-1885
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
165 Mounted prints
circa 165 mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by Emma A. Koch documenting the people and natural and built environments in India, South Asia, and Australia. The collection largely consists of images of East Indian peoples, structures, scenery, and activities, including tea making and entertainment; areas of India most commonly depicted are Assam, Bengal, and the Andaman Islands. Additional photographs portray people, architecture, and scenery in Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Tibet, and Australia. Most of the photographs were likely taken by Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd (Bourne & Shepherd), with some made by Scowen & Co., Shepherd & Robertson, Benjamin F. Simpson, Reynolds, and Ganey.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate is available online.
Custodial History note
Donated by Emma Augusta Koch to the United States National Museum in 1903 (accession 40922). Three photographs were found in the office of Smithsonian anthropologist Gus Van Beek, and transferred to the National Anthropological Archives, 1979. Four photographs were relocated from Photo Lot 8.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 161
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USNM ACC 40922

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 161, Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 79-38.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs in the Koch Collection (accession 40922), previously filed in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 8, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 161.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photograhs by Bourne & Shepherd can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-44, Photo Lot 91-27, and Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Shepherd & Robertson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives hold additional photographs by Benjamin Simpson, Samuel Bourne, Bourne & Shepherd, Scowen & Co., and Shepherd & Robertson.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Koch also donated an album of dried flowers to the Department of Anthropology as part of accession 40922.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Pushtuns Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
East Indians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Australia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burmese Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Andamanese (Indic people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assamese Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fakirs Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Afghanistan Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assam (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bengal (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rajasthan (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tibet (China) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture -- India Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tea trade Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pakistanis Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nepal Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pakistan Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sri Lanka Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burma Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Andaman Islands (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jammu and Kashmir (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kashmiri (South Asian people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bengali (South Asian people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tibetans Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nepalese Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bourne & Shepherd Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scowen & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shepherd & Robertson Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shepherd, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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