George L. Waite "Desert Sheiks" lantern slides, 1930
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-12
Creators:
Waite, George L.
Dates:
1930
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
47 lantern slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of 47 lantern slides, some hand‐colored, that appear to have been made to illustrate a talk by Waite entitled, "Desert Sheiks." Images show Algerian nomadic people, their camps, and activities including animal husbandry, Algerian towns and villages, and views of the Algerian countryside. There are also several images of the Beloit College expedition camp and participants, including one photograph of George Waite taping up film cans.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
George L. Waite was a photographer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the spring of 1930, when he was about 60 years old, Waite volunteered as photographer for the sixth Beloit College Logan Museum of Anthropology Algerian expedition, led by Alonzo W. Pond. His primary role was to provide photographic and cinematic documentation of the excavation activities and daily lives of the 20 expedition members.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate is available online.
Author
Gina Rappaport, Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2010-12

Digital Content

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 2010-12, George L. Waite "Desert Sheiks" lantern slides, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Films relating to the 1930 expedition and George L. Waite's role and photographer are held in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.5.1, HSFA 82.5.2-1, HSFA 82.5.2-2, and HSFA 82.5.8.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Beloit College Archives holds additional photographs of the expedition.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Ty Lindberg, 2010.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Algeria Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Logan Museum of Anthropology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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