Gilbert S. Tower photographs of San Blas Cuna Indians, 1921

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-37
Creators:
Tower, Gilbert S.
Dates:
1921
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
16 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting villages and people of the San Blas Islands made or collected by Gilbert Tower during his work in Panama. The prints are mounted on unbound pages, probably from an album.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Gilbert S. Tower was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and engineer for the Panama Canal. He visited the San Blas Islands on a one-day excursion, which was sponsored by the Panamanian government, while working on the canal in 1921.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2011-37

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2011-37, Gilbert S. Tower photographs of San Blas Cuna Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
San Blas Indians

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology Collections holds Cuna artifacts collected by Gilbert Tower (accession 327937).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Gilbert S. Tower's daughter-in-law, Nancy Tower, to the National Musem of Natural History in 1978 (accession 327937). Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in 2011.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuna Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Blas Islands (Panama) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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