Photograph of Seri weaver Clemencia with two baskets, 1955

Collection ID:
Shore, Philip D. (photographer or collector)
Physical Description:
1 color print

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photograph made in Desemboque, Sonora, depicting Seri women and child, including basketweaver Clemencia holding baskets. Clemencia may be holding two baskets that she made, now in the collection of the Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Philip D. Shore (1932-2013) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Quaker parents Marvin H. and Pansy Shore. He graduated from Earlham College in 1954 and was granted Conscientous Objector status during the Korean War. His alternative service with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) placed him in the Mexican village El Desemboque in Sonora. During the AFSC project to build an adobe hut, Shore developed acquaintances with the local Seri people and collected examples of Seri handicrafts. In 1957, Shore left the AFSC to earn his Masters of Library Science at the University of North Carolina, and eventually worked as a librarian at Earlham College.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2013-21

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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2013-21, Photograph of Seri weaver Clemencia with two baskets, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Seri baskets and necklaces collected by Shore held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 2062824.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives holds the Philip D. Shore Papers, 1932-2013.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
In 2012, Philip Shore transferred four necklaces and four baskets along with a photograph to his friend Dr. Terence McCormally in preparation for donating the collection to the Smithsonian. In 2013, the photograph was donated to the National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology along with baskets and necklaces in accession 2062824 in 2013. The photograph was transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Susan Crawford on July 12, 2013.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Seri Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baskets Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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