Frank Hamilton Cushing photograph collection relating to excavations on the west coast of Florida, 1895-1896

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2
Creators:
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900
Dates:
1895-1896
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
300 Prints
circa
albumen and silver gelatin (some copy prints)
1 Drawing
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of photographs collected by Frank Hamilton Cushing that document archeological sites at Key Marco and Tarpon Springs, Florida. Photographs include views of scenery, sites, excavations, a few objects in situ, and other objects after excavation and cleaning. The photographs may have been made by Wells Moses Sawyer, photographer and artist for Cushing's expeditions in Florida.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was curator of the ethnological department of the United States National Museum and an ethnologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (1876-circa 1886), best known for his work with at Zuni. In 1895 and 1896, he went to Florida due to ailing health and undertook archeological work on Florida's western coast with the joint sponsorship of the Bureau of American Ethnology and Dr. William Pepper of the University of Pennsylvania. He embarked on reconnaissance in May-June 1895 and conducted large-scale explorations in December 1895-April 1896.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate for one photograph is available online.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Cushing's "Explorations of Ancient Key Dwellers' Remains on the Gulf Coast of Florida," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, volume 35 (1896). Some of the others were published in William Henry Holmes's "Aboriginal Pottery of the Eastern United States," Twentieth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1898-99 (1903).

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 2, Frank Hamilton Cushing photograph collection relating to excavations on the west coast of Florida, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The original negatives for the prints and some additional negatives not printed are in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 14 subject and geographic file of negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The artifacts depicted in these photographs were likely divided between the Department of Anthropology collections at the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Pennsylvania's museum.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Cushing's papers (MS 2009-06, MS 4780, and MS 1847), photographs (MS 1839), and manuscripts relating to Cushing's work in Florida (MS 2527, MS 2526, MS 1849-b, MS 1849-a, MS 1848, MS 1846, MS 1844-b, MS 1844-a, MS 1842, MS 1841, and MS 1840)
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University also holds some of the Frank Hamilton Cushing papers, 1876-1892.

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Frank Hamilton Cushing photograph collection relating to excavations on the west coast of Florida, 1895-1896

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Partial inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marco Island (Fla. : Island) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tarpon Springs (Fla.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Florida -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960 Personal 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/