Edwin P. Upham photograph collection of Latin American antiquities, circa 1900-1910

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-43C
Creators:
Upham, E. P. (Edwin Porter), 1845-1918
Dates:
circa 1900-1910
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14 Prints
collotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting archeological artifacts, particularly reliefs and sculptures in stone, from Mexico, Peru, and Central America.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Edwin Porter Upham (1845-1918) was a museum assistant who worked with the Smithsonian Institution's archeology collections for forty years. Born in Massachusetts, he received a public education there before joining the army during the American Civil War. In 1878, he was hired as an assistant to Dr. Charles Rau, an archeologist at the Smithsonian. After Rau's death, Upham worked with Dr. Thomas Wilson, with whom he cowrote a book entitled Prehistoric Art; Or, The Origin of Art as Manifested in the Works of Prehistoric Man (1898). In 1906, Upham was appointed aid in the division of prehistoric archeology, a position he held until his death.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-43C
,
USNM ACC 51818

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 73-43C, Edwin P. Upham photograph collection of Latin American antiquities, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs donated by Edwin P. Upham in accession 51818 are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Upham are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 39, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Notes relating to Upham's work are held in National Anthropological Archives MS 7574 and in the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional artifacts and specimens donated by Upham are held in the Department of Anthropology collections.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated to the United States National Museum by Edwin P. Upham in 1910 (USNM accession 51818). The photographs were transferred from the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives in 1973.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mexico -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Central America Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peru -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plates (illustrations) Type 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/