William Henry Holmes photograph collection of archeological sites in Mexico and Mesoamerica, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-44
Creators:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 printed color diagram
31 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs documenting archeological sites in Mexico, including Chichen Itza, Mitla, Palenque, Texcotzingo, Uxmal, Xochicalco, Quirigua, and Copan. Some of the prints were originally framed and captioned; these may have formed an exhibit or display, possibly in Holmesʹs office. Photographers include Allison V. Armour, Alfred Percival Maudsley, and E. H. Thompson.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an artist, geologist, and archeologist who spent most of his career with the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, United States Geological Survey, Bureau of American Ethnology, and Department of Anthropology of the Smithsonian. From 1894-1897, he was the head of anthropology at the Field Columbian Museum (Field Museum of Natural History) and on the staff of the University of Chicago. During this time, he carried out investigations of ancient ruins in the Yucatan and other areas of Mesoamerica as a member of an expedition of Allison V. Armour. Many of the prints in this collection seem to relate to that expedition, and similar images were published in Holmesʹs reports in the Field Columbian Museum Anthropological Series, volume 1, number 1, 1895. Holmes served as head curator for the US National Museum Department of Anthropology from 1897-1902 and head of the BAE from 1902-1909.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-44
,
NAA Photo Lot 66B
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USNM ACC 89688

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 73-44, William Henry Holmes photograph collection of archeological sites in Mexico and Mesoamerica, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photo Lot 66B has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 73-44. These photographs were also collected by William Henry Holmes and form part of this collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7206, the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Manuscripts and notes by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4698, MS 2125, MS 7112, and MS 7570.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931 (SIA RU007084), are held by the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Seven photographs were donated by William Henry Holmes to the United States National Museum in 1923 (accession 89688). The rest were transferred from the Department of Anthropology, 1973.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Uxmal Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palenque Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitla Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayas Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Copán Site (Honduras) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quiriguá Site (Guatemala) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Xochicalco Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aztecs Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Honduras -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guatemala -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zapotec Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armour, Allison V. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thompson, E. H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maudslay, Alfred Percival, 1850-1931 Personal Name 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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