Photographs of artifacts from the Wilkes Expedition, circa 1880-1890

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-50
Dates:
circa 1880-1890
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
38 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting artifacts collected and peoples encountered during the Wilkes Expedition, also known as the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. They include images of clubs, axes, spears, sennit rolls, paddles and canoes, a drum, clothing, and people from Fiji, Hawaii, the Marquesas Islands, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands. Many of the photographs are notated with the artifacts' probable origins. The photographs were possibly made by the Department of Anthropology, and John William Lindt, with some collected by Gustavus Goward.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The second USS Albatross, a United States Fish Commission steamer, embarked on expeditions in the South and Central Pacific in the 1880s and 1890s. On one of these expeditions, the Smithsonian╩╣s Department of Anthropology sent photographs of material in its Oceanic collection for additional information gathering, probably including the photographs in this collection.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by or through Dr. Saul Riesenberg, 1973.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-50

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 73-50, Photographs of artifacts from the Wilkes Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs from the Wilkes Expedition, collected by Goward, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Lindt photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reports and documents from the Wilkes Expedition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 382524, MS 7441, MS 7439, MS 7235, and records of the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts and specimens collected by the Wilkes Expedition can be found in various departments of the National Museum of Natural History in accessions 66A00050, 1150, 48933, and 74A00057.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Manuscripts and records relating to the USS Albatross can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in the Bureau of Fisheries records (SIA RU007184) and Frederick M. Chamberlain's papers (SIA RU007258).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Solomon Islands Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiji Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawaii Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Guinea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Samoa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Caledonia. Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindt, J. W. (John William), 1845-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goward, Gustavus Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum., Dept. of Anthropology., collector and photographer Corporate 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/