Comte Henri Begouen photographs of Peleolithic cave art, circa 1912-1930

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-78
Creators:
Begouen, Henri, comte, 1863-1956
Dates:
circa 1912-1930
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
31 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs documenting Henri Begouen's excavations of caves, mostly on his property in France. There are images of Paleolithic paintings, carvings, and sculpture in caves in France, including Cave du Tuc d'Audobert, Cave de Montespan, Cave de Niaux, and Cave des Trois Freres. One image depicts an excavation party, including Henri Breuil, Comte Begouen and sons, and Comte Cartailhac.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Comte Henri Begouen (1863-1956) was a Professor of Prehistory at the University of Toulouse. In addition to excavation of caves on his property, he also participated in an excavation with James Townsend Russell in 1931.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 76-78
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USNM ACC 121411

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 76-78, Comte Henri Begouen photographs of Peleolithic cave art, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Begouen, which were previously filed in Photo Lot 79-38, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 76-78. These photographs were also purchased as part of accession 121411 and form part of this collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Begouen also donated artifacts to the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accessions 117494 and 117889.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The photographs were purchased from Count Henri Begouen at the University of Toulouse by James Townsend Russell with money from the Old World Archeology Fund in 1932 (accession 121411). One photograph was transferred to the National Anthropological Archives from the Anthropology Processing Lab in 1975. The rest were found in the files in the office of Gus Van Beek, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian, and transferred to the National Anthropological Archives, 1979.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Paleolithic period -- France Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs 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/