Richard Lynch Garner photographs of Africans and apes, circa 1892-1910
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-58A
Creators:
Garner, R. L. (Richard Lynch), 1848-1920
Dates:
circa 1892-1910
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
49 lantern slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of apes, apparently those used by Garner in his experiments, as well as African people, villages, and plantlife. The collection also includes a few charts comparing the mental capabilities of apes and man, as well as maps of Africa; this suggests that the slides were used for lectures. The slides may have been used by Garner in his lecture entitled "The Land of Monkeys."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Richard Lynch Garner (1848-1920) was a scholar of primate behavior who studied how apes communicate through vocalizations. He began his research at zoos in 1884, employing sound recordings to study the monkeys' sounds and test reactions. In 1892, he began to study apes in their natural habitat in the Ogawai River region in central Africa. He spent time in an elevated cage among chimpanzees and gorillas as his studies expanded, observing general primate behavior as well as communication. While in Africa, he also observed the local people and wrote articles about their customs and circumstances.

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

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81-58A

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81-58A, Richard Lynch Garner photographs of Africans and apes, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Richard Lynch Garner papers, 1891-1941.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Garner sent African artifacts to the Department of Anthropology in accession 36893.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts from the Collins-Garner Congo Expedition can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 62237 and 64018.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Notes and papers by Garner can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the John Peabody Harrington papers, the Ales Hrdlicka papers, and the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the expedition history of the Collins-Garner Congo Expedition in the Interests of the Smithsonian Institution (SIA AH00413).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Lantern slides possibly sent by Garner to Ales Hrdlicka for a lecture. Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Ed Garner of the Department of Anthropology Processing Lab, 1981.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lantern slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings -- Africa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Primatology Topic 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/