Philippines Bureau of Science photographs of Philippine peoples, circa 1900-1910

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-58B
Creators:
Philippines. Bureau of Science
Dates:
circa 1900-1910
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
162
lantern slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs relating to Philippine peoples, including Ifugao, Ilongot, Philippine Negrito, Hanunoo (Mangyan), Subanun, Igorot, Tinguian, Samal Moro, and Bagobo. Images depict clothing, body decoration, and scenery, and many are frontal and profile portraits of individuals. The collection also includes some lantern slides of maps of the Philippines, as well as a photocopy of a booklet with the price list for photographs.
Most of the lantern slides were prepared by Charles Martin. Some are from negatives by Martin but others are possibly by researchers with whom he worked, including Philippine Secretary of the Interior Dean C. Worcester.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Philippine Bureau of Science, originally called the Bureau of Government Laboratories, was established to promote Philippine commercial and industrial resources and disseminate scientific and technical information. The Division of Ethnology, originally the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes, was transferred to the Bureau of Science in 1906, expanding its mission to include the islands' peoples. Charles Martin was an official photographer with the Bureau of Science from around 1901-1915, after which he became a staff photographer with the National Geographic Magazine until 1940.

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

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Albert Ernest Jenk, "The Bontoc Igorot," Department of the Interior Ethnological Survey Publications, vol. 1, Manila: Bureau of Public Printing, 1905. Also published in works by Dean C. Worcester and the Philippine Journal of Science.

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 81-58B, Philippines Bureau of Science photographs of Philippine peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Bureau of Science photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 87-18.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Worcester can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The University of Michigan Library holds Dean C. Worcester's papers and photographs of the Philippines.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology holds film by Worcester and Martin.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Peabody Essex Museum also holds photographs by Charles Martin.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Robert Bennett Bean, an anatomist who was employed in the Philippines between 1907 and 1910. The lantern slides were possibly used by Ales Hrdlicka in lectures, circa 1910. Transferred from the Department of Anthropology Processing Lab to the National Anthropological Archives, 1981.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Philippine Negritos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Subanuns Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tinguian (Philippine people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moro Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hanunoo (Philippine people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ifugao (Philippine people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philippines Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bagobo (Philippine people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Igorot (Philippine people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Worcester, Dean Conant Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bean, Robert Bennett Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Charles, 1877-1957 Personal 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/