Pond Bureau photograph collection of Oceania, circa 1920-1950

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-12
Creators:
Pond Bureau
Dates:
circa 1920-1950
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
14 Prints
silver gelatin
37 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs mostly made on Matthew Williams Stirlingʹs New Guinea expedition, Edward A. Salisburyʹs expedition to Micronesia, as well as trips made by Irving Johnson, Ray Jewell, and Cyril von Baumann. They include images of expedition members, scenic views, and indigenous peoples of New Guinea, Micronesia, and other Oceanic islands.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Pond Bureau was a lecture bureau in New York City which likely collected these photographs from its lecturers. Irving Johnson was a Massachusetts-based professional sailor, author, lecturer, and adventurer who mostly traveled around the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Cape of Good Hope. Matthew Williams Stirling was a Smithsonian ethnologist and archeologist who spent the early part of his career conducting research in New Guinea and Ecuador. Edward A. Salisbury was a wealthy filmmaker who sailed around the South Pacific for documentary footage in the 1920s. And Cyril von Baumann was an explorer, naturalist, and archeologist.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original prints for copy negatives probably in National Library of New Guinea.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 82-12

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1985.
Reproduction Note
Copy negatives probably made by Pacific Prints, a dealer in Waliuku, Hawaii, circa 1981.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Matthew Williams Stirling, "The Native Peoples of New Guinea," Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies vol. 9, 1943; Edward A. Salisbury and Merian C. Cooper, The Sea Gypsy, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1924; Irving Johnson and Electa Johnson, Sailing to See: Picture Cruise in the Schooner Yankee, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1939; Irving Johnson, Yankee's People and Places, New York: Norton, 1955.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copy prints and negatives in this collection have been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 82-11, Pond Bureau photograph collection of Oceania, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Stirling can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea holds the Irving and Electa Johnson Collection.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Prints Pacific in Waliuku, Hawaii, through Susan Halas, 1981.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Kumas (New Guinean people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mbowamb (New Guinean people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Guinea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Micronesia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Micronesians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gururumba (New Guinean people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oceania Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baumann, Cyril von Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Irving Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salisbury, Edward A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975 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/