Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and American Indians, circa 1885-1900

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82
Dates:
circa 1885-1900
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
275 Items
circa 275 engravings and drawings for engravings
200 copy prints
circa
1 Print
silver gelatin
1 copy negative
380 Cyanotypes
circa
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The majority of the collection documents Northwest Coast scenery, people, and settlements; these include photographs made by Franz Boas during US Fish Commission expeditions on the USS Albatross, as well as engravings made for publications on Northwest Coast Indians by Franz Boas and Albert Parker Niblack. Another large portion of the collection consists of reference prints relating to American Indians, Ainu people and Japan, Polynesia, the Philippines, Bonin Islands, and Peru. Many of these were copied from the central negative file of the National Museum of Natural History as well as other museums. There are also photographs, many by C. H. Townsend, made during the Fish Commission expeditions to Puerto Rico on the USS Fish Hawk and some taken by N. B. Mills during an expedition that traveled on the USS Albatross to Baja California and the Galapagos Islands.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 82
,
NAA Photo Lot 83

Bibliography
Bibliography
Engravings published in Franz Boas, "The Social Organization and Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians," USNM Annual Report, 1895; and Albert Parker Niblack, "The Coast Indians of Southern Alaska and Northern British Columbia," USNM Annual Report, 1888. Also, photographs published in Romyn Hitchcock, "Ainos of Yezo," USNM Annual report, 1890.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lots 82 and 83, Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Niblack's notes concerning Northwest Coast Indians, circa 1885-1889 (MS 4513), additional photographs by Romyn Hitchcock of Ainu (Photo Lot 77-38), additional C. H. Townsend photographs (in Photo Lot 24), original Matilda Coxe Stevenson photographs (Photo Lot 23), and original negatives made by Niblack (in BAE historical negatives).
Location of Other Archival Materials
The United States Fish Commission Records are held by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The American Philosophical Society holds the Franz Boas papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Albert Parker Niblack's papers are held by J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Folder lists are available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arctic peoples -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Polynesians -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ainu -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montana Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peru Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Puerto Rico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galapagos Islands Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bonin Islands Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philippines Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aleutian Islands (Alaska) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alaska Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kwakiutl Indians -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Keogh (Mont.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- depicted Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mills, N. B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hitchcock, Romyn, 1851-1923 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albatross Expedition Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Fish Commission Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieffel, H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944 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/