Frederick K. Morris photographs of East Asia, 1920-1925

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.85-3
Creators:
Morris, Frederick K. (Frederick Kuhne), b. 1886 (photographer and collector)
Dates:
1920-1925
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
3 albums
1,000 items
circa
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs compiled by Frederick K. Morris documenting his travels in China, 1920-1923; Mongolia, 1922-1923; and Japan and Korea, 1923 and 1925. The photographs were made or collected by Frederick and Florence Morris in Shanghai, Yokohama (after an eathquake), Tianjin, Beijing, Zhangjiakou, Kyoto, Nara, Nikko, Seul, and Kaijo, as well as various villages. They depict scenery, cities, clothing, transportation (including rickshaws, boats, and animals), fishing, peddlers, tradesmen and craftsmen, students, Pei Yang University, the tomb of Confucius, ceremonies and festivals, agriculture, and tourist sites such as the Great Wall and palaces. The collection also includes photographs of the Morris family, their friends, and personnel of the Third Asiatic Expedition. A few newspaper clippings, postcard, sketches, and souvenirs are also in the albums.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Dr. Frederick Kuhn Morris (1885-1962) was a geologist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He first visited China as a visiting professor at Pei Yang University (Bei yang shi fan xue tang) at Tianjin from 1920-1921. Joining the American Museum of Natural History's third Central Asiatic Expedition (circa 1925) as the expedition's geologist, Morris assisted expedition leader Roy Chapman Andrews collect natural history specimens in Northern China and Mongolia.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 85-3

Using the Collection
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The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 85-3, Frederick K. Morris photographs of East Asia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Florence E. Morris, Frederick Morris's wife, gave the albums to Paul Nesbitt after Morris's death in 1962. Paul Nesbitt's widow, Helen Nesbitt, donated the albums to the National Anthropological Archives in 1985.

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Repository Contact
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