Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections, circa 1920

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-25B
Creators:
Génin, Auguste, 1862-1931
Dates:
circa 1920
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
37 mounted prints
Album :
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs relating to a Mexican natural history collection, including archeological, ethnographic, physical, entomological, ornithological, conchological, and paleontological collections. The photographs are mounted in an album entitled "Collections de Auguste Genin," where they are divided according to discipline and have accompanying typewritten descriptions by Genin. There are images of Huichol Indians; a diorite yoke from Jalapa; Aztec, Zapotec, Matlatlzinca, Huichol, and Tarahumara arms, tools, urns, vases, and idols; statuettes from Nayarit and statuettes of musicians and musical instruments; a wooden instrument from Hidalgo; ancient and modern musical instruments; terra cotta Spanish objects; coins and medals; skulls from Guerrero and the Valley of Mexico; a shell collection; and mastodon bones.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Auguste Genin (1862-1931) was a a Franco-Mexican writer, poet, photographer, ethnologist. He was a resident of Mexico and director of the Mexican National Company of Dynamite and Explosives.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 86-25B

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Auguste Genin, "Notes on the Dances, Music, and Songs of the Ancient and Modern Mexicans," Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1920.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 86-25B, Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Digital surrogates for most of the photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4523, a duplicate album sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The album was probably donated by Auguste Genin to the United States National Museum, circa 1920 or 1941, and cataloged in the Smithsonian Institution Office Library. It was probably transferred from the library to the National Anthropological Archives, circa 1986.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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