Metropolitan Museum of Art photographs of American Indian musical instruments, circa 1914

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2K
Creators:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
circa 1914
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
8 Prints
cyanotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting American Indian musical instruments in the Crosby Brown Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including Northwest Coast reed instruments and rattles.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments was donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1884 by Mrs. John Crosby Brown. Originally 276 specimens, the collection grew to over 3500 by the publication of the Metropolitan Museum's catalog of the collection in 1914-1915.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-2K

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catalog of Musical Instruments, vol. 2, 1914; or Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catalog of Crosby Brown Collection, vol. 2, 1914.

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 lot 87-2K, Metropolitan Museum of Art photographs of American Indian musical instruments, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Five photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 24 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 87-2K. These are also Metropolitan Museum of Art photographs of the Crosby Brown Collection and form part of this collection.

Contained in
Contained in
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated

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Metropolitan Museum of Art photographs of American Indian musical instruments, circa 1914

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Three photographs in this collection were found in 1972, along with other collections in Photo Lot 87-2, as something which had been set aside as a "problem collection," though this may only reflect that it was unprocessed. The rest had been filed with the Bureau of American Ethnology collection of source prints.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instruments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cyanotypes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture 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/