Department of Anthropology photographs of busts in the Physical Anthropology collection, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.88-25
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Anthropology
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
350 negatives
circa
nitrate
350 prints
circa
silver gelatin and contact prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of busts and, in the case of infants, head and body casts made by A. Joseph Andrews. Generally, images consist of front, rear, and two side views. The busts show American white infants, females, males; American Indian males and females; African American males and females; and a pygmy male. The persons are identified by name and age and included with the collection are lists by William H. Egbert, preparator of the Anthropology Laboratory, with additional details.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Physical Anthropology collection holds thousands of face molds and busts, which represent ethnic groups from around the world. Molds were often made by William H. Egbert and busts were sculpted by A. Joseph Andrews. Many of the busts were commissioned by Ales Hrdlicka, a curator in the Department of Anthropology, and the living masks include well-known Native Americans who lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 88-25

Former Title
Former Title
Referred to as Photo Lot 95-38 in Guide to the National Anthropological Archives (1996)

Local Notes
Local Notes
Prints were made from the negatives; in some cases there are duplicate prints.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 88-25, Department of Anthropology photographs of busts in the Physical Anthropology collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs used to make busts in the collection can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Ales Hrdlicka Papers and Photo Lot 9.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of finished busts can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Department of Anthropology holds 3,000 face molds and busts, including many of those pictured.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Possibly donated by Dwight Schmidt as Ales Hrdlicka material, 1988.

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