Amos Burg photographs of Argentina and Chile, 1933-1934

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.88-36
Creators:
Burg, Amos
Dates:
1933-1934
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
200 prints
circa
silver gelatin (including contact prints)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Amos Burg in the coastal areas between Buenos Aires,Argentina, and Chiloe Island, Chile. Most depict the area around the Strait of Magellan, and include images of terrain, harbors, ships and shipping facilities, industries, and towns, though there are also some images relating to Yahgan Indians.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Amos Burg (1901-1986) was a writer, photographer, and filmmaker for National Geographic, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and ERPI Classroom Films. He sailed around Cape Horn in a small boat in 1933-1934 and documented the trip for the National Geographic Society (NGS). Burg later obtained the release of negatives and prints from NGS to the Ethnogeographic Board, a World War II agency located in the Smithsonian. In turn, the board furnished copies to the US Navy and Army. Burg moved to Alaska in the 1950s, where he established the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Information and Education Section.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 88-36

Using the Collection
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The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 88-36, Amos Burg photographs of Argentina and Chile, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
An additional Burg photograph can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8.
Location of Other Archival Materials
A film by Burg can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 94.9.1.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Alaska State Library and Oregon Historical Society hold Burg's papers and photographs, including original negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Records relating to the Ethnogeographic Board can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of Henry Bascom Collins and Homer Garner Barnett.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Records of the Ethnogeographic Board can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA RU000087.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The prints in this collection were made by the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Ethnogeographic Board. They were found among the effects of Henry B. Collins, a former assistant director of the Ethnogeographic Board. Transferred from the Department of Anthropology Processing Lab through Molly Coxon, 1988.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Buenos Aires (Argentina) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chiloé Island (Chile) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chile Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Argentina Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boats and boating Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harbors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yahgan Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Office of Naval Intelligence, printer Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.), printer Corporate 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/