Gladys Gilbert photograph and postcard collection from India and Nepal, circa 1870-1950

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-27
Creators:
Gilbert, Gladys
Dates:
circa 1870-1950
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
2 mounted prints
2 mounted prints that have been painted
131 postcards
collotype (including tinted), halftone, color halftone, and photogravure
1,580 prints
circa 1580 mounted and unmounted prints
silver gelatin and albumen (including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards)
200 postcards
circa 200 photographic postcards
24 prints
Album :
collotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs in albums acquired or compiled by Gladys Gilbert depicting Indians and Nepalese people, as well as prominent Europeans. Most of the photographs are portraits of Indians and Nepalese, including the Rana family, who ruled as prime ministers of Nepal, kings of Nepal, the Maharajah of Jaipur, and men in military uniform, as well as members of the British royalty and the 1911 royal tour of King George V and Queen Mary. In addition, there are images of hunting, military parades, architecture and temples, and religious and civic ceremonies. A set of photographs show Katmadu and Bhaktipur during the 1920s, and a few photographs depict Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru, Louis Mountbattan, and the Indian cabinet shortly after independence. Another set shows Nehru visiting Ladakh.
One album bears the stamp of the library of "H. H. the Maharaja," 1933. Most of the portraits were made by Herzog & Higgins, Johnston & Hoffmann, and Bourne & Shepherd. There is also a large series of photographs published by W. Newman & Co.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Gladys Gilbert (ca. 1946-1989) was a public health specialist in the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development (AID). She received a masters degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. Shortly thereafter, she volunteered with the Peace Corps (1968-1970), where she worked as a health nutrition teacher trainer in Usilampatti, Tamil Nadu. After a short stint with the World Bank, Gilbert joined AID in the late 1970s, ultimately serving in India, Nepal, Somalia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Somalia and Sudan. Gilbert was killed in the 1989 plane crash which also killed Texas Congressman George "Mickey" Leland. At the time of her death, she was AID's special projects officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 91-27

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 91-27, Gladys Gilbert photograph and postcard collection from India and Nepal, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photograhs by Bourne & Shepherd held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 82-44, Photo Lot 97, and Photo Lot 161.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Johnston & Hoffmann held in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library South Asian Architecture Photograph Collection (A1989.1).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Michael Cairney, Gladys Gilbert's husband, in accordance with her will, 1990.

Keywords
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Parades Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bourne & Shepherd Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D. Macropolo & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dawkes & Partridge Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
G.W. Lawrie and Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herzog & Higgins Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manicum, S. M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnston & Hoffman Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matzene Studio Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moorli Dhur & Sons Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paar, Th. (Thomas) (Darjeeling) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raphael Tuck & Sons Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rotary Photo Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rāṇā dynasty Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thacker, Spink & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
S. Mahadeo & Son Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiele & Klein Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
W. Newman & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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