George L. Hosmer photographs of Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra, circa 1901, 1915, 1930

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-48
Creators:
Hosmer, George L. (George Leonard), 1874-1935
Dates:
circa 1901, 1915, 1930
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
134 Negatives
circa
glass
1 Print
silver gelatin
1 Print
platinum
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made during the 1901 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra; some were possibly made in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). They include images of people, houses and other buildings, animals, boats, roads, villages, agriculture (including terracing), rickshaws, and plants. Also included are an image of animal hides drying on frames and two portraits of Hosmer, circa 1915 and 1930.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
George Leonard Hosmer (1874-1935) was a professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He taught courses in Astronomy, Navigation, and Geodesy from the time of his graduation from MIT in 1897 until his death. Taking part in MIT's expedition to Sumatra to see the eclipse on May 18, 1901, he made pendulum observations and wrote "Report on the Changes in Declination of the Magnetic Needle during the Eclipse" for the Technology Quarterly and Proceedings of the Society of Arts, Volume 15, 1902.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 92-48

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 92-48, George L. Hosmer photographs of Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Hosmer's daughter, Elizabeth Hosmer Cutliff, 1991.

Keywords
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