Regis M. Quirin and Leon Poplawski photographs of Carib Indians in Dominica, 1955

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-7
Creators:
Quirin, Regis M. (photographer, coauthor, and collector)
Dates:
1955
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 map
15 pages
Report :
29 negatives
acetate
55 color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Regis M. Quirin and Leon Poplawski in Dominica that depict the island's natural and urban scenery as well as Carib Indians. There are images of Carib Indians and their activities and villages as well as cities and scenery in Dominica, including Roseau and Portsmouth. Among the photographs of Carib Indians are images of basket making, clothes washing and drying, the making of a dugout canoe, and banana agriculture, including cutting bunches and loading bananas onto ships. The collection also includes a map of the West Indies and Regis M. Quirin and Leon Poplawski's report, "The Carib Expedition."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Regis M. Quirin is an industrial photographer and photo journalist. After serving in the United States Army in Japan and Formosa (1953-1955), he traveled with Leon Poplawski, a radar repairman with the US Army (1953-1955), to Dominica, a British island in the West Indies (June-July 1955). The pair visited Roesau, the capital of Dominica, as well as Salybia, a small village on the island's Carib reserve.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Copy slides, copy negatives, and reference prints for negatives available.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 94-7

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 94-7, Regis M. Quirin and Leon Paplawski photographs of Carib Indians in Dominica, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
An additional photograph of Carib in Salybia held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7294.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Regis M. Quirin, 1993.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Canoes and canoeing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Villages Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dominica Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bananas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carib Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poplawski, Leon (photographer and coauthor) Personal 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/