Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels, 1938-1996

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-9
Creators:
Webb, Robert Watkins, 1906-1998
Dates:
1938-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
53 slides
53 black and white copy slides
20 color slides
circa
1,500 prints
circa
silver gelatin (some in photo albums)
1,000 items
circa 1000 copy color prints (made from slides)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Robert and Elizabeth Webb in numerous locations across the world, including Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Russia); the Balkans (Czech Republic, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Poland); Europe (Spain, England, France, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and Portugal); the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Israel, and Palestine); Africa (Kenya, Morocco, Somalia, Mozambique, and South Africa); South America (Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Yucatan, and Guatemala); and North America (Canada, Florida, Washington state, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah). The photographs largely document architecture and art, including historical sites, though there are additional images of parades, transportation, cities, villages, markets, waterways, and people.
Commercial slides in the collection are by Swiss-Foto, E. Djupdraet, Herz-Color-Dias, Hong Kong Color Slide Service, SK Slide Co., Lehnert & Landrock, Douglas Whiteside, Vacation Films, Arctic Circle Enterprise, HI-FI Color Slides, Pana-Vue Slides, CP Inc., Jordan's Colour Lab, Hawaii Chrome, Syon House, John Decopoulos, La Goelette, and Zerkowitz. Notes by Robert Webb and original photograph albums are also available with the collection.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Robert Watkins Webb (1906-1998) graduated from Southern Methodist University and received his medical degree from Tulane University in 1933. Before starting his psychiatry practice in Dallas, Webb traveled around the world, returning on the SS Normandie to New York (1938). An amateur photographer, Webb documented this and subsequent foreign trips, later submitting some of his photographs to the Dallas Museum of Art. He served four years in the Army during World War II,stationed primarily in Port Moresby, New Guinea. He later became chief psychiatrist of the Veterans Administration clinic in Washington, DC, from 1946-1950. In 1952, he married Elizabeth Nutting, a psychiatric social worker, while cruising the Mediterranean.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 98-9

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 98-9, Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University holds Robert W. Webb photographs.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Robert W. Webb and Elizabeth Webb through Charles G. Markward, 1998.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
India -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Singapore -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serbia -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scotland -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russia -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sri Lanka -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spain -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Africa -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chile -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Somalia -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palestine -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peru -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nepal -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Norway -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portugal -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Romania -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philippines -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poland -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kenya -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Israel -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morocco -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mozambique -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montenegro -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Croatia -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denmark -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Czech Republic -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burma -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bulgaria -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canada -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Austria -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Brazil -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borneo -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
England -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ecuador -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holland -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guatemala -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greece -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Germany -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ireland -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iran -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Italy -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hungary -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thailand -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taiwan -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Switzerland -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Yugoslavia -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yucatan -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Webb, Elizabeth N. (possible photographer) 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/