National Anthropological Archives

Maria Teresa Garcia-Farr portrait of Eduardo Masferre, undated

Collection ID:
Garcia-Farr, Maria Teresa
Physical Description:
1 Print
silver gelatin

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Portrait of Eduardo Masferre that he selected for inclusion in an exhibit of his photographs in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in 1992.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Eduardo Masferre (1909-1995) was born in the Gran Cordillera Central region of Luzon to a Spanish father and native Filipino mother from the Kankanai tribe. Between 1914 and 1921, the Masferre family lived in Spain, where Eduardo began his education. After completing his schooling in the Philippines, Masferre followed in his father's footsteps and became a missionary teacher and then a missionary administrator in Sagada. He began photographing the mountain tribes in 1934, documenting traditions that he feared would be lost. After World War II, he opened a photographic studio in Bontok, from which he sold his studio portraits as well as photographs of nearby villages. E. Masferre: People of the Philippine Cordillera, a book of Masferre's photographs published in 1988, was co-written by Maria Teresa Garcia-Farr.

Sarah Ganderup
Custodial History note
Donated by Maria Teresa Garcia-Farr through Paul M. Taylor, 1992.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot R92-43, Maria Teresa Garcia-Farr portrait of Eduardo Masferre, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Masferre photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 91-30.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R92-43

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masferré, E. (Eduardo), 1909-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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