Copies of Richard H. Stewart photographs of the Smithsonian-National Geographic Society Expedition to Panama, 1949

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R98-30
Creators:
Stewart, Richard H.
Dates:
1949
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
24 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting archeological work at the Barriles site, sculptures and ceramics from the site, and a nearby location described as "Pablo Brackney's place, Palosanto."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Richard Hewett Stewart (1901-2004) began working for the National Geographic Society as a photo lab technician in 1924. Ten years later, he joined Matthew Stirling's archeological team to photograph and, to a lesser extent, film the team's eight expeditions to Veracruz and Tabasco (1939-1946). As a result, Stewart's photographs illustrated all of National Geographic articles about the Olmec excavations carried out by the Smithsonian. Stewart again joined Stirling for the 1948-1949 archaeological expedition to Panama, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Society.

Administration
Custodial History note
Donated by the National Geographic Society through Susan Crawford to the Department of Anthropology in 1985 with accession 364365. Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives, 1998.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R98-30

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Copyright held by the National Geographic Society. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot R98-30, Copies of Richard H. Stewart photographs of the Smithsonian-National Geographic Society Expedition to Panama, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts collected by the expedition held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 364365.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Footage of the expedition, made by Stewart, held in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 87.8.1.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs and footage by Stewart held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24 and in Human Studies Film Archives HSFA 91.16.4.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Excavations (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975 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/