Alberto Vojtech Fric photograph collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.165
Creators:
Frič, Alberto Vojtěch, 1882-1944
Dates:
circa 1905-1923
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
401 Photographs
Repository:
This collection contains photographs documenting indigenous peoples photographed by Czech botanist and ethnographer Alberto Vojtech Fric during his expeditions to Central and South America circa 1905-1923.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
L01573-L01580, N35599-N41410, P05609-P05901, P11533-P11534
This collection contains 401 photographs (autochromes, negatives, and prints) that were shot by Czech botanist and ethnographer Alberto Vojtech Fric during his expeditions to Central and South America circa 1905-1923.
The photographs depict indigenous peoples of Paraguay such as the Chamacoco (Zamuko), Evueví (Payaguá/Payagua), Enxet (Lengua), Gran Chaco, and Tomaráho (Tumraha), as well as indigenous peoples of Brazil such as the Borôro (Bororo) and the Kadiwéu (Caduveo/Cadioeos/Guaicuru). A small set of photographs also depict totem poles in Alaska.
Photographs of note include autochrome photographs (early color photographs) depicting botanical specimens and objects that Fric collected.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged by catalog number. 

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alberto Vojtech Fric (1882-1944) was a Czech botanist and ethnographer who studied plant life and indigenous peoples in Central and South America.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection is currently unprocessed. Collection level record by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2020.
Separated Materials
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records (NMAI.AC.001) also contain materials related to Alberto Vojtech Fric's work including a biography and catalog cards related to the objects he collected and donated to MAI, which are cataloged under the numbers 124844 – 125750.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by the Museum of the American Indian from Alberto Vojtech Fric in 1923.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alberto Vojtech Fric, image #, NMAI.AC.165; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Conditions Governing Use
Some materials in this collection may be RESTRICTED due to cultural sensitivity.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Chamacoco (Zamuko) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evueví (Payaguá/Payagua) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enxet (Lengua) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gran Chaco Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tomaráho (Tumraha) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borôro (Bororo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kadiwéu (Caduveo/Cadioeos/Guaicuru) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paraguay Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brazil Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/