Milton S. Eisenhower Library South Asian Architecture Photograph Collection
The photographs document prehistoric through fifth century A.D. architecture in India, Java, and Burma (now Myanmar), including religious and secular structures and engineered works. There are also landscapes showing the sites of early structures in Kashmir. Structures shown include bridges, Buddhist temples (with sculptures), dwellings (such as caves and huts …
Myron Bement Smith Collection
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P.
Photographs and negatives of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss. Mounted and unmounted color slides, transparencies, black and white negatives, mounted prints, contact sheets, and a photograph, circa 1960-1968. The majority of images, taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss, appear in their publication, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, published by the, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1968. Countries depicted are Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Edited film was made with the intention of showing the old and the new of India and the people, their customs and beliefs. Filmed in wide screen the film includes Bombay, Madras, Mahabalapuram (rock hewn temples and the Hill of the Holy Eagles), Mysore, Bangalore, Madura, Bhubaneshwar, Konarak, Darjeeling, Taj …
Philip Miles Photographs of Chinese Architecture
Photographic glass plate negatives taken of architectural monuments in Beijing post Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901). Details regarding the attributed photographer, Philip Miles, are yet to be confirmed. He was an amateur photographer, perhaps part of the American or British troops sent in response to the uprising. Images include : 286) Wan Shou Shan, Jen …
Victor Krantz photographs of Okinawa and Honshu
Photographs made during Victor Krantz's service with the United States Air Force in Japan. They include images of hotels, shrines, and other buildings; street and market scenes; dancers at Obon festival; people engaged in art, crafts, agriculture, games, and household activities; market scenes; and boats.
Irving C. Root photographs of the Philippines
850 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
200 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
97 Prints (halftone)
13 Prints (albumen)
Photographs made by Irving C. Root documenting people, industry, and culture in the Philippines in the 1910s. They include images of Igorot people, industry, and ceremonies, as well as Philippine landscapes and wildlife, agriculture, markets, architecture, events, and military. There are also a number of prints made circa 1900, mostly of military …
Inez Ulery McGuire photograph collection relating to Burma
29 Prints (albumen (including cabinet cards))
Photographs collected by Inez Ulery McGuire during her time as a missionary in Burma. They include images of missionaries, Burmese peoples (including the royal family), buildings, monuments, temples, and boats, with one scenic view of Assam. Many of the photographs are commercial cabinet cards with printed Christmas greetings and inscriptions …
Thomas Daniell Collection
1 Item (pencil and ink wash on paper (73 x 46 cm.))
Collection consists of two items: 1. "Oriental Scenery, Vol. 5. Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora, near Aurungabad, in the Decan." Atlas folio, 77 x 59 cm., bound in contemporary quarter roan over marbled boards, with 24 hand-colored aquatints by James Wales under the direction of Thomas Daniell and an engraved aquatint title page …
Milo Beach collection, Samuel Bourne Photographs
1 Print (albumen from wet collodion negative, 23 x 29 cm.)
This collection consists of three photographic prints, mounted on board, by Samuel Bourne: I. Albumen print from wet collodion negative, 24 x 29 cm., circa 1870, signed on the plate with the catalog number 1340. Penciled in the lower right corner "Kutab Minar with the Great Arch and From the West - Delhi". Photo depicts …