Bureau of American Ethnology illustrations for publications
3 Prints (silver gelatin)
120 Items (circa 120 line drawings)
20 Graphite drawings
Mostly images of artifacts, architecture, peoples, and some maps published in various Bureau of American Ethnology publications, particularly the Annual Reports. Most of the line drawings were made by Henry Hobart Nichols, while most of the graphite drawings were possibly created by Edward Schumacher.
George Catlin manuscripts and drawings
Writings, notes; drawings of ships, submarines, and parts of sailing vessels; a rough draft of an essay on the Steamship Slipper, and an incomplete essay addressed to the Consular Agency of the U. States of America...Belgium.
MS 7531 Miscellaneous drawings and illustrations by Mary Wright Gill
The material includes printed illustrations which were rendered by Mary Wright Gill for the Bureau of American Ethnology. There are also other ethnographic drawings and several watercolors.
Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications
Artwork and some photographs used to illustrate articles published in the annual reports and bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States National Museum. The material includes artwork by Mary Beth Chapman, Mary Wright Gill, Mary M. Hildebrant, Spencer Baird Nichols, and Antonio Zeno Shindler. Also included …
MS 2894 Illustrations for the Second edition of the Handbook of North American Indians
Contents: Notes by Hodge on sources for illustrations; original pen and ink drawings; photos made from, or duplicating, Bureau of American Ethnology negatives. These duplicates are expendable; they mostly show what pictures Hodge planned to use. A fourth category of original prints for which Bureau of American Ethnology has no …
Collected Letters on Ethnology
This record unit includes correspondence, drawings, and maps regarding American archaeology. Most of the correspondence was probably sent to the Smithsonian in response to Circular 316, but some make no reference to the Circular. A small portion antedated its release. These were probably included in the collection because of the related …
George Catlin papers
The collection comprises 2.3 feet of papers concerning George Catlin's creation and promotion of his famed "Indian Gallery" of paintings, drawings, and artifacts of North American Indians. Dating from 1821 through 1904, with one item dated 1946, the papers include letters, notebooks and journals, receipt books and loose receipts, printed materials, and other documentation. The bulk of the collection focuses on Catlin's efforts to promote the sale of his gallery to the United States government through tours, including London and Paris, and petitions to various governments to purchase the Gallery. Among the rare printed catalogs and petitions in the collection are exhibition catalogs for the U.S., London, and Paris tours, the earliest dating from 1837. Letters and other documents include letters dating from the 1830s from Henry Clay, Thomas Sully, and William Henry Seward commending Catlin's work, as well as Catlin family correspondence and papers dating from 1821 through the 1870s.
MS 3194 Report on a Uintah Ute Bear Dance
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology Cooperative Ethnology Fund
With 6 illustrations and diagram of steps
Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to the Handbook of South American Indians
47 Prints (silver gelatin (some copies))
The collection is composed of photographs and copies of published illustrations which were collected for use in the Handbook of South American Indians (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143). These include images of Indigenous peoples of South America, their material culture, and their built and natural environments. There are also maps …