Dorothy West Pelzer papers
The collection consists of notes and photographs, both black and white negatives with prints and color slides. The notes comprise both reading notes and those made in the field. For many of the buildings, the photographs show facades, structual and decorative details, and, often, interior views. For some structures, the …
George L. Hosmer photographs of Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Print (platinum)
Photographs made during the 1901 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra; some were possibly made in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). They include images of people, houses and other buildings, animals, boats, roads, villages, agriculture (including terracing), rickshaws, and plants. Also included are an image of animal hides drying on frames …
Emmanuel George Zies photograph collection relating to Bali and Java
36 Lantern slides (36 colored lantern slides)
28 Copy lantern slides
Photographs documenting life in Bali and Java. These include images of people, street scenes, agriculture, scenic views, and ancient sites. Many of the lantern slides are copies of prints in the collection and some were hand-colored by Dorothy Rankin.
René Bache photograph collection relating to Apache people and Sumatra
Photographs depicting dancers and tiger hunters in Sumatra and portraits of Apache people.
Janet Hoskins collection
OBLIGATIONS TO THE ANCESTORS 1/2" VHS video; SETTING UP THE GONGSTAND RITUAL; MISCELLANEOUS KODI; PREPARATIONS FOR THE FEAST IN MANGGANIPI; FEAST IN DREAM VILLAGE; Materials shot on the Island of Sumba in Indonesia. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and …
Tassilo Adam photographs of Serimpi dance
Photographs depicting a Javanese dance group performing Serimpi dance.
Petrus Buleni Fau photographs of Nias funeral
Photographs made by Petrus Buleni Fau documenting the funeral ceremony for Samogo Fau, a noble elder of Bawomataluo village in South Nias. They include images of processionals, spectators, and Fau's grave.
Lords of the Garden
Edited film produced by the Smithsonian Institution documents anthropologist Paul Taylor's expedition into previously unexplored and undocumented rainforest on the island of New Guinea. Featured are the Korowai, a people who live above ground in tree house clusters in the midst of dense rainforest. Footage depicts the process of building …
Mura Bayly photographs and papers
192 Prints (silver gelatin, albumen, halftone, chromolithograph, collotype, and platinum)
0.5 Linear feet (papers)
The collection is comprised of papers and photographs relating to Mura Bayly's travels in Indonesia and the Pacific islands. Photographs including prints and lantern slides document daily life, arts, architecture, ceremonies, and various events of Javanese, Fijian, Samoan, Maori, and other people. Some photographs were made by professional photographers, including …