Query: South America
Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs
Creators:
Britton, Joe
Matheis-Kraft, Carol
Dates:
1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1234
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Panama, the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, the San Blas Islands, military installations in Panama, villages, local buildings, people, flora and fauna, circa 1945.

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in NMAH.AC.1234 for South America
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Creators:
Panama Canal Company
Dates:
1903-circa 1939
Size:
6 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1116
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of 719 negatives on various subjects relating to the building of the Panama Canal and the U.S. presence there until the late 1930s.

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in NMAH.AC.1116 for South America
Regional Aviation Assistance Group Reports [Posey]
Creators:
Posey, Carl A.
Dates:
1945-1966
Size:
1.35 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of airport reports and plans, mostly written by Posey, for the following countries: Costa Rica, Venezuela, Panama, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, El Salvador, Colombia, Honduras, Haiti, Trinidad, British Guiana, Spain, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

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in NASM.2000.0023 for South America
A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials
Creators:
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
circa 1880-1925
Size:
1 Lantern slide
170 Photographic prints (albumen)
392 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.015
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

These images depict the indigenous people of Peru, Bolivia, Suriname and Chile; the largest percentage of the images are of Panama and Guyana (British Guiana).

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in NMAI.AC.001.015 for South America
Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America
Creators:
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985
Dates:
circa 1942-1948
Size:
700 Copy prints (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4632
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs assembled circa 1942-1948, probably as part of the Strategic Index of Latin America, and relating to people and scenery in Latin America. They depict transportation, irrigation, agriculture and industry (including rubber production), cities and villages, and archeological finds. The prints are arranged geographically into the following locations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil …

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in NAA.PhotoLot.4632 for South America
John Collier Jr. film of Hacienda Vicos
Creators:
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992
Dates:
1954-1955
Size:
2 Videocassettes (U-matic) (1 hour 41 minutes, black-and-white color silent)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.12
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot in Peru of life in Hacienda Vicos. Scenes depict agricultural activities (breaking ground with oxen and wooden plows and hoeing and digging potatoes), panoptic views of high valley, making mud bricks for house construction, school grounds and classroom scenes, mestizo women spinning wool while men work the fields …

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in HSFA.1988.12 for South America
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Creators:
Fisher, Richard
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.
Dates:
1902-1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes , 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1045
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Fisher Collection of Panama Canal materials contains materials collected by Richard Fisher, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. Materials include books and pamphlets, stereographs, postcards, and panoramic photographs detailing the construction and history of the Panama Canal.

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in NMAH.AC.1045 for South America
Collected Glass Plate Negatives of Panama
Dates:
circa 1927-1932 and undated
Size:
0.45 cu. ft. (3 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7455
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of glass plate negatives and lantern slides of Panama and its environs. The glass plate negatives are of plants, animals, and various sites in Panama. Included are many negatives of diseased palm trees and a few images of the San Blas Islands. The photographer of the negatives …

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in Record Unit 7455 for South America
Gertrude Litto collection
Creators:
Litto, Gertrude
Dates:
1958-1980
bulk 1970-1972
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.021
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Gertrude Litto Collection, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contains the manuscript, notes and images for her book South American Folk Pottery. Her manuscript, notes and photos record the methods and products of Native potters in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

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in NMAI.AC.021 for South America
Central and South American travel films
Dates:
circa 1930-1939
Size:
4 Film reels (1 hour 53 minutes, black-and-white silent; 2885 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1993.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage created by unknown travelers. Travellers begin their trip on what appears to be a Caribbean Island, then travel to Mexico (Mexico City, Teotihucan, Xochilmilco, bullfight, Michocan) through the Panama Canal down along the western coast of South America (crossing the equator ceremony on board ship) to an unidentified Peruvian …

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in HSFA.1993.02 for South America