Ricardo Villaalba portrait of an indigenous Peruvian man
Studio portrait (carte-des-visite) of an indigenous Peruvian man holding bow and arrows. Upper corners of the mount have been rounded, probably for placement in an album.
Benjamin Franklin Upton photograph of Little Crow's daughters
Carte de visite depicting Mdewakanton Dakota women identified as Little Crow's daughters. The photograph, which is part of the series Upton's Collection of Photographic Views, was possibly made in Mankato, Minnesota, after the Sioux uprising in 1962.
Alexander Parker Rogers papers relating to John Rogers
3 versions of Alexander P. Rogers' typescript "John Rogers - The Man," and correspondence with magazines regarding it's publication, 1950; typescripts "Recollections of my father, John Rogers (sculptor)," and "Recollections of my mother, Harriet Frances Rogers (1841-1927)," 1940; a handwritten list of John Rogers' finished and unfinished bronzes in the studio at New Canaan, Conn …
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris papers
REEL 2669: Biographical information; notes; correspondence; other correspondence and legal documents regarding the acquisition by the Smithsonian Institution of Ferris's collection of historical paintings and other art objects; lists of paintings and painting labels; sketches; and printed source material for his paintings.
Joel Emmons Whitney portrait of Little Crow
Carte-de-visite portrait of Little Crow, a chief of the Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe and leader of the Sioux Uprising in 1862.
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection
The collection of artists' letters compiled by Mary and John McGuigan Jr. measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1794-1938. The collection is comprised of a group of letters, writings, and signed documents to and from a variety of artists, art administrators, art critics, historians, and art-related organizations assembled from multiple sources. It also includes associated printed material with some documents and a few photographs, including carte de visites and cabinet cards.
H. H. (Henry Hobson) Richardson papers
Correspondence, photographs, printed material, drawings, biographical material, record books, and business records.
Bida, Nigeria (Nupe) photographs
146 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
67 Photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 25 x 30 cm.)
79 Photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 16 x 11 cm. or smaller)
Photographs belonging to the fiancée of Mr. A.E. Ball, a missionary with the Church Missionary Society in Bida, Nigeria (Nupe). While she was waiting for him in England, he sent numerous photographs with penciled explanations to her, which she kept even after the engagement had ended. Many of the images appear to be the work of A.W. Banfield, a Canadian missionary and a contemporary of A.E. Ball, whose photographs are now in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Identical images are found in Banfield's book, Life Among the Nupe Tribe, (1905). Twenty-five of the images are portraits of African men and women in the style and size of cartes de visite. Many more of the images include group photographs of Africans and Europeans. A third subject found among the images is architecture. These images include Nupe buildings in Bida, a cathedral in the Canary Islands, a mosque and the High Commissioner's bungalow in Zumgeru.
Catlin family papers
bulk [ca. 1807-1900]
Family memorabilia, printed material, genealogical information, correspondence, writings, and notebooks.
Alexander W. Chase photographs of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa people and material culture
Studio portraits of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa Indians made by surveyor Alexander W. Chase while working for the US Coast Survey. Also included are photographs of artifacts from his ethnographic and archaeological collection. The photographs are mounted on brown paper with handwritten descriptions; two newspaper articles, including Alexander Chase's own …