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Dates:
undated
Size:
49 Prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
5 copy prints
3 Prints (collotype)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.66F
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of various subjects, including portraits of American Indians made from negatives by the Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum. Depicted individuals include Lamar Richards (also known as Ostin, Tonkawa) and Grant Richards (also known as Sentele, Tonkawa); Turning Hawk, Crow Dog, Spot Tail, Red Leaf, and White Th...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1975-2000
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-102
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Roberta Martin and ...

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Creators:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Creators:
Graves, Willard Edwin
Dates:
1908-1913
Size:
67 lantern slides
1 cassette tape
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-7
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting government buildings, Christian missions, Buddhist pagodas and monks, Muslim mosques, industry, agriculture, and dances in Burma. People depicted include Chins, Karens, Shans, Burmese, and Methodist missionaries. Some of the handcolored lantern slides are marked by the Christian Lecture Bureau in Chicago and others depict a ma...

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Creators:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Dates:
circa 1908
Size:
3 Prints (photogravure)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.84-8
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photogravures made from Edward S. Curtis portraits of American Horse, Oglala Indian; Hollow Horn Bear, Brule Indian; and an Assiniboine/Gros Ventre man. Curtis copyrighted the original photographs in 1907 and 1908.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Murdock, Joseph
Abraham, Alice
Dates:
1929, 1967
Size:
98 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1772
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Truman Michelson conducted research among the Kickapoo in 1929 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. During this time, he worked with Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo and former student at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This collection contains legends in Kickapoo syllabary collected by Michelson from Murdock. The collection also partial interlineal English ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Watercolor
3 Prints (silver gelatin)
120 Items (circa 120 line drawings)
20 graphite drawings
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.78-51
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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.

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Creators:
Robbins, Kenneth X.
Dates:
undated
Size:
150 Maps (approximate count)
1,300 color postcards (approximate count)
6 Books
60 Photographs
Collection ID:
FSA.A1990.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Items pertaining to the spiritual, economic, and artistic history of modern India and its princely states. Parts include: fiscal philately from the princely states of India, documents pertaining to Indian medicine (6 linear ft.), paintings, medals and coins, map of Baroda and other princely states, postcards, the collector's research files, genealo...

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Creators:
Harriman, Stephen (farmer)
Myers, Annamae Barlup (farmer)
Dates:
1883 - 1967
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0345
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of diaries for Annamae Myers, documenting the activities of a farm family in Ohio, 1931-1967 and Stephen Harriman, Mrs. Myers' maternal grandfather, covering the years1884, 1888, 1893 and 1894.

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Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Bullard, Jack
Sakihtanohkweha, 1875-1957
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Dates:
undated
Size:
63 Items (0.63 linear feet (638 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2655
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Seven stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Alfred Kiyana, Sakihtanohkweha (Mrs. Bill Leaf), and Jack Bullard, with English translations by Horace Poweshiek. These were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. The texts by Alfred Kiyana are "The man who married a giant woman," (text 23 pages, translation 18 pages); "When the gh...

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