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Creators:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924
Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922
Dates:
1898-1902
Size:
588 Photographic prints
190 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.103
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains photographic prints and copy negatives taken by Ales Hrdlicka in Arizona and Mexico between 1898 and 1902. The majority of the photographs were donated by George Pepper to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1923. Native communities that Hrdlicka photographed during his research include--Purepecha (Tarasco), Yoeme (Yaqui), Hualapai (Walapai), Havasupai (Coconino), Piipaash (Maricopa), Mojave (Mahave), Tohono O'odham (Papapgo), Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan), Tepecano, Akimel O'odham (Pima), Opata, Cora, Seri, Wixarika (Huichol), Nahua, Otomi and Yoreme (Mayo). Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in the Czech Republic moved to the United States in 1881. Hrdlicka became known as the "Father" of Physical Anthropology and worked at the U.S. National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History).

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Creators:
Aitken, Robert, 1878-1949
Dates:
circa 1900-1960
Size:
0.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.aitkrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of California-born sculptor Robert Aitken measure 0.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1960. The collection primarily consists of photographs of Aitken in his studio and photographs of his sculpture including fountain figures, mausouleum doors, medallions, refliefs, and portrait busts. Also found is a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt at the dedication of the Navy Monument in Union Square, San Francisco, in 1902. The collection also includes one 1904 letter from Benjamin Wheeler to Robert Aitken thanking Aitken for a bust of George Washington, and scattered clippings and postcards reproducing works of art by Aitken.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Photographic History
Dates:
circa 1883-1984
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 529
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist mostly of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda documenting activities of the Division and its predecessors, especially during the tenures of Thomas W. Smillie, Alexander J. Wedderburn, and Eugene N. Ostroff. The records also include information on the Hall of Photography, organized by Ostroff; newspaper ...

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Whitmore, Frank C. interviewee
Dates:
1989
Size:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9557
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Costume
Dates:
1905-1992
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-185
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of curators Claudia Brush Kidwell and Anne Wood Murray documenting exhibition planning, development, and production in the Division of Costume, and when that Division was known as the Division of Costume and Furnishings and the Section of American Costume which, prior to 1969, was within the Division of ...

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Creators:
Silleck, Herbert Underhill
Dates:
circa 1924-1944
Size:
260 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.223
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 260 photographs depicting many American Indian communities including Diné (Navajo); Hopi; Isleta Pueblo; Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]; Taos Pueblo; and Lacandon Maya, as well as others. Photographs were shot by amateur photographer Herbert Underhill Silleck circa 1924-1944 during his travels with his wife Agnes Smartt Silleck.

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Creators:
Henderson, Edward P. interviewee
Dates:
1984-1985
Size:
16 audiotapes (reference copies). 26 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9529
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Roblin, Ernest
Dates:
1885
Size:
1 Mounted print (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-54
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photograph depicting Pedro Prestán hanging from gallows on railway tracks, with an open coffin and five men standing nearby and others in the background. Prestán was hung in Apsinwall, now called Colon, Panama, on August 18, 1885.

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Creators:
United States Marine Mammal Program
Dates:
1964-1973
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-148
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Handley documenting the establishment and administration of the program as well as the planning and development of the Marine Mammal Study Center. Materials include correspondence, proposals, floor plans, budgets, newsletters, notes, and related materials.

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