Russell Hamilton Postcard and Photograph Collection
Assembled by English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d. 1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines, documenting images of China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. The items date from between the late 1890's and 1909.The 183 photographic …
James Cahill Papers
Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.
Edgar A. Albin Slides of India
The Edgar A. Albin Slide Collection includes images of architecture and sights of India taken in 1954 by Professor Edgar A. Albin, A Fullbright Scholar. A second set shows notable contemporary Indian artists in their studios, as well as examples of their works.
Emily Callaghan photographs
60 color photographic prints, mounted on board, from the mid-20th century by Lewis S. Callaghan. Images depict various scenes of India, including people, architecture and the landscape.
James Marshall Plumer Collection
Manuscripts, translations, correspondence, notes, maps, drawings, and black and white photographic prints and negatives related to James Marshall Plumer's work with Chinese ceramics, primarily concerning the location and excavation of a Yue ware kiln site. Yüeh (sometimes Yueh) was the common romanization at the time of creation and is used …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Patrick H. Sears, Associate Director, Exhibitions and Facilities, documenting individual departments within the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Materials include mission statements and strategic plans, memoranda, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, newsletters, event programs, membership lists, calendars …
Foreign Missions Library Lantern Slide Collection
Lantern slides, undated, some hand-tinted, assembled by the Foreign Missions Library of New York City to document missionary activities in Iran, probably during the early part of the twentienth century. Included are images of missionaries and evangelists, Fiske seminary, The American High School for Boys in Tehran, the Memorial School …
Portrait of Young Woman in Elaborate Costume
- On recto of the print, faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "751."
John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection
Period latern slides taken in the mid to late 1930's pertaining to objects in Mr. Cox's collection, namely ceramics, bronzes, lacquer and figures found at archaeological sites in Changsha, Hunan province, dating primarily from the Zhou and Han Dynasties and from the Warring States period.
Diane Vogt O'Connor Photograph Collection
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934
Three handcolored albumen prints, one of Kamata Yashiki Garden in Tokyo; and two depicting Japanese women: one attributed to Baron Raimond Von Stillfired of Austria (1839-1911), circa 1879, depicting Japanese women in an architectural setting, and the other attributed to Kusakabe Kimbei (active 1880's), circa 1878, showing two seated Japanese women playing go …