Photographs depicting a Moro boy with a sheathed knife and two Igorot girls carrying spears. The collection is part of the Smithsonianʹs Victor J. Evans collection.
Victor Justice Evans (1865-1931) was a patent attorney in Washington, DC, and founder of the firm Victor J. Evans & Co. He was also an extensive collector of artifacts and specimens, particularly those relating to American Indians. After his death, most of the collection was donated to the Smithsonian.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-54, USNM ACC 113605
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Information and correespondence relating to this collection can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Department of Anthropology Subject File.
Additional photographs and artwork donated by Evans can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in NAA MS 362,107, Photo Lot 24, and Photo lot 87-2P.
Evans also donated artifacts and specimens to the Department of Anthropology in accession 13605.
Evans also donated artifacts and specimens to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 64426, 66280, 67370, 68088, 61453, 68704, 69252, 70987, and 65121.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum holds artwork designed and collected by Evans.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo lot 79-54, Victor J. Evans photograph collection of Phillipine peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution