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Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections

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Creator:
Génin, Auguste, 1862-1931  Search this
Extent:
37 mounted prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Aztecs  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Matlatzinca Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Nayarit (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to a Mexican natural history collection, including archeological, ethnographic, physical, entomological, ornithological, conchological, and paleontological collections. The photographs are mounted in an album entitled "Collections de Auguste Genin," where they are divided according to discipline and have accompanying typewritten descriptions by Genin. There are images of Huichol Indians; a diorite yoke from Jalapa; Aztec, Zapotec, Matlatlzinca, Huichol, and Tarahumara arms, tools, urns, vases, and idols; statuettes from Nayarit and statuettes of musicians and musical instruments; a wooden instrument from Hidalgo; ancient and modern musical instruments; terra cotta Spanish objects; coins and medals; skulls from Guerrero and the Valley of Mexico; a shell collection; and mastodon bones.
Biographical/Historical note:
Auguste Genin (1862-1931) was a a Franco-Mexican writer, poet, photographer, ethnologist. He was a resident of Mexico and director of the Mexican National Company of Dynamite and Explosives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-25B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Digital surrogates for most of the photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4523, a duplicate album sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Ornithology.  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-25B, Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-25B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-25b