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Photographer:
Theodor Rosebury (T. Rosebury), Non-Indian, 1904-1976  Search this
Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Theodor Rosebury (T. Rosebury), Non-Indian, 1904-1976  Search this
Subject:
James Tikiun, Cup'ik [Naparagamiut/Hooper Bay]  Search this
Previous owner:
Theodor Rosebury (T. Rosebury), Non-Indian, 1904-1976  Search this
Leuman M. Waugh, DDS (Leuman Maurice Waugh/Dr. L.M. Waugh), Non-Indian, 1877-1972  Search this
Rankin Museum of American Heritage (Rankin Museum of American and Natural History)  Search this
Collector:
Leuman M. Waugh, DDS (Leuman Maurice Waugh/Dr. L.M. Waugh), Non-Indian, 1877-1972  Search this
Seller:
Rankin Museum of American Heritage (Rankin Museum of American and Natural History)  Search this
Title:
James Tikiun
Object Name:
Drawing
Media/Materials:
Paper, graphite
Techniques:
Drawn
Dimensions:
23 x 28 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Hooper Bay; Calista Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created:
July 9, 1936
Collection History:
Theodor Rosebury is often called the "grandfather of modern oral microbiology," and he conducted research in Alaska with Leuman Maurice Waugh (1877-1972), a dentist, explorer, and lecturer who advocated for the dental health of northern indigenous communities and documented his work and travels with photography. Waugh's research on the teeth and diet of indigenous communities took him to Labrador, Canada, between 1921 and 1927 and to twelve Alaskan Eskimo communities between 1929 and 1938. This drawing was probably given to Waugh by Rosebury soon after its completion. After Waugh's death, his photographs and papers were donated to the Rankin Museum of American Heritage (Ellerbe, North Carolina), founded by Dr. Pressley R. Rankin, Jr. and Paula Rankin. In 2001, NMAI purchased Waugh's collection of papers, photographic materials, and Arctic artifacts from the Rankin Museum.
Catalog Number:
26/5706
Barcode:
265706.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281933