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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Pre-Achaemenian Objects (Photo File 3, vol. 1)

Catalog Data

Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
Volume one : 3 folders (100 photographic prints); b&w ; 29.2 cm. x 22.8 cm
Photographic prints
Luristān (Iran)
Nahāvand (Iran)
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Finding aid available in the Archives Department and on Internet
- Of most of his 3,890 glass negatives, Herzfeld had blueprints made which he arranged in 16 binders irrespective of the number on the negative. In addition to the 16 blueprint binders, he assembled 5 albums including two from the Samarra series labelled "Paläste und Moscheen-I and -II." The remainder of the photographs, from glass negatives and from cut films, sometimes identified by Herzfeld, were printed en masse for study purpose (labelled by Upton as duplicate prints) and which are, for the most part, unpublished. For his own research, Herzfeld also collected prints from many sources. Of those there are no negatives. Finally, in early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 10 additional files in excess of the 24 existing files arranged by Herzfeld himself. The eight remaining files, File 35 to File 42, are made of duplicate prints provided by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
- "Photo File 3, Volume 1", which was assembled by Joseph Upton, provides 100 photographic prints of antiquities, bronzes, clay objects, buttons and seals, as well as pottery with painted patterns (geometric ornaments and animal design), from Burujird (Iran), Gilweran (Iran), Harsin (Iran), Nahavand (Iran), Saveh (Iran), and the prehistoric mound of Tepe Giyan (Iran).
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "The prints are from three sources: (1) those from glass negatives; (2) those from cut film; and (3) those for which there are no negatives. The Archive contains Herzfeld's glass negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850. Of most of these he had blueprints made which he had arranged in 16 binders by general categories, irrespective of the number on the negative. These formed the nucleus for the preparation of the Photo Files. The 16 binders of blueprints have been replaced by Photo Files, Nos. 1-16. The prints in each File are arranged in the same order as the blueprints; and the number of the negative is enclosed in parentheses. Following a brief identification, is a reference to the place where the print has been published, if that is the case and such publication has been located."
- "Photo File 3, Volume 1" is composed of 100 photographic prints, made from the following glass plates, "FSA a.6 04.GN.0788; FSA a.6 04.GN.0543; FSA a.6 04.GN.0538; FSA a.6 04.GN.0786; FSA a.6 04.GN.0787; FSA a.6 04.GN.0535; FSA a.6 04.GN.0534; FSA a.6 04.GN.0536; FSA a.6 04.GN.0790; FSA a.6 04.GN.0789; FSA a.6 04.GN.0544; FSA a.6 04.GN.0791; FSA a.6 04.GN.1148; FSA a.6 04.GN.0542; FSA a.6 04.GN.0537; FSA a.6 04.GN.0797; FSA a.6 04.GN.0532; FSA a.6 04.GN.0730; FSA a.6 04.GN.0533; FSA a.6 04.GN.0796; FSA a.6 04.GN.0492; FSA a.6 04.GN.0958; FSA a.6 04.GN.0959; FSA a.6 04.GN.0487; FSA a.6 04.GN.0485; FSA a.6 04.GN.0484; FSA a.6 04.GN.0488; FSA a.6 04.GN.0494; FSA a.6 04.GN.0792; FSA a.6 04.GN.0793; FSA a.6 04.GN.0794; FSA a.6 04.GN.0493; FSA a.6 04.GN.0495; FSA a.6 04.GN.0795; FSA a.6 04.GN.0530; FSA a.6 04.GN.0960; FSA a.6 04.GN.0961; FSA a.6 04.GN.0531; FSA a.6 04.GN.0724; FSA a.6 04.GN.0725; FSA a.6 04.GN.0541; FSA a.6 04.GN.0490; FSA a.6 04.GN.0491; FSA a.6 04.GN.0489; FSA a.6 04.GN.0741; FSA a.6 04.GN.0742; FSA a.6 04.GN.0740; FSA a.6 04.GN.0504; FSA a.6 04.GN.0737; FSA a.6 04.GN.0744; FSA a.6 04.GN.0745; FSA a.6 04.GN.0969; FSA a.6 04.GN.0746; FSA a.6 04.GN.0747; FSA a.6 04.GN.0748; FSA a.6 04.GN.0743; FSA a.6 04.GN.1141; FSA a.6 04.GN.0826; FSA a.6 04.GN.0829; FSA a.6 04.GN.0831; FSA a.6 04.GN.0833; FSA a.6 04.GN.0823; FSA a.6 04.GN.1082; FSA a.6 04.GN.1081; FSA a.6 04.GN.0830; FSA a.6 04.GN.0834; FSA a.6 04.GN.0822; FSA a.6 04.GN.0824; FSA a.6 04.GN.0835; FSA a.6 04.GN.0832; FSA a.6 04.GN.0825; FSA a.6 04.GN.0252; FSA a.6 04.GN.0892; FSA a.6 04.GN.1110; FSA a.6 04.GN.0891; FSA a.6 04.GN.1376; FSA a.6 04.GN.1377; FSA a.6 04.GN.1378; FSA a.6 04.GN.1379; FSA a.6 04.GN.1380; FSA a.6 04.GN.1383; FSA a.6 04.GN.1384; FSA a.6 04.GN.1385; FSA a.6 04.GN.1386; FSA a.6 04.GN.0035; FSA a.6 04.GN.0116; FSA a.6 04.GN.0026; FSA a.6 04.GN.0025; FSA a.6 04.GN.0118; FSA a.6 04.GN.0358; FSA a.6 04.GN.0380; FSA a.6 04.GN.0379; FSA a.6 04.GN.0103; FSA a.6 04.GN.0292; FSA a.6 04.GN.0351; FSA a.6 04.GN.0352; FSA a.6 04.GN.1118; FSA a.6 04.GN.0117; FSA a.6 04.GN.0126; FSA a.6 04.GN.0378."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Repository Loc.:
Shelves 6.c.4
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Seals (Numismatics)  Search this
Local number:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; Photo File 3, Volume 1
FSA A.6 04.PF.03.v1
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives