Frank Hamilton Cushing photograph collection relating to excavations on the west coast of Florida, 1895-1896
Cushing, Frank Hamilton 1857-1900
Sawyer, Wells 1863-1960
circa 300 prints : albumen and silver gelatin (some copy prints)
Marco Island (Fla. : Island)
Tarpon Springs (Fla.)
Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was curator of the ethnological department of the United States National Museum and an ethnologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (1876-circa 1886), best known for his work with at Zuni. In 1895 and 1896, he went to Florida due to ailing health and undertook archeological work on Florida's western coast with the joint sponsorship of the Bureau of American Ethnology and Dr. William Pepper of the University of Pennsylvania. He embarked on reconnaissance in May-June 1895 and conducted large-scale explorations in December 1895-April 1896.
The collection consists of photographs collected by Frank Hamilton Cushing that document archeological sites at Key Marco and Tarpon Springs, Florida. Photographs include views of scenery, sites, excavations, a few objects in situ, and other objects after excavation and cleaning. The photographs may have been made by Wells Moses Sawyer, photographer and artist for Cushing's expeditions in Florida.
Photo lot 2, Frank Hamilton Cushing photograph collection relating to excavations on the west coast of Florida, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution