William W. Fitzhugh photograph collection of opening of "Inua" exhibit, 1982
Fitzhugh, William W. 1943-
Chambers, Moreau Browne Congleton
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Exhibitions
8 prints : silver gelatin
7 color prints
The "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit, which opened in June 1982 at the National Museum of Natural History, was organized by William W. Fitzhugh and Susan Kaplan and made use of the Edward William Nelson collection of Eskimo materials. Moreau Chambers, a visitor to the exhibit opening, was a former field crew member of Henry Bascom Collins's 1931 expedition to Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska.
Photographs documenting a reception following the opening of the "Inua" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. They include images of performers, Smithsonian staff and visitors viewing the new exhibit and socializing. There are also images of Eskimo dancers from Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, who formed a part of the exhibit. Color prints were made by Moreau Browne Congleton Chambers, while the black and white prints were made by Smithsonian photographers.
Photo lot 83-29, William W. Fitzhugh photograph collection of opening of "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution