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Everett Edward Thompson Papers, 1899-1962

Creator:
Thompson, Everett Edward 1876-1962
Subject:
Thompson, Everett Edward 1876-1962
Kuhn, Irene
Physical description:
ca. 151 items
Type:
Lecture notes
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Indonesia, Java
East Indies
Indonesia
Java
Malaysia
Date:
1899
1899-1962
Topic:
Indonesia -- Description and travel
Royalty, Netherlands
Local number:
FSA A1991.05
Restrictions:
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Editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in1876. He received an A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1899. From 1901-1905 Thompson fufilled an appointment to a government teaching position in the Philippines. In 1905 he traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan. From 1905 to 1909 he was part of the editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1907 he married Emily Lecretia Bettes and two years later in 1909 received an M.A. from Amherst College where he wrote a thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language." From 1910-1920 Thomspon served as editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City. In 1920 he received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University. That same year Thompson rejoined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts where he remained until 1949. Everett Edward Thompson died 1962 March 24 in Springfield, Massachusetts
Summary:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines
Cite as:
Everett Edward Thompson Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ronald Thompson, 1991
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Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers 1907-1976

Creator:
Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family
Subject:
Yatsuhashi family
Yamanaka, Sadajiro
Yatsuhashi, Harumichi 1886-1982
Harvard University
Yamanaka & Company
Physical description:
8.25 linear feet
Type:
Address books
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Printed material
Announcements
Books
Catalogs
Correspondence
Diaries
Photograph albums
Sheet music
Visiting cards
Place:
USA, Massachusetts, Boston
New York (State)
New York
Japan
Massachusetts
Boston
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1907
1907-1976
1910-1960
Topic:
Alien property
Art dealers
Japanese American families
Local number:
FSA A1994.02
Restrictions:
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Notes:
Asian art dealer and merchant Yatsuhashi Harumichi (1886- 1982) was born in Tano, Japan, on December 15, 1886. Upon completion of his studies in Osaka, Mr. Yatsuhashi secured employment in the Osaka office of the prestigious Asian antiquities firm, Yamanaka & Company. In 1907 he joined Yamanka & Company's branch office in Boston, Massachusetts, as its general manager and treasurer of the company's Asian division. Located at 424 Boylston Street, the store was a center for Chinese art, as well as for Japanese assorted goods. In 1913 Yatsuhashi married Shigeki. They produced two sons (Michio and Masao) and two daughters (Sumiko and Kukiye). (Harumichi Yatsuhashi, Oriental art authority and Brookline resident. (1982 December 3). The Boston Globe, obituaries.) Following the United States' entrance into World War II, the Alien Property Custodian seized the Yamanaka shops in New York, Boston, and Chicago. The holdings were sold at auction in May and June, 1944. In 1945, Yatsuhashi Harumichi and his son Michio opened their own Asian art dealership at 420 Boylston Street in Boston. Yatsuhashi Harumichi fostered exchange between his native and adopted homeland. He was a member and officer (president in 1931) of the Japan Society of Boston since 1921, an avid supporter of the Boston Marathon, and a founder of the Boston-Kyoto Sister City Foundation. (Boston Globe, 1982 December 4. ) Michio Yatsuhashi, who helped his father open the Yatsuhashi antique shop, died prematurely as a result of cancer in 1981. One year later, Mr. Yatsuhashi died in Boston at the age of 96. He was survived by his daughters, Sumiko and Kikuye and one son, Masao
Summary:
The Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers (1906-1976) document the professional and personal lives of a Japanese-American family in Boston during the twentieth century. The patriarch, Yatsuhashi Harumichi (1886-1982), was an influential Asian art dealer and the papers also document the professional experiences of Asian art dealers in the United States during the early and mid 20th century. Mr. Yatsuhashi worked at the antiquities firm of Yamanaka & Company before starting his own Asian antiquities shop in 1945. Included in the papers, portions in Japanese, are correspondence; catalogues relating to the Alien Property Custodian's 1944 liquidation of Yamanaka & Company's New York branch's holdings; photographs depicting art objects and shop interiors, the Yatsuhashi family; Yamanaka & Company, and extended family, friends, and colleagues; and items belonging to Mr. Yatsuhashi's wife, Shigeki, and some of their children
Cite as:
The Yatsuhashi Harumichi Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Arthur Marinaccio, 1994
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Henri Vever Papers, 1875-1932

Creator:
Vever, Henri 1854-1942
Subject:
Vever, Henri 1854-1942
Physical description:
2.5 lin. ft. (ca. 35 items)
Type:
Works of art
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
France, Ile-de-France, Paris
France
Paris
Europe
Le Havre (France)
Paris (France)
Date:
1875
1875-1932
Twentieth century
Nineteenth century
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting
Art dealers
Art nouveau
Art, Asian
Art, European
Art, Islamic
Jewelry--History
Local number:
FSA A1988.04
Restrictions:
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Jeweler, art collector, and author Henri Vever was born in Metz, France in 1854. Together with his older brother Paul, Henri Vever managed the family jewelry firm, Maison Vever, from 1881 until Paul's death in 1915 and Henri's retirement in 1921. As an art collector, Vever amassed a large collection of European, Asian, and Islamic art. Through his work as a jeweler, art collector, and author, Henri Vever played an important role in the twentieth-century art world
Summary:
The Henri Vever Papers measure 2.5 linear feet (35 items) and span the years 1875 -1932. The collection contains six diaries, an account ledger, 20 photographs, one guest list, one ceremonial pommel, and six original oil paintings by Henri Vever. A photograph album with photographs, dated 1881-1930, of various Vever family members and the family estate in Noyers, France
Cite as:
Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of François Mautin, 1988
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Philip Miles Photographs of Chinese Architecture, circa 1901

Collector:
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970
Physical description:
18 photographic prints : black and white ; 8 x 10 cm
18 glass negatives black and white ; 8 x 10 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Glass negatives
Place:
China, Beijing, Beijing
China
Beijing (China)
Date:
1901
circa 1901
Topic:
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A2014.05
Restrictions:
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Notes:
There is no known information as to the exact identity of Philip Miles, although apparently he was from Madison, Wisconsin
Summary:
Photographs taken of architectural moments in Beijing post Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901). Details regarding the photographer, Philip Miles, yet to be confirmed. He was an amateur photographer, perhaps part of the American or British troops sent in response to the uprising. Images include : 286) Wan Shou Shan, Jen Shou Tian. The ceremonial hall of the Dowager Empress. 287) Temple of Heaven 288) Wan Shou Shan, Shore view. 289 ) Ming Tombs: Ling Tien. 290) The Yellow Temple. 291) Indian Pagoda at the yellow Temple. 292) Temple of Heaven. 293) Temple of Heaven. 294) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 295) 7th area of the Fa-lun Tien or Wheel of Law Hall. 296) Temple of Heaven. 297) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 298) Left: Small marble pagoda at the Ju Ch'uan shan; Right: Large brick pagoda at Ju Ch'uan shan. 299) The Temple of Heaven, the circular enclosures from exterior, Temple of Heaven in far background. 300) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 301) Sculptures along the road to the Ming Tombs. 302) Altar of Heaven. 303) Wan Shou Shan, Fo Hsing ko. Pavilion for Incense to Buddha
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The Lucknow Album. Printed by G.H. Rouse

Creator:
Rouse, G. H (George Henry) 1838-1909
Physical description:
50 leaves of tipped-in albumen prints, 58 p.; 25 x 17 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Books
Place:
India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Lucknow (India)
Date:
1874
1860-1880
Local number:
FSA A1997.02
Restrictions:
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Notes:
Large 8vo., beveled edges, brown hexagon-grain cloth with gilt title on front cover, blind stamping on front and back. Imperfect; wanting the plan
George Henry Rouse was an English Baptist missionary and Bible translator in India. Born in Suffolk, Rouse became a Baptist at the age of 16, completing his education at Stepney (now Regent's Park) College and London University. In 1861, he journeyed to Calcutta as a missionary for the Baptist Missionary Society, but ill health forced his return to England, where he took up a teaching position at Haverfordwest Baptist College from 1867-1872. He later returned to India as the secretary of the Baptist Indian Mission and the head of the Baptist Mission Press
Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in India. The prolonged defense there by the British proved to be one of the key episodes in the unsuccessful Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858
Summary:
A published pictorial guide with illustrations of the city of Lucknow, India. In its ideal state, the volume contained 50 tipped-in albumen prints, accompanied by full textual descriptions of each scene depicted, along with a large-sized plan of the city executed by Parogha Ubbas Alli, Assistant Municipal Engineer, who may have been the photographer. Created in part as a memorial to the Garrison of Lucknow and survivors of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858 and dedicated to Sir George Couper, Chief Commissioner of Oudh
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Chaplain A.C. Oliver Jr. Lantern Slide Collection, circa 1920's and 1930's

Collector:
Oliver, Alfred Cookman 1885-1952
Physical description:
306 lantern slides : black and white and color
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
China, Beijing, Beijing
Beijing (China)
Date:
1920
1920-1940
circa 1920s and 1930s
1900-1950
Topic:
China--Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1997.06
Restrictions:
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Notes:
Colonel Alfred C. Oliver Jr. graduated from Princeton University in 1917, and subsequently became an Army Chaplain, serving in both the First and Second World Wars. Oliver spent two years in China from 1930-1932. In 1942, he was taken prisoner of war by the Japanese in the Phillipines. Upon surviving the Bataan death march, he was kept imprisoned until his release in 1945. Over the course of his life, he was stationed at Walter Reed Army Hospital (Washington, D.C) , in Hawaii, and in Fort Harrison, Indiana, where he became involved in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He co-authored with Harold M. Dudley a book entitled '"This new America : the spirit of the Civilian conservation corps" (1937) regarding his experience in this work. He retired from the Army in 1946
Summary:
Lantern slides and stereopticons, black and white and hand-colored, assembled by Chaplain Oliver (he appears in several), depicting monuments and scenes, especially in Beijing, such as Ming tombs, temples, the Summer Palace, landscapes, place views, military soldiers, Chinese people, Western visitors, and daily life. Also includes images of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Four boxes of the slides are housed in original wooden slide cases with Chaplain Oliver's name and the subject of the slide within painted on the cover. Many slides are numbered on the mount ; some credit the Hui Wen Photo Department, Tiensin Hui Wen Academy
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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James Riley Sever Lantern Slide Collection, 1875-1877

Creator:
Sever, James Riley
Photographer:
Child, Thomas
Subject:
Parkes, Harry Sir 1828-1885
Ward, William Hayes 1835-1916
Columbus, Christopher
Physical description:
84 lantern slides : black and white and color
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
China
Canton (China)
Beijing (China)
Taiwan
Date:
1875
1875-1877
Topic:
China--Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1998.01
Restrictions:
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Notes:
William Hayes Ward (1835-1916) was a Congregationalist minister, Orientalist, and editor of the "The Independent", a weekly religious newspaper. Sir Harry Smith Parkes (1828-1885) was a British diplomat who worked mainly in China and Japan
Summary:
Stereopticons 1875-1877; undated mostly black and white and a few hand-colored, some captioned and numbered, assembled by an unknown source to depict views of Chine, including images of the imperial Summer Palace, in particular the ruins of the Yuanmingyuan taken in 1877 by amateur photographer Thomas Child; the environs of Peking (Beijing), including the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, the observatory, pagodas, the Temple of Heaven and others; a monastery near Foochow (Fuzhou); views of Formosa (Taiwan); a Canton street scene; villages; Chinese workers in various activities; a portion of an English-Chinese lexicon; and works of art depicting Prince Kung, Sir Harry Smith Parkes (1828-1885), "Ward of Salem" [likely William Hayes Ward (1835-1916)], and Christopher Columbus
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan, 1860 - ca. 1900

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr
Rosin, Nancy
Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith 1835-1920
Ueno, Hikoma 1838-1904
Beato, Felice b. ca. 1825
Stillfried, Raimund Baron von 1839-1911
Underwood & Underwood
Subject:
Meiji Emperor of Japan 1852-1912
Shōken Empress, consort of Meiji, Emperor of Japan 1850-1914
Japanese tea ceremony
Physical description:
ca. 616 items
Type:
Mammoth plates
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Photograph albums
Stereographs
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Kyoto (Japan)
Tokyo (Japan)
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Date:
1860
1860-1900
1860 - ca 1900
1890-1900
1850-1900
Topic:
Ainu
Photography of women
Streets
Temples
Samurai
Sumo wrestlers
Religion
Local number:
FSA A1999.35
Restrictions:
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Notes:
Henry and Nancy Rosin were collectors of Japanese photography of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Summary:
Assembled by collectors Dr. Henry D. Rosin and Nancy Rosin to document nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century photography of Japan. Includes albumen prints, portions handcolored, some signed and numbered in the negative. Taken by photographers Felice Beato (b. ca. 1825), Baron Raimon von Stillfried (1938-1911), Kusakabe Kimbei (active 1880s), Ueno Hikoma (1838-1904), Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) and unknown photographers to depict architecture, landscapes, formal studio portraits, and daily activities
Cite as:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation
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Panorama of Elphinstone Circle, Bombay, ca. 1870s

Creator:
ANONYMOUS
Physical description:
4 prints : albumen, mounted contiguously ; overall dimensions 22 x 111 cm
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
India, Maharashtra, Bombay (Mumbai)
India
Bombay (India)
Date:
1870
ca 1870s
1860-1880
Topic:
Gardens
Parks
Local number:
FSA A2000.02
Restrictions:
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Notes:
The Elphinstone Circle was a large garden complex in south Bombay, laid out in 1869 and completed in 1972. With the support of then-governor Lord Elphinstone, the green space known as Bombay Greens was converted into a circle surrounded by buildings, with walkways and trees planted throughout and an ornamental fountain in the center. The whole park was then renamed Elphinstone Circle after the governor. In 1947, the garden was again renamed, this time in honor of Benjamin Horniman, the editor of the Bombay Chronicle and supporter of Indian independence
Summary:
Four albumen prints by an anonymous photographer, mounted contiguously on paper, depicting a panoramic view of the Elphinstone Circle (Horniman Circle Gardens), Bombay (Mumbai)
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Russell Hamilton Postcard and Photograph Collection, circa 1895-1909

Creator:
Hamilton, Russell d. 1911 (collector)
Physical description:
193 postcards and photographs : black and white and color
Type:
Postcards
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
China
Egypt
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Kuwait
Oman
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Yemen
Date:
1909
circa 1895-1909
1890-1920
Topic:
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A2001.13
Restrictions:
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Summary:
Assembled by English petty officer Russell Hamilton (d. 1911) during his voyages made prior to 1909, likely for the British Merchant Marines, documenting images of China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. The items date from between the late 1890's and 1909.The 183 photographic postcards are both black and white and hand-tinted with many captions in English created for Western audiences They were produced by various publishers, among whom Clifton & Co. The 10 silver prints depict people in daily activities, culture groups, street scenes, city views, architectural monuments and landscapes
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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A.W. Bahr Papers 1919-1957

Creator:
Bahr, A. W
Subject:
Bahr, A. W
Cammell, Charles Richard
Physical description:
1.25 linear feet
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Place:
Canada, Quebec, Montreal
China
Japan
England
Connecticut
Date:
1919
1919-1957
Topic:
Art, Chinese
Art, Japanese
China--Description and travel
Japan--Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A2001.14
Restrictions:
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Notes:
A.W. Bahr was born in Shanghai in 1877 to a German father and a Chinese mother. He founded the Central Trading Company with a friend in 1898. Throughout the next few years, he remained in China, organizing various art exhibitions with pieces from his own collection. Bahr moved to London, England in 1910, where he continued to exhibit art, finally moving to Canada with his family in 1946. Before his death in 1959, Bahr donated pieces of his collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Summary:
This collection contains manuscript drafts and notes for Bahr's memoir, written by Bahr himself and C.R. Cammell, who was also the editor of 'The Connoisseur' magazine. Other papers include correspondence with collectors of Chinese art or other figures in the art world, such as Lord Kitchener, the King and Queen of Sweden, Walter Muir Whitehill, Kenjiro Matsumoto and Senator Theodore Francis Green, among others. The bulk of the collection contains approximately 300 photographs of different Chinese art objects, from jade figurines to pottery to paintings. Most of these photographs are unidentified, but some of them include marginalia that indicate that they were of Bahr's own art objects for publication in books or articles. Photographs which are identified point to art objects also belonging to Bahr. The photographs have been organized based on the object type in the photograph, such as painting, statue or figurine
Cite as:
A.W. Bahr Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Penelope Jane Bahr, November 12th, 2001
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Martha Smith Collection of Stereographs and Postcards, circa 1904

Creator:
Underwood & Underwood
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt) 1901-1980
Underwood & Underwood Studios
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)
Subject:
Meiji Emperor of Japan 1852-1912
Physical description:
51 stereographs: black and white
2 postcards: black and white
Type:
Stereographs
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Place:
Japan
Date:
1904
circa 1904
1900-1910
Local number:
FSA A2002.02
Restrictions:
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Notes:
The cards were most likely assembled by Ms. Smith's father, A. Hyatt Mayor (1901-1980), art historian, writer, and Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator of Prints from 1946-1966
Underwood & Underwood was an early photographic studio who produced steroscopic and photographic images from 1881 to the 1940s. Founded in Ottawa, Kansas by brothers Elmer Underwood and Bert Elias Underwood, the studio worked in Ottawa, Baltimore, and New York City. They sold box sets of photographs and set up distribution offices throughout the world. Underwood & Underwood covered major news events like the Boer War and the Great War
Summary:
43 stereographs from the early twentieth century were produced by the Underwood & Underwood Studio depicting various scenes and people from Meiji Japan, 3 stereographs from the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris, France, and two black and white postcards from Japan. Specific Japanese locations depicted include: Yokohama; Mississippi Bay and the Mikado Cliffs; Tokyo; Mt. Haruna, Ikao; Kyoto; Hiroshima; Lake Chuzenji
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Richard B. Parker Photographs of Islamic Monuments 1965-1979

Creator:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923-
Physical description:
681 items
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Place:
Cairo (Egypt)
Algeria
Fès (Morocco)
Marrakech (Morocco)
Meknès (Morocco)
Morocco
Rabat-Salé (Morocco)
Syria
Jordan
Date:
1965
1965-1979
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Local number:
FSA A2002.06
Restrictions:
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Notes:
Richard Bordeaux Parker was born on July 3, 1923, in the Philippines where his father was stationed in the United States Army. He earned a Bachelors of Science in General Science and a Masters of Science in Citizenship Education from Kansas State University. After serving as an infantry soldier during World War II, Parker joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1949. His first tour was spent in Sydney, Australia. He then focused his career on the Middle East, holding a number of posts in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. In addition, Parker served as ambassador to Algeria (1974-1977), Lebanon (1977), and Morocco (1978-1979.) Fluent in Arabic, he has written/edited seven books to date on subjects concerning the Middle East. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 1981 and became the editor of, The Middle East Journal, from 1981 through 1987. In addition to his diplomatic career, Parker taught at the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, and Lawrence University. He served as the first president of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training from 1986-1989. He is also a member of several organizations including the Advisory Council on Near East Studies at Princeton University, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Cosmos Club, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Middle East Institute. In June, 2004, he received the American Foreign Service Association's lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy award. Richard B. Parker is married with four children and lives in Washington, D.C
Summary:
The Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs contains 200 black and white prints, 481 black and white negatives, and two black and white contact sheets of Islamic monuments in Algeria, Cairo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain. The Morocco series in the largest in the collection covering four cities. Photographs from Cairo span the years 1965-1968. All other photographs span the years 1970-1979. Originally, the negatives and prints were housed together. Although the negatives are now housed separately from the prints, they are grouped in the original order. All prints are in original order. Most of the photographs have been annotated and/or dated by the creator
Cite as:
Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs, 1965-1979. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C. Gift of Ambassador Richard B. Parker, 2002
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Mrs. Harry C. Norcross Collection of Early Photographs of Japan, circa 1890's

Creator:
Norcross, Henry C.
Norcross, Henry C. Mrs
Physical description:
13 albumen prints : color ; 27.9 x 19.2 cm or smaller
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1890-1900
19th century
Topic:
Photography
Local number:
FSA A2003.13
Restrictions:
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Summary:
Unmounted and hand-colored albumen prints created by unidentified commercial studios for the export market, portraying the people, sites and daily life of Japan during the Meiji period. Originally part of a published photo album. Photographers identified: Tamamura Kozaburo and Ogawa Kazumasa. Images include: Women looking at a sign ; Women enjoying tea on a balcony ; Geikos on a leisure boat ; Cherry trees along Koganei Banks ; A row of Japanese cedar trees along the Nikko Road ; Statue of nio ; Nobi great earthquake
Cite as:
Mrs. Henry C. Norcross Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Jean Leslie Norcross, 2003
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Robert O. Muller Papers, 1930-1997

Creator:
Muller, Robert O. 1911-2003
Physical description:
7.5 linear feet
Type:
Auction catalogs
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Price lists
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Place:
USA, Connecticut, New Haven
Japan
Date:
1930-1997
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Prints, Japanese
Art--Collectors and collecting
Printmakers
shin-hanga
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A2003.14
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Born in 1911 in Pelham, New York, art collector, dealer, and connoisseur Robert O. Muller assembled a collection of nearly 4,500 late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japanese prints throughout his life. As a history student at Harvard University, Mr. Muller's world renowned print collection began to take shape with the purchase of the print 'Kiyosu Bridge" by Kawase Hasui for $5.00 from the Shima Art Company in 1931. Mr. Muller married Ingeborg Lee in 1940 and their honeymoon in Japan played a critical role in Mr. Muller's development as an art dealer and collector. They spent five months there and met with many important artists and dealers and purchased thousands of prints for both their personal art collection and for commerce. Upon their return to the States, Mr. Muller purchased the Shima Art Company's assets and started the Robert Lee Gallery with his partner William Lee Comerford in 1940. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, Muller and Comerford closed the Robert Lee Gallery and later reopened it in a different Manhattan location. The Mullers moved to Newton, Connecticut, in 1946 and reestablished the Robert Lee Gallery there. In 1962, Muller purchased a frame shop, Merwin's Art Shop, in New Haven, Connecticut. Although primarily a framing shop, Muller not only befriended many scholars and academics from nearby Yale University but sold Japanese prints from the back room. From that initial purchase of 'Kiyosu Bridge' in 1931 up until his death in 2003, Robert Muller amassed what many art historians, collectors, and curators regarded as the finest collection of its type in the world. Muller bequeathed his Japanese print collection, archival materials, and library to the Sackler Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Personal papers created by Robert O. Muller (1911-2003), a Connecticut-based collector who over the course of seventy years had assembled one of the world's finest collections of Japanese prints from the late 1860s through the 1940s.The papers include Muller's correspondence, subject files, business transactions, and research pertaining to Japanese woodblock prints
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Robert O. Muller Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Bequest of Robert O. Muller, 2003
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Lionel Bier Drawings of Iranian Archaeological Monuments, 1975-1976

Creator:
Bier, Lionel D. 1942-2004
Physical description:
29 architectural drawings
Type:
Architectural drawings
Collection descriptions
Place:
USA, New York, New York
Iran
Date:
1975
1975-1976
Topic:
Archaeology
Architecture--Sassanid
Local number:
FSA A2004.05
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The late Lionel D. Bier, art historian and archaeologist, taught art history at Brooklyn College for more than 30 years. He was primarily active in researching the archaeological record of pre- and early-Islamic Iran. Among his noted publications are: Sarvistan: A Study in Early Iranian Architecture (1986) and The Sassanian Palaces and their Influence in Early Islam, from Ars Orientalis (Vol. 23, 1993)
Summary:
Twenty-nine ink and pencil drawings documenting, usually both in plan and elevation, a number of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, executed on site between 1975 and 1976. Focus primarily is on Sassanian sites. Sites covered include: Bishapur, Firuzabad, Istakhr, Masjid-i Sang, Sarvistan, and Shari-i Ij
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Lynn McLaren Slides of India: 1960-1969

Creator:
McLaren, Lynn 1922-
Subject:
Nehru, Jawaharlal 1889-1964
Cooke, Hope 1940-
Physical description:
1632 color slides
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Collection descriptions
Place:
India
Date:
1960
1960-1969
Local number:
FSA A2007.01
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Lynn McLaren was a freelance photojournalist whose work appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek, and other publications. She also produced several books of photography. The State Department career of her first husband, John Y. Millar, took McLaren to various locales around the world, including India, Tanzania, and Berlin, where she was drawn to shots that included architecture and people, especially children. McLaren went on to earn a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. After her divorce from Millar, she moved to Beaufort, South Carolina. Her years there with her second husband, William Demarest, resulted in a book devoted to images of Beaufort County
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A set of original 35mm color slides, photographed in India in the 1960s by photojournalist Lynn McLaren (1922-2008). Subjects include people, street scenes, and temple and domestic architecture. Images from photo assignments include Nehru's funeral pyre, the Queen of Sikkim, and traditional Indian actors
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Carol Bier and Lionel Bier Photographic Archives: Archaeological Sites and Monuments in Iran (1975-76)

Creator:
Bier, Carol
Bier, Lionel D. 1942-2004
Physical description:
circa 2500 frames : black and white (2 binders)
Culture:
Sassanians
Qashqāʼī (Turkic people) Iran
Type:
Negatives
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Iran, Fars
Iran
Mamasānī (Iran)
Date:
1975
1975-1976
1950-2000
Topic:
Archaeology
Architecture, Sassanid
Local number:
FSA A2008.01
Restrictions:
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Notes:
Carol Bier is an historian of Islamic art who is Research Associate at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC, where she served as Curator for Eastern Hemisphere Collections from 1984-2001. Her research focuses on Islamic patterns as intersections of art and mathematics
The late Lionel D. Bier, art historian and archaeologist, taught art history at Brooklyn College for more than 30 years. He was primarily active in researching the archaeological record of pre- and early-Islamic Iran. Among his noted publications are: Sarvistan: A Study in Early Iranian Architecture (1986) and The Sassanian Palaces and their Influence in Early Islam, from Ars Orientalis (Vol. 23, 1993)
Summary:
Photographs taken by Carol Bier and Lionel Bier, comprising two binders of black and white 35mm negatives and contact sheets as well as a collection of color slides documenting both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, taken 1975-1976. Focus primarily on the Sasanian sites of Fars province, focusing on built monuments, rock reliefs, and rock-cut monuments. Sites include: Firuzabad, Naqshi-Rustam, Naqshi-Rajab, Bishapur, Sarvistan, and Taq-i Bustan. Also includes a small number of ethnographic images by Carol Bier, predominanly of the Qashqai and Mamasani. Some of these images have been used previously in publications by both the authors themselves as well as other scholars
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Photograph Albums of James and Eleanor Moose 1950-1959

Collector:
Moose, James S. 1903-1989
Moose, Eleanor Wood 1900-
Physical description:
133 prints gelatin (2 albums)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Place:
Syria
Date:
1950
1950-1959
1950-1960
Local number:
FSA A2008.03
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James S. Moose (1903-1989) was a foreign service officer of the U.S. Department of State. He was stationed throughout the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Syria. In 1952 he was appointed ambassador to Syria, and then to Sudan in 1958. Moose retired from the State Department in 1962 and taught international relations at the University of Massachusetts for one year. The albums were likely created in the mid-1950s while Ambassador Moose was stationed in Syria
Summary:
Two photographic print albums created by James and Eleanor Moose, circa 1950s, which include images of the architecture and landscape of Syria. Photographs are all gelatin prints, mostly 7" x 9" or smaller. Album 1 contains 75 prints, mostly of Syrian architectural monuments. Many of the photographs are signed "Amin Sharif". Album 2 contains 58 prints, mostly of Syrian architecture and ruins. Some of the prints are captioned in Arabic. This album includes studio portraits of James and Eleanor Moose from 1954 and 1955
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Mowry Family Photographs

Creator:
Mowry, Eli 1880-1970
Physical description:
150 photographs black and white silver gelatin prints
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
North Korea, Pyongyang, Pyongyang
Korea
Date:
1909
1900-1950
Topic:
Missions
Christian education
Local number:
FSA A2010.04
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Reverend Eli Mowry was a Presbyterian missionary and educator, originally from Ohio. In 1909 he moved to Pyongyang with his family, where they lived until 1941. Mowry founded Song Sil University. In 1919 Eli Mowry was arrested by Japanese authorities for harboring anti-Japanese student protesters. His incarceration and trial became an internetational incident. In 1950, Mowry was awarded the Decoration of Honor, Third Order, from the Republic of Korea. In 1968, he and his wife Lois recieved an additional special citation from the Korean government
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Summary:
One hundred fifty photographic prints and postcards, compiled by the family of Eil Mowry during their residence in Pyongyang between 1909 and 1940. Photographs were taken mostly by Eli Mowry and son David Mowry, although a number of the photographs seem to derive from commercial sources. Prints are primarily black and white silver gelatin prints, with a small number of postcards. Subjects include personal photographs of family and friends, the foreign compound, church and school activities, and Korean scenes, life and customs. Photographs are considerably damaged due to a house fire in the 1980s
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Mowry Family Photographs of Korea. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Miriam Stein
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