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Album of Iranian Photographic Portraits

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Creator:
Unknown
Abdullah Mirza Qajar 1850-1909
Subject:
Nāsir al-Dīn Shāh Shah of Iran 1831-1896
Physical description:
1 Album (76 photoprints): b&w
76 Photographic prints : b&w;
Culture:
Qajar dynasty Iran 1794-1925
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Cartes-de-visite
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Studio portraits
Place:
Asia
Iran
Summary:
A family compiled album bound in gold embossed green leather and sold by Au Bon Marche, Paris. Seventy-six informal and studio individual portraits or groups by a variety of photographers from the 1860s to the 1940s or later. Subjects are likely family members, although formal portraits of royalty are also included. Formats range from large cabinet prints to cartes de visites, and are inserted into pockets rather than glued onto pages. Many of the prints have been cut down to fit into the cartes de visite pockets of the album. Most of the photographs have Persian language annotations written in pen or pencil.
Cite as:
Album of Iranian Photographic Portraits. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
Topic:
Qajar dynasty
Clothing and dress
Landscapes
Hairstyles
Headgear
Jewelry
Military
Palaces
Portrait photography
Royalty (Nobility)
Women
Local number:
FSA A2012.05
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Hughes French India Company School Drawings [1840?]

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Creator:
Hughes, Thomas L
Physical description:
32 items; 39 x 25 cm
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Pictorial works
Views
Place:
India, Union Territory
India
Date:
1840
Summary:
The circumstances of creation are unknown for these watercolor drawings depicting Tamil men and women in various trades and activities. These ethnographic studies may have been rendered by a local Indian artist of the Pondicherry area of South India on commission for a French official or merchant. The name "Company School" has been attached to suggest the similarity between these drawings and those typically commissioned by the East India Company, especially during the early 18th century. The regularity of size and shape and numbering of the sheets would seem to indicate that these drawings may have been used to illustrate a bound monograph. Captions are in French. Several sheets are watermarked "J. Whatman. Balston & Co." with dates 1822-1825.
Cite as:
French India Company School Drawings. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Thomas L. Hughes, 1984-1985
Topic:
Drawing, Indic
Tamil (Indic people)
Ethnology
Social life and customs
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1993.10
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Milton S. Eisenhower Library South Asian Architecture Photograph Collection, ca. 1900 - ca. 1920: [graphic]

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Creator:
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Subject:
Lala Dean Dayal & Sons
Johnston & Hoffman
Physical description:
255: photographic prints
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Collodion printing-out paper prints
platinum prints
Place:
India
Burma
Java
Kashmir (India)
Ganges River (India and Bangladesh)
Date:
1900
ca 1900 - ca 1920
Summary:
The photographs document prehistoric through fifth century A.D. architecture in India, Java, and Burma (now Myanmar), including religious and secular structures and engineered works. There are also landscapes showing the sites of early structures in Kashmir. Structures shown include bridges, Buddhist temples (with sculptures), dwellings (such as caves and huts), pagodas, ruins, and walls (with sculpture.) The photographs also include informal portraits of a young girl and group portraits of men and women washing in the Ganges River. Some items with description, location, and name of building or site.
Cite as:
Milton S. Eisenhower Library South Asian Architecture Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, 1989
Topic:
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A1989.01
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Raymond A. Hare Photographs, 1930s - 1960s [graphic]

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Creator:
Hare, Raymond A
Güler, Ara
Physical description:
2,300 photographs
Type:
Photograph albums
Collection descriptions
Pictorial works
Dye coupler transparencies
Place:
Africa, North
Turkey
Egypt
Syria
Yemen
Afghanistan
Greece
Iraq
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Date:
1930s - 1960s
Notes:
Ambassador Raymond A. Hare was born in 1901 in Martinsburg, West Virginia and raised in Manchester, Iowa and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He received a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1924 and joined the Foreign Service in 1927. He retired in 1966 and throughout his career Hare served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Republic. He also served as the director general of the U.S. Foreign Service (1956-1958) and was affiliated with the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. as its president (1966-1969), national chairman (1969-1976), and chairman emeritus starting in 1976. As an amateur photographer, Hare documented Islamic architecture during his extensive travels in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey. Ambassador Raymond A. Hare died of pneumonia on February 9, 1994.
Summary:
Ambassador Raymond A. Hare (1901-1994) created this collection to document the architecture, cities, and landscapes of the Middle East, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Palestine, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. A photograph album of 90 silver-gelatin photographs depicts minarets in Cairo, Egypt, with annotations in Arabic and English describing the date and title of each minaret. Two portfolios of photographs presented to Ambassador Hare in 1965 by the senior staff of the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to Turkey to commemorate his service as Ambassador to Turkey from 1961-1965. Included are 52 matted photographs, many signed by the photographer Ara Guler and dated and captioned, documenting the art and architecture of the Seljuks and the Armenians at the Armenian center of Ani. The slides, 1930s - 1960s, created by Hare document Islamic architecture and people and place views of North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, and Syria.
Cite as:
Raymond A. Hare Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Raymond A. Hare, 1989
Topic:
Islamic architecture
Local number:
FSA A1989.03
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Raymond A. Hare Photographs 1930s - 1960s [graphic]
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Curt Maury Papers, late 1950s - 1977. [graphic]

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Creator:
Maury, Curt
Physical description:
12 lin. ft
Type:
Dye coupler transparencies
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Gujarat (India)
Karnataka (India)
Kerala (India)
Maharashtra
Rajasthan (India)
India
Date:
1950
late 1950s - 1977
1950-2000
Notes:
Writer, social services administrator, and Indian art scholar Curt Maury (1909-1989) was born in Germany. He earned a PhD in German Literature from the University of Vienna in 1935 and emigrated to the United States in 1939. While pursuing a literary career through the publication of novels, plays, and poems, Maury developed an interest in India, which he visited many times from the 1950s through the 1970s. He conducted research on Indian folk art, including extensive photographic records.
Summary:
There are 13,440 photographs including dye coupler slides and silver gelatin photoprints. Other materials include books, ledgers, maps, notecards, a sketchbook, travel notebooks, and a typescript. The photographs document Indian folk art, primarily religious artifacts and structures with applied decorative detailing, as well as Indian cultural activities and natural surroundings. Areas of India documented include the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu.
Cite as:
Curt Maury Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Mr. Hans Tischler
Topic:
Art, Hindu
Indian art
Cave temples
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
Social life and customs
Local number:
FSA A1989.05
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908, Photographs

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Photographer:
Xunling 1874-1943
Subject:
Cixi Empress dowager of China 1835-1908
Xunling 1874-1943
Der Ling Princess 1885-1944
Guangxu Emperor of China 1871-1908
Wanrong 1906-1946
Li, Lianying 1848-1911
Physical description:
44 items
Type:
Glass negatives
Collection descriptions
Place:
China, Beijing, Beijing
China
Beijing (China)
Yihe Yuan (Beijing, China)
Forbidden City (Peking, China)
Date:
1903
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Summary:
Cixi (慈禧太后 勋龄 颐和园 鱚 隆裕皇后 瑾妃 德龄公主 容龄 裕太太 李連英 崔玉贵
Cite as:
Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908, Photographs, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Topic:
Photography
Empresses
Palaces
Eunuchs
History
Local number:
FSA A.13
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photograph of Duanfang and Colleagues

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Creator:
Sickman, L. C. S (Laurence C. S.) (Collector)
Subject:
Duanfang 1861-1911
Physical description:
Silver gelatin
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17.5 x 23 cm
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
China, Beijing, Beijing
China
Date:
1907
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Notes:
Duanfang was an officer in the Qing court who amassed an important art collection, which included jades, bronzes, paintings and sculpture. Duanfang worked in many different positions, including as a customs officer and a provincial governor. In the summer of 1905, Duanfang travelled to the West to research how governments in the United States and Europe functioned. In 1911, Duanfang travelled to Sichuan Province to oversee railroad construction. At the outbreak of the Xinhai Revolution, Duanfang was beheaded by his own imperial troops, who were sympathetic to local revolutionaries.
Summary:
This photograph depicts Duanfang and other men surrounding a bronze altar set that was later acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The photograph was acquired by art historian Laurence Sickman, who lent if for many years to the Metropolitan where it was displayed in the galleries with the bronze alter set.
Cite as:
Photograph of Duanfang and Colleagues with bronze altar, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Thomas Lawton
Topic:
Manchu
History
Local number:
FSA A2004.03
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan. 1868

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Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes) 1827-1892
Kaye, John William Sir 1814-1876
Physical description:
8 items
Culture:
Bhotia (Sherpa)
Dom (South Asian people)
Gond (Indic people)
Gujaratis (Indic people)
Kachari (Indic people)
Kota (Indic people)
Lepcha
Mishmi (Indic people)
Munda (Indic people)
Naga (Indonesian people)
Korwa (Indic people)
Rajput (Indic people)
Savara (Indic people)
Thakuri (Indic people)
Tharu
Toda (Indic people)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
India
Afghanistan
Burma
Pakistan
Iran
Assam (India)
Cāchār (India)
Chittagong (Bangladesh)
Delhi (India)
Hazāra District (Pakistan)
Hisar (India)
Kohat District (Pakistan)
Lahore (India)
Madras (India)
Mysore (India)
Palāmū (India)
Shahabad (India : District)
Shahjahanpur (India)
Sikkim (India)
Sind (India)
Date:
1868
1868-1875
Notes:
John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye assembled this ethnologic study collection from photographs made by British photographers in India. The collection documents the caste and culture groups of India for a British India Office multi-volume publication. A graduate of Aberdeen University in England, John Forbes Watson (1827-1892) served as an assistant surgeon in the Bombay Medical Services from 1850 to 1853. While in India, Watson began to research Indian agricultural resources. In 1858, he became reporter on the products of India for the India Office in England. A year later, he became director of the India Office's India Museum, devoted to promoting trade in the British Empire. While there, he published several monographs on Indian plants and textiles. In 1867, he was appointed keeper of the museum, and served in that capacity until he retired in 1879.
John William Kaye (1814-1876) was secretary of the India Office's Political and Secret Department.
Summary:
Photographers represented include J.C.A. Dannenberg, R.H. DeMontmorency, E. Godfrey, W.W. Hooper, H.C. McDonald, J. Mulheran, G. Richter, Shepherd & Robertson (later as Bourne & Shepherd), B. Simpson, B.W. Switzer, H.C.B. Tanner, C.C. Taylor, and J. Waterhouse.
Taken in the 1850s and 1860s, these photographs portray the people of many castes, culture groups, and occupations in India, posed individually and in groups. Indian culture groups portrayed include Bhogta, Bhoti, Chero, Dombo, Gond, Gujarati, Ho, Kachari, Kishangarh, Kota, Lepcha, Mishmi, Munda, Naga, Pahari, Paithan, Rajput, Saora, Singpho, Thakur, Tharu, and Toda. Peoples portrayed are from parts of India and surrounding areas, now in Afghanistan, Burma, Iran and Pakistan, such as Assam, Bareli, Behat, Cachar, Chittagong, Delhi, Hazara, Hisar, Kohat, Lahore, Madras, Munjpur, Mysore, Palamau, Shahabad, Shahjahanpur, Sikkim, and Sind.
Occupations illustrated include barbers, blacksmiths, carpenters, charcoal carriers, farmers, fish vendors, horse dealers, interpreters, landlords, mendicants, merchants, officials, priests, warriors, and water carriers. Activities shown include dancing and knitting. Artifacts and material culture documented include books, buildings, devotional objects, tools, and weapons such as bows, clubs, shields, guns and spears.
Cite as:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Local number:
FSA A1990.03
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The People of India: A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan. 1868
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Lionel Bier Drawings of Monuments and Sites in Iran, 1975-1976

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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
Notes:
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
Topic:
Archaeology
Architecture--Sassanid
Local number:
FSA A2004.05
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Carol Bier and Lionel Bier Collection

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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
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.
Topic:
Archaeology
Architecture, Sassanid
Local number:
FSA A2008.01
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection, circa 1936-1939

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Creator:
Cox, John Hadley b. 1913
Physical description:
ca. 105 lantern slides : black and white ; 3 x 4 in
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
China, Hunan Province, Changsha
China
Changsha (Hunan Sheng, China)
Date:
1936
1936-1936
circa 1936-1939
Notes:
John Hadley Cox (b. 1913) was a collector of Chinese archaeological ceramic, pottery and bronze vessels, predominantly from the Ch'angsha region of Hunan Province, South Central China. Upon graduating from Yale University in 1935, he spent two years teaching at Yale University's Yale-in-China program in Changsha. In 1991, Mr.Cox also donated 106 potsherds of Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese origin to the Freer Gallery Study Collection. Mr. Cox also left numerous items of his collection to the art gallery of his alma mater.
Summary:
Period latern slides taken in the mid to late 1930's pertaining to objects in Mr. Cox's collection, namely ceramics, bronzes, lacquer and figures found at archaeological sites in Changsha, Hunan province, dating primarily from the Zhou and Han Dynasties and from the Warring States period.
At a later date, a 5 minute 16mm film of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, shot in Changsha, Hunan province, in 1935 was added to this collection by the donor. The film was converted into both Beta and VHS cassette formats.
Cite as:
John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
Topic:
Archaeology--Antiquities
Ceramics
Pottery
Bronzes, Chinese
Lacquer and lacquering
Local number:
FSA A1991.07
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Foreign Missions Library Lantern Slide Collection

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Creator:
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Subject:
Red Cross
Physical description:
98 lantern slides : black and white and color
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
Iran, Tehran, Tehran
Iran
New York (N.Y.)
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
19??
19??-19??
Notes:
The Iran Mission was established by the U.S. Presbyterian Board of Mission in 1870, taking over the work of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Hundreds of the organization's missionaries were stationed in Iran. The first missionary to arrive was Justin Perkins (1805-1869), active in Persia from 1835 to 1869, establishing the Nestorian Mission at Urmia. Samuel Martin Jordan (1871-1952) arrived in Iran in 1898 and spent 43 years there, establishing among other institutions the Alborz High School (American College of Tehran). The Mission's functions were transferred to the Evangelical Church of Iran in 1965, until missionaries were ultimately removed from the country in 1969.
Summary:
Lantern slides, undated, some hand-tinted, assembled by the Foreign Missions Library of New York City to document missionary activities in Iran, probably during the early part of the twentienth century. Included are images of missionaries and evangelists, Fiske seminary, The American High School for Boys in Tehran, the Memorial School for Boys in Tabriz, the Red Cross, orphans, place views and architecture, a house interior, daily activities such as rug weaving and plowing, livestock, and people such as Kurdish women and a dervish. The slides are hand-colored and black and white, and many are captioned.
Cite as:
Foreigh Missions Library Lantern Slide Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
Topic:
Missionaries
Local number:
FSA A1991.04
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Russell Hamilton Postcard and Photograph Collection, circa 1895-1909

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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
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.
Topic:
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A2001.13
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Impey Family Photograph Albums circa 1850-1889

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Photographer:
Impey, Eugene Clutterbuck Captain
Creator:
Scowen & Co
Woodbury & Page
Physical description:
ca. 304 albumen and salt prints : black and white
Type:
Salted paper prints
Collection descriptions
Albumen prints
Place:
India, West Bengal, Calcutta (Kolkata)
India
Sri Lanka
Java
Date:
circa 1850-1889
1840-1860
Notes:
E.C. Impey, an important figure in the early photography of India, was one of a number of British soldiers to take up that medium in the 1850's-1860's. Impey, whose grandfather, Sir Elijah Impey and his wife Mary were highly important patrons of Indian painting, was also related to 19th century photographers Sir John Herschel and Julia Margaret Cameron. Sir Elijah Impey was an extremly influencial justice at the onset of British colonization of India. Despite his presence in India for only just over eight years, he was appointed to preside in Sudder Dewannee Adawlet, the court of appeals for civil causes from the provincial council, and also acted as the chief justice of the state of Bengals. In addition, he was responsible for prepring the Code of Rules,Orders and Regulation (1781) , an important colonial cornerstone of the British contribution to the codification of Indian law.
Summary:
Two personal photo albums of Captain Eugene Clutterbuck Impey containing images of his brother, Captain Henry Dixon and other unidentified photographers (some initialled in the negative) of the late 1850's and early 1860's, and British colonials. There are also images of various Indian peoples, a still life of game birds, a panoramic view supposedly of ruins after the Mutiny, and architectural images.
Topic:
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1993.09
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Philip Miles Photographs of Chinese Architecture, circa 1901

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Collector:
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970
Physical description:
18 glass negatives black and white ; 12.5 x 17.8 cm. each
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Glass negatives
Place:
China, Beijing, Beijing
China
Beijing (China)
Date:
1901
circa 1901
Notes:
There is no known information as to the exact identity of Philip Miles.
Summary:
Photographic glass plate negatives taken of architectural monuments in Beijing post Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901). Details regarding the attributed photographer, Philip Miles, are 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.
Topic:
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A2014.05
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Mrs. Harry C. Norcross Collection of Early Photographs of Japan, circa 1890's

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Creator:
Norcross, Henry C.
Norcross, Henry C. Mrs
Ogawa, Kazumasa 1860-1930
Tamamura, Kozaburo 1856-19??
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
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. 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
Topic:
Photography
Local number:
FSA A2003.13
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

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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
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.
Topic:
China--Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1997.06
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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James Marshall Plumer Papers, circa 1930's-1960

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Creator:
Plumer, James Marshall
Subject:
Plumer, James Marshall
Physical description:
250 photographs : black and white
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Printed material
Drawings
Maps
Place:
China
Japan
Fujian
Zhejiang
Date:
193?
193?-1960
circa 1930s-1960
Notes:
James Marshall Plumer (1899-1960) , scholar of Asian art. After receiving his B.A. from Harvard, Plumer served as an administrative officer with the Chinese Government Service in Maritime Customs. From 1935 until his death, he taught art history at the University of Michigan while continuing to visit and work in China and Japan. In 1935 and 1937, Plumer discovered ancient kiln sites in the Chinese provinces of Fukien (Fujian) and Chekiang (Zhejiang). He wrote extensively on Chinese ceramics and edited the 'Far Eastern Ceramic Bulletin' from 1950 to 1958.
Summary:
Papers of the collection include: printed material, correspondence, drawings, and maps.
Photographs (which include silver gelatin photonegatives and photoprints) document Chinese ceramics and kiln sites in Fukien (Fujian) and Chekiang (Zhejiang) provinces, dating from ninth and tenth centuries, which were discovered by Plumer. Many of the images depict ceramics both at their original archaeological sites and in the laboratory. Most of the items are "wasters", imperfect ceramic objects that were broken at the kiln site at the time of manufacture. They include bowls, candlesticks, jars, tea cups, and vases. Other photographs show archaeological field workers including Plumer and local staff, field work activities, kilns, and the landscape surrounding the kilns.
Photographers and studios represented include the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Charles B. Hoyt, Herbert Ingram, C.T. Loo, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and James Marshall Plumer. Some photographs from this collection have been previously published or used in exhibitions.
Topic:
Ceramics
Kilns
Local number:
FSA A.14
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

George Kroto Lantern Slide Collection, 1901-1910

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Collector:
Kroto, George 1873-1946
Photographer:
Tsurubuchi, H
Ikeda, Kametaro 1862-1915
Physical description:
130 glass lantern slides : color
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
Japan
Kamakura-shi (Japan)
Kyoto (Japan)
Yamanaka Lake (Japan)
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Tokyo (Japan)
Osaka (Japan)
Hakone-machi (Japan)
Yokosuka-shi (Japan)
Date:
1901
1901-1910
1900-1950
Notes:
American engineer George Kroto (1873-1946) assembled this collection to document Japanese art and culture, while living in Japan from 1901-1910 under the employ of Takata & Co., Tokyo.
Summary:
Handcolored stereopticon slides of Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. Images includes: place views, temples, tea houses, government buildings, domestic architecture, sculpture, landscapes, market scenes, women, Samurai warriors, wrestlers, Shinto and Buddhist priests, lantern makers, and workmen winding silk. Cities depicted include: Kamakura, Kyoto, Yamanaka, Yokohama, and others. The slides are often captioned in English and Japanese. Photographers represented may include H. Tsurubuchi of Tokyo and Kametaro Ikeda (1862-1915). Women and Girl's Living Style: Slide 1: Summer night Slide 2: Mother and a baby Slide 3: "Baby nurses under cherry trees." Slide 4: "A group of baby-nurses on a country road." Slide 5: A tea serving lady Slide 6: A woman with a parasol Slide 7: A woman reading Slide 8: "Young girls Making tea." Slide 9: Woman applying make-up Slide 10: Preparing the meal Slide 11: A woman standing Slide 12: Three women in a room Slide 13: A girl playing badminton Geisha Girls Slide 14: Maiko Slide 15: Three dancers Slide 16: "Geisha, Osaka" Slide 17: "Dancing girl. Kioto" Slide 18: "Concert of Koto and Shamisen" Sumo Wrestlers Slide 19: "Wrestlers" Slide 20: Sumo wrestling Slide 21: "one wrestler (Inagawa) stands in the arena." Slide 22: "Wrestler 'Hitachiyama'." Slide 23: "Wrestling" Samurai Warriors Slide 24: Group Samurai warriors Domestic Interior Slide 25: "Japanese Drawing room." Palanquins Slide 26: "Palanquin" Slide 27: "Palanquin in mountain road at Hakone." Customs and Living Style Slide 28: "Surf-bathing of Yuigahama, Kamakura." Slide 29: "Surf-bathing of Oiso, near Hakone." Slide 30: "Tea house at Sokokura, Hakone." Slide 31: Mt. Atago Shiba. Tokyo Slide 32: "Boat Excursion at the Foot of Arashiyama, Kioto." Slide 33: A peasant Slide 34: "Firemen's exercise on a ladder, which always takes place early in January." Slide 35: "'Manzai' dance. (Street scene in New Year)." Slide 36: "Marriage ceremony." Slide 37: A carp streamer on Children's Day Market Scenes/Shops Slide 38: "People of Imaichi coming back from market at Nikko." Slide 39 "Workman winding silk from Cocoon." Slide 40: "a Ferry." Slide 41: Japanese lantern makers Slide 42: Insect shop Slide 43: Nursery shop Slide 44: Toy store Slide 45: "Odenya." Stall selling Japanese Hotch potch Slide 46: Tea house Slide 47: "Bath-Room" Priests Slide 48: "Japanese Shinto priest" Slide 49: "The Priests Praying to Bud[d]ha." Slide 50: "Buddha priests retiring from the commemoration for those who died in bo[a]ttles, held at Aoyoma cemetery, Tokyo." Slide 51: "Shinto Priest." Shrines Slide 52: "Fountain of Yasukuni Park, Tokio" Kameido Tenjin, Tokyo Slide 53: Kameido Tenjin, Tokyo Slide 54: Kameido Tenjin, Tokyo Slide 55: Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Slide 56: "The torii Hakone." Slide 57: High Lantern in Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi shrine Slide 58: Sumiyoshi Shrine Temples Slide 59: "Fudo Temple, Narita near Tokio" Slide 60: Asakusa Kanzeon Slide 61: "'Anamori' Temple near Tokio" Slide 62: "Tomb of Tokugawa-shogun at Shiba Park, Tokio" Slide 63: Ueno Tennoji Temple in Tokyo Slide 64: "Iyeyasu tomb Nikko." Slide 65: "Nis [?] of Niomon gate Nikko." Slide 66: "Interior Iyeyasu temple Nikko." Box 2 Temples continued Slide 67: "Steps to the gate of Hachiman temple, Kamakura." Slide 68: "Tsurugaoka Hachiman Temple, Kamakura Slide 69: "Five storied Pagoda, Kioto" Slide 70: "The back of Kiyomizu temple Kyoto." Slide 71: "'Biodo' Temple, Uji, near Kioto" Slide 72: "Tai-Kioku Temple, Kioto Proceeding Ancient Ceremony." Slide 73: "'Higashi' Temple, Kioto" Slide 74: "'Nishi-Hongan' Temple, Kioto." Slide 75: Myokoku Temple in Sakai, Osaka City Views Slide 76: "'Ginza' Street, Tokio" Slide 77: "Shintomi Theatre, Tokio." Slide 78: "Nihonbashi street, Tokio" Slide 79: "Kudan, Tokio" Slide 80: "Military Museum, Tokio" Slide 81: "A court of Justice, Tokio" Slide 82: "Naval Department. Court of Justice. Dept of Justice affairs." Slide 83: "Overhead Railway in Tokio." Slide 84: "Pier at Yokohama." Slide 85: Yokohama Slide 86: "Navy Port of Yokosuka." Slide 87: "Umeda station, Osaka." Slide 88: "Shijiokawara, Kioto" Parks Slide 89: Japanese Iris in Horikiri, Tokyo Slide 90: Ueno Park, Tokyo Slide 91: "'Ueno' Park, Tokio." Slide 92: "Zoological Garden at Ueno Park, Tokio." Slide 93: "Asakusa Park, Tokio." Slide 94: "Asakusa Park, Tokio." Slide 95: "'Asakusa' Park, Tokio" Slide 96: "Hibiya Park, Tokio." Slide 97: "'Mito' Park, near Tokio." Slide 98: "'Koraku' Park, Okayama." Sculpture Slide 99: "Bronze statue of Saigo at Ueno Park, Tokio." Slide 100: "Bronze statue of Warrior 'Nanko', Tokio." Slide 101: "stone images Nikko." Bridges Slide 102: "'Nijiu' Bridge of Imperial Palace." Tokyo Slide 103: Nijiu Bridge of Imperial Palace, Tokyo Slide 104: Azuma Bridge, Tokyo Slide 105: "The stone bridge on the lotus pond, Hachiman temple Kamakura." Slide 106: "'Tenman' Bridge, Osaka." Slide 107: "Sanjio Bridge, Kioto." River and Falls Slide 108: "Ai-fishing, Tama[gawa] River." Tokyo Slide 109: "'Kegon' Water-fall. Niko." Slide 110: "'Tamadare' Waterfall." Hakone Slide 111: Tatsu no River in Oji, near Tokyo Slide 112: "Sea-side of Sukekawa, Mito" Scenery, Landscapes Slide 113: "Futami-[ga]Ura, Ise." Slide 114: "Matsu-shima, Sendai." Slide 115: "Snow-view of Ayase, Tokio." Slide 116: "View of Hakone." Slide 117: Full cherry blossoms at Mukojima Slide 118: "Cherry blossoms at the cliff of Kamonyama." Slide 119: "Cherry-Blossom on The Kumagai, near Tokio." Slide 120: "Full blossoms on Cherry Road, Yokohama" Mt. Fuji Slide 121: "Snow-Crowned Fuji from Ushinuma." Slide 122: "View of Mt Fuji" Slide 123: "Mt. Fuji from Tagonoura" Slide 124: "Mt. Fuji from Tagonoura" Slide 125: "Mt. Fuji on a moon light night." Slide 126: "Mt. Fuji viewed from Shoji lake." Slide 127: "Mt. Fuji viewed from Yamanaka lake & its refelec(sic)tion." Slide 128: "Spring View of Mt. Fuji from Gotemba." Slide 129: "Mt. Fuji viewed from Nishinoumi lake." Slide 130: "Mountain Guide of Mt. Fuji."
Cite as:
George Kroto Lantern Slide Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
Topic:
Japan--Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A1992.02
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Xie Zhiliu Papers, 1951, 1961-1977

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Creator:
Xie, Zhiliu
Subject:
Xie, Zhiliu
Chen, Peiqi
Lao, Jixiong
Physical description:
circa 800 items
Type:
Personal papers
Collection descriptions
Writings
Negatives
Diaries
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
China, Shanghai, Shanghai
China
Taiwan
Date:
1961
1961-1977
1951, 1961-1977
1950-2000
Notes:
Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997) was a Shanghai painter, art historian, art theorist, and connoisseur of Chinese art and in particular traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. His wife Chen Peiqiu (1923-) is also a painter.
謝稚柳(),原名稚,字稚柳,後以字行,晚号壮暮翁。斋名:鱼饮溪堂、杜斋、煙江楼、苦篁斋等。江蘇常州人。擅长古書畫鑑定。初与张珩(张葱玉)齐名,世有北张南謝之說。 歷任上海市文物保管委员会编纂、副主任、上海市博物館顧問、中國美術家協會理事、上海分會副主席、中國書法家協會理事、上海分會副主席、國家文物局全國古代書畫鑑定小组组长、國家文物鑑定委员会委员等。著有《敦煌石室記》、《敦煌藝術叙錄》、《水墨畫》、《鑒餘雜稿》等,编有《宋徽宗趙佶全集》、《唐五代宋元名迹》、《郭熙、王诜合集》等。
Summary:
Papers, 1951; 1961-1977, and undated, in Chinese, Some recorded in brush calligraphy, including: biographical data; membership cards; over 30 honorary awards and appointments; a hospital diary recorded by Xie's nurses to document his last 100 day; nearly 50 letters (received 1981-1997) from colleagues and friends; a few personal journals; writings by Xie or copied by him (some in bound volumes), mostly related to his research on artists and his publications, including chronologies of artists, notes on the authentication and identification of Chinese painting and calligraphy in various collections, a speech draft, and manuscripts of Wang Xian, Guo Xi heji and others; Lao Jixiong's 1986 manuscript of Dunhuang shiku; poems copied and written by Xie, or created for him by firends; invitations and two exhibition guest books; printed material; seal impressions; 27 photo album containing over 1800 photographs that show Xie, his wife Chen Peiqiu and their family, fellow artists, colleagues and friends, exhibition receptions and installations, works by other artists and historical manuscripts from various collections, and nearly 500 still photographs, and over 300 glass, cut film, and roll film negatives, mostly illustrating his paintings, cave sites, works by other artists, and historical manuscripts.
Topic:
Painting, Chinese
Calligraphy, Chinese
Local number:
FSA A1999.34
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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