Photographs made by Larz Anderson in the Southwest, possibly on a trip to visit Matilda Coxe Stevenson, probably at Zuni Pueblo in 1904. The collection documents scenery, pueblos, American Indians, ranches, and cliff dwellings in the American Southwest, mostly New Mexico. There are also images of Larz Anderson, his wife Isabel Anderson, and friends.
Larz Anderson III (1866-1937) was a wealthy American businessman and friend of BAE ethnologist Matilda Coxe Stevenson. He briefly served as US Minister to Belgium (1911-1912) and US Ambassador to Japan (1912-1913), and traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad with his wife, Isabel Weld Perkins.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2R
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Correspondence from Anderson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers (MS 4689).
Two Zuni stone fetishes, given by Matilda Coxe Stevenson to Anderson's wife, can be found in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 240140.
The Archives of American Gardens holds records and photographs relating to Anderson's estate in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated