Photograph album was compiled by Peter Goddard Gates and his wife Gertrude as a gift for Crawford Lewis, Gates' eight year old nephew who accompanied him on the trip. Photographs include images of the Arizona landscape, campsites, Tucson, Mission San Xavier del Bac, possibly the Pima reservation, and several depictions of Oraibi Pueblo buildings and surrounding area. There is also one image of Hopi Indian girls at Oraibi.
Peter Goddard Gates (1855-1925) retired from a career in the lumber industry in 1900 and devoted much of his time afterward to philanthropy and archaeology. In about 1900 Gates proposed to fund a joint archaeological expedition to the southwest in the summer of 1901 with the provision that the material collected would be divided equally between the Smithsonian's National Museum and himself. Walter Hough, ethnologist in the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum, led the 1901 expedition and preceded Gates to the southwest to collect for the museum prior to the official expedition.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2011-38
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Gates photographs held by the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
Additional photographs relating to the Museum-Gates expeditions can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 37.
Material collected on the expeditions is held in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 45821 and 45884 .
Material collected by Gates is held in the Department of Anthropology in accession 38480.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo Lot 2011-38, Peter Goddard Gates photograph album relating to "Museum-Gates" archaeological expedition to the Southwest, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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