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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru

Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Former owner:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Names:
Tello, Julio C. (Julio César), 1880-1947  Search this
Extent:
425 Photographic prints
68 copy negatives
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Peru -- Chan Chan
Trujillo (Peru) -- archeology
Date:
1925-1926
Summary:
Photographic prints and copy negatives made by Major Otto Holstein in and around the ruins of Chan Chan, Peru between 1925 and 1926. Some of these photographs were later used by Holstein to illustrate his article publication "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu" in the American Geographical Society's publication Geographical Review.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes photographic prints and copy negatives made and collected by Major Otto Holstein of sites around Trujillo, Peru between 1925 and 1926. The photographs are predominantly of the ruins of Chan Chan and surrounding Chimu and Moche archaeological sites. Series 1: Before the 1925 rains, were taken previous to the torrential rains of March 1925 when much erosion occurred. It is unclear whether or not these photographs were shot by Holstein. Series 2: Photographs Illustrating "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu," includes 34 photographic prints that were used in the American Geographical Society's 1927 publication. Series 3: General Chan Chan Photographs, 1925-1926, includes 77 photographic prints made in and around Chan Chan. These include aerial shots of Trujillo, general views of Chan Chan, views of the Huaca of the Sun and Moon, Huaca de Misa, Huaca Esperanza and Huaca Toledo. There are also several photographs that were shot in Cuzco. Also included are object photographs, many of them likely taken of Peruvian objects (Chimu and Moche) that were a part of the American Museum of Natural History collection.

The majority of the photographs in this collection are in Series 4: Study of Chan Chan, 1926, which includes 277 photographic prints and 67 copy negatives. These were made by Holstein during a 1926 study of Chan Chan, likely in the fall of that year. It is likely this study was done in conjunction with Dr. Julio C. Tello, Director of the Peruvian Archaeological Museum. These photographs are accompanied by a detailed catalog, written in 1927, which describe the various groups and sites photographed during the study. In addition to photographs at Chan Chan there are also photographs of nearby sites in Huanchaco, El Mampuesto, Pesqueda and at the Huacas of the Sun and Moon.
Arrangement:
Arranged into four series based on how they arrived at the Museum of the American Indian and were cataloged. Series 1: Before the 1925 rains, circa 1925; Series 2: Photographs Illustrating "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu," 1925-1926; Series 3: General Chan Chan Photographs, 1925-1926; Series 4: Study of Chan Chan, 1926.
Biographical / Historical:
Otto Holstein was born in 1883 in Lexington, Kentucky. He later joined the United States Army where he attained the rank of Major and served in the Philippines, China, and Mexico, as well as taking part in World War I. Between 1922 and 1927 Holstein worked for the Northern Peru Mining and Smelting Company and was living in Trujillo, Peru in 1925 during a season of torrential rains which caused many archaeological materials at nearby pre-Incan sites, such as Chan Chan, to become unearthed. Holstein collected and sold many of these items both to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and the American Museum of Natural History. In October of 1926, Holstein formed the "Archaeological Society of Trujillo" and served as its first president. During this time, he worked with other anthropologists and archaeologists to make plans of Chan Chan and other nearby sites in Trujillo. In 1927, the Geographical Review, the publication for the American Geographical Society published his article "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu." He also was a member with the Explorers Club. Holstein died in New York City in 1934.
Related Materials:
The Harvard Peabody Museum has a collection of Otto Holstein glass plate negatives from Chan Chan, Peru which appear to contain the same images.
Separated Materials:
A catalog of the photographs and object lists from Holstein can be found in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001), Box 297, Folder 24 and 25.
Provenance:
Gifts of Otto Holstein and the American Geographical Society arriving in five different accession lots between 1926 and 1927.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.114
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Study of Chan Chan

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
277 Photographic prints
67 copy negatives
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Series 4: Study of Chan Chan, 1926, includes 277 photographic prints and 67 copy negatives. These were made by Holstein during a 1926 study of Chan Chan, likely in the fall of that year. It is likely this study was done in conjunction with Dr. Julio C. Tello, Director of the Peruvian Archaeological Museum. These photographs are accompanied by a detailed catalog, written in 1927, which describe the various groups and sites photographed during the study. In addition to photographs at Chan Chan there are also photographs of nearby sites in Huanchaco, El Mampuesto, Pesqueda and at the Huacas of the Sun and Moon.

The descriptions of the groups and sites are from Otto Holstein's original catalogue of the photographs from 1927. This original catalog can be found in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records, Box 297, Folder 25. It is indicated when the descriptions of the various groups come from this original catalog.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.114, Series 4
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Tombs

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
5 Photographic prints
Container:
Photo-folder 26
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Tombs include the Tomb of Yamocyoguan (Toledo-Peje Chico), the Tomb of the Shells, Bishop's Tomb and the Fogotten Tomb.
P08620-P08624
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref506

Mansiche Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
11 Photographic prints
1 copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 27
Photo-folder 28
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
P08625-P08635, N21143
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref507

El Dean (The Dean Group)

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
5 Photographic prints
Container:
Photo-folder 29
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group which ought to form a part of Chan Chan proper, is today located in the cultivated fields of the town of El Cortijo—In front of the Dean—about 400 meters distant from the Chaiwak [Chaiuak] Group. It is an accumulation of mounds and ruined walls.
P08636-P08640
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref508

Gran Chimu Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
14 Photographic prints
8 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 30
Photo-folder 31
Photo-folder 32
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group—one of the most interesting is the closest to the Trujillo-Huanchaco road. It has been drilled into by the huaqueros in all directions. Its actual appearance is that of a jumble of mounds and works buried or pulled down. The central palace still has some decorated walls. Only on the northwest side are the remains of the double walls which may have surrounded it at one time still visible.
P08641-P08655, N36264-N36271. P08644 is missing, see N36266.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref509

Volutes Sub-group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographic prints
Container:
Photo-folder 33
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This is a section almost eradicated which is found between the Gran Chimu group and the O'Donovan group. The most notable item here is a wall decorated with volutes in relief.
P08656-P08657
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref510

O'Donovan Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
7 Photographic prints
1 copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 34
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group is formed by a series of walled enclosures and the remains of both large and small buildings in good state of preservation. Here is also found decorated courts. The principal building is on the southeast. Traditionally this building is called the Convent of the Nuns or of the Niches. In the new nomenclature of the place it is given the name O'Donovan in honor of Mr. Henry O'Donovan a Trujillan gentleman who attempted some archaeological studies some 25 years ago and traced out a sectional plan of Chan Chan.
P08658-P08664, N36272
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref511

Squier Necropolis Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
13 Photographic prints
5 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 35
Photo-folder 36
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group of highly interesting works found in a good state of preservation situated to the northwest of the Gran Chimu group. Halfway between both of them runs a sort of avenue bearing from the northeast to the southwest. The Chilean, Colonel La Rosa, excavated it more than 40 years ago. Squier the archaeologist studied it and described it for which reason it bears his name.
P08665-P08677, N36273-N36277
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref512

Various Photographs

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
4 Photographic prints
1 copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 37
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] In this group are encompassed four views which pertain to diverse ruined works which do not form concrete sections similar to those mentioned in the foregoing lines and those which will be mentioned later but because they are interesting archaeologically are included here. These views referred to are from the northwestern and northeastern sectors of the city, with the exception of one taken in the center.
P08678-P08681, N36278
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref513

Bandelier Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
7 Photographic prints
4 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 38
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] Situated at 400 meters in the direction of the sea from the point where Trujillo-Huanchaco road enters Chan Chan. These interesting ruins are well preserved. This group is divided into two sections and each of these is subdivided into many others. The entire group is surrounded by an enormous rectangular wall. A modern road, now abandoned, which leads from the town of Huaman to Huanchaco cuts through it. The Tomb of Toledo is some 200 meters east-south-east of it.
P08682-P08688, N36279-N36281, N36289
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref514

Uhle Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
22 Photographic prints
8 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 39
Photo-folder 40
Photo-folder 41
Photo-folder 42
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group is much larger than the foregoing one and is not far from it. A narrow street some three meters wide runs between the northeast wall of the Uhle group and the southwest wall of Bandelier. It is entirely surrounded by a high wall which encloses the ruins in a square. This is also divided into many walled apartments. Those enclosed are the oldest and best preserved of the works. It is in one of these divisions that houses have been found preserving their original form. Also herein is preserved a field showing ancient cultivated furrows. This is not known to the tourists or the curiosity seekers. In front of its southwest wall within a space of 200 meters or more rise this Chaiuak and Tschudi groups. Between the southwest wall of the Uhle group and the northeast wall of Chaiuak are many ruins; wells, remains of villages, small enclosures, and platforms of artificial nature; but all are in a bad state of preservation.
P08689-P08710, N36282-N36288, N36290
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref515

Chaiuak Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
4 Photographic prints
4 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 43
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group is one of the less complicated ones. It occupies but half or less than half of the area covered by the Uhle group. It is located southwest of the latter and the southeast of Tschudi which is separated from it by a narrow passageway only 15 meters wide. It contains an interesting tomb which is surrounded by small works and ancient "yapas" (gardens).
P08711-P08714, N36291-N36294
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Tschudi Group (Annex and Adjacent Works)

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
22 Photographic prints
2 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 44
Photo-folder 45
Photo-folder 46
Photo-folder 47
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group situated in the line of buildings which are closest to the seas, is, as one is able to see by the panoramic view, located between the Rivero and Chaiuak groups. The former to the northwest and the latter to the east by southeast. It is in the form of a square. It is less extensive than that of Uhle and is surrounded by a high wall. It has no walled subdivisions such as are found in the Uhle group. The archaeologist Tschudi who studied it and left a plan of it worked in conjunction with Rivero. It has many interesting works, as may be seen in the photographs. The principal ones are: a walled square containing many huge chambers which traditionally at least, has received the name of "The Prisons"; a very deep well; a gallery with decorated walls and a series of buildings with walls decorated with lozenges and broken squares. The work immediately adjoining it is also sufficiently complicated for at the outer angle of the square is located a stone work with a foundation amply made of slag rocks. The exterior view of the entire group was taken from the southern angle of the Cabildo group. The northeast and northwest walls of the outer enclosure are visible. In the foreground are the remains of some of the common houses, according to the beliefs of the archaeologists.
P08715-P08736, N36295-N36296
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Rivero Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
19 Photographic prints
9 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 48
Photo-folder 49
Photo-folder 50
Photo-folder 51
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group is situated to the northwest of Tschudi. It is not as large as that group. This is surrounded by a very high double wall. It is the only group having this characteristic. It is perfectly rectangular in form. The most notable work within its environs is that called the Tomb of the Mass from which has been taken many objects of great archaeological value both documentary and artistic such as metal vases and fabrics. It has been rifled in recent times in a very crude manner.
P08737-P08755, N36297-N36305
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref518

Cabildo Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
20 Photographic prints
3 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 52
Photo-folder 53
Photo-folder 54
Photo-folder 55
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group of great extent is located in the second line of works further inland than the Chaiuak [Chaiwak], Tschudi and Rivero groups. It is rectangular in form and is surrounded by a great wall. On the southeastern side the wall is double and is relatively well preserved in some sections. This wall is different than the others in two essential details. It has no tomb or high main building but in place of these it has a sort of a stadium occupying about a fourth of the area. The most characteristic thing it encloses is "the Labyrinth" a group of small constructions which although raised on a strictly geometric plan give the effect of a labyrinth. A plan of this section has been made.
P08756-P08775, N36306-N36308
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref519

Tello Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
11 Photographic prints
2 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 56
Photo-folder 57
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] Here is a series of constructions grouped together bearing the name of the first Peruvian archaeologist, Julio C. Tello, located in that vast territory bounded by the Trujillo-Huanchaco road on the northeast and the Tschudi and Rivero groups on the southwest: the Bandelier and Uhle groups on the southeast and the Cabildo and Velarde groups on the northwest. The general aspect is one of ruined walls, mall mounds, wells, rubbish heaps in all directions, cemeteries, remains of ordinary habitations, etc. Near the eastern angle of the Cabildo group remains a small building in good state of preservations.
P08776-P08786, N20078, N36309
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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Velarde Group

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
19 Photographic prints
4 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 58
Photo-folder 59
Photo-folder 60
Photo-folder 61
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] This group takes its name Velarde from the Prefect pf Trujillo Don Carlos Aureo Velarde who accidentally discovered in it some walls covered with magnificent designs in high relief in 1905 or 1906. These walls have been photographed and reproduced in books an infinite number of times. Not a single design is in existence today. The group is situation between the Spanish church of San Jose and the Huanchaco road on the northeast. The works of the Tello group bound it on the southeast; as do the Cabildo group. This is surrounded by a wall which has been cut by the huaeros in various places. It is of the same general aspect as the other groups; a huaca or principal building (in this case the one with the decorated walls discovered by Velarde) yapus and small constructions. It is one of those most frequently visited by the tourists. The principal edifice appears to be buried.
P08787-P08805, N36310-N36313
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref521

Necropolis

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographic prints
1 copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 62
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] On all sides there are necropolises in Chan Chan: Within and without the fortified places. But the most extensive of these are found between the dividing lines of the ravine which opens on the sea and first of the walled enclosures which mark the Chaiwak [Chaiuak, Tschudi, Rivero and Cabildo groups.
P08806-P08807, N36314
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref522

Wachakes

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Collection Source:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Extent:
13 Photographic prints
2 copy negatives
Container:
Photo-folder 63
Photo-folder 64
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] Along the length of the deep canyon which aids in the formation of the table land upon which Chan Chan stands are various indentations and projecting spits of land which act variously as wells or dikes. For which reason Middendorf judged them to be works formed by the sea. These walls which are the same level as the beach are constantly moist and the and the fishermen of the neighborhood use them as places to spread out the fibrous material which they use in the manufacture of the mats and little fish nets. All of these show signs of having been faced with rock. The wachakes number more than ten but I have photographed only the most notable ones.
P08808-P08820, N36315-N36316
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-114-ref523

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