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Folio from the Haftawrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami (d. 1492): The Arab Berates His Guests (f. 1696)

Author:
Jami (died 1492)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34.2 x 23.2 cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1556-1565
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
camel  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
travel  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1946.12.169
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1946.12.169

Myron Bement Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Names:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Kuban, Dogan  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
192 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Scope and Contents:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. The papers contain substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

The Islamic Archives, formally entitled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Most of the latter consists of photographs and slides. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture. The core collection of the Archives consists of Smith's original photographs and architectural sketches of Iranian Islamic monuments made during his field research in the 1930s. He meticulously photographed the interior and exterior of monuments, including their decorative detail. Some of the photographic materials subsequently loaned, purchased, or donated to the Archives may enable scholars to document sites over time but in many cases the materials are poorly preserved or reproduced. A notable exception to this is the glassplate negatives and prints of 19th century Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 major series with further subseries. A third series inventories the outsized and miscellaneous materials.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials Other Islamic World and General

Subseries 2.4: Myron Bement Smith Architectural Sketches, Plans and Notes, Iran, 1933-1937

Subseries 2.5: Myron Bement Smith Iran Photographs, Notebooks and Negative Registers

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Series 3: Outsize and Miscellaneous Items

Subseries 3.1: Map Case Drawers

Subseries 3.2: Rolled Items

Subseries 3.3 Items in Freezer

Subseries 3.4 Smithsonian Copy Negatives
Biographical Note:
Myron Bement Smith was born in Newark Valley, New York in 1897 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He died in Washington D.C. in 1970. He showed an early interest in drawing, and after graduation from high school, he worked as a draftsman for a Rochester architect. He served in the US Army Medical Corps in France during World War I and on return again worked as an architectural draftsman. He studied at Yale University from 1922 to 1926, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During summer vacations, he worked as draftsman or designer for architectural firms in New York City. After graduation, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and spent two years in Italy doing research on northern Italian brick and stone work. He used photography as an tool for his research and published several well-illustrated articles. On return he joined an architectural firm in Philadelphia and in 1931 became a registered architect in New York. He enrolled in Harvard University graduate school in 1929 pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In April 1930, Smith was appointed Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology founded by Arthur Upham Pope and located in New York City. He had no prior academic or work experience in Islamic art or architecture, and his job entailed designing publications, arranging lectures, organizing exhibitions and fund raising. That summer he arranged an independent study course at Harvard University on Persian art and subsequently studied Persian language at Columbia University and attended graduate courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His work and academic credentials enabled him to compete successfully for a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1933 to study Iranian Islamic architecture.

Accompanied by his new bride Katharine Dennis, Smith left for Iran in 1933. They suffered a horrendous motor vehicle accident in Iraq en route and required a lengthy recuperation in Lebanon and Cyprus. The Smiths eventually arrived in Isfahan, Iran, where they established their "Expedition House," as Smith called it, in a rented faculty house at Stuart College. Smith's research consisted of meticulous photographic documentation of Islamic monuments and architectural sketches and drawings of many of them. He concentrated on the Isfahan area but also documented monuments elsewhere in Iran. Smith outfitted his station wagon as a combination camper and research vehicle in which he and his staff traveled widely. Katharine sometimes traveled with him but generally she remained in Isfahan managing the household and logistics for the "expedition." The Smiths left Iran in 1937.

Smith published several articles about Iran's Islamic monuments based on his field research and in 1947 completed his PhD thesis for The Johns Hopkins University on the vault in Persian architecture. His professional career from 1938 until his death in 1970 consisted of a series of temporary academic positions, contract work and government or academic sponsored lecture tours and photographic exhibits. He had a long lasting relationship with the Library of Congress where he served as an Honorary Consultant from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1948 to 1970; from 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of the Iranian Section at the Library. Despite his lack of published material, Smith was well-known among academic, government and private citizens who worked, traveled or were otherwise interested Iran and the Islamic world.

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. The Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith's professional life and career. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.
Related Materials:
The Antoin Sevruguin Photgraphs

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Lionel B. Bier Drawings

Lionel D. Bier and Carol Bier Photographs
Provenance:
Gift of Myron Bement Smith
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Turkey  Search this
Iran-description and travel  Search this
Iran-History 20th Century  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Middle East  Search this
Iran-social life and customs  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Architecture -- Iran  Search this
Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-04
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Topic:
Papyrus
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Anistas Mari, al-Karmili, ab, 1866-1947  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich, 1876-1933  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926  Search this
Berchem, Max van, 1863-1921  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Krefter, Friedrich, 1898-1995  Search this
Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Extent:
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Place:
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Persepolis (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Syria
Date:
1903-1947
Summary:
An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Papers (1899--1962) of German born archaeologist Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879--1948), a preeminent scholar of Near Eastern and Iranian studies. The collection measures 150 linear feet (circa 30,000 items) and documents Herzfeld's work as a pioneer in the field and sheds light on his excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo. Formats include correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: Travel journals

Series 2: Sketchbooks

Series 3: Notebooks

Series 4: Photographic files 1-42

Series 5: Drawings and maps

Series 6: Squeezes

Series 7: Samarra Expedition
Biographical / Historical:
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers document the career of Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948), a German architect, archaeologist, and historian of Islamic and Pre-Islamic studies. After training as an architect he studied archaeology under Delitzch from 1903 to 1906 at the excavations at Assur in Mesopotamia. A student of Latin, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew, Herzfeld received a doctorate in Humanistic Studies at universities in Munich and Berlin in 1907. His work with Friedrich Sarre to survey the monuments of the Tigris-Euphrates valleys resulted in landmark studies in architectural history, published in 1911 and 1920.

In 1920 Herzfeld was appointed to the chair of Historical Geography in Berlin and began his excavation at Samarra. Herzfeld's work there led to a six-volume publication. He published widely throughout his life on the sources of Islamic architecture and ornament, including the Royal Palace at Persepolis.

From 1934 until the end of his life Herzfeld spent his time producing many books and articles, lecturing, and working at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1936--1945.) Many of his works continue to be published post-humously.

1879 July 23 -- Born in Celle, Germany.

1897 -- Received diploma from Joachimsthaler Gymnasium, Berlin.

1897-circa 1898 -- Fulfilled military service.

circa 1899 -- Studied architecture at the Technical University and Assyriology, art history, and philosophy at the Friedrich-Wilhems Universität in Berlin.

1903 -- Passed exam in structural engineering.

1903-1905 -- Assistant to Walter Andrae (1875-1956) in Assur.

1905-1906 -- Traveled throughout Iran and Iraq.

1907 -- Excavation in Cilicia. Passed oral exam in February. Awarded doctorate in Humanistic Studies by Friedrich-Wilhems Universtät zu Berlin. After receiving Ph.D. traveled extensively in Syria and Iraq with Friedrich Sarre, director of the Islamic Museum in Berlin.

1910 -- Herzfeld and Sarre jointly publish, Iranische Felsreliefs (Berlin, 1910).

1911-1913 -- Field Director under direction of Sarre during expedition to Samarra.

circa 1914 -- Drafted into service in France and Poland during World War I. Sent to Iraq where he functioned as a surveyor.

1916 -- Father died.

1917 -- Appointed associate professor for Historical Geography and Art History of the Ancient Orient at Berlin. Along with Friedrich Sarre and others, founded the German-Persian Society to increase cultural and economic exchange between Germany and Persia.

1920 -- Appointed world's first full professor of Near Eastern Archeology. Begins excavation at Samarra.

1922 -- Mother died.

1923-1934 -- In Persia, where he completed many excavations and studies.

1928 -- Excavation at Pasargadae.

1931-1934 -- Appointed director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and moved to Persepolis.

1934 -- As grandson of Jews, Nazi legislation expelling state employees of Jewish descent forced Herzfeld to retire as a professor employed by the state. Moved to London.

1936 -- Delivered Lowell Lectures. Moved to Boston. Lectured on Iranian history and appointed a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study.

1944 -- Retired from Princeton University.

1948 January 20 -- Died.
Provenance:
Ernst Herzfeld donated his papers to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1946.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ayyubids  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper Squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-06
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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: The Prophet's night journey (Mi’raj); recto: text

Calligrapher:
Murshid al-Shirazi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Date:
1548 (955 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
night  Search this
Muhammad  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
angel  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
travel  Search this
Iran  Search this
The Night Journey  Search this
Buraq  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.278
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1908.278

The present state of Persia : with a faithful account of the manners, religion, and government of that people / by Monsieur Sanson ... done into English

Author:
Sanson missionary  Search this
Tr:
Savage, John 1673-1747  Search this
Physical description:
189, [18] p., 6 leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Iran
Date:
1695
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS257 .S22 E1695
DS257.S22 E1695
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127251

A new and more correct translation than has hitherto appeared in public, of Mr. Cornelius Le Brun's Travels into Moscovy, Persia, and divers parts of the East-Idies; containing an accurate description of all such articles as are most remarkable in each of those different countries. As also, of their antiquities; but more particularly those relating to the famous palace of Persepolis, commonly called Chelminar by the Persians: By a gentleman of Oxford

Author:
Bruyn, Cornelis de 1652-1727  Search this
Gentleman of Oxford  Search this
Physical description:
343 p. plates (part. double, 1 fold.) 2 ports. (incl. front.) 39 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
East Indies
Russia
Iran
Date:
1759
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS7 .B914 E1759
DS7.B914 E1759
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127339

Sir John Chardin's travels in Persia / never before translated into English ... [in eight] volumes by Edm. Lloyd

Author:
Chardin, John Sir 1643-1713  Search this
Tr:
Lloyd, Edmund  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., 7 fold. leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Iran
Middle East
Date:
1720
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS257 .C47 E1720
DS257.C47 E1720
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127767

Mission scientifique en Perse, par J. de Morgan..

Author:
Morgan, J. de (Jacques) 1857-1924  Search this
Cotteau, Gustave Honoré 1818-1894  Search this
Gauthier, Victor  Search this
Douvillé, Henri 1846-1937  Search this
Huart, Clément 1854-1926  Search this
France Ministère de l'éducation nationale  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. in 7. fronts. (t. 1-2) illus., plates, maps (part fold.) facsims., diagrs.; and atlas of 2 p. l., 5 fold. maps. 40 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Iran
Date:
1894
1905
1894-1905
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Physical geography  Search this
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Languages  Search this
Call number:
Q115 .M84X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287014

Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels

Creator:
Webb, Robert Watkins, 1906-1998  Search this
Names:
Webb, Elizabeth N. (possible photographer)  Search this
Extent:
53 slides (53 black and white copy slides)
20 color slides (circa)
1,500 prints (circa, silver gelatin (some in photo albums))
1,000 items (circa 1000 copy color prints (made from slides))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
slides
color slides
prints
Photographs
Place:
India -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Singapore -- description and travel
Serbia -- description and travel
Scotland -- description and travel
Russia -- description and travel
Sri Lanka -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
South Africa -- description and travel
Chile -- description and travel
Somalia -- description and travel
Palestine -- description and travel
Peru -- description and travel
Nepal -- description and travel
Norway -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Portugal -- description and travel
Romania -- description and travel
Philippines -- description and travel
Poland -- description and travel
Kenya -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
China -- Description and Travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Mozambique -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Montenegro -- description and travel
Croatia -- description and travel
Denmark -- description and travel
Czech Republic -- description and travel
Burma -- description and travel
Bulgaria -- description and travel
Canada -- description and travel
Austria -- description and travel
Brazil -- description and travel
Borneo -- description and travel
England -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Ecuador -- description and travel
Holland -- description and travel
Guatemala -- description and travel
Greece -- description and travel
Germany -- description and travel
Ireland -- description and travel
Iran -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Hungary -- description and travel
United States -- description and travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Switzerland -- description and travel
Yugoslavia -- description and travel
Yucatan -- description and travel
Date:
1938-1996
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Robert and Elizabeth Webb in numerous locations across the world, including Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Russia); the Balkans (Czech Republic, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Poland); Europe (Spain, England, France, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and Portugal); the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Israel, and Palestine); Africa (Kenya, Morocco, Somalia, Mozambique, and South Africa); South America (Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Yucatan, and Guatemala); and North America (Canada, Florida, Washington state, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah). The photographs largely document architecture and art, including historical sites, though there are additional images of parades, transportation, cities, villages, markets, waterways, and people.

Commercial slides in the collection are by Swiss-Foto, E. Djupdraet, Herz-Color-Dias, Hong Kong Color Slide Service, SK Slide Co., Lehnert & Landrock, Douglas Whiteside, Vacation Films, Arctic Circle Enterprise, HI-FI Color Slides, Pana-Vue Slides, CP Inc., Jordan's Colour Lab, Hawaii Chrome, Syon House, John Decopoulos, La Goelette, and Zerkowitz. Notes by Robert Webb and original photograph albums are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Watkins Webb (1906-1998) graduated from Southern Methodist University and received his medical degree from Tulane University in 1933. Before starting his psychiatry practice in Dallas, Webb traveled around the world, returning on the SS Normandie to New York (1938). An amateur photographer, Webb documented this and subsequent foreign trips, later submitting some of his photographs to the Dallas Museum of Art. He served four years in the Army during World War II,stationed primarily in Port Moresby, New Guinea. He later became chief psychiatrist of the Veterans Administration clinic in Washington, DC, from 1946-1950. In 1952, he married Elizabeth Nutting, a psychiatric social worker, while cruising the Mediterranean.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-9
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University holds Robert W. Webb photographs.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-9, Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-9

Janet Longcope photographs of world travels

Creator:
Longcope, Janet, ca. 1886-1974  Search this
Extent:
600 mounted prints (circa 600 mounted prints, silver gelatin)
4,000 color slides (circa)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
mounted prints
color slides
Photographs
Place:
Pakistan -- description and travel
Fiji -- description and travel
Ethiopia -- description and travel
Easter Island -- description and travel
Yemen -- description and travel
Honduras -- description and travel
Peru -- description and travel
Guatemala -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Vietnam -- description and travel
Solomon Islands -- description and travel
Colombia -- description and travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Jordan -- description and travel
Uzbekistan -- description and travel
Singapore -- description and travel
Bhutan -- description and travel
Afghanistan -- description and travel
Burma -- description and travel
Brazil -- description and travel
Australia -- description and travel
Lebanon -- description and travel
Iraq -- description and travel
Iran -- description and travel
India -- description and travel
New Guinea -- description and travel
Syria -- description and travel
Nepal -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- description and travel
Cambodia -- description and travel
Sri Lanka -- description and travel
Chile -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
Mongolia -- description and travel
New Zealand -- description and travel
Russia -- description and travel
Kenya -- description and travel
Macau (China) -- description and travel
Malaysia -- description and travel
Yucatan -- description and travel
Indonesia -- description and travel
Date:
1954-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Janet Longcope during trips to countries around the world. They depict landscapes, buildings, markets, dances, agriculture, arts and crafts, ceremonies, children, cooking, musicians, and transportation. Locations depicted include Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Guinea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Siberia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, and Yucatan. Longcope used many of these photographs in lectures.
Biographical/Historical note:
Janet Longcope (1886-1974) was a bookbinder and world traveler who gave informal lectures about her travels. Ater the death of her husband Dr. Warfield T. Longcope in 1953, she visited countries all over the world, returning to some, such as India, as many as nine times.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-26
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Markets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 75-26, Janet Longcope photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-75-26

Shadow of the Silk Road / Colin Thubron

Author:
Thubron, Colin 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
363 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Travel writing
Place:
Silk Road
Date:
2007
©2007
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097893

A journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, in the years 1808 and 1809 : in which is included, some account of the proceedings of His Majesty's mission, under Sir Harford Jones : to the court of the King of Persia / by James Morier ; with twenty-five engravings from the designs of the author, a plate of inscriptions, and three maps, one from the observations of Captain James Sutherland, and two drawn by Mr. Morier, and Major Rennell

Title:
Morier's Journey through Persia &c. DSI
Author:
Morier, James Justinian 1780?-1849  Search this
Former owner:
Bement, Myron DSI  Search this
Smith, Katharine Dennis DSI  Search this
Publisher:
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown  Search this
Subject:
Morier, James Justinian 1780?-1849 Travel  Search this
Abū al-Ḥasan Khān 1776-1845 or 6  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 438 pages, [28] leaves of plates (3 folded) : illustrations (engravings, aquatints), facsimiles, maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Iran
Armenia
Turkey
Middle East
Date:
1812
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS48.5 .M67 1812
DS48.5.M713
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85864

Exotic attractions in Persia, 1684-1688 : travels & observations / Engelbert Kaempfer ; translated and annotated by Willem Floor & Colette Ouahes

Author:
Kaempfer, Engelbert 1651-1716  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Floor, Willem M.  Search this
Ouahes, Colette  Search this
Subject:
Kaempfer, Engelbert 1651-1716 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 501 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Place:
Iran
Date:
2018
Topic:
Plants  Search this
Animals  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093797

Amoenitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasciculi V : quibus continentur variae relationes, observationes & descriptiones rerum Persicarum & ulterioris Asiae : multâ attentione in peregrinationibus per universum orientem collectae / ab auctore Engelberto Kaempfero, D

Author:
Kaempfer, Engelbert 1651-1716  Search this
Printer:
Meyer, Heinrich Wilhelm 1657-1722  Search this
Ill:
Marot, Daniel 1661-1752  Search this
Engraver:
Gole, Jacob 1660?-1737?  Search this
Brandshagen, F. W.  Search this
Former owner:
Bement, Myron DSI  Search this
Smith, Katharine Dennis DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[20], 912, [32] p., [16] folded leaves of plates : ill. (engravings, woodcuts), maps ; 23 cm. (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Pre-Linnean works
Place:
Japan
Iran
Asia
Date:
1712
Topic:
Date palm  Search this
Botany  Search this
Achaemenian inscriptions  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS7 .K34 1712
DS7.K4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114267

From Astrophysical Observatories to Abandoned Factories, Art Pop-Ups Are Taking Over Armenia’s Unusual Spaces

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Symposia
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 19:32:08 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_b5b05b3fa6f9656569a79f0d0be09985

Kenneth X. Robbins Collection & Papers

Collector:
Robbins, Kenneth X  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 100-150 maps : color
ca. 1300 color postcards
6 books
60 photographs
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Postcards
Medals
Postage stamps
Place:
India
Turkey
Pakistan
Iran
Asia
Date:
1901-1946
Topic:
Nobility  Search this
Coins  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Local number:
FSA A1990.01
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282225

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Krefter, Friedrich 1898-1995  Search this
Physical description:
Drawings : 1,562 items; various dimensions
Maps : 70 items; various dimensions
Type:
Drawings
Maps
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Syria
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Aleppo (Syria)
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Baʻlabakk (Lebanon)
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Bisutun Site (Iran)
Damascus (Syria)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Ḥimṣ (Syria)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Luristān (Iran)
Nahāvand (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Palmyra (Syria)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Tāq-e Bostān Site (Iran)
Tripoli (Lebanon)
Topic:
Abbasids  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Sassanids  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.06 05
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_284115

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Diary of Expedition From Samarra (iraq) to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran), 1913

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
Diary : 1 volume (57 pages) ; 25.8 cm. x 21.3 cm
Type:
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra
Asia
Iraq
Iran
Hamadān (Iran)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1913
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Local number:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, S-10
FSA A.6 01.08
FSA A.06 07.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals 1905-1928
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_288665

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions, 1906-1945

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Anistās Mārī al-Karmilī, ab 1866-1947  Search this
Berchem, Max van 1863-1921  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich 1876-1933  Search this
Meyer, Eduard 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945  Search this
Dietrich Reimer Verlag (Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Physical description:
Field notes : 186 items ; drawings, sketches, sketchbooks, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, blueprints, notes, diaries, prints, journals (accounts), publications, articles, clippings, rubbings
Type:
Articles
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Syria
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1906-1945
Topic:
Papyrus  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.06 07
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289733

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
- Cyanotype prints : b&w ; 3,609 items; 16 cm. x 21.7 cm
- Duplicate prints : b&w ; 343 and more items; various dimensions
- Glass Negatives : b&w ; 3,890 items; 13 cm. x 18 cm
- Lantern Slides : color ; 42 items; 10 cm. x 15 cm
- Photographic prints : b&w ; 8,541 items; various dimensions
Type:
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Aleppo (Syria)
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Baʻlabakk (Lebanon)
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Bisutun Site (Iran)
Damascus (Syria)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Ḥimṣ (Syria)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Luristān (Iran)
Nahāvand (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Palmyra (Syria)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Petra (Extinct city)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Tāq-e Bostān Site (Iran)
Tripoli (Lebanon)
Date:
1899-1947
Topic:
Abbasids  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Sassanids  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.06 4
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292825

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