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Photographs of Mexico and Latin America

Creator:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Parker  Search this
Doty, Charles Edward, 1862-1921  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Kildare, Edward James  Search this
Matteson, Sumner W., 1867-1920  Search this
Waite, C. B. (Charles Betts), 1861-1927  Search this
Extent:
150 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and albumen)
1 Print (halftone)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Cuba
Mexico
Guatemala
Chile
Date:
circa 1895-1907
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting Mexican people in their built and natural environments, as well as industries, markets, and agriculture. The photographs were originally contained in envelopes labeled by William Henry Holmes, who may have collected them during his travels to Mexico. The collection also includes some photographs made in Cuba, Guatemala, and Chile, as well as Holmes's notes on Argentina. The bulk of the photographs were made by William Henry Jackson; additional photographs were made by Charles Edward Doty, E. J. Kildare, Sumner W. Matteson, C. B. Waite, and Corral and Parker studios.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an artist, geologist, and archeologist who spent most of his career with the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, United States Geological Survey, Bureau of American Ethnology, and Department of Anthropology of the Smithsonian. From 1894-1897, he was the head of anthropology at the Field Columbian Museum (Field Museum of Natural History) and on the staff of the University of Chicago. During this time, he carried out investigations of ancient ruins in the Yucatan and other areas of Mesoamerica as a member of an expedition of Allison V. Armour. Holmes served as head curator for the US National Museum Department of Anthropology from 1897-1902 and head of the BAE from 1902-1909.

William Henry Jackson was a photographer for the US Geological and Geographical Surveys (1870-1878) before he opened a studio in Denver, Colorado, and began making official photographs for various railroad companies. In 1883, he made his first trip to Mexico under the sponsorship of the Mexican Central Railway. On one of his subsequent trips, he was accompanied by William Henry Holmes, who may have collected Jackson's photographs because of this trip.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-20
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Manuscripts and notes by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4698, MS 2125, MS 7112, and MS 7570.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931 (SIA RU007084).
Additional photographs by Jackson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 93, Photo Lot 143, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 92-3, the records of the Department of Anthropology, and the BAE historical negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Markets  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-20, Photographs of Mexico and Latin America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-20
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-20

Monte Alban (Oaxaca), Mexico, 1908

Collection name:
William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 3 Folder 11
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Monte Albán
Oaxaca
Date Range:
1907-1908
Start Date:
1907
End Date:
1908
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Mayan art  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007084
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931
See more records associated with this person:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Matteson, Sumner W., 1867-1920
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI9030
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Photographs relating to American Indians and buildings

Photographer:
Cross, W. R. (William R.)  Search this
Dinwiddie, William, 1867-1934  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Matteson, Sumner W., 1867-1920  Search this
Mcbride, C. C.  Search this
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917  Search this
Extent:
49 Prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
5 copy prints
3 Prints (collotype)
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Wanapum Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Deadwood (S.D.)
Fort Cummings (N.M.)
White Earth Indian Reservation (Minn.)
Florida
West Virginia
Salt Lake City (Utah)
New Mexico
Charleston (S.C.)
Utah
Washington (State)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of various subjects, including portraits of American Indians made from negatives by the Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum. Depicted individuals include Lamar Richards (also known as Ostin, Tonkawa) and Grant Richards (also known as Sentele, Tonkawa); Turning Hawk, Crow Dog, Spot Tail, Red Leaf, and White Thunder. There are also images of Shuswap Indians dressing hides; Smohalla and Sokulk followers at Priests Rapids, Washington; and American Indians around a campfire at Fort Marion, Florida.

Additionally, there are photographs of St. Columba's Church, White Earth Reservation, Minnesota; Otoe Industrial School; a chapel at the Cheyenne Mowerʹs place, with Mower's son; a sketch of Fort Cummings, New Mexico; buildings and a mound at Charleston, West Virginia; the Tabernacle at Salt Lake City; an American Indian camp with hides drying; American Indians dragging brush in preparation of a medicine lodge; and a wood engraving of a Dakota Ghost Dance, taken from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.

Photographers include William Dinwiddie; De Lancey W. Gill; Sumner W. Matteson; Thomas William Smillie; Cross, of Hot Springs, South Dakota; and C. C. McBride.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 66F
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Dinwiddie can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 78, Photo Lot 89, Photo Lot 141A, Photo Lot 144, Photo Lot 80-18, the BAE historical negatives, and the Herbert William Krieger Papers.
Additional Gill photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 65, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 85, Photo Lot 79-4, Photo Lot 87-2P, and Photo Lot 90-1.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Sumner W. Matteson collection of photographs, negatives and lantern slides.
Additional Smillie photographs held in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 79, and the BAE historical negatives. The Archives Center, National Museum of American History also holds the Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Camps  Search this
Mounds  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 66F, Photographs relating to American Indians and buildings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.66F
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-66f

Side trips : the photography of Sumner W. Matteson, 1898-1908 / by Louis B. Casagrande and Phillips Bourns

Author:
Casagrande, Louis B  Search this
Matteson, Sumner W. 1867-1920  Search this
Bourns, Phillips  Search this
Milwaukee Public Museum  Search this
Science Museum of Minnesota  Search this
Subject:
Matteson, Sumner W. 1867-1920  Search this
Physical description:
249 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Call number:
TR647.M435 C3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_198103

Sumner W. Matteson : the man : his work

Author:
Johnson, Leo  Search this
Barsamian, Gale  Search this
Matteson, Sumner W. 1867-1920  Search this
Subject:
Matteson, Sumner W. 1867-1920  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1978
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
TR650 .M3786 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007316

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