Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
558 documents - page 1 of 28

Gutskin Cape Or Kamleika

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
147 cm
Width - Object, At Waist:
ca. 55 cm
Culture:
Aleut (Unanga^x ; Unangan)  Search this
Object Type:
Cape
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E2128-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3518e560b-28db-4dc1-825f-ff309ec63d02
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360270
Additional Online Media:

Shaman's Hat

Collector:
William J. Fisher  Search this
Donor Name:
William J. Fisher  Search this
Height - Object:
25 cm
Culture:
Eskimo, Alutiiq (Sugpiaq), Koniag  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
Ugashik, Alaska Peninsula / Ugashik River, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
4 Jan 1887
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
018490
USNM Number:
E127804-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f03f9f95-a2a3-45e8-98cb-d6027161d0d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8334405
Additional Online Media:

Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs

Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Names:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Coe, Wesley R. (Wesley Roswell), 1869-1960  Search this
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Devereux, W. B.  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Keen, Dora, 1871-  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)  Search this
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Artist:
Schreyvogel, Charles, 1861-1912  Search this
Extent:
396 lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Culture:
Suquamish  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Yakutat Tlingit  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Maps
Place:
British Columbia
Siberia (Russia)
Alaska
Date:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Summary:
The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection comprises photographic prints, lantern slides, and one map documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition from May to July of 1899. These photographs were made by members of the expedition, most prominently its official photographer Edward S. Curtis, funder Edward Henry Harriman, and lead scientist C. Hart Merriam. They depict Alaskan scenery, members of the expedition, and Native people and settlements that they encountered. Mary Harriman Rumsey's collection also includes later platinum prints of American Indians made and signed by Curtis (1900, 1903), photographs of glaciers in Alaska by Dora Keen (1914), a photograph of a painting by Charles Schreyvogel (1903), and a photograph of White Pass by Arthur Clarence Pillsbury (1898).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series: photographs relating to the Harriman Expedition; photographs of Alaska that were not made on the Harriman Expedition; and other photographs relating to American Indians. The Harriman series is arranged in a rough chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934) was an important American philanthropist and the oldest child of railroad tycoon Edward Henry Harriman. In 1901, while studying at Barnard College, she co-founded the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements (later named the Junior League of the City of New York), which facilitated charitable work by privileged women among New York's impoverished groups. Rumsey's efforts lead to the establishment of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. in 1921. Additionally, Rumsey co-founded Today magazine with her brother Averell Harriman and others, and in 1933 she chaired the Consumer Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration.

In 1899, Mary Harriman was among the Harriman family members who accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Originally planned as a bear-hunting trip for the family, the expedition, was funded by Edward Henry Harriman and organized with the help of ethnographer and naturalist Clinton Hart Merriam. The party of accomplished scientists, naturalists, photographers, artists, and writers cruised from British Columbia to Siberia and back on a private ship, the SS George W. Elder, in June and July of 1899. The scientists' findings were published in the thirteen-volume Harriman Alaska Series, and Harriman also paid the expedition's official photographer, Edward S. Curtis, to compile souvenir albums from the over 5,000 photographs made during the course of the expedition.
Related Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives, University of Washington Special Collections, and Library of Congress have photo albums relating to the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The SI Archives also holds the Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection and photogravure plates from the Harriman Alaska Series.

NMAI holds photogravure plates and proofs made from Edward Curtis's later photographs and Frederick Dellenbaugh's expedition notes in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records. The National Anthropological Archives also holds Curtis photographs and papers.
Separated Materials:
The following materials were also part of Mary Harriman Rumsey's estate, gifted to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1934. Where possible, their current locations have been noted.

33 artifacts, most of which were likely collected in Alaska by the Harriman Alaska Expedition, are now housed in the NMAI object collection (catalog numbers 18/6460 - 18/6494)

A set of Harriman Alaska Expedition books, probably now in the Cornell University Libraries

4 phonograph records

A bundle of botanical specimens
Provenance:
This collection was donated as part of the estate of Mary Harriman Rumsey to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in May 1934.
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 users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, 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.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053
See more items in:
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-053
Additional Online Media:

Basket bag

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Previous owner:
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945  Search this
Seller:
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bag
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass
Techniques:
Twined, braided
Dimensions:
29 x 21.5 x 4 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
9782
Barcode:
009782.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10065
Additional Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Seller:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, wool yarn
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Atka Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Atka Island
Island Grouping:
Andreanof Islands
Catalog Number:
1190
Barcode:
001190.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_1013
Additional Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Previous owner:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Seller:
Joseph W. Keppler (Udo Keppler/Gyantwaka), Non-Indian, 1872-1956  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, wool yarn
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Attu Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Attu Island
Island Grouping:
Near Islands
Catalog Number:
9555
Barcode:
009555.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10235
Additional Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, silk embroidery floss
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Dimensions:
19.5 x 19 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Date created:
circa 1880
Catalog Number:
9/7038
Barcode:
097038.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_104999
Additional Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Donor:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, embroidery floss
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7039
Barcode:
097039.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105000
Additional Online Media:

Cigar case

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Donor:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Cigar case
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7040
Barcode:
097040.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105001
Additional Online Media:

Wallet

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Donor:
Marie Heye Clemens (Mrs. James B. Clemens), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Wallet
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, embroidery floss
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Date created:
1800-1899
Catalog Number:
9/7041
Barcode:
097041.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105002
Additional Online Media:

Drum handle

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Object Name:
Drum handle
Media/Materials:
Ivory
Techniques:
Carved, incised
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7340
Barcode:
097340.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105282
Additional Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Collector:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Seller:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Sanak Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Sanak Island
Island Grouping:
Sanak Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7686
Barcode:
097686.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105622
Additional Online Media:

Throwing stick/Atlatl

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Collector:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Seller:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Throwing stick/Atlatl
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Sanak Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Sanak Island
Island Grouping:
Sanak Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7687
Barcode:
097687.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105623
Additional Online Media:

Spear shaft

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Collector:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Seller:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Spear shaft
Media/Materials:
Ivory, cordage, wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Sanak Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Sanak Island
Island Grouping:
Sanak Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7688
Barcode:
097688.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105624
Additional Online Media:

Arrow foreshaft

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Collector:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Seller:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Arrow foreshaft
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Sanak Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Sanak Island
Island Grouping:
Sanak Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7689
Barcode:
097689.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105625
Additional Online Media:

Parka

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Collector:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Seller:
Ora Miner Leland (O. M. Leland), Non-Indian, 1876-1962  Search this
Object Name:
Parka
Media/Materials:
Seal gut/intestines
Techniques:
Sewn
Dimensions:
150 x 122 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Place:
Sanak Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Sanak Island
Island Grouping:
Sanak Islands
Catalog Number:
9/7693
Barcode:
097693.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_105629
Additional Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Seller:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, embroidery floss
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Attu Island; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Island Name:
Attu Island
Island Grouping:
Near Islands
Catalog Number:
1191
Barcode:
001191.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_1071
Additional Online Media:

Maskette

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Object Name:
Maskette
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Port Moller; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
10/84
Barcode:
100084.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_107996
Additional Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Seller:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, wool yarn
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
1200
Barcode:
001200.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_1080
Additional Online Media:

Snuff box

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Previous owner:
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945  Search this
Seller:
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945  Search this
Object Name:
Snuff box
Media/Materials:
Ivory, wood
Techniques:
Incised
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
9983
Barcode:
009983.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10816
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By