overall: 20.7 cm x 11.1 cm x 10.8 cm; 8 1/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in
The Rolleiflex or “Rollei” twin lens camera was originally introduced in 1929 by Rollei-Werke, a German company. This 2.8 lens model, was popular in the 1960s. The construction and design of this 6x6cm medium format camera with its superior optics, mechanics, bright viewfinder, and exposure controls allowed for its quick acceptance by prominent professional photographers. Today, the digital versions of this camera are available.
From its invention in 1839, the camera has evolved to fit many needs, from aerial to underwater photography and everything in between. Cameras allow both amateur and professional photographers to capture the world around us. The Smithsonian’s historic camera collection includes rare and unique examples of equipment, and popular models, related to the history of the science, technology, and art of photography.
(Label on back, stamped and inscribed:) 62409 / Library of Congress / Two Copies Received Oct 17 1900 / Copyright Entry Oct-17 1900 / No. 20086 / Second Copy Delivered to Order Division Dec 16 1900 / Division of Prints / Rec'd Feb 2 1901 / Library of Congress.
H x W x D: 6.3 x 6.2 x 1.3 cm (2 1/2 x 2 7/16 x 1/2 in)
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Paul Singer collection
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Two globular bodies connected, on high feet. One with tall, narrow neck, the other with the figure of a stocky man, a monkey perching on his head, and his shoulder connected with the tall neck of the other vessel by a strap, one end of which has a hole. White clay, except for dark slip on man and monkey.
In Brazil, forest space for golden lion tamarins is dwindling, so the National Zoo came up with a plan to breed monkeys and release them back into the wild. From: BABY NEW AT THE ZOO http://bit.ly/1rxIjEb
"Twin Sisters" lipstick case, with pink lipstick inside. Outside has picture of four women.
Previous owner Jacqueliine Griffith was the only child of Delaphine Griffith. Delaphine was the only child of Sarah Thomas. Mother and daughter were very close. However, Jacqueline Griffith was quite private and reserved, therefore little is known about the family, her private life or the collection.l
June P. Brown is the executor of Jacqueline Griffith's estate.
Imprinted Globe Leather logo in black and orange ink at upper right: G [with orange circle and black lines to look like a globe at the center of the G]. Etched against background of black ink vertically at center: USE NO HOOKS. In orange ink at bottom right: USE NO HOOKS. In black ink at top center: TWIN HYDE/595 Third Street, Newark 7, New Jersey. At left: Your order/Roll number/Width/Gross Yards/Yards allowance/Net yards/Gross pounds/Tare/Net pounds
This vessel is part of a collection of three ceramic vessels (catalog numbers E432917 - E432919) made by Caddo tribe member, Jereldine (Jeri) Redcorn, née Cross. The vessel, named "Hasinai Twins" by the maker, is a tall ovaloid vase shape, with a simple restricted mouth and a slightly flared rim. Made of red clay, with the incised decoration filled with white-grey powdered material, likely kaolinite clay. The design features two human figures standing back to back, with a raccoon between them. On the back of the vessel, there are three incised circles inside of each other, with the central circle quartered by two intersecting lines. The phrase "Hasinai Twins" is a reference to the "coninisi", a pair of supernatural children who served as intermediaries between the Caddo priests and God as described by a Spanish missionary sometime between 1691 and 1722 (Hatcher 1927-1928, [Pt. 2]:290-292; Rogers and Sabo 2004:625). In naming her vessel, Ms. Redcorn has utilized this early ethnographic information in conjunction with her interpretation of a design motif found on a partially restored engraved shell (Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, LfCrI, B108-4) from the Spiro site in eastern Oklahoma. The paired figures motif is known from several examples at Spiro, in the Craig A style (Phillips and Brown 1984:136). Citations: Hatcher, Mattie A. (translator). 1927-1928. Descriptions of the Tejas or Asinai Indians. 4 Pts. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 30(3):206-218, (4):283-304; 31 (1):50-62, (2):150-180. Phillips, Phil and James A. Brown. 1984. Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, Mass. Rogers, J. Daniel and George Sabo, III. 2004. The Caddos. In Handbook of North American Indians, Southeast. Vol 14. pp. 616-631. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.
Harrison Begay (Haskay Yahne Yah [Warrior Who Walked Up to His Enemy]), Diné (Navajo), b. 1917
28 x 32 cm
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Purchased from the artist in 1952 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.