Photograph made in Desemboque, Sonora, depicting Seri women and child, including basketweaver Clemencia holding baskets. Clemencia may be holding two baskets that she made, now in the collections of the Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History.
Philip D. Shore (1932-2013) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Quaker parents Marvin H. and Pansy Shore. He graduated from Earlham College in 1954 and was granted Conscientous Objector status during the Korean War. His alternative service with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) placed him in the Mexican village El Desemboque in Sonora. During the AFSC project to build an adobe hut, Shore developed acquaintances with the local Seri people and collected examples of Seri handicrafts. In 1957, Shore left the AFSC to earn his Masters of Library Science at the University of North Carolina, and eventually worked as a librarian at Earlham College.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2013-21
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Seri baskets and necklaces collected by Shore held in the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accession 2062824.
The Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives holds the Philip D. Shore Papers, 1932-2013.
The collection is open for research.
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