Photographs depicting Philippine peoples and aerial views of the islands that were made or collected by John Salsman while stationed in the Philippines. They include depictions of Bagobo, Moro, Negrito, Subanun, and Kalinga people, as well as aerial views of Manila, Zamboanga, Jolo, Mayon and Taal Volcanos, hills and terraces. Most of the prints are mounted on unbound leaves from an album along with newspaper clippings, invitations, a radiogram, and other souvenirs and mementos. The aerial photographs were probably made by photographers at Camp Nichols.
John G. Salsman was a Lieutenant and publicity officer in the United States Army Air Corps when he was stationed in the Philippines.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-73
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Similar aerial photographs from Camp Nichols, along with a press release written by Salsman, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 2011-26.
The collection is open for research.
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Photo lot 75-73, John G. Salsman photograph collection of the Philippines, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution