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Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama

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Creator:
Jopling, Carol F.  Search this
Extent:
74 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (including some mounted for exhibition))
442 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
326 Contact prints (326 contact prints (on proof sheets))
Culture:
Ngäbe (Guaymi)  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Contact prints
Photographs
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama
Date:
1981-1984
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Carol F. Jopling documenting the Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama, as well as the Panama Canal and scenery. Jopling's photographs depict Choco and Kuna dwellings (including their construction), Choco people waiting to receive vaccinations from Navy personnel, agriculture (including coconut harvesting), boats in the Panama Canal, and city buildings. Photographs and textual materials used for an exhibit in 1998 at the American Institute of Architects Baltimore Gallery, entitled "Contrasting Vernacular Architecture: Kuna and Choco Houses of Panama," are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Carol Farrington Jopling (ca. 1917-2000) was a librarian and anthropologist. As a librarian, she mostly worked for government agencies, including the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology in 1961 and 1962. In 1973, she received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Massachusettes, writing her disseration on the "Women Weavers of Yalalag; Their Art and Its Process." After spending four years as a research associate at Harvard's Peabody Museum, she became chief librarian of the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute in Panama (1981-1984). There, she developed a focus on the anthropological study of architecture, publishing a book on the "Art and Aesthetics in Primitive Societies" in 1971.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of Carol F. Jopling.
Jopling also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 368048.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-37, Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-37