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Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indians of Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
8 color transparencies
93 mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mixe Indians  Search this
Amuzgo Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Mestizos  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Tepehuan Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Nahuas  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Seri Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Chiapanec Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Mayo Indians  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Zoque Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Mounted photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Mexican Indians, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted tribes include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Mexican Indians. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Dances -- Mexico  Search this
Weaving -- Mexico  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Spinning -- Mexico  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indians of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

Man's Hat

Donor Name:
Walter F. Morris Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Object Type:
Hat
Place:
San Andres Larrainzar, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
4 Aug 1978
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
332766
USNM Number:
E419537-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8452011
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Leather Sandals

Donor Name:
Walter F. Morris Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Object Type:
Sandal
Place:
San Andres Larrainzar, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
4 Aug 1978
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
332766
USNM Number:
E419540-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8452015
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Incense burner/Incensario

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Collector:
David W. Amram, Jr., Non-Indian, 1901-1990  Search this
Seller:
David W. Amram, Jr., Non-Indian, 1901-1990  Search this
Object Name:
Incense burner/Incensario
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
18/8085
Barcode:
188085.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_201119
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Rope

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Rope
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Twisted
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
21/3558
Barcode:
213558.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_227894
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Male doll

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Previous owner:
Pauline G. Fritts (Pauline G. ALexander/Mrs. Grover Cleveland Fritts/Mrs. G. C. Fritts), Non-Indian, 1889-1989  Search this
Donor:
Pauline G. Fritts (Pauline G. ALexander/Mrs. Grover Cleveland Fritts/Mrs. G. C. Fritts), Non-Indian, 1889-1989  Search this
Object Name:
Male doll
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, vegetal fiber, cotton yarn, paint
Techniques:
Sewn, braided
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place:
Huixtán; Huixtán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
22/3688
Barcode:
223688.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238168
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Woman's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Previous owner:
Judith S. Somer (Judith Scherer Joffe/Mrs. Joseph S. Somer), Non-Indian, 1917-1999  Search this
Dr. Joseph S. Somer, Non-Indian, 1903-1980  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Joseph S. Somer, Non-Indian, 1903-1980  Search this
Judith S. Somer (Judith Scherer Joffe/Mrs. Joseph S. Somer), Non-Indian, 1917-1999  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
85 x 195 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
San Andrés Larráinzar; Larráinzar Municipality; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
23/5154
Barcode:
235154.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_250478
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Woman's head scarf

Culture/People:
probably Tzotzil Maya (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Judith S. Somer (Judith Scherer Joffe/Mrs. Joseph S. Somer), Non-Indian, 1917-1999  Search this
Dr. Joseph S. Somer, Non-Indian, 1903-1980  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Joseph S. Somer, Non-Indian, 1903-1980  Search this
Judith S. Somer (Judith Scherer Joffe/Mrs. Joseph S. Somer), Non-Indian, 1917-1999  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's head scarf
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Woven, embroidered
Dimensions:
125 x 71 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
23/5157
Barcode:
235157.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_250481
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Woman's dress

Culture/People:
probably Chamula Maya (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's dress
Media/Materials:
Cotton-synthetic cloth, embroidery floss, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, embroidered
Dimensions:
107.0 x 91.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1975
Catalog Number:
26/6991
Barcode:
266991.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_393991
Additional Online Media:

Poncho

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Poncho
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
64 x 208 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
21/3563
Barcode:
213563.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_227899
Additional Online Media:

Cup

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Seller:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Viking Fund, Incorporated (The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.), 1941-  Search this
Object Name:
Cup
Media/Materials:
Gourd
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Catalog Number:
21/1516
Barcode:
211516.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_225785
Additional Online Media:

Stirring paddle

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Seller:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Viking Fund, Incorporated (The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.), 1941-  Search this
Object Name:
Stirring paddle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Catalog Number:
21/1521
Barcode:
211521.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_225790
Additional Online Media:

Man's basket hat

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Seller:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Viking Fund, Incorporated (The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.), 1941-  Search this
Object Name:
Man's basket hat
Media/Materials:
Toquilla palm/Panama hat plant fiber, horsehair
Techniques:
Braided, sewn
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Catalog Number:
21/1534
Barcode:
211534.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_225803
Additional Online Media:

Jar

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Jar
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
21/3589
Barcode:
213589.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_227925
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Mask

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Turtle shell/carapace, wood
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
22/3386
Barcode:
223386.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238356
Additional Online Media:

Woman's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, wool yarn
Techniques:
Sewn, embroidered
Dimensions:
83 x 72 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
21/4434
Barcode:
214434.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_228870
Additional Online Media:

Woman's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
probably Tzotzil Maya (attributed)  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, fringed
Dimensions:
71 x 63 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
22/1224
Barcode:
221224.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_235932
Additional Online Media:

Woman's shawl

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Suzanne Aurelio (Mrs. Richard Aurelio), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's shawl
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, cotton thread
Techniques:
Sewn
Dimensions:
147 x 96 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Native Term:
mochebal
Place:
El Bosque; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1975
Catalog Number:
25/871
Barcode:
250871.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_266378
Additional Online Media:

Man's pants

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Collector:
David W. Amram, Jr., Non-Indian, 1901-1990  Search this
Seller:
David W. Amram, Jr., Non-Indian, 1901-1990  Search this
Object Name:
Man's pants
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, wool yarn
Techniques:
Sewn
Dimensions:
76 x 80 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Tenejapa; Tenejapa Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
18/8065
Barcode:
188065.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_201097
Additional Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Collector:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Seller:
Bernard J. Edley, Non-Indian, 1925-1994  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Viking Fund, Incorporated (The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.), 1941-  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Agave/Maguey fiber, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Netted
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Catalog Number:
21/1530
Barcode:
211530.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_225799
Additional Online Media:

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