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A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials

Creator:
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
170 Photographic prints (albumen)
392 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Culture:
Arecuna  Search this
Warao  Search this
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Coclé Guaymi (Cocle)  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Waiwai  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Carib  Search this
Sabanero  Search this
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Taruma  Search this
Teribe (Terraba)  Search this
Ngäbe (Boorabi)  Search this
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
Penonomé (Panama) -- Antiquities -- photographs
Date:
circa 1880-1925
Summary:
These images depict the indigenous people of Peru, Bolivia, Suriname and Chile; the largest percentage of the images are of Panama and Guyana (British Guiana).
Scope and Contents:
The Verrill collection consists primarily of photographic materials made by Verrill in Guyana and Panama. Dating from 1917 and 1925, the Guyana photographs depict mostly Carib and Patamona but also Warao, Arecuna, Akawaio (Acawai), Akurio (Acuria), Arawak, Macushi (Macusi), Waiwai, and Taruma men and women. These are mostly informal portraits, but the photographs also document dwellings and various activities, such as weaving, spinning, fishing, and canoeing. Included in the Guyana materials are also nineteenth-century (ca. 1880?) albumen prints of portraits of Wapichana (Wapishana), Waiwai, Atorai, and Taruma men and women; Verrill most likely did not make these photographs. The Panama materials date from 1924 and 1925 and are primarily portraits of Teribe (Terraba), Ngäbe (Boorabi), Coclé Guaymi (Cocle), Guaymi, Kuna (Cuna), Emberá (Choikoi), and Sabanero men and women, but the photographs also depict dwellings, ceremonials, and canoes. Among the Panama materials are photographs depicting antiquities from Penonomé. The collection also consists of 1924 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Peru, Bolivia, and Chile and 1925 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Suriname and Peru.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N10017-N10307, N10804-N10966, N11229-N11257, N29558, N34270, N34288-N34289, N34294, N34930-N34932, N36040-N36041, N36044, N41525)

Prints Arranged by print number (P00243-P00271, P00289-P00341, P00289-P00341, P02207-P02215, P06385-P06401, P06654-P06682, P06654-P06682, P06695-P06700, P06703, P07307, P07310-P07315, P07317, P07384-P07394, P09137-P09141, P18855)

Lantern slide Arranged by lantern slide number (L00076)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1871 in New Haven, Connecticut, A. Hyatt Verrill was an illustrator, naturalist, explorer, and author of more than 105 books. From 1889 to 1928, he either explored, made ethnological expeditions to, or excavated in Bermuda, the West Indies, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Surinam.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Peru  Search this
Indians of South America -- Chile  Search this
Indians of South America -- Suriname  Search this
Indians of South America -- Bolivia  Search this
Indians of South America -- Panama  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Citation:
A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials, 1917-1926, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.015
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49666ca51-a9ef-4a0b-954e-ff45c26851a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-015

Headdress

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress
Media/Materials:
Cotton cord/cordage, feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Woven
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/889
Barcode:
060889.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6acd1b975-4ac5-4731-8703-0d654b553186
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65243
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/892
Barcode:
060892.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a15061f8-beeb-4f92-892b-e7bb81e01f62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65246
Online Media:

Headdress

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/893
Barcode:
060893.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b8c3f10d-986e-40f1-aedc-b379df9162ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65247
Online Media:

Manioc pounder/paddle

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Manioc pounder/paddle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/825
Barcode:
060825.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62fe18e08-a60f-4476-b6f8-39f470ab0074
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65255
Online Media:

Manioc pounder/paddle

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Manioc pounder/paddle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/826
Barcode:
060826.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws685a62f3b-dc1f-408b-b626-e75b7352d1f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65256
Online Media:

Fishing dip net

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Fishing dip net
Media/Materials:
Cordage, wood
Techniques:
Knotted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/828
Barcode:
060828.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b6266d6a-4e6f-4229-b7a4-ac74f8897aa2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65258
Online Media:

Drum

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Drum
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/830
Barcode:
060830.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d47442c3-a086-412b-92c9-d8d15c51f4b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65261
Online Media:

Head ring with feather/plume

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Head ring with feather/plume
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, feather/feathers, cotton cord/cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied, coiled
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/862
Barcode:
060862.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b0229857-52d2-457f-9515-abf57923aec1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65271
Online Media:

Flute

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Flute
Media/Materials:
Jaguar bone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/863
Barcode:
060863.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6691da070-3efd-4796-9123-87465f47ab7c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65273
Online Media:

Seat

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Seat
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/865
Barcode:
060865.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60509bba7-13bf-4b95-804d-8ba62e845593
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65275
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Fur, cordage
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/868
Barcode:
060868.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61e08e730-9869-4dd2-83fe-4511725e8173
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65278
Online Media:

Whistle

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Whistle
Media/Materials:
Anteater claw/claws
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/871
Barcode:
060871.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws651a595f6-e743-4fff-8b42-7d0f5af30953
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65281
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Rodent tooth/teeth, feather/feathers, jaguar tooth/teeth, peccary tooth/teeth
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/873
Barcode:
060873.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65c99d8b3-82ed-4240-a283-dc5760946931
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65283
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Nut/nuts, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/879
Barcode:
060879.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a7de867a-8a4b-4c98-a09f-547acac4573b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65289
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Nut/nuts, currasow feather/feathers
Techniques:
Carved, strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/880
Barcode:
060880.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws667fb7b84-05f7-4b41-99fe-491611480daf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65290
Online Media:

Quiver for blowgun darts with container for materials

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Quiver for blowgun darts with container for materials
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, gourd, kapok (ceiba fiber)
Techniques:
Coated, wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/951
Barcode:
060951.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60073756b-58f8-405c-9382-623bea15de4b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65295
Online Media:

Spindle whorl and spindle

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Spindle whorl and spindle
Media/Materials:
Wood, animal bone, cordage
Techniques:
Carved, incised, perforated, wrapped
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/839
Barcode:
060839.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b29452e4-39dd-411c-81b8-d52abe664e7d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65304
Online Media:

Rattle

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle
Media/Materials:
Wood, gourd, cotton yarn
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/840
Barcode:
060840.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws631fc3dc4-b6ef-473f-be26-3bfc0e95547a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65305
Online Media:

Vessel with carrying net

Culture/People:
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Vessel with carrying net
Media/Materials:
Gourd, vegetal fiber
Techniques:
Cut, hexagonal-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Between headwaters of Demerara River and Berbice River; Upper Demerara-Berbice Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
6/843
Barcode:
060843.000
See related items:
Akurio (Acuria)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b51f8e65-7c6e-4801-a329-94b7f334a1ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_65308
Online Media:

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