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Kenneth X. Robbins Collection & Papers

Collector:
Robbins, Kenneth X.  Search this
Extent:
150 Maps (approximate count)
1,300 Color postcards (approximate count)
6 Books
60 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Color postcards
Books
Photographs
Postcards
Medals
Postage stamps
Place:
India -- Description and Travel -- 1901-1946
India -- Kings and rulers
Turkey
Pakistan
Iran
Asia
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Items pertaining to the spiritual, economic, and artistic history of modern India and its princely states. Parts include: fiscal philately from the princely states of India, documents pertaining to Indian medicine (6 linear ft.), paintings, medals and coins, map of Baroda and other princely states, postcards, the collector's research files, genealogical studies of Majarajas, and memorabilia on the history of Jews in Southern Indian. Robbins document Indian society, particularly court nobles. One photograph album and three photographs comprise this collection. The photograph album documents the Silver Jubilee celebration of Mahabat Khanji Rasukhanji Babi Bahadur, the last Nawab of Junagadh in 1945, including entertainment, events, and formal and informal portraits of participants. The Nawab is shown being saluted by government officials, being weighed in silver, and receiving a gift. Performances by dancing women and marching bands are documented, as are sports such as horseback riding, rock lifting, and running. People portrayed include government officials, prisoners in chains, the Nawab, the Nawab's son, nobles such as Kau Mull Ladha wth his daughter in a limousine, prominent citizens of Junagadh, and uniformed men marching.
Arrangement:
1139 postage stamps: organized in 5 boxes ; arranged numerically by item catalog number and alphabetically by region
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins of Potomac, Maryland, psychiatrist, M.D., collector of south Asian art, and author, assembled a collection of various types of materials documenting Indian society particularly in the second quarter of the 20th century, focusing on the noble courts.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.01
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Nobility -- India  Search this
Coins  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Postcards
Medals
Postage stamps
Citation:
Kenneth X. Robbins Photograph Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Kenneth X. Robbins, 1990, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.01
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1990-01
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Charles Isaacs Collection

Collector:
Isaacs, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Saché, John Edward, 1824-1882  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Skeen & Co.  Search this
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Extent:
73 Albumen prints (various sizes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
India
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Udagamandalam (India)
Kanpur (India)
Lucknow (India)
Japan
Guangzhou (China)
China
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Date:
circa 1850-1900
Scope and Contents:
73 albumen photo prints, some mounted, many signed and numbered in the negative and some with hadwritten penciled identifications, various sizes. A small number are hand-tinted. Images depict Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Japan and China. Subjects include portraits, people in daily activities, street scenes, city views, architecture, fauna and gardens, and landscapes. Photographers include Scowen & Co., Skeen & Co. and Samuel Bourne. Images depict architectural monuments, city and village views, and picturesque landscapes such as the Great Imambara and Mosque in Lucknow, the quadrangle of the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) in Agra, the Memorial Well in Kanpur (Cawnpore), numerous views of villages, bridges and landscapes in Kashmir, and the botanical gardens at Ootacamund (Udagamandalam). There is also one photograph, an unmounted albumen print, signed and numbered in the negative, by John Edward Saché (active 1860-1880), also depicting a landscape in India. Additionally, an ethnographic portrait (unmounted albumen print) of two Sri Lankan aboriginal men titled "Veddahs" by Charles T. Scowen is included in the collection.
Arrangement:
Four flat boxes.
Biographical / Historical:
British photographer Charles T. Scowen arrived in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the early 1870s, where he was first employed as a clerk. By 1876, Scowen had established a studio, Scowen & Co., in Kandy, with a second location appearing in Columbo by the 1890s. There appear to have been several Scowens working in the studios, as Charles T. Scowen returned to England in 1885. C. Scowen was listed as the proprietor until 1891 and M. Scowen was the proprietor when the firm was finally sold in 1893. Images from Scowen & Co. were used to illustrate a number of books about Ceylon and the tea trade.
Skeen & Co. was a commercial photography studio active in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1860-1903. In 1860, William Skeen, who was the official Government Printer, purchased J. Parting's photography studio in Colombo for his son, William Louis Henry Skeen, who had studied at the London School of Photography. In 1891 another Skeen & Co. studio was opened in Kandy. The firm was known for its images of agriculture (particularly tea and spices), industry (the construction of the Ceylon railroads and the Colombo Breakwater), landscapes and ethnic groups.
John Edward Saché (1824-1882) was an American commercial photographer, born in Prussia as Johann Edvart Zachert. He arrived in Calcutta in 1864 and for the next twenty years traveled widely in northern India, photographing major towns and sites. Saché's first professional association was with W. F. Westfield in Calcutta but he would go on to establish other studios, either alone or in partnerships, in Nainital, Bombay, Lucknow and Benares, among other locations.
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2002.01
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Mosques  Search this
Imambaras  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.01
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2002-01
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Ox-powered well in Lahore, Pakistan

Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print, 12.5 cm x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Pakistan
Lahore (Pakistan)
Date:
1978
Local Numbers:
FSA A2013.06 03.14.39
General:
- Title is provided by Chelsea Fairley, FSg Archives cataloger, based on original captions and collection documentation.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Wells  Search this
Livestock  Search this
Oxen  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
Identifier:
FSA.A2013.06, Item FSA A2013.06 03.14.39
See more items in:
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2013-06-ref761

The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Culture:
Bhotia (Sherpa)  Search this
Dom (South Asian people)  Search this
Gond (Indic people)  Search this
Gujaratis (Indic people)  Search this
Kachari (Indic people)  Search this
Kota (Indic people)  Search this
Lepcha  Search this
Mishmi (Indic people)  Search this
Munda (Indic people)  Search this
Naga (Indonesian people)  Search this
Korwa (Indic people)  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Savara (Indic people)  Search this
Thakuri (Indic people)  Search this
Tharu  Search this
Toda (Indic people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
India
Afghanistan
Burma
Pakistan
Iran
Assam (India)
Cachar (India)
Chittagong (Bangladesh)
Delhi (India)
Hazara District (Pakistan)
Hisar (India)
Kohat District (Pakistan)
Lahore (India)
Madras (India)
Mysore (India)
Palamu (India)
Shahabad (India : District)
Shahjahanpur (India)
Sikkim (India)
Sind (India)
Date:
1868
London, C. Whiting Beaufort House, Strand, 1868-1875
Scope and Contents:
Photographers represented include J.C.A. Dannenberg, R.H. DeMontmorency, E. Godfrey, W.W. Hooper, H.C. McDonald, J. Mulheran, G. Richter, Shepherd & Robertson (later as Bourne & Shepherd), B. Simpson, B.W. Switzer, H.C.B. Tanner, C.C. Taylor, and J. Waterhouse.
Taken in the 1850s and 1860s, these photographs portray the people of many castes, culture groups, and occupations in India, posed individually and in groups. Indian culture groups portrayed include Bhogta, Bhoti, Chero, Dombo, Gond, Gujarati, Ho, Kachari, Kishangarh, Kota, Lepcha, Mishmi, Munda, Naga, Pahari, Paithan, Rajput, Saora, Singpho, Thakur, Tharu, and Toda. Peoples portrayed are from parts of India and surrounding areas, now in Afghanistan, Burma, Iran and Pakistan, such as Assam, Bareli, Behat, Cachar, Chittagong, Delhi, Hazara, Hisar, Kohat, Lahore, Madras, Munjpur, Mysore, Palamau, Shahabad, Shahjahanpur, Sikkim, and Sind.
Occupations illustrated include barbers, blacksmiths, carpenters, charcoal carriers, farmers, fish vendors, horse dealers, interpreters, landlords, mendicants, merchants, officials, priests, warriors, and water carriers. Activities shown include dancing and knitting. Artifacts and material culture documented include books, buildings, devotional objects, tools, and weapons such as bows, clubs, shields, guns and spears.
Arrangement:
The collection is composed of 8 bound volumes with 470 albumen photoprints mounted alongside text. Photographs are arranged by region, with culture group and region, some also with name and occupation of subjects.
Biographical / Historical:
John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye assembled this ethnologic study collection from photographs made by British photographers in India. The collection documents the caste and culture groups of India for a British India Office multi-volume publication. A graduate of Aberdeen University in England, John Forbes Watson (1827-1892) served as an assistant surgeon in the Bombay Medical Services from 1850 to 1853. While in India, Watson began to research Indian agricultural resources. In 1858, he became reporter on the products of India for the India Office in England. A year later, he became director of the India Office's India Museum, devoted to promoting trade in the British Empire. While there, he published several monographs on Indian plants and textiles. In 1867, he was appointed keeper of the museum, and served in that capacity until he retired in 1879.
John William Kaye (1814-1876) was secretary of the India Office's Political and Secret Department.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03
Provenance:
Purchase 1990 A1990.3
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03
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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1990-03
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MS 7376 Smithsonian-New South Wales Expedition to Pakistan records

Creator:
Smithsonian-New South Wales Expedition to Pakistan, 1971  Search this
Godden, Donald M. (Principal Field Investigator)  Search this
Rye, Owen S.  Search this
Godden, Elaine  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Ancient Technology Program  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Pakistan
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes catalog of collection, letter, maps, and forms. Concerns the Smithsonian's Ancient Technology Program.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7376
Citation:
Manuscript 7376, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7376
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7376

Photographic Prints of Asia

Creator:
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Extent:
4 Prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Ceylon
Sri Lanka
Japan
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Four 19th/early 20th century prints: 1 unmounted gelatin silver rural scene in Peshawar by R.B. Holmes. 23.8 x 29.3 cm.; 1 unmounted gelatin silver scene of Afghan men by R.B. Holmes. 23.8 x 29.3 cm.18.6 x 14.3 cm.; 1 unmounted albumen print of 2 Sri Lankan young men with fruit by Scowen Studio. 21.4 x 27.8 cm.; 1 umounted albumen print of Japanese men moving rice bales by Suzuki Shin'ichi Studio.
Arrangement:
One flat box.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2017.09
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints
Identifier:
FSA.A2017.09
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2017-09
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Janet Longcope photographs of world travels

Creator:
Longcope, Janet, ca. 1886-1974  Search this
Extent:
600 Mounted prints (circa 600 mounted prints, silver gelatin)
4,000 Color slides (circa)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Pakistan -- Description and Travel
Fiji -- Description and Travel
Ethiopia -- Description and Travel
Easter Island -- Description and Travel
Yemen -- Description and Travel
Honduras -- Description and Travel
Peru -- Description and Travel
Guatemala -- Description and Travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Vietnam -- Description and Travel
Solomon Islands -- Description and Travel
Colombia -- Description and Travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Jordan -- Description and Travel
Uzbekistan -- Description and Travel
Singapore -- Description and Travel
Bhutan -- Description and Travel
Afghanistan -- Description and Travel
Burma -- Description and Travel
Brazil -- Description and Travel
Australia -- Description and Travel
Lebanon -- Description and Travel
Iraq -- Description and Travel
Iran -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
New Guinea -- Description and Travel
Syria -- Description and Travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Cambodia -- Description and Travel
Sri Lanka -- Description and Travel
Chile -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
Mongolia -- Description and Travel
New Zealand -- Description and Travel
Russia -- Description and Travel
Kenya -- Description and Travel
Macau (China) -- Description and Travel
Malaysia -- Description and Travel
Yucatan -- Description and Travel
Indonesia -- Description and Travel
Date:
1954-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Janet Longcope during trips to countries around the world. They depict landscapes, buildings, markets, dances, agriculture, arts and crafts, ceremonies, children, cooking, musicians, and transportation. Locations depicted include Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Guinea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Siberia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, and Yucatan. Longcope used many of these photographs in lectures.
Biographical/Historical note:
Janet Longcope (1886-1974) was a bookbinder and world traveler who gave informal lectures about her travels. Ater the death of her husband Dr. Warfield T. Longcope in 1953, she visited countries all over the world, returning to some, such as India, as many as nine times.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-26
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Markets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 75-26, Janet Longcope photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-75-26

Photographs made on the Smithsonian-New South Wales Expedition to Pakistan

Source:
Godden, Donald M. (Principal Field Investigator)  Search this
Sponsor:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
University of New South Wales, expedition sponsor  Search this
Former owner:
Godden, Donald M. (Principal Field Investigator)  Search this
Extent:
3,135 Negatives (circa, acetate)
Culture:
Pakistanis  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Pakistan
Date:
1969-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made during the Smithsonian-New South Wales Expedition to Pakistan, possibly by the expedition's collectors or official photographers. The photographs document Pakistani people, homes, industries, and arts, including manufacturing and handicraft processes and products such as textiles, pottery, jewelry, and metalwork.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Smithsonian-New South Wales Expedition was an ethnological collecting expedition and research project relating to traditional crafts, technologies, and cottage industries in Pakistan during the period 1967-1979. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's Ancient Technology Program and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, the program included collectors Don Godden, Elaine Godden, Owen S. Rye, Hans Wulff, Roswitha Wulff, and Charles Walton.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-16
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Records of the Smithsonian New South Wales Expedition to Pakistan, which largely comprises photographs, as well as Owen S. Rye's catalog of collection for 1967-1971 (MS 7376).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Industries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-16, Photographs made on the Smithsonian-New South Wales Expedition to Pakistan, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-16
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-16

Robert E. Kuntz photographs of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East

Creator:
Kuntz, Robert E.  Search this
Extent:
2,168 Negatives (circa, acetate)
548 Modern prints (circa)
78 Color slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Modern prints
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Taiwan
Egypt
Turkey
Hong Kong (China)
Borneo
Nigeria
Kenya
Libya
Pakistan
Sudan
Baʻlabakk (Lebanon)
India
Thailand
Philippines
Yemen
Vietnam
Korea
Damascus (Syria)
Japan
Date:
circa 1949-1966
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Robert E. Kuntz documenting people and the natural and built environments that he encountered during his world travels. Locations depicted include Asia (Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan), the Middle East (Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Yemen), Africa (Sudan, Libya, Kenya, and Nigeria), and Oceania (Borneo and the Philippines). Images of Taiwan include street scenes of Taipei, festivals and ceremonies (including celebrations of 10-10 Day, Buddha's birthday, and Lantern Festival), temples, villages and agriculture, boats and harbors, artwork and shrines, carving, construction, markets, bridges, and a cemetery. The collection also includes images of the Acropolis of Athens, the Taj Mahal and other structures in India, historical structures and the harbor in Istanbul, markets and vendors in west Pakistan, and Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Arun in Thailand, ancient structures in Baʻlabakk (Lebanon), St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai) and a parade and ceremonies in Egypt.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Robert E. Kuntz (1916-2003) was a parasitologist for the U.S. Navy and the Southwest Research Foundation. After earning his MS in zoology from Oklahoma University and Ph.D. in parasitology from the University of Michigan, he joined the United States Navy in 1943. He was a parasitologist and medical entomologist with the Naval Medical Research Institute and then Chairman of the department of parasitology at the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, a position that brought him into contact with groups in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 1964, Kuntz retired from the Navy as a captain. He wrote hundreds of publications and his photographs have been reproduced in textbooks, National Geographic Magazine, and other publications.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2003-25
Reproduction Note:
Modern prints made from original negatives by Smithsonian Institution, 1987.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Kuntz's field notes are held in the Smithsonian Institutuion Archives in the Field Book Project, SIA Acc. 12-254.
Taiwanese fish skins collected by Kuntz held in the anthropology collections of the NAtional Museum of Natural History, accession 231999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Markets  Search this
Art  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2003-25, Robert E. Kuntz photographs of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2003-25
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2003-25

Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia

Collector:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932  Search this
Names:
Bourne & Shepherd  Search this
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Shepherd & Robertson  Search this
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Shepherd, Charles  Search this
Extent:
165 Mounted prints (circa 165 mounted prints, albumen)
Culture:
Pushtuns  Search this
East Indians  Search this
Burmese  Search this
Andamanese (Indic people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Fakirs  Search this
Pakistanis  Search this
Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people)  Search this
Kashmiri (South Asian people)  Search this
Bengali (South Asian people)  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Nepalese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Australia
India
Afghanistan
Assam (India)
Bengal (India)
Rajasthan (India)
Tibet (China)
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Burma
Andaman Islands (India)
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Date:
circa 1862-1885
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Emma A. Koch documenting the people and natural and built environments in India, South Asia, and Australia. The collection largely consists of images of East Indian peoples, structures, scenery, and activities, including tea making and entertainment; areas of India most commonly depicted are Assam, Bengal, and the Andaman Islands. Additional photographs portray people, architecture, and scenery in Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Tibet, and Australia. Most of the photographs were likely taken by Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd (Bourne & Shepherd), with some made by Scowen & Co., Shepherd & Robertson, Benjamin F. Simpson, Reynolds, and Ganey.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 161, USNM ACC 40922
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 79-38.
Photographs in the Koch Collection (accession 40922), previously filed in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 8, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 161.
Additional photograhs by Bourne & Shepherd can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-44, Photo Lot 91-27, and Photo Lot 97.
Additional photographs by Shepherd & Robertson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives hold additional photographs by Benjamin Simpson, Samuel Bourne, Bourne & Shepherd, Scowen & Co., and Shepherd & Robertson.
Koch also donated an album of dried flowers to the Department of Anthropology as part of accession 40922.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Architecture -- India  Search this
Tea trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 161, Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.161
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-161

James Reid Graham photographs and postcard collection of India and Asia

Creator:
Graham, James Reid  Search this
Publisher:
Albertype Co.  Search this
Asheville Postcard Company  Search this
Collotype Co. (Elizabeth, N.J. and N.Y.C.)  Search this
Dexter Press  Search this
H. A. Mirza & Sons  Search this
Honolulu Paper Company  Search this
Lehnert & Landrock  Search this
Mahatta & Co.  Search this
Sarrafian Bros.  Search this
Names:
Island Curio (Company), publisher or seller  Search this
Behar, Isaac (editor or publisher)  Search this
Harriz, Michel (photographer or publisher)  Search this
Photographer:
Ferger, Henri R. (Henri Rabb), b. 1889  Search this
Malhotra, K. L.  Search this
Stewart, R. R. (Ralph Randles), 1890-  Search this
ʻAbbūd, Karīmah  Search this
Extent:
8 Copy prints
1 Sketched map
1,850 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (some on postcard stock))
1,500 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
96 Printed postcards (collotype, color halftone, halftone)
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Kashmiri (South Asian people)  Search this
East Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Sketched map
Prints
Negatives
Printed postcards
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
India
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Pakistan
Israel
Palestine
Hong Kong (China)
Japan
Syria
India -- religion
Hawaii
Date:
circa 1929-1932
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made and collected by James Reid Graham during his travels in India and Asia. They document the people, their natural and built environments, religious shrines and objects (including Buddhist, Hindu, and Catholic representations), transportation (including by yak, donkey, boat, airplane, and ricksha), games (particularly polo and field hockey), gatherings, and crafts.

The photographs depict locations in northern India and Pakistan, southern India and Ceylon, Egypt, Greece, Israel and Palestine, Syria, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, and possibly Yale University.

Some photographs by Ralph Randles Stewart, a botanist who worked at Gordon College from 1911-1954; Reverend Henri R. Ferger, a missionary and teacher for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in India; and K. L. Malhotra. Includes postcards by Sarrafian Bros, Isaac Behar, Karimeh Abbud, Michel Harriz, Albertype Co., Asheville Postcard Co., Dexter Press, Lehnert & Landrock, Honolulu Paper Co., Collotype Co., Mahatta & Co., Island Curio Co., and H. A. Mirza & Sons.
Biographical/Historical note:
James Reid Graham was as a Presbyterian missionary at Gordon College in Rawalpindi, Punjab (1929-1932). His doctoral dissertation for the Yale University Department of Religion was "The Arya Samaj as a Reformation in Hinduism, with Special Reference to Caste," submitted in 1943.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 88-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Albertype Company negatives can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 25.
Additional Isaac Behar and Lehnert & Landrock postcards can be found in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives Postcard Collection.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sports  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 88-37, James Reid Graham photographs and postcard collection of India and Asia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.88-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-88-37

Elizabeth Moynihan Collection, Series 6: Rock Specimens

Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Items (box, ceramic and plaster fragments)
Type:
Archival materials
Fragments
Place:
Dholpur (India : District)
India
Pakistan
Nepal
Rajasthan (India)
Scope and Contents:
Five small samples of clay and stucco fragments titled: 1. Unidentified; 2. Akbar's Fort, above Shimla; 3. Akbar's For, Nov. 13, 1976; 4.Clay Pipe, Pari Mahal; 5. Pari Mahal, level 5.
Arrangement:
Organized and arranged in thirteen boxes with one oversize box and one flat file folder.
Biographical / Historical:
Ms. Moynihan is an architectural historian and travel throughout India for several years. She was married to Senator Daniel Moynihan for 48 years. She served on the Indo-U.S. Sub-Commission on Education and Culture for many years. While living in India, Ms. Moynihan authored a survey of surviving Moghul gardens, which was published in 1979 as "Paradise as a Garden in Persia and Moghul India." She also did research on Babur, the founder of the Moghul dynasty. In the process, she located and documented four previously unknown 16th century gardens built by Babur.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2013.06 06
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Genre/Form:
Fragments
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
Identifier:
FSA.A2013.06, Series FSA A2013.06 06
See more items in:
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 7: Oversized Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2013-06-ref743
Online Media:

N-85: "Afghanistan -Ostpersien I. 1924-1925"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diarie (1 volume (141 pages), 15.5 cm. x 20 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Afghanistan
India
Iran
Iraq
Pakistan
Date:
1924 December 1-1925 March 21
Scope and Contents:
The Journal ends at Salami, just before Herzfeld reached Mashhad. From Bombay to Mashhad via Kabul, Sistan (Kūh-i Khwāja and Shahristān), Kuhistan (Birjand, Khargird). Journal No.II which would cover the stay in Mashhad and the trip to Tehran via Sangbast, Nishapur, Sabzevar, Damghan, Bistam, Radkan and Simnan is not in the Archive.
- FSA A.6 01.06, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-85", provides an account of Herzfeld's visits (December 1924 and January 1925) to museums in Bombay and Delhi (India), Kabul (Afghanistan), Karrachi and Peshawar (Pakistan), as well as an account of an expedition (January 25, 1925 to March 21, 1925) from Zahedan, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan (Iran), to Salami (Iran), a village south of Mashhad (Iran) in the province of Khorasan. During this trip which ultimately led him to Tehran (Iran), Herzfeld visited Kuh-i Khwaja (Iran), Shahristan (Iran), Birjand (Iran), Qa'In (Iran), and Khargird (Iran). Finally, many historical notes are to be found throughout the diary.

- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Afghanistan - Ostpersien I, 1924-1925"

- Taxila (Pakistan): Sketch of temple and tower, October 14-15, 1924, (pp. 1-2).

- Peshawar (Pakistan): Sketch of gray stone dish, "Opferschale", November 16, 1924, (pp. 2-3).

- Kabul (Afghanistan): Notes on objects in Museum, including Korans. Sketch of turban and cap on figures from Kafiristan, December 1, 1924, (pp. 4-6).

- Notes on inscribed sarcophagus. Sketch: Kufic (p.8); water-jug (p.9), (pp. 8-9).

- Sistan (Iran): Notes on Auzdar and other Tells, January 25 - February 4, 1925, (pp. 10-11).

- Sistan (Iran): Auzdar, Achaemenian ruins, March 25, 1925, (p. 11).

- Shahristan (Iran): Description of ruins "more a large fortress, than a city". Believes to be pre-Islamic city "Rāmshehrestān". Sketch: plan of fortress (p.22); plan of domed building (p.23); pottery shapes (pp.25-26); plan of another domed building (p.26), February 11-14, 1925, (pp. 19-27).

- Baghdad (Iraq): Khan Ortuma, 1923, (p. 20).

- Qasimabad (Iran): Notes on tower, inscription etc. Sketch: knotted character of Kufic script (p.37), February 15-16, 1925, (pp. 35-38).

- Bishapur (Iran): Returned from Qasimabad, January 1, 1925, (p. 38).

- Bishapur (Iran): Again at Kuh-i Khwaja, February 25, 1925, (p. 70).

- Kaleh-i dukhtar (near Ribāt-i Safīd) (Iran): Sketch of fire-temple at Kale-i dukhtar, also plans of fire-temples at Hatra, Shahristan, Qasr-i Shirin, Farrashband, Kuh-i Khwaja and Samarra, February 25, 1925, (pp. 70a-71).

- Khunik (Iran): Types of domed house construction in Sistan. Sketch: plans and elevations of typical examples, March 5, 1925, (p. 102).

- Neh (Iran): Sketch of vertical windmill, March 5, 1925, (p. 103).

- Personal comments, speculations on the great political events of the past 100 years; and appeals for the recognition of culture, knowledge and art as the bases of civilization, February 25, 1925, (pp. 104-108).

- Qa'in (Kuhistan, Iran): Mosque inscription of Qādī Shams al-dīn al-Qārāni, c. 770 H., March 9, 1925, (p. 119).

- Birjand (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on types of house plans and domes between Birjand and Dastgird. Sketches of plans, March 9, 1925, (pp. 119-121).

- Sehdeh (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on Ismailite fortresses in area, March 13, 1925, (p. 126).

- Abuzar (Kuhistan, Iran): Ruins of Ismaili fortress with shrine, March 15, 1925, (pp. 130-131).

- Abuzar (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on fortress. Sketch: section of plan of fortress, March 15, 1925, (pp. 130-131).

- Qa'in (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on mosque, March 15, 1925, (p. 134).

- Khargird (Iran): Detailed notes on Nizāmiyya mosque and Ghiyāthiyya madrasa. Sketch: section plan of mosque (p.138); Ghiyāthiyya inscriptions (p.139); tile panel of madrasa (p.141); painted tile (p.142); door inscription of madrasa (p.143), March 20-21, 1925, (pp. 137-143).
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Diary of Expedition from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Mashhad (Iran)
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Travel Journals were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928) for eight travel journals. For some reason, Upton has given this journal an accession number related to the series he created for the notebooks (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.), probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, N-85

FSA A.6 03.085

FSA A.6 01.06
General:
- Additional information from staff reads, "Only part of the handwritten text of the Journal in German was transliterated and reviewed by Ernst Herzfeld's former collaborator, Friedrich Krefter, with the assistance of his wife, Maria Krefter. Please contact the Archives for digital access to the transliterated copy."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 1.6
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 1: Travel Journals
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref6667

William F. Baggerman photographs of world travels

Creator:
Baggerman, William F.  Search this
Extent:
1,688 color slides
31 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
22 Prints (silver gelatin)
5 color prints
3 Postcards (color halftone)
1 Drawing
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Negatives
Prints
Color prints
Postcards
Drawings
Photographs
Place:
Iran
Afghanistan
Sahara
Tibet (China)
Tara River (Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Algeria
Balkan Peninsula
Brazil
Peru
Amazon River Region
Pakistan
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Sacsahuamán Site (Peru)
Bamiyan Site (Afghanistan)
Date:
circa 1947-1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made during William F. Baggerman's travels, including trips on the Pan-American Highway, the Tara River in Yugoslavia, and a Transsaharan "expedition" in the Amazon River Region, and in the Balkans, Tibet, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bakistan. They document people and their natural and built environments, as well as markets, ceremonies and festivals, transportation, and historical sites. Title slides and images of magazine articles and maps indicate that slides in the collection were probably used for lectures. The collection is accompanied by publications, letters, and itineraries relating to Baggerman's travels, as well as audio tapes of Sogyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and jewelry pieces collected by Baggerman (including rings and a bracelet).
Biographical/Historical note:
William Francis Baggerman was a businessman in Missouri and Florida and an advocate for Tibet. An amateur photographer, he documented a variety of organized "expeditions" and "safaris" to foreign destinations, which he made in the 1950s and 1960s.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-23
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Baggerman also donated a Dalton Super Model Adding Machine to the National Museum of American History, in accession 1986.0977.
The Missouri History Museum holds the William F. Baggerman Papers (circa 1940-1991).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Pan American Highway System  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-23, William F. Baggerman photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-23

[Duke Ellington composing at the piano during a State Department tour in Pakistan: black-and-white photoprint.]

Names:
United States. Department of State  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Pakistan
Arrangement:
Series 7, Box 6, Folder 9a.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000013.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Piano  Search this
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / 7.7.9: Duke Ellington at the Piano
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53236

SEE.....HEAR / Duke Ellington... [newspaper clipping]

Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink / Silver gelatin on paper.)
Type:
Archival materials
Clippings
Place:
Pakistan
Lahore (Pakistan)
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
From the Pakistan Times, Lahore, advertising an Ellington concert at the Open Air Theater, Bagh-i-Jinnah.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000053a.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Concerts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / International Tours, Far East Tour
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref53271

Industrial Beginning in West Pakistan 1972

Physical description:
1 reel of film (612 feet) sound color 16mm reference
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Asia
Pakistan
Date:
1972
Topic:
Industries  Search this
Training  Search this
Economic development  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1994.21.64
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363311

Khyber Pass Adventure 103 ca. 1960s

Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 film reel (980 feet) sound b&w 16mm
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
Asia
Pakistan
Date:
ca 1960s
Topic:
Marketplaces  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Snakes  Search this
Camels  Search this
Animals  Search this
Weapons  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.108
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_368439

Gardens of Shalimar ca. 1960s

Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 film reel (900 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
Asia
Pakistan
Date:
ca 1960s
Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Waterfronts  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Architecture--Religious  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Music  Search this
Performance  Search this
Magicians  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.107
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370613

Northwest Pakistan, Chitral (Kalash) -- Driving Cattle to an Alpine Pasture and Sacrifice 1956

Physical description:
one film reel (20 min.) silent b&w 16mm reference film
Culture:
Kalash  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Place:
Pakistan
Northwest Pakistan, Chitral
Asia
Date:
1956
Local number:
E00210
HSFA 2006.2.383
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Film set from Encyclopaedia Cinematographica, Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film 1952-1995
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_280389

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