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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

Spindle, spindle whorl, and fiber/yarn

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Spindle, spindle whorl, and fiber/yarn
Media/Materials:
Wood, turtle shell/carapace, cotton yarn
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Upper Essequibo River; Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9912
Barcode:
049912.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fa8058cf-8717-4eb4-81de-4f9db19dea6d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53762
Online Media:

Woman's apron

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's apron
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Upper Essequibo River; Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9916
Barcode:
049916.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f78baea4-5850-43b8-a6dd-04d221d9b681
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53766
Online Media:

Headdress

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, vegetal fiber
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Upper Essequibo River; Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9919
Barcode:
049919.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cc6a8c11-674c-493e-a082-4b956c1d3255
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53769
Online Media:

Flute

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Flute
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone, cordage, down
Techniques:
Drilled, incised
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Upper Essequibo River; Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9920
Barcode:
049920.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws626681cb9-4f90-435a-b5b6-4ebd96899ab8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53770
Online Media:

Club

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Club
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Incised, painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Upper Essequibo River; Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
4/9921
Barcode:
049921.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws675f173ec-beea-425d-9cef-a04f1346cd28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53771
Online Media:

Apron loom and partly completed apron

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Seller:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Apron loom and partly completed apron
Media/Materials:
Wood, glass bead/beads, cotton twine/string
Techniques:
Bent, loom beadwork
Dimensions:
63.5 x 2.5 x 37.5 cm
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
Upper Essequibo River; Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region; Guyana
Date created:
circa 1915
Catalog Number:
4/9922
Barcode:
049922.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62061dacb-0745-4547-bc6d-6e9b1ad17402
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_53772
Online Media:

Charm/Amulet

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Charm/Amulet
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Twisted
Object Type:
Personal items
Native Term:
kusok
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7304
Barcode:
057304.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61cb50fd9-a991-4d25-b3d0-462e79c94805
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61417
Online Media:

Sandals

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Sandals
Media/Materials:
Palm bark, cordage
Techniques:
Perforated, laced, tied
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Native Term:
poorai
Place:
Upper Essequibo River; Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7313
Barcode:
057313.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64869b140-5b51-4311-9986-188628410e2d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61427
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
amatoo
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7316
Barcode:
057316.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66d9df32b-e281-4f0d-95f0-5a2b26824449
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61430
Online Media:

Ant frame

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Ant frame
Media/Materials:
Mirror, cordage, palm frond/fronds
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Native Term:
saoora
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7318
Barcode:
057318.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws655b54138-e870-43f9-b135-62d205e73b05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61432
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7322
Barcode:
057322.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6984b30fa-4445-4d9f-b3d3-e3ab94f0fe9a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61436
Online Media:

Spindle, spindle whorl, and fiber/yarn

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Spindle, spindle whorl, and fiber/yarn
Media/Materials:
Wood, animal bone, cotton yarn
Techniques:
Carved, perforated, wrapped
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Native Term:
tinguita
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7323
Barcode:
057323.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ff180344-1136-44ca-aa52-a560b8cf62fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61437
Online Media:

Manioc squeezer/press

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Manioc squeezer/press
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Native Term:
metapee
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7325
Barcode:
057325.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69e5c9a37-6dc9-4b0c-a81e-4e86af9a6cbe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61439
Online Media:

Bead loom and unfinished beadwork

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Bead loom and unfinished beadwork
Media/Materials:
Wood, glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Art and Printing tools
Native Term:
queyu
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7330
Barcode:
057330.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Art and Printing tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws681c36b43-0ac8-491e-89c7-e5409b8ab57c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61444
Online Media:

Bead loom and unfinished beadwork

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Bead loom and unfinished beadwork
Media/Materials:
Wood, glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Art and Printing tools
Native Term:
queyu
Place:
Mazaruni River; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7331
Barcode:
057331.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Art and Printing tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6966a0509-4f36-4d8c-ab6a-5d74cd37175a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61445
Online Media:

Hammock model

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Hammock model
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7332
Barcode:
057332.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6dff0f0a9-0f5a-4ca9-868b-9ffe6f8a3251
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61446
Online Media:

Stirring paddle

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Stirring paddle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Food Gathering and Preparation
Native Term:
pairi
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7333
Barcode:
057333.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c438187f-6e5f-4439-bb69-6ce16bcb0d4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61447
Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber
Techniques:
Hexagonal-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Native Term:
cotaquak
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7336
Barcode:
057336.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ad4c7862-41c0-4c90-98be-b38b527c2e29
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61450
Online Media:

Fiber

Culture/People:
Arecuna  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Fiber
Media/Materials:
Cotton (unspun)
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Materials: Raw
Place:
Mazaruni River headwaters; Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region; Guyana
Catalog Number:
5/7337
Barcode:
057337.000
See related items:
Arecuna
Materials: Raw
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62d8d4d2c-34e3-40d3-b72b-f05d76b400c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61451
Online Media:

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