Letters dated 1907, Between Freer and American Missionary, diplomat, and collector Horace Newton Allen. Also includes correspondence with Allen's representative and Frank Hecker. Includes a typed catalog of the collection, with a document of certification by Edwin Morgan.
Horace Newton Allen first traveled to Korea as a medical missionary in 1884. Gradually he grew close to the royal court and served in various capacities both as assistant to the court, and as a U.S. diplomatic representative. Allen was recalled to the US in 1905, after protesting America's inactivity in the face of Japan's looming domination on the peninsula. Freer purchased Allen's collection in 1907 while he was traveling overseas through his business partner Frank Hecker.
FSA A.01 02.1AllenH
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Photograph depicting Nancy Thomas [Diné (Navajo)] making fry bread at a table set up in front of the Blanco Trading Post. A handwritten sign advertises "Fry Bread $1.00" and signs on the building read "Blanco Trading Post" and "Indian Jewelry." Photograph by Susan Makov in 1993.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists, image #, NMAI.AC.335; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.