Posed group of four men in military uniform standing behind a table with seventeen trophies on it. They are standing on a sports field and there are bleachers and several buildings behind them. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption and "6 each of officers with girls 8 of groups with trophies". "ANSCO SAFETY FILM 5" edge imprint. Retouching on faces with New Coccine.
Collection is open for research.
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Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Retouching -- Dye
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
The collection was acquired with assistance from the Eugene Meyer Foundation. Elihu and Susan Rose and the Save America's Treasures program, provided funds to stabilize, organize, store, and create digital surrogates of some of the negatives. Processing and encoding funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) Search this
Africa -- Linguistics
Scope and Contents:
This manuscript probably represents what Horatio Hale originally intended to publish on southern Africa in his Philology and Ethnology that is one of the volumes of the report of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition). It includes several vocabularies, comparative vocabularies, and notes on the location and appearance (especially the cicatrization and other body decoration) of African tribes.
NAA ACC 76-120 (part)
SI LIB MS 68 (part)
NAA MS 7235
The manuscript appears to be in Hale's hand. In it, Hale describes how and why he collected material from African slaves in Rio de Janeiro.
Truman Michelson's handwritten linguistic notes with paradigms (some extracted from the literature) for the following languages: Montagnais, Menominee, Meskwaki (Fox), Cree, Natick, Ojibwa, Passamaquoddy, and Shawnee.
NAA MS 2691
Title changed from "Various verbal tables of different Algonquian tribes" 4/14/2014.
Indians of North America -- Southern States Search this
Scope and Contents:
"First set." A. D. 138 pages. "Second set." A. D. 127 pages. Additional stories. T. and A. D. 6 pages. A. D. 6 pages. Manuscript pages are fragile and difficult to read. They have been copied by hand with annotations in Manuscript 7360. All stories in the first set, most in the second set, and the additional stories are published in J. R. Swanton, "Myths and Tables of the Southeastern Indians," Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 88, Washington, D.C., 1929. Additional stories: "Alabama Story." ["The Owl Wives."] T. and A. D. 4 pages "The Elephant and the Rabbit." T. and A. D. 2 pages "The Four Brothers," same as the last part of story in "second set," pages 30-41. A. D. 3 pages "Story of two men that married owls." ["The Owl Wives."] A. D. 3 pages.
NAA MS 4151
Swanton worked with the Alibamu in Texas and Oklahoma between 1906 and 1913,according to BAE-AR 28, page 12; AR 30, page 18; AR 32, page 18; AR 33, p;age 18; and AR 34, page 12-13.