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Footage of India

Collection Creator:
Moyer, John W. (John William)  Search this
Extent:
12 Film reels (4 hours 11 minutes, color silent; 7,670 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot of travels in India for presenting in a travel-lecture style with live narration by John Moyer, former U.S. consul to India. Subject matter consisted of crafts (carpets, bricks, ornamental figurines), regional dances, dance performances (for audience), flora and fauna, tribal peoples, ancient India, British colonization influences, modernization, the land, and wildlife. Areas he filmed in include: Gujerat (Porbundar and Gir Forest), Maharashtra (bombay); Rajasthan (Jaipur); Punjab (Chandigarh), Utter Pradesh (New Delhi, Agra and Dharamsala), Assam (Shillong, Cheripunga), Nagaland (Mao, Kabu and Abhor), Maniput (Imphul), West Bengal (Calcutta); Orissa (Banki, Ghubaneswar, Chilka Lake), Mysore (Bangalore, Mysore), Kerala (Chohin, Periyar and Trivandrum), Madras (Madras an dPondicherry), Sikkim (Gangkok). Dance performances by non-Indian groups include Tibetans (Kesang and Lhasha dances), Nagas (Angomi and Mao dances), Khasi (Nom Kren dances), Gonds (dances), Manipuri (dances) and Sikkimese (Lion and Peacock dance). Footage also includes a personal interview with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala shortly after his exile from Tibet in 1959.

Legacy keywords: Dance ; Crafts ; Musical instruments ; Architecture ; Archeology ; Taj Mahal (Agra, India) ; Dalai Lama ; Tibetans
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1998.2.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
John W. Moyer films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John W. Moyer films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc926a98e9b-fc01-4344-a662-5526c3c73dbd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1998-02-ref2
Online Media:

502, The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Collection Creator:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).  Search this
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Rau, William H.  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Box 28
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected lantern slides and stereographs 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. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs / Series 1: Keystone View Company Lantern Slides and Stereographs / 1.1: #1-#600
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8311f4261-b67e-4929-b016-d330fc7746f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0945-ref1038

Le Tadj Mahal d'Agra (Inde) : histoire et description / par Muhammad Abdulla Chaghtai

Author:
Cag̲h̲tāʼī, Muḥammad ʻAbdullāh 1896-  Search this
Physical description:
[7], 194 p., : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Agra
Agra (India)
Date:
1938
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA6183 .C5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_892784

Mughal india / edited by Mohamed Taher

Author:
Taher, Mohamed 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Mogul Empire
India
Date:
1997
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)--History  Search this
Islamic civilization  Search this
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Call number:
DS461 .M94
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_893372

Taj Mahal : passion and genius at the heart of the Moghul empire / Diana and Michael Preston

Author:
Preston, Diana 1952-  Search this
Preston, Michael 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
317 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map, geneal. table ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Mogul Empire
Date:
2007
1526-1765
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_901334

Romance of the Taj Mahal / Pratapaditya Pal ... [et al.] ; with 262 illustrations, 95 in color

Author:
Pal, Pratapaditya  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Shahjahan Emperor of India ca. 1592-1666 Art patronage  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
India
Date:
1989
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Art, Mogul  Search this
Islamic art  Search this
Call number:
NA6008.A33 R66 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_873046

Taj Mahal / Amina Okada, Jean-Louis Nou ; mit einem Beitrag von M. C. Joshi

Author:
Okada, Amina  Search this
Nou, Jean Louis  Search this
Physical description:
231 p. : col. ill., plans ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Agra
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Call number:
NA6183 .A57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_881540

Taj Mahal / text, Ganesh Saili ; [Deutsch von Christoph Dobmeier ; Fotografien, Ashok Dilwali ... et al.]

Author:
Saili, Ganesh  Search this
Physical description:
82 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Agra
Agra (India)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA6183 .S35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890805

Taj Mahal : Die Erinnerungen des Kaisers Shahjahan / Eberhard Cyran

Author:
Cyan, Eberhard 1918-  Search this
Subject:
Shahjahan Emperor of India ca. 1592-1666  Search this
Physical description:
451 p. : ill., map, plan ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Fiction
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Call number:
PT2663.Y67 T26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_881810

Illustrated Agra guide

Physical description:
92p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 18 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Agra (India)
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Date:
1950
1959
[195-?]
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Call number:
DS486.A3 I441
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_888390

The Taj and its environments : with 8 illustrations from photographs, one map and 4 plans / by Maulvi Moin-ud-Din Ahmad ; with a foreword by Saiyad Abu Mohammad

Author:
Ahmad, Moin-ud-din  Search this
Physical description:
[viii], 146 p., [13] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., plans ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Agra
Date:
1924
1924]
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Call number:
NA6183 .A35 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_883879

Taj Mahal / photography by Jean-Louis Nou ; text by Amina Okada and M.C. Joshi

Author:
Nou, Jean Louis  Search this
Okada, Amina  Search this
Physical description:
232 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
India
Agra
Agra (India)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730078

Taj Mahal : the illumined tomb : an anthology of seventeenth-century Mughal and European documentary sources / compiled and translated by W.E. Begley and Z.A. Desai

Author:
Begley, W. E (Wayne Edison) 1937-  Search this
Desai, Ziyaud-Din A. 1925-2002-  Search this
Desai, Ziyaud-Din A. 1925-2002  Search this
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture  Search this
Physical description:
liv, 320 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), plans, ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Sources
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)--History  Search this
Call number:
DS486.A3 I45
DS486.A3T34 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_393081

A handbook to Agra and the Taj : Sikandra, Fatehpur-Sikri and the neighbourhood / by E. B. Havell

Author:
Havell, E. B (Ernest Binfield) 1861-1934  Search this
Physical description:
x, 139 p., xiii leaves of plates, [5] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., plans ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Agra (India)
Date:
1904
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)--Description and travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS486.A3 H3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_875438

John Murray Photograph: Entrance gate to the Taj Mahal

Creator:
Murray, John, 1809-1898  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen print from wax paper negative, image 36 x 45 cm on 39 x 45 cm. paper.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
Agra (India)
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra
Date:
circa 1858-1862
Scope and Contents:
1 print, albumen from a wax paper negative, by John Murray, circa 1858-1862. Detail of gateway to the Taj Mahal, Agra, with figures.
Arrangement:
One oversized file folder.
Biographical / Historical:
John Murray (1809-1898) was a British medical doctor working in India who devoted much of his professional career to fighting cholera, but today he is remembered for his superb images of Mughal architecture in and around Agra and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. This photograph depicts one of Murray's favorite subjects, the Taj Mahal. Considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is a mausuoleum built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2001.03
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photographs
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.03
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc382d55620-79c9-42c7-bd57-ebe2af793e54
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-03
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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b4881d4d-3a07-4bcb-9bb8-f23da186e9ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-23

South Asia Photography Collection

Photographer:
Burke, John, d. 1900  Search this
Creator:
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Shepherd & Robertson  Search this
Extent:
8 Prints (albumen, images 24 x 29 cm. or smaller.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Khyber Pass (Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Khyber (Pakistan)
Sikandra Rao (India)
Date:
19th century
Scope and Contents:
Taken in the later 19th and early 20th centuries, these photographs portray the people, architecture and landscape of Sri Lanka, India and what is now the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area. The collection consists of 8 photographic prints: 1. Natives of Rajputana, signed "Shepherd & Robertson Photo 1120" in black ink in the lower left corner; 2, Native Soldiers in Armour, unsigned; 3. Kandyan Chiefs and Government Agent, signed "Scowen & Co." in white ink in the lower left corner; 4. Taj Mahal, unsigned; 5. Mausoleum of the Great Akbar at the Secundra, unsigned; 6. Ali Musjid and Surroundings from Rotass, Looking Down on Fort, Showing Ascent with River, signed "Burke 28" in white ink in the lower left corner; 7. A Khyber Village, signed " Burke 32" in black ink and in white ink in the lower left corner; 8. Rifle Practice, signed "Burke 285" in black ink in the lower left corner.
Arrangement:
Eight large file folders arranged in one box.
Biographical / Historical:
John Burke (1843-1900) was an Irishman who came to India as an apothecary with the Royal Engineers. A few years later, he became the assistant of the photographer William Baker. At the start of the Second Anglo-Afghan War, Burke tried to go as an official photographer with the British Army, but his request was refused. He decided to travel with the Army at his own expense, financing his trip by selling photographs depicting the life of British soldiers and native people of India. It was in this context that Burke took some of the earliest photographs of Afghanistan.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1992.07
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Akbar, -- Emperor of Hindustan, -- 1542-1605 -- Tomb.  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Forts  Search this
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photographs
Identifier:
FSA.A1992.07
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3297b43be-8713-46e2-8b95-bf1548fa1885
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1992-07
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Stereographs of India

Creator:
Ricalton, James  Search this
Underwood and Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
151 Items (stereocards)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Stereographs
Place:
India
Scope and Contents:
151 commercial stereographs depicting scenes of South Asia. Sources include Underwood and Underwood Publishers; Ricalton; H.C. White Co.; American Stereoscopic Co. and Keystone View Co. Collectively this is a nearly complete complement of photographs of India taken by James Ricalton.
Local Numbers:
E591

FSA A2014.06 2.S
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Stereographs
Identifier:
FSA.A2014.06, Item FSA A2014.06 2.S
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Robert J. Del Bonta Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc367fac918-056b-410d-acef-edc4b6c8b03e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2014-06-ref11
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Curt Maury Papers

Creator:
Maury, Curt  Search this
Extent:
12.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Dye coupler transparencies
Place:
Gujarat (India)
Karnataka (India) -- Social life and customs
Kerala (India)
Maharashtra
Rajasthan (India)
India
Date:
1953-circa 1985
Summary:
The Curt Maury papers, dating from 1953 to circa 1985, measure 12.7 linear feet and include writings and notes for planned and published books; travel files and expense ledgers for trips to India; photograph ledgers; and extensive photographs and slides of India.
Scope and Contents:
The Curt Maury papers, dating from 1953 to circa 1985, measure 12.7 linear feet and consist of writings and notes for planned and published books; travel files and expense ledgers for trips to India; photograph ledgers; and extensive photographs and slides of India.

The collection was created by Maury primarily in preparation for an unpublished book to be titled, "India's Folk Tradition as the Mirror of Mankind's Religious History." Materials include manuscript and typescript drafts and notes for this book, as well as for published book, Folk Origins of Indian Art (1969). Travel files include printed maps of India, Maury's sketched map outlines of cities in India, and five travel expense ledgers. Photographic materials consist of black and white prints and slides depicting Indian folk art, including religious artifacts and structures, and Indian cultural activities and surroundings. Nine photograph ledgers describe images and locations of photographs and slides with roll and image number.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Writings and Notes, circa 1960s-circa 1970s [3.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-5, 7-11]

Series 2: Travel Files, 1953-1975 [0.4 linear feet; Box 5, 1 OV Folder]

Series 3: Photographic Material, circa 1960-circa 1985 [8.5 linear feet; Boxes 6, 12-44]
Biographical note:
Curt Maury (1909-1989) was a writer, social services administrator, and scholar of Indian art. He was born in Germany, earned a PhD in German Literature from the University of Vienna in 1935, and immigrated to the United States in 1939. While pursuing a literary career through the publication of novels, plays, and poems, Maury developed an interest in India, which he visited many times from the 1950s through the 1970s. He conducted research on Indian folk art, and kept extensive photographic records.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives after Curt Maury's death in 1989 by his brother, Hans Tischler.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
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:
Art, Hindu  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Cave temples  Search this
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Dye coupler transparencies
Citation:
Curt Maury Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Mr. Hans Tischler.
Identifier:
FSA.A1989.05
See more items in:
Curt Maury Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3fab29f43-0ae6-4370-b3ff-be6afcd35342
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1989-05
Online Media:

The Taj Mahal & its incarnation : original Persian data on its builders, material, costs, measurements, etc. / R. Nath

Title:
Taj Mahal and its incarnation
Tajmahal and its incarnation
Author:
Nath, R (Ram) 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 152, 64 p., [19] p. of plates : ill. ; 19 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Agra
Agra (India)
Date:
1985
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
725 .N18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862985

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