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The American census : a social history / Margo J. Anderson

Author:
Anderson, Margo J. 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Census  Search this
History  Search this
Population  Search this
Statistical services  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092509

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Chinese bronzes and jade from Lai-Yuan & Company

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
9 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
China
Date:
December 1915
Scope and Contents:
This purchase includes various bronze items and a jade blade. Payment was made through Freer's friend Eugene Meyer.
Freer collection numbers: F1915.102; F1915.103a-b; F1915.104; F1915.105; F1915.106a-f; F1915.107; F1915.108; F1961.32a-b
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1915.11.09
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Jade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1915.11.09
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / Invoices after 1883
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc33a6a44bc-a40d-4bc0-a8ef-43f4bbc0a790
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3330
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Yue, Seaouke (You Xiaoxi; 游筱溪)

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Names:
Pang Yuanji, 1864-1949  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (folders of correspondence)
Container:
Box 36, Folder 17-22
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1917-1919
Scope and Contents:
Letters dated between 1917 and 1919, mostly discussing the offer of Chinese art objects by the Shanghai based dealer Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi)
游篠溪
Freer collection numbers: F1904.61
Letters between Charles Lang Freer and Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi)
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically under correspondent.
Biographical / Historical:
Charels Lang Freer first met Yue in 1917. Yue had travelled to New York with items from the collection of Pang Yuanji, an important Shanghai collector who met Freer in 1911. Over the next two years, Freer purchased a number of important works of Chinese painting, jades, pottery and bronzes from Yue.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Yue
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Yue
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc370218b0f-6618-486a-8bcc-70ab3b06b3c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref634
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Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages

Names:
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (150 Prints: album (black and white) 1 writing tablet: catalog Dimensions 39 x 27 cm.)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
One album, measuring 39 x 31 cm., of approximately 150 black and white photographs of the Chinese art collection of Seaouke Yue [You Xiaoqi], which included paintings, porcelain and works in bronze. The prints are pasted into the album and identified by typed identification slips, also pasted into the album. A paper label on the front cover reads "Photos of Chinese Arts Seaouke Yue Collection". A one-volume descriptive catalog accompanies the photo album. The catalog (39 x 27 cm.) consists of 50 tipped-in leaves, with typescript descriptions of each art work pasted onto the leaves. The descriptions have been annotated in pencil. A paper label has been pasted to the front cover and bears the typed title "Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages", with the author's name and "Photo list #298" printed underneath in black ink.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data / 1.6: Writings and Notes / 1.6.2: Freer Travel Writings and Maps
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc32947525c-81e9-49c6-a4ea-64c9f5715cd1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2381
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Pair of Side Chairs with Seat Cushions

Medium:
Painted and gilded wood, caning, silk
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 82 x 47 x 54.7 cm (32 5/16 x 18 1/2 x 21 9/16 in.)
H x W x D (b): 84.5 x 46.6 x 55.4 cm (33 1/4 x 18 3/8 x 21 13/16 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
chairs
Object Name:
chairs
Made in:
England
Date:
1805–15
Accession Number:
1968-158-10-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq43d07925f-3a3f-419d-bc22-2c0d8355d0ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1968-158-10-a_b

Pair of Stands

Medium:
Wood, gesso, gilding
Dimensions:
H x diam.: 80 x 46 cm (31 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
stands
Object Name:
stands
Place:
France or Italy
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane
Accession Number:
1926-22-181-e,f
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4338169c3-00c3-4170-9219-9414e00a560b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1926-22-181-e_f
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Canandaigua -- Sonnenberg Gardens

Architect:
Allen, Francis  Search this
Former owner:
Clark, Emory  Search this
Thompson, Frederick Ferris, 1836-1899  Search this
Thompson, Mary Lee Clark, 1835-1923  Search this
Creator:
Wadamori, K. (landscape designer)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Handrahan, John  Search this
Bowditch, Ernest W.  Search this
Rotunno, Noreda A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Ontario County -- Canandaigua
Date:
1928
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, copies of brochures and articles about the gardens, correspondence, and additional information.
General note:
Sonnenberg was the summer home of Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, who purchased the property in 1863. A 40-room Queen Anne style mansion was built between 1885 and 1887, while the gardens as they exist today were developed between 1903 and 1920. Initially, Boston landscape architect Ernest Bowditch and subsequently his assistant John Handrahan (who worked independently for Mrs. Thompson after about 1903) were responsible for their creation along with other individuals including K. Wadamori (the Japanese garden) and Francis Allen (the Roman bath). Besides the Japanese garden and Roman bath, garden areas include a formal Italian garden, a blue and white garden, a rose garden, an old-fashioned garden, and a rock garden. Specimen trees punctuate the flowing lawns, while a Lord & Burnham conservatory and greenhouse complex is a highlight of the property. Following Mary Thompson's death in 1923 the property passed to her nephew, Emory Clark, who in turn sold it to the United States Government in 1931. In 1973 the non-profit "Sonnenberg Gardens" organization acquired the core 52 acres of the property, including the gardens and mansion, which were opened to the public. Various restoration efforts ensued, including those of landscape architect Noreda A. Rotunno, and in 2005 the estate became the fifth state historic park in New York State.
Persons associated with the property include Mary Lee Clark Thompson (former owner, 1863-1923); Frederick Ferris Thompson (former owner, 1863-1899); Emory Clark (former owner, 1923-1931); Ernest W. Bowditch (landscape architect, ca. 1900-1907); John Handrahan (landscape architect, ca. 1900-1921); K. Wadamori (landscape designer, 1906-1908); Francis Allen (architect, 1914); and Noreda A. Rotunno (landscape architect, 1972-1977).
Related Archival Materials note:
Sonnenberg Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (72 35 mm. slides (photographs); 15 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File NY167
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb615d2322a-5d6d-4d01-8cf9-6e4e98f77f66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10225

Philadelphia -- Druim Moir Formal Garden

Provenance:
Planters Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Houston family  Search this
Owner:
Druim Moir Homeowners' Association  Search this
Architect:
G.W. and W.D. Hewitt  Search this
McGoodwin, Robert Rodes  Search this
Ironworker:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Head gardener:
Kraut, Charles  Search this
Garden manager:
Breman, Naomi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Philadelphia
Druim Moir Formal Garden
General:
27 digital images, 1 35mm slide (photograph), and 2 folders.
See also the Eleanor Weller Reade Collection for another copy of PA474001.
The Druim Moir Formal Garden was built in 1921 in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Henry Howard Houston, a prominent Pennsylvania Railroad entrepreneur, constructed the Scottish baronial castle in 1886 on a 50-acre parcel on one of the highest points in the city. He named his home Drium Moir, which means "high ridge" in Gaelic. The castle was built with 54 rooms and a five-story tower. A dower home, Brinkwood, was also built on the property as a wedding present for Houston's second son, Samuel F. Houston. Both Druim Moir and Brinkwood were designed by the architectural firm G.W. and W.D. Hewitt, and were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

In 1921, as a distraction from the tragedy of their son killed in action in World War I, Charlotte Houston commissioned a formal garden. It was designed by architect Robert Rodes McGoodwin, who planned a seven-level terrace axis, a bowling green, and a sunken garden below. Wrought iron gates connect each of the rooms, constructed by metalworker Samuel Yellin. The garden rooms were dug out of the slopes by returning World War I veterans.

In the 1990s, new boxwoods were planted as borders for the perennial beds, however the structure of the garden has not changed since 1921. Druim Moir is known for the architectural beauty of its walls made of local stone, terraces, and handcrafted ironworks. Many shrubs and trees from the original garden continue to thrive nearly a century after the garden's establishment. Currently, the formal garden is preserved by the Druim Moir Homeowners' Association in accordance with the original plan prepared by Robert Rodes McGoodwin. A team of part time gardeners, arborists, and community volunteers cultivate the gardens under the direction of three residents.

Persons associated with the garden include: Henry Howard Houston and Samuel F. Houston (former owners, 1886-1952); Edith Houston Brown and the Houston Foundation (former owners, 1953-1980); Druim Moir Corporation, Developer and Sales Agent (former owner, 1980); Druim Moir Homeowners' Association (current owner, 1981-), G.W. and W.D. Hewitt (architects, 1886) Robert Rodes McGoodwin (architect, 1921- 1922); Samuel Yellin (iron worker, 1921-1922), Charles Kraut (head gardener), Naomi Breman (garden manager, 2017-).
Related Materials:
Related images of the property are located at the Chestnut Hill Conservancy.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA474
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb608dfb567-f990-45c5-9bd6-af8d1dd94eef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32329

Kingwood Center

Landscape architect:
Seward, William  Search this
Pitkin & Mott  Search this
Architect:
Hahn, Donald V. Senour  Search this
Mack, Clarence  Search this
Creator:
King, Charles Kelley  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Mansfield
United States of America -- Ohio -- Richland County -- Mansfield
Date:
1970
General:
Kingwood Center is now a public display garden. The goals of the center is for educational programs, displays and plant collections. Twenty acres of the property is landscaped and twenty more of woodlands. Rose Garden walkway: built as part of the rose garden in 1977 in the style of the grand treillage structures of the Gilded Age.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Roses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH167013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH167: Mansfield -- Kingwood Center
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a0ae6725-3a9c-46d0-a6f6-45e73f57cddf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16289

Canandaigua -- Sonnenberg Gardens

Former owner:
Thompson, Frederick Ferris, 1836-1899  Search this
Thompson, Mary Lee Clark, 1835-1923  Search this
Clark, Emory  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bowditch, Ernest W.  Search this
Rotunno, Noreda A.  Search this
Handrahan, John  Search this
Landscape designer:
Wadamori, K.  Search this
Architect:
Allen, Francis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Ontario County -- Canandaigua
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, copies of brochures and articles about the gardens, correspondence, and additional information.
General:
Sonnenberg was the summer home of Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, who purchased the property in 1863. A 40-room Queen Anne style mansion was built between 1885 and 1887, while the gardens as they exist today were developed between 1903 and 1920. Initially, Boston landscape architect Ernest Bowditch and subsequently his assistant John Handrahan (who worked independently for Mrs. Thompson after about 1903) were responsible for their creation along with other individuals including K. Wadamori (the Japanese garden) and Francis Allen (the Roman bath). Besides the Japanese garden and Roman bath, garden areas include a formal Italian garden, a blue and white garden, a rose garden, an old-fashioned garden, and a rock garden. Specimen trees punctuate the flowing lawns, while a Lord & Burnham conservatory and greenhouse complex is a highlight of the property. Following Mary Thompson's death in 1923 the property passed to her nephew, Emory Clark, who in turn sold it to the United States Government in 1931. In 1973 the non-profit "Sonnenberg Gardens" organization acquired the core 52 acres of the property, including the gardens and mansion, which were opened to the public. Various restoration efforts ensued, including those of landscape architect Noreda A. Rotunno, and in 2005 the estate became the fifth state historic park in New York State.
Persons associated with the property include Mary Lee Clark Thompson (former owner, 1863-1923); Frederick Ferris Thompson (former owner, 1863-1899); Emory Clark (former owner, 1923-1931); Ernest W. Bowditch (landscape architect, ca. 1900-1907); John Handrahan (landscape architect, ca. 1900-1921); K. Wadamori (landscape designer, 1906-1908); Francis Allen (architect, 1914); and Noreda A. Rotunno (landscape architect, 1972-1977).
Related Materials:
Sonnenberg Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (72 35 mm. slides (photographs); 15 photographic prints)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY167
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a865a9de-0691-4e12-8aab-c2bba0f50db7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26740

[Cloister Garth]

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Georgia -- Augusta
Cloister Garth (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
Date:
1986 Jan.
General:
Cloister Garth was built as the home of Landon A. Thomas in a newly fashionable neighborhood of Augusta known as the Hill. The garden is a beautiful example of 19th century Italianate garden architecture. Remains of a long narrow level garden next to the Landon A. Thomas garden. Gilded Age Garden Statues, imported - Italian Oliviati, NY.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA029017
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA029: Augusta -- Cloister Garth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fce0b10e-f8c2-4351-a992-d36a99104cbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23568

Standing obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-10, 14A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-10, 14A." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06714
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo76288fd60-b236-48d4-a077-4a2a54a13e9a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33794

Standing obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-10, 15A.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-10, 15A." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06715
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Cryptographic inscriptions on standing obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god Amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis (Thutmose) I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-15, 43.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Reliefs on Chapel of Middle Kingdom at Karnak Temple. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-15, 43." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06751
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Lying fragment of obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Amun-Re lays his hands in a ka-like gesture on the hprs-crown worn by Hatshepsut, who kneels before him. Obelisk lying near the Sacred Lake at Karnak." [Lany Bell, 1997: Temples of Ancient Egypt. The New Kingdom 'Divine' Temple: The Example of Luxor. Cornell University Press]. "Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god Amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis (Thutmose) I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-2, 22.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Fragement of second obelisk to Tuthmosis I. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-2, 22." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06806
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33886

Lying fragment of obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Amun-Re lays his hands in a ka-like gesture on the hprs-crown worn by Hatshepsut, who kneels before him. Obelisk lying near the Sacred Lake at Karnak." [Lany Bell, 1997: Temples of Ancient Egypt. The New Kingdom 'Divine' Temple: The Example of Luxor. Cornell University Press]. "Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god Amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis (Thutmose) I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-2, 23.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Fragement of second obelisk to Tuthmosis I. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-2, 23." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06807
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
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Archival Repository:
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Lying fragment of obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Amun-Re lays his hands in a ka-like gesture on the hprs-crown worn by Hatshepsut, who kneels before him. Obelisk lying near the Sacred Lake at Karnak." [Lany Bell, 1997: Temples of Ancient Egypt. The New Kingdom 'Divine' Temple: The Example of Luxor. Cornell University Press]. "Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god Amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis (Thutmose) I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-2, 24.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Fragement of second obelisk to Tuthmosis I. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-2, 24." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06808
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33888

Lying fragment of obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Amun-Re lays his hands in a ka-like gesture on the hprs-crown worn by Hatshepsut, who kneels before him. Obelisk lying near the Sacred Lake at Karnak." [Lany Bell, 1997: Temples of Ancient Egypt. The New Kingdom 'Divine' Temple: The Example of Luxor. Cornell University Press]. "Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god Amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis (Thutmose) I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-2, 25.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Fragment of second obelisk to Tuthmosis I. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-2, 25." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06809
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33889

Lying fragment of obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon. Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Amun-Re lays his hands in a ka-like gesture on the hprs-crown worn by Hatshepsut, who kneels before him. Obelisk lying near the Sacred Lake at Karnak." [Lany Bell, 1997: Temples of Ancient Egypt. The New Kingdom 'Divine' Temple: The Example of Luxor. Cornell University Press]. "Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god Amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis (Thutmose) I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-2, 26.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Fragment of second obelisk to Tuthmosis I. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. BC-2, 26." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06810
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Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33890

Fragment of obelisk of Hatshepsut at the temple of Amon, Karnak, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
"Queen-king Hatshepsut donated four obelisks to the god Amun at Karnak. Two have disappeared entirely, and of the two which were placed between the fourth and fifth pylons only the northern monument (the tallest standing obelisk in Egypt) still remains in place. The inscriptions on this obelisk make clear the queen's reasons for donating the monuments and also stress the fact that each obelisk was made from a single piece of granite and gilded with great amounts of the finest gold. Each face of the monument begins with names and titles of the queen. The inscriptions of the western and eastern faces are of particular interest, as they show the obelisks were dedicated to the god Amun in memory of Hatshepsut's father, Tuthmosis (Thutmose) I." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen (Amun), considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1965 BC-2, 27.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Karnak. Detail: Obelisk to Tuthmosis I shows Pharoah offering to Amun. XVIII Dyn. 9/1965. EE. neg.no. 1965 BC-2, 27." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06811
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo718522431-21ea-452e-a245-b10554934925
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