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George L. Hosmer photographs of Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra

Creator:
Hosmer, George L. (George Leonard), 1874-1935  Search this
Names:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Extent:
134 Negatives (circa, glass)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Print (platinum)
Culture:
Achinese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Batak (Indonesian people)  Search this
Sri Lankans  Search this
Minangkabau (Indonesian people)  Search this
Malays (Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Sri Lanka
Date:
circa 1901, 1915, 1930
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made during the 1901 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra; some were possibly made in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). They include images of people, houses and other buildings, animals, boats, roads, villages, agriculture (including terracing), rickshaws, and plants. Also included are an image of animal hides drying on frames and two portraits of Hosmer, circa 1915 and 1930.
Biographical/Historical note:
George Leonard Hosmer (1874-1935) was a professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He taught courses in Astronomy, Navigation, and Geodesy from the time of his graduation from MIT in 1897 until his death. Taking part in MIT's expedition to Sumatra to see the eclipse on May 18, 1901, he made pendulum observations and wrote "Report on the Changes in Declination of the Magnetic Needle during the Eclipse" for the Technology Quarterly and Proceedings of the Society of Arts, Volume 15, 1902.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 92-48
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Animals  Search this
Roads  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 92-48, George L. Hosmer photographs of Eclipse Expedition to Sumatra, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-48
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-92-48

Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Omaha, Kalmouk, Hindu, Khoikhoi, Somali and Surinamese peoples

Collector:
Bonaparte, Roland, prince, 1858-1924  Search this
Extent:
138 Mounted prints (albumen, 5 album boxes)
13 Photographic prints (collotype, 1 album box)
64 Photographic prints (color, 1 album box)
Culture:
Kalmyks  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Surinamese  Search this
Achinese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Somalis  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1883-1884
Summary:
Photographic portfolios made by Prince Roland Bonaparte in his "Collection Anthropologique" group. The bulk of the collection consists of individual portraits of "Peaux-Rouges" (Omaha Indians), "Kalmouks" (Kalmyks), "Hindous" (Hindus), "Hottentots" (Khoikhoi), Somalis, "Atchinois" (Acehnese), and Surinamese. There are also some images of clothing, dwellings and animals, including camels and horses.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is comprised of nine photographic albums (two are duplicates) of Omaha, Chinese, Kalmyk, Hindu, Hottentot, Somali and Surinamese people that were assembled by Prince Roland Bonaparte and published in a series of albums entitled the "Collection Anthropologique du Prince Roland Bonaparte". Many of the photos were undertaken at various international exhibitions of the late nineteenth century: the Kalmyk and Omaha photographs were executed in Paris at the Jardin d'Acclimatation (1884) and the Hindu, Somali, Surinamese and Chinese photographs were taken during the 1883 Colonial Exposition in Amsterdam.

All of the albums, except for the volume on Surinamese peoples, is comprised of albumen prints. The Surinamese album includes photographs, collotypes, imprints, and text. Each album, except for those of the Hottentot and Surinamese people, is accompanied by an inventory produced by Bonaparte that lists the name, age, job and family lineage of each person.
Arrangement:
Within each series the original order was maintained. The photographs are organized by culture groups into seven series:

Series 1: Omahas

Series 2: Chinese

Series 3: Kalmyks

Series 4: Hindus

Series 5: Khoikhoi

Series 6: Somalis

Series 7: Surinamese
Biographical/Historical note:
Prince Roland Bonaparte (1858-1924) was the grandson of Lucien, the second brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. Forbidden by law to pursue the military career he desired, he turned to geography and other sciences and received anthropological training from Paul Broca. Starting around 1882, he began to create and distribute albums organized by culture group as part of an "anthropological collection of human diversity." He studied the Lapp people in Finland in 1884 and then traveled to Mexico, Canada and, in 1887, the United States to study American Indians. The photograph project ended in the mid-1890s. He also published on other topics including the history of the Dutch colonial empire and glaciers of the French and Swiss Alps.

Bonaparte married Marie Blanc (1859-1882) in 1880 and had a daughter, Princess Marie Bonaparte, in 1882. He served as president of both the Société de géographie (1910-1924) and the Société française de photographie (1920-1922).
Related Materials:
The Muséum national d'histoire naturelle and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, division of the Collections of Maps and Plans, have related photographs and manuscript materials.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-52, Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Omaha, Kalmouk, Hindu, Khoikhoi, Somali and Surinamese peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-52
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Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Omaha, Kalmouk, Hindu, Khoikhoi, Somali and Surinamese peoples
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-52

Knife, "Reutjong"

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Atchinese  Search this
Object Type:
Knife
Place:
Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
9 Jan 1908
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
048220
USNM Number:
E249024-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33f5b9917-a517-4a32-a5ed-38c038e6a6bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8373510
Online Media:

Cap Made Of Creeper

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Atchinese  Search this
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Cap
Place:
West, Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia, Asia
Accession Date:
8 Jul 1907
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
047566
USNM Number:
E247766-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35191a60e-d5ef-4729-9d0c-1a5ba610abd0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8372937
Online Media:

Knife-Sword (Klewang)

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Atjehnese  Search this
Object Type:
Sword
Place:
North, Sumatra, Indonesia
Accession Date:
8 Jul 1907
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
047566
USNM Number:
E247798-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3076b3651-3f79-4881-bff2-f018c38f4ea9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8372976
Online Media:

Portrait of Four Men and Boy in Costume and with Turbans 14 AUG 1890

Creator:
Shufeldt, Mason A Lieut  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 008 in x 006 in mounted on 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Atjehnese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1890
14 AUG 1890
Local number:
NAA INV 05258600
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_66343

Portrait of Two Pilgrims from Edi in Costume, One with Fez, Other with Turban n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 005 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in
Culture:
Sumatra ?  Search this
Atjehnese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 05258700
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_66344

Portrait of Six Men in Costume and with Turbans and Fezzes Outside Masonry Building n.d

Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 007 in mounted on 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Atjehnese  Search this
Achinese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 05258800
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_66345

Atjehnese Man (front), Toekoe Mohammed, 30 Years Old, From Atjeh, Sumatra n.d

Collector:
Bonaparte, Roland Napoleon Prince 1858-1924  Search this
Subject:
Amsterdam Exposition, 1883  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 012 in x 015 in
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Atjehnese  Search this
Achinese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 02542500
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Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Mongolian, African, Chinese, Indian, and American Indian peoples circa 1884
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_68285

Atjehnese Man (profile), Toekoe Mohammed, 30 Years Old, From Acen/Atjeh/Achin/Atchin, Sumatra n.d

Collector:
Bonaparte, Roland Napoleon Prince 1858-1924  Search this
Subject:
Amsterdam Exposition, 1883  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 012 in x 015 in
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Atjehnese  Search this
Achinese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 02542600
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Prince Roland Bonaparte photograph collection of Mongolian, African, Chinese, Indian, and American Indian peoples circa 1884
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_68286

Aceh : rakyat dan adat istiadatnya / C. Snouck Hurgronje

Title:
Rakyat dan adat Isiadatnya
Author:
Hurgronje, C. Snouck (Christiaan Snouck) 1857-1936  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., 2 folded maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
1997
1996-1997
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GT4880.A2 H87 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_541159

Hands of time : the crafts of Aceh = Tangan-tangan trampil : seni kerajinan / Barbara Leigh

Author:
Leigh, Barbara  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, [2], 181 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Indonesia
Aceh
Date:
1989
[1989]
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Industries  Search this
Call number:
NK1480 .L52 1989
NK1480.L52 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378589

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