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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Culture:
Bhotia (Sherpa)  Search this
Dom (South Asian people)  Search this
Gond (Indic people)  Search this
Gujaratis (Indic people)  Search this
Kachari (Indic people)  Search this
Kota (Indic people)  Search this
Lepcha  Search this
Mishmi (Indic people)  Search this
Munda (Indic people)  Search this
Naga (Indonesian people)  Search this
Korwa (Indic people)  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Savara (Indic people)  Search this
Thakuri (Indic people)  Search this
Tharu  Search this
Toda (Indic people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
India
Afghanistan
Burma
Pakistan
Iran
Assam (India)
Cachar (India)
Chittagong (Bangladesh)
Delhi (India)
Hazara District (Pakistan)
Hisar (India)
Kohat District (Pakistan)
Lahore (India)
Madras (India)
Mysore (India)
Palamu (India)
Shahabad (India : District)
Shahjahanpur (India)
Sikkim (India)
Sind (India)
Date:
1868
London, C. Whiting Beaufort House, Strand, 1868-1875
Scope and Contents:
Photographers represented include J.C.A. Dannenberg, R.H. DeMontmorency, E. Godfrey, W.W. Hooper, H.C. McDonald, J. Mulheran, G. Richter, Shepherd & Robertson (later as Bourne & Shepherd), B. Simpson, B.W. Switzer, H.C.B. Tanner, C.C. Taylor, and J. Waterhouse.
Taken in the 1850s and 1860s, these photographs portray the people of many castes, culture groups, and occupations in India, posed individually and in groups. Indian culture groups portrayed include Bhogta, Bhoti, Chero, Dombo, Gond, Gujarati, Ho, Kachari, Kishangarh, Kota, Lepcha, Mishmi, Munda, Naga, Pahari, Paithan, Rajput, Saora, Singpho, Thakur, Tharu, and Toda. Peoples portrayed are from parts of India and surrounding areas, now in Afghanistan, Burma, Iran and Pakistan, such as Assam, Bareli, Behat, Cachar, Chittagong, Delhi, Hazara, Hisar, Kohat, Lahore, Madras, Munjpur, Mysore, Palamau, Shahabad, Shahjahanpur, Sikkim, and Sind.
Occupations illustrated include barbers, blacksmiths, carpenters, charcoal carriers, farmers, fish vendors, horse dealers, interpreters, landlords, mendicants, merchants, officials, priests, warriors, and water carriers. Activities shown include dancing and knitting. Artifacts and material culture documented include books, buildings, devotional objects, tools, and weapons such as bows, clubs, shields, guns and spears.
Arrangement:
The collection is composed of 8 bound volumes with 470 albumen photoprints mounted alongside text. Photographs are arranged by region, with culture group and region, some also with name and occupation of subjects.
Biographical / Historical:
John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye assembled this ethnologic study collection from photographs made by British photographers in India. The collection documents the caste and culture groups of India for a British India Office multi-volume publication. A graduate of Aberdeen University in England, John Forbes Watson (1827-1892) served as an assistant surgeon in the Bombay Medical Services from 1850 to 1853. While in India, Watson began to research Indian agricultural resources. In 1858, he became reporter on the products of India for the India Office in England. A year later, he became director of the India Office's India Museum, devoted to promoting trade in the British Empire. While there, he published several monographs on Indian plants and textiles. In 1867, he was appointed keeper of the museum, and served in that capacity until he retired in 1879.
John William Kaye (1814-1876) was secretary of the India Office's Political and Secret Department.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03
Provenance:
Purchase 1990 A1990.3
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03
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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1990-03
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Graptomyza hardyi

Collector:
D. E. Hardy  Search this
Place:
India: Assam; misamari, Assam, India
Collection Date:
26 Jun 1943
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Diptera, Syrphidae
Published Name:
Graptomyza hardyi Greene
Barcode:
USNMENT00250117
Other Numbers:
Inquire SerNum : 47434
USNM Type Number : 58775
USNM Number:
USNMENT250117
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Inquire Types
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c172421f-d023-4acf-9333-f54cc234b76c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9147090

Knife

Donor Name:
Morton D. May  Search this
Culture:
Konyak Naga  Search this
Object Type:
Knife
Place:
Assam, India, Asia
Accession Date:
5 Oct 1966
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
269318
USNM Number:
E405519-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a5a9fd1a-6a15-4b58-94c3-870d0fff2d71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8435231

1 Mohur, Assam, India, 1753

Physical Description:
metal, gold (overall material)
Measurements:
coin: .2 cm x 2.1 cm; 3/32 in x 13/16 in
Object Name:
Coin
Place made:
India: State of Assam
Date made:
1753
Alternate calendar date:
1675
ID Number:
NU.79.112.190
Catalog number:
79.112.190
1979.1263
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-9fbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_922733

1 Mohur, Assam, India, 1775

Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 2.32 cm; 3/32 in x 29/32 in
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
India: State of Assam
Date made:
1775
Associated date:
1775
Credit Line:
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
ID Number:
NU.68.159.5883
Catalog number:
68.159.5883
Accession number:
283645
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-acdb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_946492
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This Is My Husband: Fighter for His People, Political Refugee

Published by:
National Committee to Defend Negro Leadership, American  Search this
Written by:
Esther Cooper Jackson, American, born 1917  Search this
Subject of:
James E. Jackson, American, 1914 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 7/16 x 5 3/8 in. (21.5 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Date:
1953
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Families  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.88
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd570dda389-fb6a-4fb3-b24b-e4ad04aeb598
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.55.88
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Eragrostiella leioptera (Stapf) Bor

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Walter N. Koelz  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1829  Search this
Place:
Laitlynkot, Khasi Hills., Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
26 Jul 1949
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Eragrostiella leioptera (Stapf) Bor
Barcode:
04210999
USNM Number:
2499287
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b39a01e5-8dd0-446c-815e-1224f9070b5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16273427

Eragrostiella leioptera (Stapf) Bor

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Walter N. Koelz  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1219  Search this
Place:
Mawryngkneng, Khasi Hills., Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
20 Sep 1951
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Eragrostiella leioptera (Stapf) Bor
Barcode:
04211000
USNM Number:
2498840
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31fe64866-df8c-4a30-887b-18f83449e4e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16273429

Eragrostiella leioptera (Stapf) Bor

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Collector illegible  Search this
Place:
Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Eragrostiella leioptera (Stapf) Bor
Barcode:
04211005
USNM Number:
912180
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39235836a-4839-4d81-a49b-20d6d14d3014
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16273433

Tripogon filiformis Nees ex Steud.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
-- Simons  Search this
Place:
Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Tripogon filiformis Nees ex Steud.
Barcode:
04211238
USNM Number:
884096
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b94b9c2a-d04d-4c51-8115-acee53daffb5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16273915

Microchloa kunthii Desv.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Walter N. Koelz  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1524  Search this
Place:
Kohima, Naga Hills., Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
21 Sep 1950
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Microchloa kunthii Desv.
Barcode:
04193473
USNM Number:
2499135
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3448107b5-d001-492b-9ffb-8439d3df1a47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16271114

Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
-- Simons  Search this
Place:
Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Common name:
Bwogorimal
Chaguan Kabajo
Deskim, Keteketarmalk
Fathil
Fatil Muan
Fedil
Fetil (apparently collective term for grass)
Fetil mwech
Indian goose grass
Maite
Mauku komo
Mutie
Mutike
Padang Sila
Pasa-gallina
Pied Poule
Pongotan
Pugoruma
Puguruman
Pukar Much
Puror en Tuke
Rea Takai
Rosakai
Taataa
Takaaleala
Taotao
Te Uteute
Titania
Tutae Menemene
Ugulipa
katejukjuk
ujoij
ujuj alap
wire grass
yard grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Barcode:
04190785
USNM Number:
392185
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3578d3c1d-c9a3-4ce0-8a93-fd0d13e1a6a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16268498

Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Walter N. Koelz  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1067  Search this
Place:
Karong, Manipur., Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1950
Common name:
Bwogorimal
Chaguan Kabajo
Deskim, Keteketarmalk
Fathil
Fatil Muan
Fedil
Fetil (apparently collective term for grass)
Fetil mwech
Indian goose grass
Maite
Mauku komo
Mutie
Mutike
Padang Sila
Pasa-gallina
Pied Poule
Pongotan
Pugoruma
Puguruman
Pukar Much
Puror en Tuke
Rea Takai
Rosakai
Taataa
Takaaleala
Taotao
Te Uteute
Titania
Tutae Menemene
Ugulipa
katejukjuk
ujoij
ujuj alap
wire grass
yard grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Barcode:
04190806
USNM Number:
2498917
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/313687e9c-82ad-4a6b-a019-bc684e4979b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16268519

Cenchrus polystachios (L.) Morrone

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
G. E. Juan  Search this
Place:
Tirap River Valley; 13.4-mile mark on Ledo Road. U.S. of America Typhus Commission No. L3C44., Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
14 Sep 1945
Common name:
Fox-tail grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Cenchrus polystachios (L.) Morrone
Barcode:
04322422
USNM Number:
2115855
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3103b2364-4099-4631-8cdf-d1b2c1d9b80d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16098708

Cenchrus purpurascens Thunb.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Walter N. Koelz  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2134  Search this
Place:
Takubama, Naga Hills., Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
10 Aug 1950
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Cenchrus purpurascens Thunb.
Barcode:
04322661
USNM Number:
2498816
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e8ff41a6-099f-4438-9877-8285f73a03eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16098982

Sambucus javanica Blume

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Prain's collector  Search this
Place:
Margarata, Assam, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Jun 1898
Common name:
Kambang beriask
menses aek
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Dipsacales Viburnaceae
Published Name:
Sambucus javanica Blume
Barcode:
01937918
USNM Number:
369544
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34fc0c090-66b0-4c33-9f3e-87d54ab8df70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13917485

Dipteris wallichii (Aiton) T. Moore

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Thakur R. Chand  Search this
Min. Elevation:
610  Search this
Place:
Assam, India. Umran, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
1 Apr 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Gleicheniales Dipteridaceae
Published Name:
Dipteris wallichii (Aiton) T. Moore
Barcode:
01926090
USNM Number:
2959141
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34f14c79d-19f5-464a-a30b-5c0134ca1a44
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13654237

Carex monopleura V.I. Krecz.

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Thakur R. Chand  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1829  Search this
Place:
Assam, India. Mawphlang, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
1 May 1954 to 7 May 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex monopleura V.I. Krecz.
Barcode:
02145215
USNM Number:
3524802
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/363bd602d-3675-44b6-80f9-46db4d02e79e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13628396

Carex nubigena D. Don ex Tilloch & Taylor

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Thakur R. Chand  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1829  Search this
Place:
Assam, India. In sand along river Mawphlang, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
19 Apr 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex nubigena D. Don ex Tilloch & Taylor
Barcode:
02145322
USNM Number:
3524804
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39642cbd0-6583-408f-90ec-af34e2fdf1d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13629127

Youngia fuscipappa Thwaites

Biogeographical Region:
40 - Indian subcontinent  Search this
Collector:
Thakur R. Chand  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1829  Search this
Place:
Assam, India. Mawphlang, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
6 Apr 1954 to 8 Apr 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Cichorioideae
Published Name:
Youngia fuscipappa Thwaites
Barcode:
02178645
USNM Number:
3524767
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30d171750-626e-4e72-acda-608869ead69d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13062586

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