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Emma A. Koch photograph collection of India, South Asia, and Australia

Collector:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932  Search this
Names:
Bourne & Shepherd  Search this
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Shepherd & Robertson  Search this
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Shepherd, Charles  Search this
Extent:
165 mounted prints (circa 165 mounted prints, albumen)
Culture:
Pushtuns  Search this
East Indians  Search this
Burmese  Search this
Andamanese (Indic people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Fakirs  Search this
Pakistanis  Search this
Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people)  Search this
Kashmiri (South Asian people)  Search this
Bengali (South Asian people)  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Nepalese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Australia
India
Afghanistan
Assam (India)
Bengal (India)
Rajasthan (India)
Tibet (China)
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Burma
Andaman Islands (India)
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Date:
circa 1862-1885
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Emma A. Koch documenting the people and natural and built environments of India, South Asia, and Australia. The collection largely consists of images of East Indian peoples, structures, scenery, and activities, including tea making and entertainment; areas of India most commonly depicted are Assam, Bengal, and the Andaman Islands. Additional photographs portray people, architecture, and scenery in Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Tibet, and Australia. Most of the photographs were likely taken by Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd (Bourne & Shepherd), with some made by Scowen & Co., Shepherd & Robertson, Benjamin F. Simpson, Reynolds, and Ganey.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 161, USNM ACC 40922
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 79-38.
Photographs in the Koch Collection (accession 40922), previously filed in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 8, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 161. These photographs were also collected and donated by Koch in 1903 and form part of this collection.
Additional photograhs by Bourne & Shepherd can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-44, Photo Lot 91-27, and Photo Lot 97.
Additional photographs by Shepherd & Robertson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives hold additional photographs by Benjamin Simpson, Samuel Bourne, Bourne & Shepherd, Scowen & Co., and Shepherd & Robertson.
Material found in Gus Van Beek's office can also be found in the National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 79-34.
Koch also donated an album of dried flowers to the Department of Anthropology as part of accession 40922.
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Emma A. Koch photograph collection of India, South Asia, and Australia, circa 1862-1885
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Architecture -- India  Search this
Tea trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 161, Emma A. Koch photograph collection of India, South Asia, and Australia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.161
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-161

The People of India, Volume One

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Christians  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection 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, Series FSA A1990.03 1
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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_component:sova-fsa-a1990-03-ref1
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The People of India, Volume Eight

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Christians  Search this
Malay  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 8
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection 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, Series FSA A1990.03 8
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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_component:sova-fsa-a1990-03-ref8
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Burmese Ware, Bamboo Basket Work, Lacquered

Donor Name:
George W. Huffnagel  Search this
Culture:
Assamese  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
Assam, India, Asia
Accession Date:
29 Dec 1885
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
016980
USNM Number:
E93604-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/313895724-43dc-4df6-a454-5ef6d5e69d75
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8487687
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Ancient Statue of Hindu Goddess Durga with Offerings of Leaves, Coins, Pottery, Etc Made by Local Villagers 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Assamese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04434600
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57298
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Broken Lotus Capital Beside Hewn Stone Remnants of Temple 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Assamese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04434700
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57299

View of Chima Karpo La Track from Bum La Lapache With Snow-Covered Mountains in Distance and Two Buddhist Cairns In Foreground 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Assamese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04434900
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57301
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Four Stone Cairns Built by Buddhist Pilgrims at Highest Point Of Pass 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Tibet ?  Search this
Assamese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435300
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57305
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View of China Karpo Ri Track Crossing Shale Slide at Lower Left 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Tibet ?  Search this
Assamese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435400
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57306
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Cane Suspension Bridge 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 008 in
Culture:
Assamese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435600
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57308
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Vine and Cane Suspension Bridge to Bogu 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Assamese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435700
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57309
Online Media:

Group in Costume, Crossing River on Raft Made of Cane Tied Together with Narrow Strips of Cane 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Assamese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435800
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57310
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Jhum (Slash and Burn) Fields Between Kopu and Gelling 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Assamese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04436300
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57315
Online Media:

Woman in Assamese-Indian Style Costume, Winnowing Grain? In Basket Near Pole and Thatch House 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Moklum  Search this
Tangsa  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04451200
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57464
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View of Headquarters for Tirap Administration Officials Showing Woven Bamboo Mat Buildings with Thatch Roofs on Hillside; Tractor and Jeeps Nearby 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Assamese  Search this
Tangsa ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04451700
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57469
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Painted Wood Pole Carved with Chang Symbols Outside Tuensang Craft Center Built of Plaster-Covered Poles and Mud with Teak Timbers and Corrugated Metal Roof to Withstand Earthquakes 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Naga (South Asian people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Naga  Search this
Chang  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04458800
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57540
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View of Village Showing Bamboo Houses with Thatch Roofs And Projecting Eaves, Morung (Unmarried Men's House) with Decorated Roof in Foreground, Pole Fences Along Pathway; Dog and Chicken Nearby 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Naga (South Asian people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Naga  Search this
Chang  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04458900
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57541
Online Media:

Man, Warrior, with Mithun (Wild Cow) Horns, Chest Tattoo And Effigy Head Necklace, Indicating Successful Headhunting, And Wearing Ear Plugs and Cowrie Shell Belt 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Naga (South Asian people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Naga  Search this
Chang  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04459000
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57542

Great Ang (Chief) in Costume with Necklace of Three Brass Heads Indicating Successful Headhunting, in Front of Tiger Skin And Elephant Tusks Taken in Hunts 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Naga (South Asian people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Naga  Search this
Chang  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04459100
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57543
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Warrior's Grave Decorated with Symbolic Painted Wood Carvings and Effigies; his Possessions Hanging Beside his Handwoven Black and Red Shawl Protected by Palm Leaves 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Naga (South Asian people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Naga  Search this
Chang  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04459200
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57544

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