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Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Expedition:
E. H. Harriman Alaskan Expedition (1899)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Holt Averell (William H. Averell), Non-Indian, 1849-1904  Search this
Mary Buell Averell (Mary Blossom Buell Averell/Mrs. William Holt Averell), Non-Indian, 1853-1937  Search this
Elizabeth Rogerson (Elizabeth Buell Averell/Mrs. James C. Rogerson), Non-Indian, 1881-1938  Search this
Donor:
Elizabeth Rogerson (Elizabeth Buell Averell/Mrs. James C. Rogerson), Non-Indian, 1881-1938  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, wool yarn
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
19/923
Barcode:
190923.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b23490b5-b515-478b-8bf6-2880a40eeaf6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_204161
Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Expedition:
E. H. Harriman Alaskan Expedition (1899)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Holt Averell (William H. Averell), Non-Indian, 1849-1904  Search this
Mary Buell Averell (Mary Blossom Buell Averell/Mrs. William Holt Averell), Non-Indian, 1853-1937  Search this
Elizabeth Rogerson (Elizabeth Buell Averell/Mrs. James C. Rogerson), Non-Indian, 1881-1938  Search this
Donor:
Elizabeth Rogerson (Elizabeth Buell Averell/Mrs. James C. Rogerson), Non-Indian, 1881-1938  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Beach grass/Rye grass, wool yarn
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Aleutian Islands; Aleut Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago:
Aleutian Islands
Catalog Number:
19/922
Barcode:
190922.000
See related items:
Unangan (Aleut)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63ed217ba-b460-4891-a52f-657636b6757f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_204160
Online Media:

Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs

Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Names:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Coe, Wesley R. (Wesley Roswell), 1869-1960  Search this
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Devereux, W. B.  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Keen, Dora, 1871-  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)  Search this
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Artist:
Schreyvogel, Charles, 1861-1912  Search this
Extent:
396 Lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Culture:
Suquamish  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Yakutat Tlingit  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Maps
Place:
British Columbia
Siberia (Russia)
Alaska
Date:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Summary:
The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection comprises photographic prints, lantern slides, and one map documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition from May to July of 1899. These photographs were made by members of the expedition, most prominently its official photographer Edward S. Curtis, funder Edward Henry Harriman, and lead scientist C. Hart Merriam. They depict Alaskan scenery, members of the expedition, and Native people and settlements that they encountered. Mary Harriman Rumsey's collection also includes later platinum prints of American Indians made and signed by Curtis (1900, 1903), photographs of glaciers in Alaska by Dora Keen (1914), a photograph of a painting by Charles Schreyvogel (1903), and a photograph of White Pass by Arthur Clarence Pillsbury (1898).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series: photographs relating to the Harriman Expedition; photographs of Alaska that were not made on the Harriman Expedition; and other photographs relating to American Indians. The Harriman series is arranged in a rough chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934) was an important American philanthropist and the oldest child of railroad tycoon Edward Henry Harriman. In 1901, while studying at Barnard College, she co-founded the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements (later named the Junior League of the City of New York), which facilitated charitable work by privileged women among New York's impoverished groups. Rumsey's efforts lead to the establishment of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. in 1921. Additionally, Rumsey co-founded Today magazine with her brother Averell Harriman and others, and in 1933 she chaired the Consumer Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration.

In 1899, Mary Harriman was among the Harriman family members who accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Originally planned as a bear-hunting trip for the family, the expedition, was funded by Edward Henry Harriman and organized with the help of ethnographer and naturalist Clinton Hart Merriam. The party of accomplished scientists, naturalists, photographers, artists, and writers cruised from British Columbia to Siberia and back on a private ship, the SS George W. Elder, in June and July of 1899. The scientists' findings were published in the thirteen-volume Harriman Alaska Series, and Harriman also paid the expedition's official photographer, Edward S. Curtis, to compile souvenir albums from the over 5,000 photographs made during the course of the expedition.
Related Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives, University of Washington Special Collections, and Library of Congress have photo albums relating to the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The SI Archives also holds the Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection and photogravure plates from the Harriman Alaska Series.

NMAI holds photogravure plates and proofs made from Edward Curtis's later photographs and Frederick Dellenbaugh's expedition notes in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records. The National Anthropological Archives also holds Curtis photographs and papers.
Separated Materials:
The following materials were also part of Mary Harriman Rumsey's estate, gifted to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1934. Where possible, their current locations have been noted.

33 artifacts, most of which were likely collected in Alaska by the Harriman Alaska Expedition, are now housed in the NMAI object collection (catalog numbers 18/6460 - 18/6494)

A set of Harriman Alaska Expedition books, probably now in the Cornell University Libraries

4 phonograph records

A bundle of botanical specimens
Provenance:
This collection was donated as part of the estate of Mary Harriman Rumsey to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in May 1934.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-053
Online Media:

Adams, Ansel - Averell, William H.

Collection Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1985, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Adams, Ansel

Afterimage

Agnoli, Kathleen

A.I.R. Gallery

Alexander, Nina

Allen, John

American Federation of Arts

American Photographer

American Society of Appraisers

Andrews, Mary Ellen

Apeiron Workshops, Inc.

Aperture

Armstrong, Tom

Art and Antiques

Artforum

Art in America

Art Institute of Chicago

Artists in the City

ARTtnews

Arts Commission of the City of Detroit

Arts Council of Great Britain

Askin, Lucille Bunin

Auer, Anna

Auerbacher, Dominique

Australian National Gallery

Averell, William H.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Samuel J. Wagstaff papers
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.2: Correspondence concerning Photography
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wagssamu-ref103

Burroughs and group on S.S. George W. Elder

Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 3
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 June
Scope and Contents:
Members of the expedition in a lifeboat aboard the steamship S. S. George W. Elder, June 1899, on the coast of Alaska. Man on the right is possibly John Burroughs; "No. 1" painted on lifeboat.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10980, L00708
See more items in:
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.3: Activities aboard the SS George W. Elder
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref607

Fire drill on S.S. George W. Elder. Harriman family

Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 3
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 June
Scope and Contents:
Passengers lined up on deck, wearing life preservers, during a fire drill on the steamship S. S. George W. Elder on the coast of Alaska. From left: Mary Harriman, Cornelia Harriman, Dorethea Draper, Mrs. A. (possibly Mrs. Averell), Elizabeth Averell, Roland Harriman, Carol Harriman.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10977, L00710
See more items in:
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.3: Activities aboard the SS George W. Elder
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref609

Rock Table, back of Muir glacier

Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 9
Box 11
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 June 9-14
Scope and Contents:
View of a large rock supported by a column of ice, in a rocky landscape at the back of the Muir Glacier in Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10913, L00828
See more items in:
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.9: Glacier Bay
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref679

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