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Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
8 Color transparencies
93 Mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mixe  Search this
Amuzgo (Amusgo)  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Mestizos  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Chiapanec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Mounted photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted groups include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Indigenous peoples of Mexico. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Indigenous Mexican art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Dances -- Mexico  Search this
Weaving -- Mexico  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Spinning -- Mexico  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

Dance Mask: Parachico

Collector:
Mr. Donald B. Cordry  Search this
Mrs. Dorothy M. Cordry  Search this
Donor Name:
Mr. Donald B. Cordry  Search this
Length - Object:
17.8 cm
Width - Object:
16 cm
Culture:
Chiapanec  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Chiapa De Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
1940
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
355867
USNM Number:
E419985-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ee89e5e8-0e01-4470-af26-4f4a517ad79f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8452514

Archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnoarchaeology in the Maya Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico / by Douglas Donne Bryant ... [et al.]

Author:
Bryant, Douglas Donne Excavations at Houserl, Yerba Buena, Chiapas Central Highlands, Mexico  Search this
Calnek, Edward E Highland Chiapas before the Spanish conquest  Search this
Lee, Thomas A Ethnoarchaeology among the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Chiapas
Chiapas (Mexico)
Date:
1988
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Call number:
F1219.1.C45 A66 1988
F1219.1.C45A66 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403095

Arte de la lengua chiapaneca, compuesto por el M.R. padre fray Juan de Albornoz; y Doctrina cristiana en la misma lengua escrita por el padre mtro fray Luis Barrientos

Author:
Albornoz, Juan de  Search this
Barrientos, Luis  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. 27 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1875
Topic:
Chiapanec language  Search this
Call number:
PM3618.A6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266846

El haragán y el zopilote : comedia tzotzil / creación colectiva del grupo Sna Jtz'ibajom

Author:
Sna Jtz'ibajom  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages ; 22 cm
Type:
Drama
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1991
©1991
Topic:
Tzeltal Indians  Search this
Chiapanec Indians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057392

La Batalla del Sumidero : antología de documentos relativos a la rebelión de los chiapanecas, 1524-1534 / [recopilación de] Jan de Vos

Author:
Vos, Jan de 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
198 pages, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Sources
Place:
Mexico
Chiapas
Chiapas (Mexico)
Date:
1985
Topic:
Chiapanec Indians--Wars  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Wars  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070229

Arcaismos, regionalismos y modismos de Comitan, Chiapas / Oscar Bonifaz

Author:
Bonifaz Caballero, Oscar  Search this
Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas  Search this
Physical description:
51 leaves ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
[1976]
Topic:
Chiapanec language  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070253

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