Photograph depicting Smithsonian officials Dr. Frank M. Setzler, Dr. David H. Johnson, and H. G. Deignan with opened boxes and artifacts from the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1948. Collection includes a narrative description provided by the news service.
The Harris & Ewing photo studio, started in 1905 by George W. Harris and Martha Ewing, was both a portrait studio and news service. The news service was sold in 1945 but maintained the name, "Harris-Ewing Photographic News Service," in its publications after that time.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-36
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The artifacts pictured and other artifacts from the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land can be found in the Departments of Anthropology, Vertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Paleobiology in accession 178294.
Additional photographs by Harris & Ewing can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 77-80, and Photo Lot 78-20.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Frank Maryl Setzler Papers, which include information on his curatorial activities.
The collection is open for research.
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Photo lot 80-36, Harris & Ewing Photographic News Service photograph of Smithsonian officials unpacking boxes from American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution