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Elizabeth Bayley Willis photographs of peoples, artifacts, and scenery of Northeastern India

Creator:
Willis, Elizabeth Bayley (collector and photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Pal, Panna  Search this
Pyngrope, R.  Search this
Extent:
33 Color slides
1 Color postcard
53 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Khasi (Indic people)  Search this
Mishmi (Indic people)  Search this
Lushai (Asian people)  Search this
Akha (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Color postcards
Prints
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Arunāchal Pradesh (India)
Assam (India)
Brahmaputra River Valley
Date:
circa 1950-1965
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting indigenous peoples, antiquities, implements, textile types, and scenery in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and other areas of northeastern India. Represented photographers include Elizabeth Bayley Willis, Verrier Elwin, Panna Pal, R. Pyngrope, and other photographers.
Biographical/Historical note:
Elizabeth Bayley Willis (1902-2003) was a scholar of textiles and decorative arts who was affliliated with several museums and galleries including the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Henry Gallery of the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1952, she was appointed to the United Nations Technical Assistance Board, where she focused on marketing of textile and other decorative art products from India to improve economic development; she later worked on similar missions for the UN in Vietnam, Formosa, and Morocco. Willis went to India to consult the Uttar Pradesh government about the development and preservation of crafts and served as an advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Textile Commissioner, and the All India Handloom Board. Between 1957 and 1965, Willis returned to India several times to collect textiles and continue her research on the tribal arts of northeastern India and Bhutan.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-11
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs collected by Willis can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Willis also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology, in accessions 255963, 264169, 268921, 270239, and 279910.
The Special Collections at the University of Washington holds the Elizabeth Bayley Willis Papers, 1933-1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
These photographs cannot be reproduced without permission from the photographers.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo lot 79-11, Elizabeth Bayley Willis photographs of peoples, artifacts, and scenery of Northeastern India, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-11
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-11

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 Snow-Covered Mountains 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 008 in x 006 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04434800
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_57300
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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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View of Sub-Tropical Forest, and Mountains Covered with Conifer Forests in Distance 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435000
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_57302
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View in Mountain Pass Toward Nyamjang Chu 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435100
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_57303
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View of Lampu from Soktsen (Tibet); Half-Frozen Rhododendrons In Foreground 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435200
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_57304
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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
See more items in:
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
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57306
Online Media:

Bamboo Suspension Bridge Over Stream 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Gallong ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435500
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_57307
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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
See more items in:
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
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57310
Online Media:

View of Pass and Mountains 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04435900
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_57311
Online Media:

View of Mountains 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04436000
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_57312
Online Media:

View of Lake on Tawang Side and Mist Over Mountains 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04436100
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_57313
Online Media:

View of Pass Through Mountains 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04436200
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_57314
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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
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57315
Online Media:

View of River Between Dahung and Senchong; Aka Area, North; Khowa Area on Opposite Side 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 012 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04436400
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_57316
Online Media:

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