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Altar Screen Finial

Originator:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church  Search this
User:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church  Search this
Physical Description:
wood, cedar (overall material)
gesso (overall material)
paint, tempera (overall material)
roman catholicism (overall single or multi-hued)
spanish colonial (overall style)
carved and polychromed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 17 in x 7 in x 3 in; 43.18 cm x 17.78 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Finial, Altar Screen
Date made:
1775-1799
Associated dates:
1966 10 27 / 1966 10 27
1881 01 06 / 1881 01 06, 1965 00 00 / 1965 00 00
Subject:
Christianity  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
Missions  Search this
Saints  Search this
ID Number:
CL.041914
Accession number:
9899
Catalog number:
41914
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Home and Community Life: Religion
Cultures & Communities
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-dade-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1145197

MS 4731 Codex Hopiensis, Hopi Kachinas

Collector:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Artist:
Homovi (Hopi)  Search this
Kutcahonauu (Hopi)  Search this
Winuta (Hopi)  Search this
White Bear (Hopi)  Search this
Extent:
3 Volumes
Culture:
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Drawings
Date:
November, 1899-March, 1900
Biographical / Historical:
In his introduction, Fewkes states that the artists were Kutcahonauu, or White Bear, aged about 30; his uncle, Homovi; Winuta, apparently a contemporary of Homovi; and "a boy who had attended a government school in Lawrence, Kansas," whose drawings Fewkes states he did not reproduce.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4731
Local Note:
Three styles of drawings were noted by Anne Morgan of the National Anthropological Archives staff, 1970; brief descriptions of the styles and page index to the volumes is on file in National Anthropological Archives.
water color, graphite and crayon drawings on construction paper
Topic:
Kachinas -- Hopi  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 4731, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4731
See more items in:
MS 4731 Codex Hopiensis, Hopi Kachinas
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f0f7357e-e1f6-4c80-9a38-525d66434e16
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4731

Inka Engineering Symposium 7: The Inka Road through Ethnoarchaeology

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-11-19T17:20:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_9U9eKExmycQ

Inka Engineering Symposium 5: Khipu & the Inka Empire

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-11-19T17:05:33.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_IVJA7Y52opw

Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy - Pt. 1, Gary Urton

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-10-24T13:46:40.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_uPhMN5b8tSM

1905 Hulda and Ellen Larson's Pan-American Exposition Quilt

Maker:
Larson, Hulda Fredricka  Search this
Larson, Ellen Sophia Cecilia  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 66 in x 59 in; 167 cm x 149 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Date made:
1905
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Quilting  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Judith Anderson Weise
ID Number:
1986.0032.01
Catalog number:
1986.0032.01
Accession number:
1986.0032
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-862f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556203
Online Media:

Charles Vogt collection of Rinehart and Heyn photographs

Photographer:
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)  Search this
Muhr, Adolph F., -1913  Search this
Heyn & Matzen  Search this
Extent:
11 Photographs
Culture:
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1898-1899
Summary:
This collection contains 11 color lithographs based on original monograph portraits of American Indian delegates photographed by F.A. Rinehart, Adolph Muhr, Herman Heyn, and James Matzen, 1898-1899.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 6 color lithograph prints of original monochromatic photographs that were shot by Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.

The Exposition was held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and Muhr photographed more than 500 delegates and groups representing the estimated thirty-five tribes represented at the Exposition and is considered the largest gathering of American Indian leaders at the turn of the century.

Another 5 colorized photographs in this collection are photographic portraits of American Indian leaders that were photographed by Herman Heyn and James Matzen at the Greater America Exposition in Omaha in 1899. Heyn copyrighted the photographs under his own name in 1899.

The photographers assigned the photograph titles.

Portraits in this collection include:

P16902- Broken Arm [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)] -Photo by Rinehart/Muhr, 1898

P16903- Chief Red Cloud [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) -Photo by Rinehart/Muhr, 1898

P16904- White Swan [Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)] -Photo by Rinehart/Muhr, 1898

P16905- Stella Yellowshirt and child [Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)] -Photo by Heyn, 1899

P16906- Chief Painted Horse [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)]-Photo by Heyn, 1899

P16907- Ahahe and child (Wichita) -Photo by Rinehart/Muhr, 1898

P16908- Yellowshirt [Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)] -Photo by Heyn, 1899

P16909- Shot In The Eye [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)] -Photo by Heyn, 1899

P16910- Alice Lone Bear [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)] -Photo by Rinehart/Muhr, 1898

P16911- Hattie Tom (Chiricahua Apache) -Photo by Rinehart/Muhr, 1898

P16912- High Hawk [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)] -Photo by Heyn, 1899
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition World's Fair was held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 1 to October 1898. Over 500 Indian delegates from over thirty-five different tribes were present at the Fair. James Mooney (Bureau of Ethnology) and Captain William A. Mercer organized and managed the Indian Congress in conjunction with the Exposition. It included "living exhibitions," with mock Indian villages and demonstrations of dances, daily activities, and sham battles.

The official photographer of the U.S. Indian Congress was Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) with his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913). The Rinehart and Muhr photographs are considered one of the most comprehensive photo documentations of American Indian leaders at the turn of the century.

After the Trans-Mississippi Exposition ended, the Greater America Exposition opened on the same fair grounds from July 1, 1899 to October 31, 1899. Herman Heyn and James Matzen won the contract to be the official photographer of the new Exposition. This Exposition featured many of the same buildings and set up as the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of the previous year.
Related Materials:
NMAI holds a number of related photograph collections including NMAI.AC.118- U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition photograph album and NMAI.AC.119- Byron Harvey, III Collection of Exposition and Portrait photographs.
Provenance:
Gift of Mr. Charles Vogt to Museum of the American Indian, 1945.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives 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 Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Vogt collection of Rinehart and Heyn photographs, image #, NMAI.AC.298; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.298
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv471603429-2347-4683-abea-092b6c4d0e6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-298
Online Media:

Peuples et cultures de l'Adamaoua (Cameroun) actes du colloque de Ngaoundéré, du 14 au 16 janvier 1992 organisateur, Hermenegildo Adala ; éditeur scientifique, Jean Boutrais

Author:
Adala, Hermenegildo  Search this
Boutrais, Jean  Search this
Physical description:
314 pages maps 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Place:
Cameroon
Adamaoua
Cameroun
Adamaoua (Cameroon)
Adamaoua (Cameroun)
Kamerun
Adamaua
Ngaoundéré <1992>
Date:
1993
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Fula (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Ethnologie  Search this
Peuls (Peuple d'Afrique)--Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
Cameroon  Search this
Cameroon studies  Search this
1992  Search this
conference papers (form)  Search this
73.06 ethnography  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Native peoples  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
Adamaoua (Cameroon)--History--Congresses  Search this
Adamaoua (Cameroon)--Social life and customs--Congresses  Search this
Ethnology--Cameroon--Adamaoua--Congresses  Search this
Fula (African people)--Social life and customs--Congresses  Search this
Geschichte--1800-1990  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_469282

Encountering ethnicities : ethnological aspects on ethnicity, identity and migration / edited by Teppo Korhnen

Author:
Korhonen, Teppo  Search this
Finnish-Hungarian Symposium on Ethnology (5th : 1994 : Rauma, Finland)  Search this
Physical description:
261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Europe
Date:
1995
Topic:
Europeans--Ethnic identity  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
Migration, Internal  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Call number:
D1056 .E53 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510532

Major John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) Survey Leader, Director Of United States Geological Survey, Founder and First Director Of Bureau of American Ethnology, in Field on Survey

Creator:
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Collector:
Taylor, James E. (Artist)  Search this
Names:
Powell Expedition, 1873  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (002 in x 004 in mounted on 014 in x 018 in)
Container:
Volume 1, Page 71
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1873
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01603502

NAA MS.MS 4605

OPPS NEG.50
Local Note:
This Photo Has Been Cropped; Original Photo Shows Powell Talking to Tau-Gu, Paiute Chief
Black and white Photoprint on Paper Mount in Album
Place:
Utah
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
MS 4605, James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West
James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West / Page 71
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37e2b8aa8-858d-45e2-90cb-bd720169d20f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4605-ref1186

MS 7166 Japanese circus poster

Creator:
Japan Ueda Performing Arts Company  Search this
Collector:
Woodbury, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin), 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (31 x 42.5 inches)
Container:
Folder 7166
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Posters
Works of art
Place:
Japan
East Asia
Date:
circa 1925
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a poster advertising a circus. It shows sketches of a variety of circus acts and includes a photomechanical portrait of Ueda, perhaps the head of the circus company.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7166

NAA INV 10000034

USNM Accession 284935

USNM Ethnology Catolog 410800
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Circus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Posters
Citation:
MS 7166 Japanese circus poster, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7166
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33b043cab-d1e3-4012-98e7-f5eba16b989e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7166

Edward W. Nelson photographs from New Mexico

Photographer:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Extent:
19 Photographs
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
September 1888
Summary:
This collection contains 19 photographs of the A:shiwi (Zuni) reservation in New Mexico, September 1888. The photographs may have been shot by field naturalist Edward W. Nelson.
Scope and Contents:
P18754-18772

This collection contains 19 photographs believed to have been shot by Edward W. Nelson in September 1888. The photographs depict scenes from the A:shiwi (Zuni) reservation and surrounding areas in western New Mexico. The photographs include landscapes and flora; activities such as carrying water and husking corn; scenes of the village including gardens and multi-level adobe buildings; and portraits.

The original acquisition paperwork lists E. N. Nelson as the photographer. However, after further research, it is believed that the photographs may have been shot by Edward William Nelson, who was a field naturalist for the U.S. Government and was living in Arizona at the time these photographs were shot. The photographer's handwritten notes that accompanied this set of photographs, indicate that they conducted a previous survey in 1886, which indicates that these images were most likely photographed for professional purposes. Additionally, the handwriting in the NMAI note appears to match the handwriting in Edward W. Nelson's fieldnotes held by Smithsonian Institution Archives. Further research will be required to positively identify the photographer.
Arrangement:
Photographs arranged in folders by catalog #.
Biographical / Historical:
It is uncertain if Edward W. Nelson is photographer of this collection or if E. N. Nelson is. Additional research is required.

Below is a biography of Edward W. Nelson from the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives (collection ID: NAA.PhotoLot.171).

Edward William Nelson (1855-1934) was an explorer and naturalist for the United States government known for his studies in Alaska, California and Mexico. Born near Manchester, New Hampshire, Nelson grew up with an ardent interest in birds and the outdoors. With the help of Henry W. Henshaw and Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, he gained a post as a weather observer with the Signal Corps in 1877. Nelson was stationed in St. Michael, Alaska, for the next four years, during which time he collected ethnological data and natural history collections for the Smithsonian Institution. In 1890, Nelson joined the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture as a Special Field Agent on the Death Valley Expedition of Clinton Hart Merriam. After this Expedition disbanded in 1891, Nelson continued to work in California under orders from the Bureau and met his future expedition partner Edward Alphonso Goldman. A three month field survey in Mexico in 1892 evolved into fourteen years of research by the pair, during which they made extensive investigations of Mexican mammalogy, ornithology, and ethnology. Following these studies, Nelson moved into an administrative role in the Bureau, holding appointments as Chief Field Naturalist, 1907-1912; Assistant in Charge of Biological Investigations, 1913-1914; Assistant Chief, 1914-1916; Chief, 1916-1927; and Senior Biologist, 1927-1929.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Institution Archives also hold Edward W. Nelson collections.
Provenance:
Gift of Robert F. Hale, 1956.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives 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 Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, 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. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward W. Nelson photographs from New Mexico, image #, NMAI.AC.311; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.311
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4263d384d-e2e5-49d5-847b-a0aa9f39fccf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-311

Dipper

Physical Description:
gourd (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 10 7/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 8.89 cm x 27.6225 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
Dipper, Gourd
dipper, gourd
Credit Line:
Dr. Frans M. Olbrechts
ID Number:
MG.M-02230
Catalog number:
M-02230
Accession number:
97398
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8082-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_724877
Online Media:

Agency history, 1879-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb 1864-1956  Search this
Mason, Otis Tufton 1838-1908  Search this
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
Setzler, Frank M (Frank Maryl) 1902-1975  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R (Waldo Rudolph) 1908-1996  Search this
Woodbury, Richard B (Richard Benjamin) 1917-  Search this
Riesenberg, Saul H  Search this
Evans, Clifford 1920-1981  Search this
Fitzhugh, William W. 1943-  Search this
Ubelaker, Douglas H  Search this
Kaeppler, Adrienne Lois  Search this
Ortner, Donald J  Search this
Rogers, J. Daniel  Search this
Arnoldi, Mary Jo  Search this
Rick, Torben C  Search this
Krupnik, Igor  Search this
Burgess, Laurie E  Search this
Potts, Richard 1953-  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1878
1879-
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00204
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217825

Ornamental inscription

Extent:
1 Painting (31 x 43 inches)
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings
Scope and Contents:
Two pairs of birds and one single bird with a pussy willow branch form characters that read Sung Chu Mei, meaning pine, bamboo, and flowering plum, symbols of endurance to the Chinese.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000052

USNM Ethnology Catalog 418001
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
MS 7409 L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32d24044c-cee4-40d0-a322-204683ae265e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7409-ref1

Ornamental inscription

Extent:
1 Painting (31 x 43 inches)
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings
Scope and Contents:
A fish and a dragon and two birds form characters which read Yün Lung Ting, meaning cloud dragon pavillion.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000053

USNM Ethnology Catalog 418002
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
MS 7409 L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3734db31e-2a6a-4fe7-b5c8-13a449b6f2f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7409-ref2

Ornamental inscription

Extent:
1 Painting (31 x 43 inches)
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings
Scope and Contents:
A fish and a dragon, a bird, and a pair of birds with a butterfly form characters which read Lung Feng Hsiang, meaning the dragon and the phoenix, symbols of prosperity and good fortune.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000054

USNM Ethnology Catalog 418003
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
MS 7409 L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3de6bf907-378d-4d8b-a880-71861b4e48d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7409-ref3

Painting of flowers and plants on hillside

Extent:
1 Painting (17 x 24.5 inches)
Container:
Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings
Scope and Contents:
Painting of flowers and plants on hillside, in yellow, pink, and green. The flowers depicted are probably peonies, asters, and chrysanthemums. Includes a verse, signature (Shao Kai Zhu) and two stamped seals, and is dated 1915.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000056

USNM Ethnology Catalog 417991
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
MS 7409 L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
L.H. Palmer collection of Chinese paintings and documents
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3366b9d4b-c3ca-4fe7-b544-ddac1ec0d1fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms7409-ref5

Copy of James N. Edy photograph of Chiefs of the Six Nations explaining their wampum belts

Creator:
Edy, James N.  Search this
Collector:
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005  Search this
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy print
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Onondaga  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
1871
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of a copy of a studio portrait of Onondaga, Mohawk, and Seneca Chiefs with wampum belts, made on September 14, 1871, for Horatio Hale. Includes Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief; George H. M. Johnson (Deyonhehgon), Mohawk chief, government interpreter and son of John Smoke Johnson; John Buck (Skanawatih), Onondaga chief and hereditary keeper of the wampum; John Smoke Johnson (Sakayenkwaraton), Mohawk chief and speaker of the council; Isaac Hill (Kawenenseronton), Onondaga chief and fire keeper; John Seneca Johnson (Kanonkeredawih), Seneca chief.
Biographical/Historical note:
Horatio Emmons Hale (1817-1896) was an American-Canadian philologist, ethnologist, author, and businessman who studied Native American languages. He published the Iroquois Book of Rites in 1883, which documented the history and rituals of the Iroquois Confederacy based on interpretations of the group's wampum belts. In September 1871, he requested that six Iroquois chiefs, with whom he had worked on the wampum belts, come to the Brantford, Ontario, studio of James N. Edy, where this photograph was made.

Hale later sent the photograph to his colleagues with variations on the following inscription: "The wampum belts were explained to me on the reserve, at the residence of Chief G. H. M. Johnson; and at my request the chiefs afterwards came with me to Brantford, where the original photograph . . . was taken.--H. Hale, Clinton, Ont." The photograph from which this copy print was made originally belonged to J. N. B. Hewitt.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-58
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional James N. Edy photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4751 and the BAE historical negatives.
Vocabularies and correspondence by Horatio Hale can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7235, MS 7236, MS 4558, MS 772-c, MS 4797, MS 4800, MS 7439, MS 7440, MS 7441, MS 3436, MS 1072, the Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received, and the J.C. Pilling Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Wampum  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-58, Copy of James N. Edy photograph of Chiefs of the Six Nations explaining their wampum belts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-58
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3427c7072-a357-4361-bfed-1999e201a3a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-58

Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection

Photographer:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
6567 Slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
1,946 Slides (Color, 35 mm)
Culture:
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Nigerians  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Fulani  Search this
Nuba  Search this
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Turkana  Search this
Pokot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Documents
Slides
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Nigeria
Africa
Lagos (Nigeria)
Date:
1961-circa 2005
Summary:
The collection consists of 8,515 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2007. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.
Scope and Contents note:
This 6,567 slide collection documents Houlberg's studies in Southwestern Nigeria spanning from 1961 to circa 2005. In 2015, Houlberg donated an additional 1,948 color slides to the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives. These slides have been added to the EEPA 2005-002 finding aid, bringing the total to 8,515 slides.

The collection primarily includes photos of people, including the Ogboni, Pokot, Yoruba, Turkana and Igbo, shrines, festivals and rituals, art objects, and artists. A particular strength of the collection are photos of Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg mostly photographed in Ilishan, Ikenne, Ilara, Shagamu, Lagos, Ijebu-Ode, and Egbe.

Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art, wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Several Yoruba art forms, including photography, scarification tattoos, and textiles (both cloth and dress), are represented in the collection. Additionally, there are numerous slides of Yoruba hairstyles, many of which she published in her article, Social Hair: Tradition and Change in Yoruba Hairstyles in Southwestern Nigeria.

Yoruba ritual specialists, such as Ife-olu Solaru, Olufunke, and Yesufu Ejigboye, appear frequently throughout the collection. Houlberg documented her many stays with these individuals over the years.

There is also one binder of manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 29 series according to subject. The series descriptions correspond with particular subjects used in Houlberg's teaching and lectures, and based on donor's notes. All slides were kept in the order in which they were donated.

Series 1: African Hairstyles, circa 1973-1994 (Binder 1; 212 slides)

Series 2: Egungun Festival, 1961-circa 1988 (Binder 1; 362 slides)

Series 3: Gelede, circa 1969-circa 1989 (Binder 2; 301 slides)

Series 4: Ibeji Twins, circa 1969-circa 1990 (Binders 2-3; 854 slides)

Series 5: Ogboni Art Objects and Shrines, circa 1969-circa 1982 (Binder 4; 92 slides)

Series 6: Art Objects Depicting Ogun, circa 1969-circa 1983 (Binder 4; 56 slides)

Series 7: Olojufoforo Art and Festivities, circa 1968-circa 1975 (Binder 4; 21 slides)

Series 8: Yoruba People, Architecture, and Art, circa 1969-circa 1985 (Binder 4; 260 slides)

Series 9: Carving, Art Objects and Artists, and Scenes of Daily Life, circa 1973-circa 1988 (Binder 4; 201 slides)

Series 10: Yoruba Art, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 49 slides)

Series 11: Yoruba Textiles, circa 1973-circa 1983 (Binder 5; 84 slides)

Series 12: Yoruba, Miscellaneous, circa 1967-circa 1989 (Binder 5; 251 slides)

Series 13: African Art, Textiles People, and Dwellings, circa 1963-circa 1983 (Binder 6; 58 slides)

Series 14: Ibo Mbari and Igbo Peoples and Artwork, circa 1967-circa 1985 (Binder 6; 212 slides)

Series 15: Art and Ceremonies, circa 1967-circa 1991 (Binder 6; 493 slides)

Series 16: Body Arts, Nuba People (Sudan) and Fulani and Bororo People (Niger), circa 1973-circa 1979 (Binder 7; 64 slides)

Series 17: People, Scenic Views and Animals of Kenya, Sudan, Angola, and Ghana, circa 1972-circa 1985 (Binder 7; 168 slides)

Series 18: Peoples and Arts of Ghana, Mali, and the Ivory Coast, circa 1966-circa 1992 (Binder 7; 406 slides)

Series 19: Published Maps and Photos, circa 1968-circa 1985 (Binder 8; 70 slides)

Series 20: Nigerian Masks and Art Objects, circa 1967-circa 1978 (Binder 8; 396 slides)

Series 21: Yoruba Festivals, People, and Art in Nigeria, circa 1967-circa 1988 (Binders 8-9; 128 slides)

Series 22: Yoruba Photography and Textiles, circa 1975-circa 1983 (Binder 9; 54 slides)

Series 23: Ife-Olu, Ilishan, circa 1980-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 87 slides)

Series 24: Yoruba Festivals, People, Hairstyles, Ibeji Objects, Eshu Figures, and Oya and Orishala Priests, Priestesses, and Shrines, circa 1966-circa 1988 (Binder 9; 168 slides)

Series 25: Shango, circa 1970-circa 1983 (Binder 10, 162 slides)

Series 26: Ara Festival, 1975 (Binder 10; 174 slides)

Series 27: Ceremonies and Festivals, Portraits, Art and Ceremonial Objects, Domestic and Market Scenes, circa 1969-circa 2005 (Binders 10-11; 759 slides)

Series 28: Yoruba Art Objects, and Domestic, Work, and Festival Scenes, circa 1971-circa 1983 (Binder 11; 104 slides)

Series 29: Manuscript and Printed Materials, 1973-circa 2005 (Binder 12)
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, anthropologist, and art historian Dr. Marilyn Hammersley Houlberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. Houlberg received an Associate of Arts degree from Wright Junior College (1959) and a BFA from the University of Chicago (1963). After graduating, she traveled to North Africa and explored Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. In 1964, Houlberg researched Haitian art, religion, and indigenous photography in Haiti and in 1965 was awarded a scholarship for graduate study from the University of Chicago. There she completed her MAT in Art History in 1967. Following graduation, Houlberg worked at the Nigerian Museum in Lagos, where she documented Yoruba sculpture, masquerades, religion, body art, and indigenous photography.

She began her teaching career at the University of Chicago as a lecturer on African art and African civilization, working there from 1971 to 1973. At the University of London, Houlberg earned a Masters in Anthropology, producing the thesis Yoruba Twin Sculpture and Ritual (1973). She also extensively photographed her travels abroad in Yorubaland. Between 1974 and 1990, Houlberg taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, Kalamazoo College, and Northwestern University. From 1974 to 2008 she continued teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturing on Yoruba art and ritual in West Africa and the New World, and the art and ritual of Vodou in Haiti.

Houlberg has lectured worldwide at numerous museums and symposiums since 1972, including in Lagos, Nigeria; Jacmel, Haiti; Toronto, Canada; Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; and Cologne, Germany. Her essays have been published in several issues of African Arts. Some of Houlberg's significant publications include Arts of the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou, in Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora (2008) and Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou: Lasiren, Queen of Mermaids, in Mami-Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African-Atlantic World (2008). The exhibition Mami-Wata at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (2009) featured her photographs.
Provenance:
Marilyn Houlberg, 733 West 18th St., Chicago, IL 60616, Donation, 20050320, 2005-0002
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Weavers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Shrines  Search this
Masks  Search this
Domestic scenes  Search this
Egúngún (Cult)  Search this
Ethnology -- Nigeria  Search this
Gelede (Yoruba rite)  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Ere ibeji  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria Collection, EEPA 2005-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2005-002
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Marilyn Houlberg Nigeria collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo729173a75-b645-455f-b66b-ae08d0d2102e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2005-002

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