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Charles King Dillaway and Japanese students

Photographer:
Sonrel, Antoine  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Cartes-de-viste (card photographs) (6.3 x 10.6 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Cartes-de-viste (card photographs)
Photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Portraits
Place:
Asia
Japan
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Local Numbers:
R479 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 479
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Stamp on verson reads: "A. Sonrel. 121 Washington St., Boston."
According to information provided by donors, pictured is one of the first Japanese embassy groups to Europe.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Diplomats -- Japan  Search this
Swords -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Portraits
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 479
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc31dca6056-21f7-4fb0-b1bf-8ac3c8165fff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref474
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Topic:
Papyrus
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Anistās Mārī, al-Karmilī, ab, 1866-1947  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich, 1876-1933  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926  Search this
Berchem, Max van, 1863-1921  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Krefter, Friedrich, 1898-1995  Search this
Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Extent:
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Place:
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Persepolis (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Syria
Date:
1903-1947
Summary:
An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Papers (1899--1962) of German born archaeologist Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879--1948), a preeminent scholar of Near Eastern and Iranian studies. The collection measures 150 linear feet (circa 30,000 items) and documents Herzfeld's work as a pioneer in the field and sheds light on his excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo. Formats include correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: Travel journals

Series 2: Sketchbooks

Series 3: Notebooks

Series 4: Photographic files 1-42

Series 5: Drawings and maps

Series 6: Squeezes

Series 7: Samarra Expedition
Biographical / Historical:
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers document the career of Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948), a German architect, archaeologist, and historian of Islamic and Pre-Islamic studies. After training as an architect he studied archaeology under Delitzch from 1903 to 1906 at the excavations at Assur in Mesopotamia. A student of Latin, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew, Herzfeld received a doctorate in Humanistic Studies at universities in Munich and Berlin in 1907. His work with Friedrich Sarre to survey the monuments of the Tigris-Euphrates valleys resulted in landmark studies in architectural history, published in 1911 and 1920.

In 1920 Herzfeld was appointed to the chair of Historical Geography in Berlin and began his excavation at Samarra. Herzfeld's work there led to a six-volume publication. He published widely throughout his life on the sources of Islamic architecture and ornament, including the Royal Palace at Persepolis.

From 1934 until the end of his life Herzfeld spent his time producing many books and articles, lecturing, and working at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1936--1945.) Many of his works continue to be published post-humously.

1879 July 23 -- Born in Celle, Germany.

1897 -- Received diploma from Joachimsthaler Gymnasium, Berlin.

1897-circa 1898 -- Fulfilled military service.

circa 1899 -- Studied architecture at the Technical University and Assyriology, art history, and philosophy at the Friedrich-Wilhems Universität in Berlin.

1903 -- Passed exam in structural engineering.

1903-1905 -- Assistant to Walter Andrae (1875-1956) in Assur.

1905-1906 -- Traveled throughout Iran and Iraq.

1907 -- Excavation in Cilicia. Passed oral exam in February. Awarded doctorate in Humanistic Studies by Friedrich-Wilhems Universtät zu Berlin. After receiving Ph.D. traveled extensively in Syria and Iraq with Friedrich Sarre, director of the Islamic Museum in Berlin.

1910 -- Herzfeld and Sarre jointly publish, Iranische Felsreliefs (Berlin, 1910).

1911-1913 -- Field Director under direction of Sarre during expedition to Samarra.

circa 1914 -- Drafted into service in France and Poland during World War I. Sent to Iraq where he functioned as a surveyor.

1916 -- Father died.

1917 -- Appointed associate professor for Historical Geography and Art History of the Ancient Orient at Berlin. Along with Friedrich Sarre and others, founded the German-Persian Society to increase cultural and economic exchange between Germany and Persia.

1920 -- Appointed world's first full professor of Near Eastern Archeology. Begins excavation at Samarra.

1922 -- Mother died.

1923-1934 -- In Persia, where he completed many excavations and studies.

1928 -- Excavation at Pasargadae.

1931-1934 -- Appointed director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and moved to Persepolis.

1934 -- As grandson of Jews, Nazi legislation expelling state employees of Jewish descent forced Herzfeld to retire as a professor employed by the state. Moved to London.

1936 -- Delivered Lowell Lectures. Moved to Boston. Lectured on Iranian history and appointed a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study.

1944 -- Retired from Princeton University.

1948 January 20 -- Died.
Provenance:
Ernst Herzfeld donated his papers to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1946.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ayyubids  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper Squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3d8456fbe-98f6-4159-bd2f-c485379b84a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-06
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Records of Samarra Expeditions

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Dietrich Reimer Verlag (Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Anistās Mārī, al-Karmilī, ab, 1866-1947  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich, 1876-1933  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926  Search this
Berchem, Max van, 1863-1921  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
186 Items (Field notes: drawings, sketches, sketchbooks, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, blueprints, notes, diaries, prints, journals (accounts), publications, articles, clippings, rubbings.)
Type:
Archival materials
Articles
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Syria
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Date:
1906-1945
Scope and Contents:
The material from the excavations at Samarra, except for the photographs mounted in Photo Files 19--3, and drawings which are in Series 5: Drawings.
"Two campaigns of excavation at Samarra in Iraq, carried out by Ernst Herzfeld on behalf of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin between the years 1911 and 1913 mark the beginning of large-scale archaeological research on Islamic antiquities. During this time, Herzfeld was supported for brief periods by the swiss architect Samuel Guyer, Commander von Ludloff, various technical assistants, and finally Friedrich Sarre, who was the director of the Islamic department at the museum and initiator of the expedition. For most of the time, however, all tasks that today would be divided among a team of archaeologists rested solely on Herzfeld's shoulders: coordinating hundreds of workmen at various sites, measuring buildings, drawing architecture and objects, and cataloging finds, but also negociating with local authorities who were often uncooperative. Still working at a time when the success of a venture such as the Samarra expedition was measured by its spectacular finds in both architecture and precious objects, the immense responsibility for bringing this expedition through the unexplored territories of Islamic archaeology to a successful conclusion presented an enormous physical and psychological challenge. In an effort that from the perspective of modern archaeology must be called Herculean, he excavated and examined nineteen sites [Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya, Shiite Shrine Complex, Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; the Cemetery at Shabbat al-Hawā; Mausoleum of Imām al-Dūr; Tall al-ʿAlīq; Ḥarba Bridge and finally the residential architecture at al-Quraina, al-Qāṭūn, al-Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the baths] and collected a stupendous corpus of material, one that in many respects still forms the foundation for our knowledge of the city of Samarra and ʼAbbāsid art in the 3rd/9th centuries. What is astonishing is that Herzfeld himself considered his achievements during the first campaign in Samarra to be merely a dress rehearsal for the more ambitious second campaign which focused on the Dār al-Khilāfa." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003. Preface, p.IX."]
Arrangement:
135 units of original materials; numbered subseries, kept in the order in which they arrived, and housed in document boxes.
Biographical / Historical:
"Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879-1948) was an orientalist whose many talents led him to explore all phases of Near Eastern culture, from the prehistoric period to Islamic times and from linguistics and religion to art and architecture." [Margaret Cool Root, 1976: "The Herzfeld Archive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 119-124."]
Local Numbers:
FSA A.06 07
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, vol 1," and Alastair Northedge's publication, "An Interpretation of the Palace of the Caliph at Samarra (Dar Al-Khilafa or Jawsaq Al-Khaqani). In Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23."
Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Field notes related primarly to the two campaigns of excavation at Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld on behalf of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin between the years 1911 and 1913.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Papyrus  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Series 7
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3580e42ce-5d00-4c2c-85db-fcaa3aa760e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10431

Photo File 32: Miscellaneous prints: personal, mostly in Europe, plus many in Syria or Iraq, including photos of Bedouin life and travel.

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Sobernheim, Moritz  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
349 Photographic prints (Volume one: 3 folders, b&w, 29.2 cm. x 22.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Date:
1905-1946
Scope and Contents:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Photographs from Europe and Middle East (Photo File 32)
Arrangement:
- In early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 10 additional files, including Photo File 32, in excess of the 24 existing files arranged by Herzfeld himself. The eight remaining files, File 35 to File 42, are made of duplicate prints provided by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; Photo File 32

FSA A.6 04.PF.32
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Description and Travel  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 4.32
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3a8f24ef5-1a4f-4fc3-afa3-353b520c5d09
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref23231

Aleppo (Syria): Tawashi Mosque: View of Moritz Sobernheim in front of Entrance Portal with Arabic Inscription No. 198, in Naskhi Mameluke Script

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 18 cm. x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Syria
Aleppo (Syria)
Date:
1908-1914
Scope and Contents:
- Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 15, vol. 2 reads, "Djāmiʿ Ṭawāshī. Portal. Inscription 944 H."
- Publication Caption accompanying Plate CL, b reads, "Pl. CL, b. Djâmiʿ al-Ṭawâshî, portail; inscription No. 198 (944)." [Herzfeld, Ernst: "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum, Deuxième Partie : Syrie du Nord, Inscriptions et Monuments d'Alep. Tome II. Le Caire; Imprimerie de L'Institut Franc̦ais d'Archaéologie Orientale, 1954. Plate CL, b."]
- Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.15: Photo File 15 (3 vols.), "Aleppo," Subseries 4.15.2: vol. 2; Image No. 286 (Negative Number: 3482). Djami' Tawashi. Portal inscription 944 H. Corpus, p1.CLb."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves."
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3482
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
The monuments and inscriptions of Northern Syria were surveyed and collected between 1908 and 1914 by Moritz Sobernheim and Ernst Herzfeld as part of a broader project, sponsored by the Institut de France, that of Max van Berchem's "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum." The drawings are related to this survey as well as additional expeditions to Aleppo (Syria) carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, and 1930.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3482
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3b679fdb3-9bc4-4b46-ae27-768396f84250
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref28689

Aleppo (Syria): (left) Ernst Herzfeld, Moritz Sobernheim, and Two Unidentified Members of the Expedition; (right) Inscription of Abu Bakr, on Wooden Panel

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 12 cm. x 9 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Syria
Aleppo (Syria)
Date:
1908-1914
Scope and Contents:
- Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 15, vol. 2 reads, "(left) Standing: Herzfeld, Sobernheim, Guyer (?) [unidentified]; (right). Inscription Abu Bakr."
- Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.15: Photo File 15 (3 vols.), "Aleppo," Subseries 4.15.2: vol. 2; Image No. 313 (Negative Number: 3512). (a) Herzfeld, Sobernheim, Guyer (?) [not Guyer] and Arab; (b). wooden panel. Inscription Abu Bakr."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves."
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3512
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
The monuments and inscriptions of Northern Syria were surveyed and collected between 1908 and 1914 by Moritz Sobernheim and Ernst Herzfeld as part of a broader project, sponsored by the Institut de France, that of Max van Berchem's "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum." The drawings are related to this survey as well as additional expeditions to Aleppo (Syria) carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, and 1930.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3512
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3e8d35303-c93e-41e8-9b5d-f60bbace2a39
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref28716

N-82: "Von Schiraz nach Teheran und Konstantinopel, 1905"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diary (1 volume (68 pages), 20.5 cm. x 17.1 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Azerbaijan
Iran
Turkey
Date:
1905 November 20–1906 January 5
Scope and Contents:
- FSA A.6 01.03, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-82", provides an account of an expedition (November 20, 1905 to January 5, 1906) from Shiraz (Iraq) to Tehran (Iran), then finally to Constantinople (Turkey).

- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; von Schiraz nach Teheran and Constantinopel, 1905"

- Barm-i dilak (Iran): Three Sasanian reliefs and [sketch depicting presention a flower], November 23, 1905, (pp. 3-4).

- Qasr-i Abu Nasr (Iran): Notes and sketch of top section of standing door frame, November 23, 1905, (pp. 4-5).

- Persepolis (Iran): Notes and sketches of general site of terrace (p.10), hole for roof timbers (p.11), traces of balustrade on stairs (p.12), and lotus buds in King's hands as well as plan and elevation of southern tomb (p.14), November 24, 1905, (pp. 9-15).

- Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Sasanian reliefs and Achaemenian tombs, detail sketch of king's crowns (pp.16-17); elevation of Darius' tomb; Kaaba(p.18); dune-like mound in front of tombs, November 24, 1905, (pp. 15-31).

- Pasargadae (Iran): Sketch of section of old rock-cut road from Sīwand (p.22); plan of immediate area of tomb of Cyrus (pp.23-24); plan of anten of palace (p.29), November 25-26, 1905, (pp. 22-31).

- Yazdikhāst (Iran): Sketch of plan of site of town; tile of caravansarai, November 29, 1905, (pp. 41-42).

- Isfahān (Iran): See also Chehel Sutūn and Hasht Behisht. Discussion of tilework in Isfahān (pp.59-60); sketch of rug pattern (p.61); description of rugs for sale (pp.70-71) with sketch of lily design (p.71), November 29 to December 7, 1905, (pp. 44-75).

- Isfahan (Iran): Sketch of plan of Hasht Behisht, December 1, 1905, (p. 47).

- Isfahan (Iran): Sketch of lion column base of Chehel Sutūn, December 1, 1905, (pp. 49-50).

- Sketch of plan and location of tile panels with detailed description of subjects and colors, December 4, 1905, (pp. 55-58).

- Julfa (Iran): Two churches, December 6, 1905, (pp. 67-69).

- Teheran (Iran): Herzfeld's first visit, December 14-16, 1905, (pp. 81-93).

- Ray (Iran): Tower of silence and ruins, December 16, 1905, (pp. 88-89).

- Rasht (Iran): December 27, 1905, (p. 93).

- Baku (Azerbaijan): Trip from Baku via Elizawetpol, Batum, Platana, Tripolis, Tiflis. Mention of Sinope, Kerazunt, Trapezunt, Sinob, Ineboli, Philippopel to Constantinopel, December 19 to January 2, 1905, (pp. 96 ff).

- Sinope (Turkey): Sketch of plan of harbor (p.110), enroute from Persia to Germany, December 28, 1905, (p. 110).

- Constantinople (Turkey): Visits to Aga Sofia and the Museum, January 3, 1906, (p. 122 ff).
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Diary of Expedition from Shiraz (Iran) to Constantinople (Turkey)
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Travel Journals were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928) for eight travel journals. For some reason, Upton has given this journal an accession number related to the series he created for the notebooks (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.), probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, N-82

FSA A.6 03.082

FSA A.6 01.03
General:
- Additional information from staff reads, "The handwritten text of the Journal in Gothic script was first transliterated by Mrs. Franz Pariser and later reviewed by Ernst Herzfeld's former collaborator, Friedrich Krefter. Please contact the Archives for digital access to the transliterated copy."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 1.3
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 1: Travel Journals
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
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N-83: "Tagebuch. Persien I, 1923"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diary (1 volume (72 pages), 20.5 cm. x 17 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Date:
1923 February 14–November 14
Scope and Contents:
From Berlin to Pasargadae via Basra, Baghdad, Paikuli, Tāq-i Bustān, Hamadan, Teheran, Khurha, Qum and Isfahan.
- FSA A.6 01.04, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-83", provides an account of an expedition (February 14, 1923 to November 14, 1923) from Berlin (Germany) to Pasargadae (Iran), via Bombay (india) and Karrachi (Pakistan), then following ancient caravan roads via Baghdad (Iraq), Paikuli (Iraq), hamadan (Iran), Tehran (Iran), Isfahan (Iran), to finally reach Shiraz (Iran) and the monuments in its vicinity.

- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Tagebuch, Persien I, 1923"

- Ab-i'arm, near Khurha (Iran): Sketch plan of bath, (p. 1).

- Bombay (India): Refused permission to disembark, March 16, 1923, (p. 1).

- Karrachi (Pakistan): Refused permission to disembark, March 18, 1923, (p. 8).

- Zubair (old Basra) (Iraq): Comparison with Samarra (Iraq), March 24, 1923, (p. 9).

- Baghdad (Iraq) and Ctesiphon (Iraq): Notes on Talisman Tor, Mustansiriyya Madrasa, Sultanatspaläste, in der Zitadelle, Mirjāniyya Madrasa, Khan Ortma. Side trips to Ctesiphon. Comments on British and Arab personalities and on political views of Egyptians, March 25 to May 24, 1923, (pp. 10-36).

- Miss Gertrude Bell, quote "uncrowned Queen of Iraq," April 5, 1923, (p. 12).

- Samarra (Iraq): Visit with comments of personalities, state of ruins and Caliph's palace. Comparison of ruins with Kufa (p.21); of mosques with those at Nejef and Qazwin (p.22); and fate of the lost finds from Samarra during World War I., April 9-16, 1923, (pp. 15-16).

- al-Kharsuin (Iraq): Visit and observation re ruins, probably Nebukadnezar's time. Sketch: plan of temple with ziggurat, April 17, 1923, (p. 16).

- Taq (Iraq): Visit to and comments, April 19, 1923, (pp. 17-18).

- Salman Pak (Iraq): Sketch of two carved stucco ornaments, April 19, 1923, (pp. 19).

- Baghdad (Iraq): Daniel, Menachem, Baghdad philantropist; Sarkis, Yusuf (Baghdad), "very fine library, almost complete about Iraq," April 25, 1923, (p. 19).

- Vicinity of Kufa (Iraq): Sanctuary of Dhuʹl-Kifl, April 27, 1923, (pp. 19-21).

- Nejef (Iraq): Safavid entrance to mosque compared with mosques in Samarra (Iraq) and Qazvin (Iran), April 28, 1923, (pp. 22).

- Baghdad (Iraq): Khayyat, Djirdjis (antique dealer, Baghdad), important antiquities for sale: Hellenistic, Parthian, Sasanian and Islamic, May 12, 1923, (pp. 23-25).

- Bahrām V GÅr; silver plate in possession Khayyat, May 12, 1923, (pp. 24-25).

- Account of fate of Babylon expedition finds during World War I: May 1923, (pp. 27-30).

- Fate during World War I of Sarre's "hebb", (p. 31).

- More discussion of antiquities, including important Sasanian bullae, May 18, 1923, (pp. 32-35).

- Warka (Iraq): Sasanian bullae, May 18, 1923, (pp. 32-35).

- Deli 'Abbas (Iraq): Trip from Baghdad via Khan Bani Sa'ad, Nahrawan, Ba'quba, Khan al-Musabbagh, Abu Saida to Deli 'Abbās, with comments on Arab and British officials, May 24-26, 1923, (pp. 37-41).

- Kal'at al-Mufti (Iraq): The larger of two Tells between Abu Saida and Deli 'Abbas, May 26, 1923, (p. 39).

- Qara Tepe (Iraq): Trip from Deli 'Abbas via Nahr Shohane, Tell Manzil (Ishtar-statuette), Khir Suweine, Qyshla Suweine (ruins), Kashheh Pass, Narimchai. Comments on inhabitants and landscape, May 27, 1923, (pp. 41-44).

- Kallan (Iraq): Trip from Kifri via Sarkalan and Kallan (Kal'a-i Shirwana), May 29, 1923, (pp. 49-51).

- Trip to Paikuli (Iraq) via Zhala and work there, including new names in inscriptions, May 30 to June 7, 1923, (pp. 51-53).

- Trip from Paikuli (Iraq) via Diagiaish, Qaslan, Darband, Khan-i Naft to Sarpul, June 7, 1923, (p. 52).

- Darband Gorge (Kurdistan): Babylonian reliefs and ruins, June 9, 1923, (pp. 54-55).

- Sarpul (Iran): Made squeezes of inscriptions. Arsacid relief with Pahlavi inscription of Ardvaran V (Hartaban), June 11-12, 1923, (p. 55-57).

- Dukkan i Daud (Iran), June 13 1923, (pp. 57-58).

- Kerind (Iran): Building remains, June 14, 1923, (pp. 59).

- Firuzabad (Iran): In the valley from Kerind a whole series of Tells. Nearby the rock drawing of an ibex, June 14, 1923, (p. 59-60).

- Husainabad (Iran): Large Tell, June 15, 1923, (pp. 60).

- Hasanabad (Iran): Many Tells, two meaningful, June 16, 1923, (pp. 61).

- Harnawa (Harunabad) (Iran): Many old settlements, June 16, 1923, (pp. 61).

- Kermanshah (Iran), June 21, 1923, (pp. 62-64).

- Taq-i Bustan (Iran): Small grotto: Shapur II and III. Squeezes of textiles of hunting reliefs in large grotto of Khusro II. Notes on Kale-i Khusrawi, June 21-24, 1923, (pp. 64-69).

- Kale i Khosrowi (Iran): Sketch of ruins, June 21, 1923, (p. 67).

- Tell Ciah-i Gulan (Iran), June 21, 1923, (p. 67).

- Hajjiabad and Bisutun (Iran): Column bases and capitals, Sasanian or Arsacid, June 26, 1923, (pp. 69-70).

- Bisutun (Iran): Sasanian capital, Khusro II; Parthian worshipper; relief of Mithradates II; inscriptions of Darius, Mithradates and Gotarzes; 12-13th c. tombstones, June 26, 1923, (pp. 70-72).

- Dinawar (Iran): Pre-Sasanian monuments. Tell Nasiliyan, Tell Shahr-i Dagianus, June 27, 1923, (p. 72).

- Adjin (Iran), June 28, 1923, (p. 73).

- Sunghur (Iran): Imamzadeh in the city and Imamzadeh Malag outside; Kufic tombstones; and comments on the inhabitants, June 25-26, 1923, (pp. 74-76).

- Asadabad (Iran), June 29, 1923, (p. 76).

- Ferman Ferma, owner of Adjin. For rock sculpture of father, Timur Mirza, see under Pul Abginne. In 1905 Ferman Ferma Governor of Kirmanshah, Burujird, Luristan, June 29, 1923, (p. 76).

- Hamadan (Iran): Lion, Esther's tomb. Gumbad-i Alawiyyan, Imamzadeh Baba Tahir, Kufic tombstones in cemetery Sar-i ahl-i qubur, antiquities for sale, July 1-4, 1923, (pp. 77-82).

- Ab-i'arm (Iran), July 4, 1923, (p. 82).

- Qazvin (Iran): Trip from Hamadan to Qazvin via Ab-i Garm. Mosque compared with that in Nejef, July 5-6, 1923, (pp. 83-84).

- Qazvin (Iran) to Teheran (Iran), July 8-9, 1923, (pp. 84-85).

- Teheran (Iran): Visit to photographic studio of Sevruguin, July 9, 1923, (p. 85).

- Teheran (Iran): No diary, July 10 to September 30, 1923.

- Ray (Iran): Camped at Citadel, October 1, 1923, (p. 86).

- Varamin (Iran): Recorded all inscriptions, October 2-3, 1923, (pp. 86-88).

- Qum (Iran): Trip from Waramin via Abarik, Hajjiabad, Karimabad, Sar-i Masila, Muhammadabad, Kadj, Kumrad, Qara Tepe. Treasures of the Shrine. Older grave towers of 761/1359 and 792/1390, October 4-6, 1923, (pp. 88-91).

- Qara Tepe (Iran): Ruin mound on the edge of the salt desert enroute to Qum, October 5, 1923, (p. 90).

- Qum (Iran): Gunbad-i Sabz, inscriptions noted and visit to three sanctuaries, October 7, 1923, (pp. 91-92).

- Daghun (Iran): Stone lions; Imamzadeh Ja'far, restored by Shah 'Abbas I, October 8, 1923, (pp. 92-94).

- Husainabad (Iran) (between Dāghun and Khurha): Trip via Daulatabad, Kal'a Tcham, Deh-i NÅ, October 9, 1923, (pp. 94).

- Khurba (Iran): Notes on temple ruins, graves and ceramics. Sketch: possible plan and sockel of corner column, October 10-12, 1923, (pp. 95-101).

- Dilijan (Iran): From Khurha to Dilijān via Nāin and Āb-i Garm. Popular conception of "antiques" of peasants of Dilijan. Sketch: plan of old bath (inside covers of N-83), October 13, 1923, (pp. 101-102).

- Personal comments on Misc. topics, 1923 Oct. 13. Comments on possible results of current political attitudes in Germany under Streseman, October 13, 1923, (pp. 102-104).

- Dilijan-Isfahan (Iran): Itineraries, October 14, 1923, (p. 104).

- Reflections on what caused the ruin of the Orient, October 14, 1923, (pp. 104-106).

- Quruqtchai (Iran): Trip from Quruqtchai to Wandadeh, October 15 1923, (p. 106).

- General observations on Persian people and politics, October 15, 1923, (pp. 106-108).

- Wandadih (Iran): Trip via Mehme and Djoshagan-i qali. Notes on limestone doors, October 16, 1923, (pp. 108-109).

- Observations on the historic relationships between the Slavs and Western Europe, October 16, 1923, (p. 109-111).

- Comments on donkeys and horses, October 17, 1923, (pp. 111-112).

- Gez (Iran), October 18, 1923, (pp. 113-120).

- Observations on British customs, war memorials and cultural and political conditions in Europe, October 18, 1923, (pp. 113-120).

- Isfahan-Bushire and Shiraz-Bushire, October 18, 1923, (pp. 114-115).

- Isfahan (Iran): Chehel Sutun with reliquaries (pp.124, 126); Masjid-i 'Ali (pp.122, 127); Mashid-i Jum'a (pp.122, 128); Shahristan with minaret "Chan Rustan" (p.127) Masjid-i Shah (p.127); Imamzadeh Isma'il (Jewish Nabi 'Isaya) (pp. 127, 130); Chehel Dukhtaran madrasa (p.128); Chinar-i Dalbati (p.128); Minare-Baba Tuteb (p.129); Baba Sukhta (pp.128, 129); Baghuch Khana (p.129); Tabariq (p.129); Baba Qasim (pp.129, 130); Takht-i Pulad (pp.129, 132); Harun-i Wilaya (p.130); Ja'fariyya (p.130); entrance of Qaisariyya (p.130); Hasht Behisht (pp.130, 132), October 19 to November 7, 1923, (pp. 124-132).

- Isfahan (Iran), October 20-23, 1923, (pp. 120-124).

- Isfahan (Iran): Sketch: Location of paintings, discussion of Chehel Sutun and objects in museum (Korans, Wasf-nāmeh), October 23, 1923, (p. 124).

- Isfahan (Iran), October 25, 1923, (p. 127).

- Pir Bakran (Iran): Sketch of glazed tile, November 6, 1923, (pp. 132).

- Abadeh (Iran): Trip from Isfahan via Marg, Maqsud Beg, Yezdikhast. Conversations with officials in Abadeh, November 7-10, 1923, (pp. 132-133).

- Khan-i Khurra (Iran): Eight-sided Safavid caravansarai between Dehbid and Abadeh, November 11, 1923, (p. 136).

- Qadirabad (Iran): Trip from Dehbid, November 12, 1923, (pp. 138-139).

- Pasargadae (Iran): Sketch: detail of columns and bases; doorway of tomb of Cyrus, November 13-14, 1923, (p. 139-143).
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Expedition to Persia, Diary 1
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Travel Journals were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928) for eight travel journals. For some reason, Upton has given this journal an accession number related to the series he created for the notebooks (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.), probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, N-83

FSA A.6 03.083

FSA A.6 01.04
General:
- Additional information from staff reads, "The handwritten text of the Journal in German was transliterated and reviewed by Ernst Herzfeld's former collaborator, Friedrich Krefter, with the assistance of his wife, Maria Krefter. Please contact the Archives for digital access to the transliterated copy."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 1.4
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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N-84: Tagebuch. Persien II, 1923-1924

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diary (1 volume (90 pages), 20.5 cm. x 17 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Date:
1923 November 15-1924 April 30
Scope and Contents:
From Pasargadae to Bushire via Naqsh-i Rustam, Persepolis, Shīrāz, Istakhr, Fīruzābād, Farrāshband, Sar Mashhad, Bīshāpūr, Dā u Dukhtar and Khārg.
- FSA A.6 01.05, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-84", provides an account of Herzfeld's field work (November 13, 1923 to January 5, 1924) to Shiraz (Iran) and the archaeological sites in its vicinity such as Pasargadae (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), Persepolis (Iran), and Istakhr (Iran), as well as an account of an expedition (March 3, 1924 to April 30, 1924) following the Firuzabad road from Shiraz (Iran) to Fīruzabad (Iran) and Farrashband (Iran), then moving north via Sar Mashhad (Iran), the ancient city of Bishapur (Iran), Nurabad (Iran), and Jinjan (Iran) (also called Jinjun). Finally, departing from Bushihr (Iran) (also called Bushire), Herzfeld visited the Island of Kharg (Iran).

- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Tagebuch, Persien II, 1923-1924"

- Pasargadae (Iran): Notes on ruins around tomb of Cyrus, 7th c. H; caravansarai, 8th c. H.; bath, Safavid. Sketch of two painted potsherds; rough topographical plan of citadel and surrounding area; section of polished stone from altar; section Achaemenid road between Pasargadae and SIwand, November 13-18, (pp. 1-11).

- Reviews past experience and worries about vast amount of study material accumulated, November 16, 1923, (pp. 7-8).

- Pasargadae (Iran): Photographs taken, November 17, 1923, (p. 9).

- Kamin (Iran) and Siwand (Iran): Sketch of roof tile, November 19, 1923, (pp. 10-11).

- Comments on Democracy and Mussolini, November 19, 1923, (pp. 12-13).

- Hajjiabad (Iran), November 19, 1923, (p. 15).

- Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Study of tombs and reliefs; squeezes of cuneiform, Greek and Pahlavi inscriptions; notes on Achaemenian city and plan of area. Sketch: sarcophagi in tomb of Darius, November 20-26, 1923, (pp. 15-26).

- Imamzadeh Shah Isma'il (Iran): Astodans. Sketch of elevation of one tomb, November 24, 1923, (pp. 21-22).

- Daulatabad (Iran): Comparison of ceramics with those at Naqsh-i Rustam, November 25, 1923, (p. 25).

- Firuz Mirza, Nusrat al-daula, son of Ferman Ferma. Visit to Persepolis as Governor-General. of Fars with distinguished company. Also to Naqsh-i Rajab, Naqsh-i Rustam, Istakhr, Band-i Amir via Hadjiabad (Achaemenian ruins). Comments of Prince Firuz on excavations and preservation of monuments, November 26-31, 1923, (pp. 26-31).

- Persepolis (Iran): Preparation of plan; squeezes of all inscriptions-cuneiform, Arabic, Pahlavi and Persian; notes on graffiti, sculptures, ceramics, neighboring ruins. Sketch of plan of terrace (p.47); wing of Ahuramazda symbol with traces of color , November 30 to December 22, 1923, (pp. 31-58).

- Shiraz (Iran): Visit to Hāfiziyya (pp.61-62); to Chehel Tan and Haft Tan (p.62 and 72); to Qasr-i Abū Nasr and Barm-i dilak (pp.65-67); references by Persians to ruins in and near Shīrāz (pp.68/69); visit to Mashriqain (pp.69-70), Sketch: pp.69-70; notes on city gates, Khātūn and Shāh Dā'ī allah. Information from British Consul, Mr. Chick, re Sar Mashhad, Khārg, the oil regions, Bushire, Rēshahr, Gumeck, December 23 to March 2, 1923, (pp. 59-72).

- Kale-i Bandar (old Pahndizh, Shiraz) (Iran): Sketch of site and deep well, December 29, 1923, (p. 61).

- Qasr abu Nasr (Iran), December 31, (p. 65 ff).

- Barm-i Dilak (Iran), December 31, 1923, (pp. 65-67).

- Shiraz (Iran): Processing glass negatives, January 2, 1924, (pp. 67-68).

- Mashriqain (Iran), January 3, 1924, (pp. 69-70).

- Shiraz (Iran), January 5, 1924, (p. 71).

- Nagsh-i Rustam (Iran): Checked inscriptions and comments on dating of tombs, March 3-4, 1924, (pp. 72-74).

- Kuh-i Girdelak (Iran): Astodan (astudan) with inscription and two Shapur I Pahlavi inscriptions, March 4-5, 1924, (pp. 74-75).

- Istakhr (Iran): Comment on city area, the mosque, city gate, date and list of types of ceramics. Sketch: plan of ruins and gateway, March 5-8, 1924, (pp. 75-83).

- Persepolis (Iran): Discovery of astodan; notes on European graffiti, grave mounds; Fratadara reliefs, city limits, March 8-13, 1924, (pp. 83-96).

- Corpus Inscriptionum Partharicarum, Outline, March 9, 1924, (pp. 85-88, 91).

- Corpus of Arabic Inscriptions in Persia, Outline, March 9, 1924, (pp. 88-90).

- List of photographs taken at Persepolis, Istakhr, Shah Sherwan, Naqsh-i Rajab, Naqsh-i Rustam, (pp. 92-94).

- Arrangements with Firuz Mirza re publication of report with recommendations for preservation of ruins, March 14, 1924, (p. 96).

- Proclamation of Persian Republic awaited on 20th, the eve of No Ruz, March 19, 1924, (p. 100).

- Tiyun (Iran): Trip from Shiraz via Pul-i Fasa, March 20 1924, (pp. 102).

- Kavar (Iran): Trip from Tiyun via Fakhrabad, March 20, 1924, (pp. 103).

- Verses of a poem commencing "War es der Wind...", March 20, 1924, (pp. 104-105).

- Khajai (Iran): Trip from 'Kawar Sarai. Table reckoning travel time from Bishapur to Bushire, March 21, 1924, (pp. 105-106).

- Another try at poem beginning "Hände satteln flink die Pferde...", March 21, 1924, (pp. 107).

- Firuzabad (Iran): Notes on gorge. Kaleh-i Dukhtar, Kale-i Pisar, the bridge and inscription, reliefs, and Ardashir's palace. (3/24-25). The old round city, Ardashir Khurreh, the tower (pp.110-114). see Dashtak siyāh for Imāmzādeh Ja'far, March 22-23, 1924, (pp. 108-110).

- Firuzabad (Iran): list of photographs taken, March 22, 1924, (pp. 109, 111-112).

- Dashtak Siyah (Iran): Imamzadeh Ja'far, March 26, 1924, (p. 115-118).

- Comments on approaches to art history and to life in general; and on Persia's three great periods: Achaemenid, early Sasanian and Buwayid, March 26, 1924, (p. 116-118).

- Farrashband (Iran): Sasanian ruins and Chahar Taq, reminiscent of Alamundar church in Rusafa. Sketch: plan of Chahar Taq, March 27, 1924, (pp. 119-120).

- Qanatabagh (Iran): With Tells and Sasanian city ruins, March 28, 1924, (pp. 120-121).

- Sar Mashhad (Iran): Six groups of Sasanian ruins between Qanatabagh and Sar Mashhad, 28-mile stretch. Three Chahar Taqs, relief of Bahram II and inscription of Kartir. Sketch: hand of King holding Queen's arm, March 29-30, 1924, (p. 122-128).

- List of photograph taken at Sar Mashhad (iran) and Farrashband (Iran), March 30, 1924, (p. 125-126).

- Sar Mashhad (Iran): Relief of Bahram II, March 30, 1924, (pp. 127).

- Ribattak (Iran), March 31, 1924, (p. 128).

- Pul Abginne (Iran), between Ribattak and Kazerun: Rock relief of Timur Mirza, father of Farman Farma (Qajar Period), April 2, 1924, (pp. 129).

- Bishapur (Iran): Detailed notes on Sasanian reliefs (Shāpūr I, Bahrām I and II) and on Shāpūr I statue in cave, April 3-7, 1924, (p. 129-143).

- Kazerun (Iran), April 3, 1924, (pp. 130-131).

- Bishapur (Iran): List of photograph and sketch of cave and figure; plan and location of sculptures and cave, April 7, 1923, (pp. 132-133, 138-139).

- Bishapur (Iran): Bahram I, comments on relief, April 7, 1923, (p. 136).

- Bishapur (Iran): Reliefs, April 7, 1923, (p. 140-143).

- List of photographs taken at Persepolis (Iran), April 7, 1923, (pp. 144-157).

- List of photographs taken at Naqsh-i Bahram, Mil-i Azdaha, Kurangun, Da u Dukhtar, Dar Ahani, Jinjun, Kale-i Safid, Bishapur (Iran), (p. 155).

- Saraw Bahram (Iran): Relief of Bahram II, full-face. Sketch: details of sculpture, April 8, 1923, (pp. 156).

- Nurabad (Iran): Imamzadeh Dar ahani, sketch: plan of shrine (p.157); elevation and plan of second Imamzadeh (p.158), April 9, 1923, (pp. 157-159).

- Tulespid (Iran): Ruins of Achaemenian city with notes on geography of area. See also Fahliun for reference to inscribed tile, April 10, 1923, (pp. 160-161).

- Jinjun (Iran): Ruins with Achaemenian column bases reminiscent of Persepolis, April 10, 1923, (pp. 161-162).

- Sih Tulul (Iran): , April 10, 1923, (pp. 162).

- Husainabad (Iran): Description of pre-Sasanian area and rock relief of Kurangun, near Fahlian, April 11, 1923, (p. 162-165).

- Da u Dukhtar (Iran), near Husainabad: Rock tomb, type of Persepolis tombs, with discussion of dating. Sketch: architectural details , April 12 1923, (p. 165-167).

- Fahliyun, also called Fahlian (Iran): Also visited, with Kaleh Safid, in 1905. Tomb of Shaikh, 716 H. and Kufic rock inscription. Reference to inscribed tile (Elamite ?) found in Tulespid, April 13, 1923, (pp. 168-169).

- Baba Munir (Iran): Imamzadeh, 894 H, April 15, 1923, (pp. 169).

- Historical role of Germany since Charlemagne. Applies the thesis "Morality can only be judged by intention" to historical developments in the Near East and Europe, April 15, 1923, (p. 170-175).

- Ganawa (Iran): Trip from Baba Munir to Kharg via oil fields and Ganawa, April 16-17, 1923, (pp. 175-176).

- Notes on rock tombs (reminiscent of Palmyra) and Imamzadeh Mir Muhammad (date of Ja'fariyyah in Isfahan and Waramin, etc. Sketch of crosses and other symbols on tombs, April 18-22, 1923, (pp. 175-177).

- Bushire (Iran): Enroute to Europe, April 22-28, 1923, (pp. 177-178).
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Expedition to Persia, Diary 2
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Travel Journals were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928) for eight travel journals. For some reason, Upton has given this journal an accession number related to the series he created for the notebooks (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.), probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, N-84

FSA A.6 03.084

FSA A.6 01.05
General:
- Additional information from staff reads, "The handwritten text of the Journal in German was transliterated and reviewed by Ernst Herzfeld's former collaborator, Friedrich Krefter, with the assistance of his wife, Maria Krefter. Please contact the Archives for digital access to the transliterated copy."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 1.5
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 1: Travel Journals
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc36e1eac60-8d43-46dc-863c-57752ab9e4df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref6531

Myron Bement Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Kuban, Dogan  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
192 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Scope and Contents:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. The papers contain substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

The Islamic Archives, formally entitled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Most of the latter consists of photographs and slides. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture. The core collection of the Archives consists of Smith's original photographs and architectural sketches of Iranian Islamic monuments made during his field research in the 1930s. He meticulously photographed the interior and exterior of monuments, including their decorative detail. Some of the photographic materials subsequently loaned, purchased, or donated to the Archives may enable scholars to document sites over time but in many cases the materials are poorly preserved or reproduced. A notable exception to this is the glassplate negatives and prints of 19th century Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 major series with further subseries. A third series inventories the outsized and miscellaneous materials.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials Other Islamic World and General

Subseries 2.4: Myron Bement Smith Architectural Sketches, Plans and Notes, Iran, 1933-1937

Subseries 2.5: Myron Bement Smith Iran Photographs, Notebooks and Negative Registers

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Series 3: Outsize and Miscellaneous Items

Subseries 3.1: Map Case Drawers

Subseries 3.2: Rolled Items

Subseries 3.3 Items in Freezer

Subseries 3.4 Smithsonian Copy Negatives
Biographical Note:
Myron Bement Smith was born in Newark Valley, New York in 1897 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He died in Washington D.C. in 1970. He showed an early interest in drawing, and after graduation from high school, he worked as a draftsman for a Rochester architect. He served in the US Army Medical Corps in France during World War I and on return again worked as an architectural draftsman. He studied at Yale University from 1922 to 1926, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During summer vacations, he worked as draftsman or designer for architectural firms in New York City. After graduation, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and spent two years in Italy doing research on northern Italian brick and stone work. He used photography as an tool for his research and published several well-illustrated articles. On return he joined an architectural firm in Philadelphia and in 1931 became a registered architect in New York. He enrolled in Harvard University graduate school in 1929 pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In April 1930, Smith was appointed Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology founded by Arthur Upham Pope and located in New York City. He had no prior academic or work experience in Islamic art or architecture, and his job entailed designing publications, arranging lectures, organizing exhibitions and fund raising. That summer he arranged an independent study course at Harvard University on Persian art and subsequently studied Persian language at Columbia University and attended graduate courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His work and academic credentials enabled him to compete successfully for a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1933 to study Iranian Islamic architecture.

Accompanied by his new bride Katharine Dennis, Smith left for Iran in 1933. They suffered a horrendous motor vehicle accident in Iraq en route and required a lengthy recuperation in Lebanon and Cyprus. The Smiths eventually arrived in Isfahan, Iran, where they established their "Expedition House," as Smith called it, in a rented faculty house at Stuart College. Smith's research consisted of meticulous photographic documentation of Islamic monuments and architectural sketches and drawings of many of them. He concentrated on the Isfahan area but also documented monuments elsewhere in Iran. Smith outfitted his station wagon as a combination camper and research vehicle in which he and his staff traveled widely. Katharine sometimes traveled with him but generally she remained in Isfahan managing the household and logistics for the "expedition." The Smiths left Iran in 1937.

Smith published several articles about Iran's Islamic monuments based on his field research and in 1947 completed his PhD thesis for The Johns Hopkins University on the vault in Persian architecture. His professional career from 1938 until his death in 1970 consisted of a series of temporary academic positions, contract work and government or academic sponsored lecture tours and photographic exhibits. He had a long lasting relationship with the Library of Congress where he served as an Honorary Consultant from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1948 to 1970; from 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of the Iranian Section at the Library. Despite his lack of published material, Smith was well-known among academic, government and private citizens who worked, traveled or were otherwise interested Iran and the Islamic world.

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. The Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith's professional life and career. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.
Related Materials:
The Antoin Sevruguin Photgraphs

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Lionel B. Bier Drawings

Lionel D. Bier and Carol Bier Photographs
Provenance:
Gift of Myron Bement Smith
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Turkey  Search this
Iran-description and travel  Search this
Iran-History 20th Century  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Middle East  Search this
Iran-social life and customs  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Architecture -- Iran  Search this
Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3c8c950fe-250b-40df-b8c7-bcf788073968
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-04
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Oral history interview with David Holzapfel, 2008 January 26-March 2

Interviewee:
Holzapfel, David, 1950-  Search this
Holzapfel, David, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Ancell, Nathan  Search this
Brelsford, Edmond  Search this
De Libero, Libero  Search this
Giuliani, Alfredo  Search this
Holzapfel, Michelle  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas)  Search this
O'Grady, Desmond  Search this
Sheldon, Roy  Search this
Marietta College  Search this
Marlboro College  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pritam & Eames  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Africa -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Woodworking -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15620
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281472
AAA_collcode_holzad08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_281472
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Boris Bally, 2009 May 26-27

Interviewee:
Bally, Boris, 1961-  Search this
Bally, Boris, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Agro, Elisabeth R.  Search this
Ballay, Joe  Search this
Bonner, Jonathan  Search this
Cianci, Vincent Albert, Jr.  Search this
Dahm, Johanna  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gialamas, Rosemary  Search this
Greenbaum, Toni  Search this
Holt, Steven  Search this
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula  Search this
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent)  Search this
Kowal, Dennis  Search this
Kumata, Carol  Search this
Künzli, Otto  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley  Search this
Metcalf, Bruce  Search this
Nasher, Patsy  Search this
Nasher, Raymond  Search this
Raab, Rosanne  Search this
Schaffner, Alexander  Search this
Simon, Marjorie  Search this
Skov, Mara Holt  Search this
Warhola, Paul  Search this
Wood, Joe  Search this
Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Comedy Central (Firm)  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
Velvet da Vinci Gallery  Search this
Works Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Haiti -- description and travel
Switzerland -- description and travel
Topic:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and computers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Designers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Metal-work -- Study and teaching  Search this
Metal-workers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Models and modelmaking  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15682
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282774
AAA_collcode_bally09
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282774
Online Media:

Oral history interview with David Holzapfel

Interviewee:
Holzapfel, David, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Marietta College -- Students  Search this
Marlboro College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pritam & Eames  Search this
Ancell, Nathan  Search this
Brelsford, Edmond  Search this
De Libero, Libero  Search this
Giuliani, Alfredo, 1924-2007  Search this
Holzapfel, Michelle, 1951-  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas), 1950-1998  Search this
O'Grady, Desmond  Search this
Sheldon, Roy  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 36 min.), digital, wav)
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Africa -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Date:
2008 January 26-March 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of David Holzapfel conducted 2008 January 26-March 2, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Holzapfel's home and studio, Applewoods Studio and Gallery, in Marlboro, Vermont.
Holzapfel speaks of his childhood; attending high school in Rome, Italy; university experiences at Marietta College and Marlboro College; studying Italian poetry; his favorite poets including Libero de Libero and Alfredo Giuliani; time spent traveling in Italy with wife Michelle; the births of their children; going to work for Roy Sheldon at Fabulous Tables; being self-taught in woodworking; starting his own furniture making workshop with Michelle; materials he prefers to work with, including maple, beech, and oak; his hollow furniture forms; travels throughout Europe and in Africa; his experience with craft shows and galleries, including Pritam & Eames and Peter Joseph; and his creative process. Holzapfel recalls Desmond O'Grady, Edmond Brelsford, Peter Joseph, Nathan Ancell, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
David Hozapfel (1950- ) is a self-taught woodworker in Marlboro, Vermont.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 36 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Woodworkers -- Vermont  Search this
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Woodworking -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.holzad08
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ef153952-15be-4ba1-9aa7-2e1a7cebc711
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holzad08
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Oral history interview with Boris Bally

Interviewee:
Bally, Boris  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) -- Faculty  Search this
Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) -- Students  Search this
Comedy Central (Firm)  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
Velvet da Vinci Gallery  Search this
Works Gallery  Search this
Agro, Elisabeth R.  Search this
Ballay, Joe, 1938-  Search this
Bonner, Jonathan, 1947-  Search this
Cianci, Vincent Albert, Jr., 1941-2016  Search this
Dahm, Johanna  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Gialamas, Rosemary, 1962-  Search this
Greenbaum, Toni  Search this
Holt, Steven, 1957-  Search this
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula  Search this
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Kowal, Dennis  Search this
Kumata, Carol  Search this
Künzli, Otto, 1948-  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1936-  Search this
Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Nasher, Patsy  Search this
Nasher, Raymond  Search this
Raab, Rosanne  Search this
Schaffner, Alexander  Search this
Simon, Marjorie  Search this
Skov, Mara Holt  Search this
Warhola, Paul  Search this
Wood, Joe, 1954-  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound discs (Sound recording (5 hr., 55 min.), digital)
109 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Haiti -- description and travel
Switzerland -- description and travel
Date:
2009 May 26-27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Boris Bally conducted 2009 May 26-27, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Bally's home and studio, in Providence, Rhode Island.
The artists speaks of his current studio in Providence, Rhode Island; working without a studio assistant; the benefits of working with studio assistants without an art-school background; apprenticing with Swiss metalsmith Alexander Schaffner when Bally was 19; his own de facto apprenticeship program with his studio assistants; his parents as role models; his vision at age 19 for his career plan; his early interest in CAD; growing up with Swiss-born parents, both with art/design backgrounds; visiting Switzerland as a child; his father's studies with Buckminster Fuller in the late 1950s; his mother's class with L. Brent Kington, whom Bally later studied with; growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his first home metal shop at nine years old; his first formal metal class at about 14 years old; making and selling jewelry throughout his teens; informal apprenticeship with Jeff Whisner; his father's design firm, launched in his last year of high school; summer studying at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts; year-long apprenticeship in Switzerland; watching Schaffner make and sell a wide variety of objects, which later informed Bally's own perspective; his continuing relationship with Schaffner; undergraduate studies at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; studying with Daniella Kerner and Vickie Sedman at Tyler; transferring to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to study with Carol Kumata; making a "happiness machine"; transition from jewelry to larger sculptures; using found and scavenged materials; meeting Rosemary Gialamas (Roy) and their eventual elopement; moving to the Boston area; work as an industrial design model-maker; the New York art scene of the 1980s; representation with Archetype Gallery, New York, New York; slow but steady artistic recognition and commercial success of his functional objects; Sliding Perfections, flatware; teaching Gialamas metalsmithing and collaborative works by the two; early teaching experience in adult education classes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, then at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; return to Pittsburgh in 1989, where Bally took a teaching position at Carnegie Mellon in the design department; studio on Bigelow Boulevard; difficulties in his marriage; a commission from the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts, and the beginnings of his traffic sign pieces in a collaborative piece with Gialamas; starting his platters series; the dissolution of his marriage to Gialamas in 1993; meeting Lynn, whom he later married; his love of teaching and his teaching philosophy; teaching at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina; move to Providence, Rhode Island, to devote his time to studio work; the pros and cons of craft and arts schools versus university settings; the intersection of art, design, and industry: his Humanufactured line of products; functional work in the late '80s, and the influence of a trip to Haiti in the 1980s; bottle cork pieces; Trirod vessels; "More than One: Contemporary Studio Production" exhibition, American Craft Museum, New York, New York, 1992-94; philosophy of making; working in series form; truss pieces; perforation pieces and Vessel with a Silver Heart (1993); armform series; "Jewelries, Epiphanies" exhibition, Artists Foundation Gallery at Cityplace, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990; inclusion in One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today, by Susan Grant Lewin. (New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1994); series Dig Wear and Eat Wear bracelets; Calimbo vessel and the Fortunoff prize; gold Tread Wear brooches in the mid-1990s; creating his first chair; moving from hand-made solo work to furniture and a design and production focus; starting to patent his designs in the mid-1990s; further exploration of design and technique in his chairs; "GlassWear: Glass in Contemporary Jewelry," Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York, 2009; Pistol Chalice and work with the Pittsburgh gun buyback program; traveling exhibition for the project; Gun Totem; Brave necklace; BroadWay armchair; Subway chair; new techniques for graphics on the furniture; his relationship with former scrapyard Paul Warhola, brother to Andy Warhol; commission work, and the importance of commerce in his career and worldview; commission for Comedy Central television network; the changing craft market and the boom times of the 1980s; work with galleries, including: Patina, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, California; Snyderman-Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nancy Sachs Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri; the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; seeing one of his pieces used on a set for a daytime television soap opera and in the movie Sex and the City ; the recent "green" (environmentally conscious) trend; blurring boundaries of design and art and craft; growing acceptance of artist-made and -designed multiples; pros and cons of computer technology in art and craft; the pros and cons of the DIY (do-it-yourself) craft movement; influential writers, including Rosanne Raab, Marjorie Simon, Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov, Bruce Metcalf, Toni Greenbaum, Matthew Kangas, Gail Brown; his involvement in the Society of North American Goldsmiths; making metal benches for his children. He also recalls Heather Guidero, Julian Jetten, Pam Moloughney, Dennis Kowal, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Bob Ebendorf, Jason Spencer, Rob Brandegee and Ava DeMarco, Stefan Gougherty, Flo Delgado, L. Brent Kington, Curtis Aric, Ralph Düby, Steve Korpa, Joe Wood, Joe Ballay, Yves Thomann, Andy Caderas, James Thurman, Nicholas (Nico) Bally, Elena Gialamas, James Gialamas, Elvira Peake, Ronald McNeish, Johanna Dahm, Jerry Bennet, Kathleen Mulcahy, Nelson Maniscalco, Tom Mann, Otto Künzli, Stanley Lechtzin, Christopher Shellhammer, David Tisdale, Dean Powell, Daniel Carner, Donald Brecker, Robert Schroeder Phil Carrizzi, Lucy Stewart, Elisabeth Agro, Rachel Layton, Sarah Nichols, Peter Nassoit, Dan Niebels, Mary Carothers, Ward Wallau, Ivan Barnett and Alison Buchsbaum, Jonathan Bonner, Raymond and Patsy Nasher, Beth Gerstein, George Summers Jr., Pavel Opocensky, Buddy Cianci, David Cicilline.
Biographical / Historical:
Boris Bally (1961- ) is a metalsmith and designer who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. Bally was educated at Carnegie Mellon University and Tyler School of Art.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 56 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and computers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Designers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Metal-work -- Study and teaching  Search this
Metal-workers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Models and modelmaking  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bally09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9254c25f1-255e-47a7-b4db-21ae1609db8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bally09
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Emile Gorlia photographs

Photographer:
Gorlia, Emile E.O.  Search this
Former owner:
Harris, Nancy H.  Search this
Extent:
258 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 8 x 10.5 cm.)
308 Lantern slides (black & white, 8.5 x 10 cm.)
1,446 Photographic prints ((contact prints) (5 vols.), black & white, 6 x 13 cm. or smaller )
46 Photographic prints (black & white, 48 x 58 cm. or smaller.)
556 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate stereographic negatives , black & white, 6 x 13 cm.)
Container:
Item 1
Disk 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Stereographs
Glass negatives
Place:
Africa
Brazzaville (Congo)
Matadi (Congo)
Tanganyika, Lake
Kalemie (Congo)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Lusambo (Congo)
Kinshasa (Congo)
Date:
1909-1958
bulk 1909-1928
Summary:
Photographs taken by Judge Emile E.O. Gorlia during five journeys through the Belgian Congo and two vacation leaves, one in Belgium and one in the Canaries Islands, 1909-1928 and at the World Exposition in Brussels (1958). The collection dates from 1909-1958.

His first mission was from January 1910 to January 1912; the second, from February 1915 to March 1917; the third, from December 1917 to April 1920; the fourth, from November 1920 to February 1923 and, the fifth, from March 1926 to December 1928. For his first four missions at Lusambo in the Kasai province, district of Sankuru, Emile Gorlia was acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance. During his fifth and final mission, he was promoted as president of the Court at Albertville in the ditrict of Katanga.

Judge E.O. Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer with the advantage of not only traveling extensively around the state but also with the privilege of being able to afford the time and money to produce a prolific number of images. His images illustrate with great detail the full experience of a government official in mission in the Belgian Congo, starting in Antwerp at the pier of this Belgian harbor and taking up his duties at Lusambo, an administrative town in the hearth of th Belgian congo. The majority of images are of the following Belgian Congo districts, Lower Congo, Kassai, Sankuru, and Katanga. They include the cities of Banana, Boma, Matadi, Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), Lusambo, Luebo, Dilolo, Albertville (now Kalemie) in the Belgian Congo, Brazzaville in the French Equatorial africa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Tabora and Kigoma in tanganyika, Dakar in Senegal, Conakry in Guinea, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Port Said in Egypt and finally Casablanca in Morocco. There are also images of villages scenes and portraits of the Tetela, Songye, Luba, Kanioka, Lunda, Chokwe, Pende, Bangala and Kuba.

Also included are images of the natural environment as the Congo river, the Kasai and Sankuru rivers, the banks of Lake Tanganyika and the savanna-woodland of the western part of the Katanga district as well as as the south part of the Sankuru region.
Arrangement note:
Arranged chronologically by trip.
Restrictions:
Collection digitized and available online. 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.
Topic:
Congo -- Description and Travel -- 1881-1950  Search this
Congo -- History -- 1908-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Stereographs
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Citation:
Emile Gorlia Photographs, EEPA 1977-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1977-001
See more items in:
Emile Gorlia photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo723e5ab83-3381-4e55-b672-1a04694c9d98
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1977-001
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Folio from a Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini

Author:
Zakariyya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (d. 1283)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.7 x 22.4 cm (12 7/8 x 8 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iraq or Eastern Turkey
Date:
early 15th century
Topic:
naskh script  Search this
travel  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Iraq  Search this
Wonders of Creation  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1954.64
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Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_F1954.64
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Matterhorn (Day), from the series Europe

Artist:
Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 50.8 x 35.9 cm (20 x 14 1/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1925
Period:
Taisho era
Topic:
mountain  Search this
Taisho era (1912 - 1926)  Search this
travel  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3474
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3805e33f5-dea6-4ce8-bee6-36c967319a5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3474

Matterhorn (Night), from the series Europe

Artist:
Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 51 x 36.2 cm (20 1/16 x 14 1/4 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1925
Period:
Taisho era
Topic:
night  Search this
mountain  Search this
Taisho era (1912 - 1926)  Search this
travel  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3475
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3316f2fef-88a1-4186-8f27-0d5f201b5e6f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3475

Jungfrau Mountain, from the series Europe

Artist:
Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.9 x 37.1 cm (9 13/16 x 14 5/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1925
Period:
Taisho era
Topic:
landscape  Search this
mountain  Search this
Taisho era (1912 - 1926)  Search this
travel  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3476
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3bb9c6ac2-cb41-4c7b-9beb-abc509ffd2dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3476

Sphinx -- Night, from the series Europe

Artist:
Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博 (1876-1950)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 24.9 x 37.3 cm (9 13/16 x 14 11/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1925
Period:
Taisho era
Topic:
camel  Search this
night  Search this
Taisho era (1912 - 1926)  Search this
travel  Search this
Japan  Search this
Sphinx  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3477
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye303c150bc-7eba-4fb6-9070-d21c84273d22
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3477

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