The collection consists of a Chinese banknote, joss paper money and clothing, a calendar, and a print, all dating from the late nineteenth century.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
NAA MS 7414
USNM Accession 89606
Objects from the Thayer collection are held in the Department of Anthropology object collections, and by the Department of Vertebrate Zoology and the National Museum of American History.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Works of art
MS 7414 Alice Tracy Thayer collection of Chinese banknotes, joss paper, and prints, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution