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Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Names:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899  Search this
Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908  Search this
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936  Search this
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Artist:
Chapman, Mary Beth  Search this
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Hildebrant, Mary M.  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
J. T. G.  Search this
Nichols, Spencer Baird, 1875-1950  Search this
Shindler, Antonio Zeno  Search this
Extent:
2,000 Items (circa 2000 paintings, drawings, and photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Illustrations
Date:
circa 1879-1929
Scope and Contents note:
Artwork and some photographs used to illustrate articles published in the annual reports and bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States National Museum. The material includes artwork by Mary Beth Chapman, Mary Wright Gill, Mary M. Hildebrant, Spencer Baird Nichols, and Antonio Zeno Shindler. Also included are unidentified illustrations of Near Eastern costumes, prayer positions and Mexican funerary vessels, perhaps sketched by Walter Hough, and a drawing, signed "J. T. G.", of a memorial to the daughter of Chief Spotted Tail.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 133
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional illustrations are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 78-51, the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the Manuscript and Pamphlet File in the Department of Anthropology records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Illustrations
Citation:
Photo lot 133, Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.133
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Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw354c78444-306d-4a2f-a2ae-68dbaba131c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-133

MS 4949 Mary Wright Gill painting of a man and woman

Artist:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
1 Painting (9.5 x 13 inches)
Container:
Box 4946/4948/4949/4950, Folder 6
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings
Works of art
Place:
North America
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of one (1) painting by Mary Wright Gill. The painting was probably created to illustrate a Bureau of American Ethnology publication, but no published versions of the painting have been identified.

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.
Biographical Note:
Mary Wright Gill (1867-1929) was a scientific illustrator who worked as a contract artist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and other government agencies. She worked primarily in pen and ink, graphite, and watercolor. Her illustrations were sometimes composites based on series of photographs. She also used the names Mary Irwin Wright and Mary Irwin Gill, and was briefly married to BAE illustrator and photographer De Lancey Walker Gill.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4949

NAA INV 11018000
Local Note:
The drawing was found in Zuni Original Prints "Unlisted" in July 1970.
Variant Title:
Young man and woman in native dress
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds additional drawings and illustrations by Mary Wright Gill in MS 4108, MS 4950, MS 7531 and Photo Lot 133.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Works of art
Paintings
Citation:
MS 4949 Mary Wright Gill painting of a man and woman, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4949
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ee870295-5d58-4d40-928a-ccaa73cda6d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4949
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MS 4950 Mary Wright Gill painting of a Hopi altar

Creator:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
1 Painting (watercolor, 8.25 x 10.5 inches)
Container:
Box 4946/4948/4949/4950, Folder 7
Culture:
Hopi [Sichomovi]  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings
Works of art
Place:
North America
Date:
circa 1901
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of one (1) watercolor drawing (approximately 8 x 5.5 inches) by Mary Wright Gill, circa 1901, which depicts a Hopi altar. A caption reading "Owakülti Sitchomovi" has been added to the drawing in J. Walter Fewkes' handwriting. The drawing was done from a photograph held in the National Anthropological Archives' collection from the Bureau of American Ethnology.

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.
Biographical Note:
Mary Wright Gill (1867-1929) was a scientific illustrator who worked as a contract artist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and other government agencies. She worked primarily in pen and ink, graphite, and watercolor. Her illustrations were sometimes composites based on series of photographs. She also used the names Mary Irwin Wright and Mary Irwin Gill, and was briefly married to BAE illustrator and photographer De Lancey Walker Gill.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4950

INV 11018100
Publication Note:
Reproduced in J. Walter Fewkes, "The Owakülti Altar at Sichomovi Pueblo," American Anthropologist, 3:2, 1901. Plate IV with the caption "Owakülti Altar at Sichomovi."
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the photograph from which this drawing was taken. Please see negative # 1820-b from the Bureau of American Ethnology negative collection (Photo Lot 176).

The National Anthropological Archives holds additional drawings and illustrations by Mary Wright Gill in MS 4108, MS 4949, MS 7531 and Photo Lot 133.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Works of art
Paintings
Citation:
MS 4950 Mary Wright Gill painting of a Hopi altar, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS4950
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw360bbc51a-2236-4dea-a336-a64c11eb42bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4950

MS 4108 Mary Wright Gill California Basin paintings

Creator:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
9 Paintings (20 x 14.75 inches)
Container:
Box 4108
Culture:
Mission  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings
Works of art
Place:
North America
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of nine (9) paintings by Mary Wright Gill. The paintings were probably created to illustrate a Bureau of American Ethnology publication, but no published versions of the paintings have been identified.

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.
Biographical Note:
Mary Wright Gill (1867-1929) was a scientific illustrator who worked as a contract artist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and other government agencies. She worked primarily in pen and ink, graphite, and watercolor. Her illustrations were sometimes composites based on series of photographs. She also used the names Mary Irwin Wright and Mary Irwin Gill, and was briefly married to BAE illustrator and photographer De Lancey Walker Gill.
Local Numbers:
MS 4108
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds additional drawings and illustrations by Mary Wright Gill in MS 4949, MS 4950, MS 7531 and Photo Lot 133.
Provenance:
The paintings were found in the John P. Harrington papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Works of art
Paintings
Citation:
MS 4108 Mary Wright Gill California Basin paintings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4108
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b5c5f341-baf2-4f4d-a4ea-af6246e980dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4108

MS 7531 Mary Wright Gill drawings and illustrations

Creator:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Extent:
82 Drawings
Container:
Box 7531
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Drawings
Works of art
Watercolors
Place:
North America
Date:
circa 1890-1956
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 82 drawings by Mary Wright Gill, including pen and ink drawings, pencil sketches, watercolors, printed illustrations, and page proofs. Many of the drawings were made for the Bureau of American Ethnology.

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.
Biographical Note:
Mary Wright Gill (1867-1929) was a scientific illustrator who worked as a contract artist for the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and other government agencies. She worked primarily in pen and ink, graphite, and watercolor. Her illustrations were sometimes composites based on series of photographs. She also used the names Mary Irwin Wright and Mary Irwin Gill, and was briefly married to BAE illustrator and photographer De Lancey Walker Gill.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7531
Variant Title:
Miscellaneous drawings and illustrations
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds additional drawings and illustrations by Mary Wright Gill in MS 4108, MS 4949, MS 4950, and Photo Lot 133.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Drawings
Watercolors
Citation:
MS 7531 Mary Wright Gill drawings and illustrations, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7531
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw30f7406da-f22f-4e27-ac41-787da19f9df1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7531
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MS 4689 Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers

Creator:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Evans, Alexander H.  Search this
Correspondent:
Anderson, Larz, 1866-1937  Search this
Avery, Rachel Foster  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Douglass, William Boone  Search this
Eagle, Mary K.  Search this
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hornaday, W.T.  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
McGee, Anita Newcomb, 1864-1940  Search this
Meredith, Virginia C.  Search this
Moseley, A.N.  Search this
Nordhoff-Jung, Sophie  Search this
Pollard, Henry L.  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Schweizer, Herman  Search this
True, Clara D.  Search this
Tylor, Edward Burnett  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Depicted:
Carson, Kit, 1809-1868  Search this
Darwin, Charles  Search this
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Culture:
Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1870-1910
Scope and Contents:
Most of Stevenson's scientific notes are included as separate items in the series of numbered manuscript and the papers of John Peabody Harrington. This particular set of materials is made up of papers that passed into the hands of the executor of her estate. It consists of a miscellany of letters, notes, legal documents, cartographic materials, genealogical materials, photographs, newspaper clippsing, other printed material, and other types of documents. Although tehc ollection largely concerns Stevenson, it also includes some material of her husband, James Stevenson, and members of her family, especially her father, Alexander H. Evans, a Washington, D.C. attorney.
Many of the documents concern Stevenson's field work among the Pueblo Indians and other official duties with the Smithsonian. some material relates to her activities with the World's Columbian Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A few items concern her membership in scientific organizations. Still other documents are of a personal nature, and some are mementoes, especially of James Stevenson. A significant group of documents concern Matilda CoxeStevenson's friendly and, later, very difficult relationship with Clara True.
The photographs include some items of ethnographic interest but it consists largely of portraits of James andMatilda Stevensonand Mrs. Stevenson's relatives. Also included are images in albums apparently gathered by Stevenson as a collector of photographs. They include images of Kit Carson, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and William Tecumseh Shermn. In the albums are also a nubmer of photographic portraits with unidentified subjects, many of whom appear to be actors and actresses.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4689
Occupation:
Actors  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4689, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4689
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw307a40c65-b225-4d96-a204-990f2597324d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4689

Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Photographer:
Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
McKee, Thomas M., 1854-1939  Search this
Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)  Search this
Rowland, Wesley R.  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Artist:
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Mullett, G. M.  Search this
Extent:
9 Prints (cromolithograph)
40 Prints (circa, halftone)
77 Prints (circa, albumen)
84 Drawings (circa 84 drawings (some mechanically produced))
1,655 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
71 Copy negatives
43 Copy prints
363 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
7 Paintings
1 Print (cyanotype)
1 Print (photogravure)
1 Postcard (collotype)
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Huastec  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Drawings
Copy negatives
Copy prints
Negatives
Paintings
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Tennessee -- Antiquities
Stikine River (B.C. and Alaska)
South Carolina -- Antiquities
New Mexico -- Antiquities
Huasteca Region (Mexico)
Maryland -- Antiquities
Louisiana -- Antiquities
Alabama -- Antiquities
Arizona -- Antiquities
Colorado -- Antiquities
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (Ill.)
Florida -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Antiquities
Hovenweep National Monument (Utah and Colo.)
Utah -- Antiquities
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Navajo National Monument
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Date:
circa 1890-1928
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and drawings mostly relating to archeological subjects, collected and arranged by Jesse Walter Fewkes for his reference. Subjects include burial mounds, excavations, drawn maps, as well as urns, implements, idols, pottery, and other artifacts found in excavations, and Hopi, Zuni, and Piegan ceremonies and dances. Many of the photographs and drawings were probably made by Fewkes. Publication information is noted on some. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Photographs were taken in Alabama, Arizona (including Casa Grande, Elden Pueblo, Navajo National Monument, and Wupatki National Monument), Colorado (including Mesa Verde and Montezuma Valley), Florida (including Weeden Island), Illinois (Cahokia Mound), Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico (including La Huasteca Region), Mississippi Valley, New Mexico (including Chaco Canyon, Hawikuh, and Mimbres Valley), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (including Hill Canyon, McElmo Canyon, and McLean Basin Ruins), Hovenweep National Monument, the West Indies (including Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, and Cuba), and West Virginia.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist, and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and acted as curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. While on a collecting trip in the western United States, he developed an interest in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology, studying and recording Hopi ceremonials. In 1895, he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, excavating ruins in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. He was appointed chief of the Bureau in 1918, and played an important role in the creation of Hovenweep National Monument in Colorado and Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4321
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Jesse Walter Fewkes Papers (MS 4408), his photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde (Photo Lot 30), his negatives (Photo Lot 86), and other manuscript collections by and related to Fewkes' ethnological research and archeology and his work with the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold artifacts collected by Fewkes, including USNM ACC 048761 (relating to Casa Grande excavations) and USNM ACC 050765 (relating to Mesa Verde excavations).
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Burial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4321, Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4321
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection relating to archaeological subjects
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw326ec7376-28c6-4b70-ad07-f145221fcf18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4321
Online Media:

Manual of the trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico) by Charles Sprague Sargent ... with seven hundred and eighty-three illustrations from drawings by Charles Edward Faxon and Mary W. Gill

Author:
Sargent, Charles Sprague 1841-1927  Search this
Faxon, Charles Edward 1846-1918  Search this
Gill, Mary W. Mrs  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi p., 1 l., 910 p. 1 l. front. (map) illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1922
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Call number:
QK481 .S24 1922
QK481.S24 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_61851

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