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Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and Native Americans

Names:
Albatross Expedition  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Photographer:
Hitchcock, Romyn, 1851-1923  Search this
Mills, N. B.  Search this
Stieffel, H.  Search this
Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944  Search this
Extent:
275 Items (circa 275 engravings and drawings for engravings)
200 Copy prints (circa)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Copy negative
380 Cyanotypes (circa)
Culture:
Arctic peoples -- depicted  Search this
Eskimos -- depicted  Search this
Polynesian  Search this
Ainu -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- depicted  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Indians of North America -- depicted  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Cyanotypes
Photographs
Place:
Montana
Peru
Puerto Rico
Galapagos Islands
Bonin Islands
Philippines
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Alaska
Mexico
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Fort Keogh (Mont.)
Date:
circa 1885-1900
Scope and Contents note:
The majority of the collection documents Northwest Coast scenery, people, and settlements; these include photographs made by Franz Boas during US Fish Commission expeditions on the USS Albatross, as well as engravings made for publications on Northwest Coast Natives by Franz Boas and Albert Parker Niblack. Another large portion of the collection consists of reference prints relating to Native Americans, Ainu people and Japan, Polynesia, the Philippines, Bonin Islands, and Peru. Many of these were copied from the central negative file of the National Museum of Natural History as well as other museums. There are also photographs, many by C. H. Townsend, made during the Fish Commission expeditions to Puerto Rico on the USS Fish Hawk and some taken by N. B. Mills during an expedition that traveled on the USS Albatross to Baja California and the Galapagos Islands.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82, NAA Photo Lot 83
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Niblack's notes concerning Northwest Coast Indians, circa 1885-1889 (MS 4513), additional photographs by Romyn Hitchcock of Ainu (Photo Lot 77-38), additional C. H. Townsend photographs (in Photo Lot 24), original Matilda Coxe Stevenson photographs (Photo Lot 23), and original negatives made by Niblack (in BAE historical negatives).
The United States Fish Commission Records are held by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
The American Philosophical Society holds the Franz Boas papers.
Albert Parker Niblack's papers are held by J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lots 82 and 83, Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82

Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn, 1851-1923  Search this
Extent:
200 Prints (circa 200 prints: albumen, cyanotype, silver gelatin, halftone)
Culture:
Koreans  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Ainu  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Cyanotypes
Place:
Japan
Korea
Date:
circa 1885-1895
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting Ainu people and villages and Japanese boats, paintings, artifacts, structures, burial mound, tombs, and scenery. They also include some images of people and a village in Korea. Many of the mounted prints have been annotated for publication, some for the 1890 Annual Report of the National Museum.
Biographical/Historical note:
Romyn Hitchcock (1851-1923), was a Smithsonian curator, scientist and author with degrees in chemistry from Cornell University and Columbia University. He spent four years curating for the Smithsonian's National Museum. In 1887, Hitchcock was put in charge of photographic work for the United States Eclipse Expedition to Japan and appointed professor of English at the Koto Chu Gakko, the Japanese government school in Osaka. His studies in Japan led to a number of articles in the Smithsonian Annual Reports in 1890 and 1891. In the early 1890s, he became a commissioner to China for the World Columbian Exposition and later served as an official of the exposition.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 77-38
Location of Other Archival Materials:
R.M. Bartleman photographs of Venezuela, previously filed in 77-38, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 156.
Photographs in the Hitchcock Collection, previously filed in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 8, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 77-38. These photographs were also made by Romyn Hitchcock and form part of this collection.
Hitchcock donated artifacts from Japan, China, and Sri Lanka to the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, in accessions 022393, 022392, 055059, 021640, 021675, 022518, 021963, 022633, 025499, 014786, 021689, and 023462.
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library holds Romyn Hitchcock's papers.
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea, circa 1885-1895
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Mounds -- Japan  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Villages  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Cyanotypes
Citation:
Photo lot 77-38, Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.77-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-77-38

Agency history, 1957-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Textiles  Search this
Subject:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959  Search this
Atwater, W. O (Wilbur Olin) 1844-1907  Search this
Adrosko, Rita J  Search this
Cooper, Grace Rogers  Search this
Kulik, Gary  Search this
McHugh, Maureen Collins  Search this
Watkins, William N  Search this
Eisler, Milton  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1957
1957-1994
Topic:
Textile museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00132
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221050

Group of Japanese processing grain outside plaster and wood building with thatch and tile roof, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04709400
OPPS NEG 28656
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60434

Group of Japanese processing grain outside plaster and wood building with thatch and tile roof, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04709500
OPPS NEG 28656
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60435

Group of Japanese processing grain outside plaster and wood building with thatch and tile roof, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04709600
OPPS NEG 28656
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60436

Japanese woman processing grain outside plaster and wood building with tile roof, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04709700
OPPS NEG 28717
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60437

Boats in full sail on water and structure with tower on shore, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Chinese ?  Search this
Japanese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04709800
OPPS NEG 28714
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60438

Fishing boats on beach with horses on sandbar and "bo-shi iwa" rock formation in distance, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 008 in x 005 in
Culture:
Japanese ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04709900
OPPS NEG 28819
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60439

Fishing boats on beach with horses on sandbar and "bo-shi iwa" rock formation in distance, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 008 in x 005 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04709900
OPPS NEG 28819
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60440

Stone coffin eroding out of burial mound, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 004 in mounted on 006 in x 005 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710300
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60443

Japanese drawing of double burial mound, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 013 in x 010 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710401
OPPS NEG 5079
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60444

Japanese drawing of ground plan of double burial mound, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 013 in x 010 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710402
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60445

Japanese drawing of terraced single burial mound, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 013 in x 010 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710403
OPPS NEG 5078
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60446

Japanese drawing of hollow clay cylinder used in terraced burial mounds, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in mounted on 013 in x 010 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710404
OPPS NEG 5080
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60447

Japanese drawing of double burial mound, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 cyanotype print 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710500
OPPS NEG 5079
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60448

Japanese drawing of terraced single burial mound, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 cyanotype print 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710600
OPPS NEG 5078
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60449

Japanese drawing of hollow clay cylinder used in terraced burial mounds, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 cyanotype print 008 in x 010 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710700
OPPS NEG 5080
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60450

Double burial mound of Emperor Nintoku (313-399 AD), undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 008 in x 005 in mounted on 010 in x 007 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710800
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60451

View of Konabe couble burial mound, undated

Creator:
Hitchcock, Romyn 1851-1923  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 008 in x 004 in mounted on 010 in x 007 in
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 04710900
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Romyn Hitchcock photographs of Ainu people, Japan, and Korea circa 1885-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_60452

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