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Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
8 Color transparencies
93 Mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mixe  Search this
Amuzgo (Amusgo)  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Mestizos  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Chiapanec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Mounted photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted groups include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Indigenous peoples of Mexico. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Indigenous Mexican art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Dances -- Mexico  Search this
Weaving -- Mexico  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Spinning -- Mexico  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Collector:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Koehne, William L.  Search this
Extent:
60 Mounted prints (platinum)
Culture:
Chol Maya  Search this
Chontal (Chontol)  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Chocholtec (Chocho)  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Huastec  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture)  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Triqui (Trique Choco)  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile studio portraits of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, representing Aztec, Chinantec, Chocho, Chol, Chontal, Cuicatec, Huastec, Huave, Maya, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tepehua, Tlaxcalan, Totonac, Trique, Tzental, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Zapotec Tehuartepec, and Zoque tribes. The photographs were made by William L. Koehne of Chicago for publication in Frederick Starr's book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was an anthropologist and academic who worked as curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. During his professiorship, Starr hired professional photographer and studio owner William L. Koehne to make the studio portraits for his 1902 book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico. Additionally, Starr made several field studies in Mexico and commissioned field photographs and plaster busts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 123
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by Cyrus Thomas, Robert T. Hill, Edward W. Nelson, and Edgar L. Hewitt have been relocated to Photo Lot 169, Photo Lot 170, Photo Lot 171, and Photo Lot 172, respectively.
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides, 1894-1910.
Correspondence from Starr held in the National Anthropological Archives is in MS 4558, MS 4821, and the Bureau of American Ethnology records.
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 lot 123, Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.123
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-123

MS 1769 Huave language recorded by C.V. Hartman May 22-26th 1899 in Tehuantepec, Mexico

Collector:
Hartman, Carl Vilhelm, 1862-1941  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages
Culture:
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May 22-26, 1899
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1769
Local Note:
Obs. not sufficiently accurate for publication.
Topic:
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1769, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1769
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1769

MS 1081 Vocabularies of the Zoque, Mixe, Zapotec, Maya, and Huave languages

Creator:
Fuertes, E. A.  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages
Culture:
Zoque  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1872
undated
Scope and Contents:
1081-a: "Mexican Indian Languages" by E. A. Fuertes. In five columns: English, Chimalapa or Zoque, Guichicovian or Mije, Zapoteco, and Maya; with notes on phonology and grammar, appearance of the natives, religion, traditions, etc., and a few words of the Huave language. Dated at Stamford, Connecticut, April 9, 1872. Handwritten.

Also separate clerk's copies of the Zoque, Mije, and Huave vocabularies, under Numbers 1081-b, -c, -d.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1081
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Mayan languages  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Mexico--Languages  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1081-a-b-c-d, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1081
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1081

Mask

Culture/People:
probably Ikood (Huave) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Museum Shop, Museum of the American Indian (MAI museum shop/Book Counter)  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
42 x 24 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Oaxaca State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
25/2289
Barcode:
252289.000
See related items:
Ikood (Huave)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws623831cc2-aeb3-499b-a21d-0ca2d7791f25
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_267800
Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Collector:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Seller:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Wood, tree pitch/gum
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
San Mateo del Mar; San Mateo del Mar Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
20/3862
Barcode:
203862.000
See related items:
San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a84b9a79-b03f-4ef0-a2ba-5e1db992b358
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_217864
Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
probably Ikood (Huave) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Museum Shop, Museum of the American Indian (MAI museum shop/Book Counter)  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
29 x 14 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Oaxaca State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
25/2287
Barcode:
252287.000
See related items:
Ikood (Huave)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64d0ad4be-8efd-44f4-b36b-18b39c6aa57f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_267798
Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Collector:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Seller:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
San Mateo del Mar; San Mateo del Mar Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
20/3416
Barcode:
203416.000
See related items:
San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ca9aa155-b0cf-4df7-ac8a-d35d83d881e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_217246
Online Media:

Mask

Culture/People:
probably Ikood (Huave) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Museum Shop, Museum of the American Indian (MAI museum shop/Book Counter)  Search this
Object Name:
Mask
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
33.5 x 18.5 cm
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Oaxaca State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
25/2288
Barcode:
252288.000
See related items:
Ikood (Huave)
Masks and Masking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f1cb8c52-9cd5-45d8-a3e4-dce9d229fcfe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_267799
Online Media:

Woman's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
probably San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Previous owner:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Seller:
Donald B. Cordry (Donald Bush Cordry), Non-Indian, 1907-1978  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, woven
Dimensions:
79 x 97 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Santo Domingo Tehuantepec; Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
1930-1940
Catalog Number:
20/1718
Barcode:
201718.000
See related items:
San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6818540f8-129e-404a-840a-dd7c7b3dd701
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_215527
Online Media:

Woman's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Noe Pinzon Palafox, San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Seller:
Noe Pinzon Palafox, San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Seller agent:
Francisca Palafox Herran, San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, brocade woven
Dimensions:
75.2 x 72.7 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
San Mateo del Mar; San Mateo del Mar Municipality, Tehuantepec District, Istmo Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Date created:
2015
Catalog Number:
26/9622
Barcode:
269622.000
See related items:
San Mateo del Mar Ikood (Huave)
Clothing/Garments
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Mesoamerica & Circum Caribbean
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67fbe5ca1-d8a3-4a6b-a16a-80d72747b16e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_412306
Online Media:

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