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United States- Alaska

Collection Creator:
Waugh, Donald.  Search this
Waugh, Leuman Maurice, 1877-1972.  Search this
Extent:
319 Lantern slides
683 Negatives (photographic)
405 Photographic prints
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1929-1938
Scope and Contents:
This set contains approximately 1456 photographs (319 lantern slides, 683 negatives, 405 photographic prints) that were shot by Dr. Leuman Waugh in Alaska circa 1929-1938. Waugh photographed people from many Indigenous Alaskan communities including Unangan (Aleut), Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), Yup'ik [Norton Sound], Bering Strait Inupiaq [King Island], Alaskan Eskimo, Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island], Bering Strait Inupiaq [Diomedes], Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Kikiktagrukmiut/Kikiktagruk/Kotzebue], Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Tikeramiut/Tikeraq (Tigara)/Point Hope], and Nunivagmiut Cup'ik [Nunivak Island].

The photographs depict portraits; landscapes and waterscapes; wildlife such as birds, dogs, and polar bears; flora such as wildflowers; transportation via ships, boats, kayaks, and animal-pulled sleds; buildings such as houses, churches, and harbor facilities; Waugh performing dental work on indigenous patients; vaccinations in indigenous communities; and whale and walrus hunting, among other scenes of daily life. The photographs documenting medical procedures are restricted.

Among the sites in Alaska that Waugh visited and photographed were Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea Islands, Hooper Bay, Kotzebue, Nome, Point Barrow, Point Hope, and Wainwright.
Series Restrictions:
Access to some photographs are restricted. Some dental records may be restricted from access, reproduction, or publication under personal health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Researchers should contact the NMAI Archies Center at nmaiarchives@si.edu for an appointment to access the collection.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Leuman Maurice Waugh collection, 1909-1963. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.003, Subseries 6.5
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Leuman Maurice Waugh collection / Series 6: Photograph Collection
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska

Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
11 Glass plate negatives
11 Copy negatives
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass plate negatives
Copy negatives
Place:
Alaska
Siberia (Russia)
Date:
1921
Summary:
The Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska consists of negatives taken by Bernard in 1921 among the Inupiaq (Alaska Inupiat Eskimo) and Siberian Yu'pik communities. Bernard was an artic trader, trapper and captain of the schooner "Teddy Bear."
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 11 black and white glass negatives, taken by Joseph-Fidèle Bernard in 1921, along with 11 copy negatives (acetate) made by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in the 1960's. The images include scenes of daily life in Nome, Alaska among the Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) community. The majority of the image are portraits of men, women and children. None of those photographed have been identified. In additon to the photographs in Nome, there is one view of a Siberian Yu'pik vilage in East Cape, Siberia, and one view of a kayak storage location in Cape of Prince of Wales, Alaska.
Arrangement:
The negatives are arranged in original catalog number order; N08110-N08120.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1878 in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Joseph-Fidèle Bernard was an arctic trader, trapper and captain/owner of the schooner "Teddy Bear"(based in Nome, Alaska). He assisted Canadian ethnologist/explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) and anthropologist Diamond Jenness (1886-1969) on their travels in Alaska and upper Canada. Bernard was in Coronation Gulf in 1910 and remained there for extended periods between 1910-1914, trading for furs and ethnographic objects. Nearby Bernard Harbour is named for him. In 1921, Bernard and the Teddy Bear became locked in the ice on their way from Nome to Wrangell Island to rescue members of Stefansson's party. Bernard later settled in Cordova, Alaska, where he was harbor master. He died in 1972 in Sitka.
Related Materials:
Additional collections with Joseph F. Bernard materials iclude the Joseph F. Bernard papers, 1900-1970, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library and the Joseph-Fidele Bernard photograph collection, 1901-1923, at the Alaska State Library.
Provenance:
This collection was likley a purchase from Joseph-Fidèle Bernard around 1923 by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Teddy Bear (Schooner)  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Children

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Group portrait of Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) children standing outdoors in Nome, Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08110
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Man

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) man standing outdoors in Nome, Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08111
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Men

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of two Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) men standing alongside a boat at a dock in Nome, Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08112
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Woman and Baby

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 236
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of an Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) woman with a baby on her back standing outdoors in Nome, Alaska. See also N08118.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08113
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Young Woman

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 237
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of a young Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) woman standing in front of a wooden building in Nome, Alaska. She is wearing a parka, possibly sealskin.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08114
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Girl

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 237
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of a young Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) girl, wearing a parka, standing in front of a wooden building in Nome, Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08115
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Kayak Storage

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 237
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Kinugumiut/Kingegan/Cape Prince of Wales]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
View of Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) kayak and umiak storage and cache in Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08116
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Children

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 237
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Group portrait of Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) children standing in front of and on a stone dwelling in Nome, Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08117
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Woman and Baby

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 237
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of an Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) woman with a baby on her back standing outdoors in Nome, Alaska. See also N08113.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08118
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Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) Woman and Baby

Collection Creator:
Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle, 1878-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 237
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Portrait of an Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) woman with a baby on her back standing outdoors in Nome, Alaska.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph-Fidèle Bernard photographs from Alaska, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.132, Item N08119
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Merl LaVoy photographs from Alaska

Extent:
27 Photographic prints
26 Copy negatives
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Point Barrow, Alaska
Date:
1920
Summary:
This collection includes 27 prints and 26 copy negatives taken by Merl LaVoy among the Inupiaq in Alaska during the 1920s.
Scope and Contents:
Copy negatives include N35373-N35398. Photographic prints include P08480-P08506.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Merl LaVoy, one of the first internationally famous news photographers, was born in 1886. He was a Wisconsin native, but after his parents died when he was still a young boy, LaVoy moved to Oregon to live with his uncle. In 1907, LaVoy worked for the Great Northern Development Company, which was prospecting for copper on the Kotsina River in Alaska. In 1910, LaVoy agreed to join Herschel Parker and Belmore Browne as an expedition photographer for their 1912 hike of Mt. McKinley (the highest peak in North America, also known as Denali) in Alaska. This trip marked the beginning of his professional pursuit of photography; he subsequently marketed his Alaskan photographs to newspapers and magazines, and soon established himself as a photographer, documentary film maker, and cameraman for Pathé News, a British company that produced documentaries, newsreels, and cinemagazines (1910-1970). He also traveled across Europe to document World War I. During the 1920s, he carried out a detailed photographic study of native Alaskan life. LaVoy died in 1953 in South Africa, where he was working as a freelance photographer.
Provenance:
Gift of Merl LaVoy, 1927
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Photos N34398, N35398, P08505, and P08505 are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Merl LaVoy photographs from Alaska, image #, NMAI.AC.163, National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.163
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Lomen Brothers Studio copy negatives from Alaska and Canada

Creator:
Lomen Bros.  Search this
Extent:
73 Copy negatives
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Kinugumiut/Kingegan/Cape Prince of Wales]  Search this
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Kingikmiut/Wales, Alaska]  Search this
Inuit (Canadian Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Place:
Prince of Wales, Cape (Alaska)
Nome (Alaska)
Date:
1896-1915
1920
Summary:
This collection of copy negatives was taken approximately between 1896 and 1920 by the Lomen Brothers Studio among Inuit communities in Canada and Inupiaq communities in Alaska. Photographers include the Lomen brothers and Albert D. Kinne (1835-1925).
Scope and Contents:
This collection is currently unprocessed. Copy negatives include N35405–N35477.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
The Lomen Brothers Co. Was a photography studio founded in Nome, Alaska in 1908 by brothers Carl, Harry, Alfred, and Ralph Lomen. Gudbrand J. Lomen originally came to Nome, Alaska with his son George as part of the 1900 gold rush. G.J. Lomen soon established a profitable law practice in Nome. In 1903, G.J. Lomen's wife, daughter Helen, and sons Ralph, Harry and Alfred moved from Minnesota to join him in Nome. G.J. Lomen's son George arrived in Nome in 1906, opening a men's furnishing store in 1907. The family was involved in many commercial and civic interests including law, the Lomen Reindeer Corporation, lighterage, and retail.

In 1908, the brothers bought a photographic studio. Carl, Harry, Alfred, and Ralph Lomen were partners in the business. Harry managed the studio, and all four took photographs; however, Alfred became the most avid photographer. As part of their photography business, the Lomens regularly purchased the negatives of several other photographers including Dobbs, Nowell, Goetze and Kinne to be reissued under the Lomen Brothers Co. studio name. Their photographs focused on a variety of subjects related to Nome and the surrounding areas, including Nome mining operations, business in Nome, dogsled teams, ships and boats, aviation, and indigenous communities throughout Alaska and Canada.

In September 1934, a fire destroyed their studio along with 25,000-30,000 negatives and 50,000 commercial prints. Approximately 3,000 negatives were salvaged. The Lomens never reopened their photography business. By the 1940s they had all moved to Seattle, Washington, where George died in 1934, Alfred in 1950, Harry in 1957, and Carl in 1965.

Adapted from Archives West, Orbis Cascade Alliance.
Provenance:
Photographs received and copied from the Glenbow Museum in a 1967 exchange.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lomen Brothers Studio copy negatives from Alaska and Canada, image #, NMAI.AC.164; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.164
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-164

Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection

Creator:
Jenkins, Dale  Search this
Extent:
145 Postcards
11 Photographic prints
0.5 Linear feet
Culture:
Havasupai (Coconino)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Suquamish  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Cayuse  Search this
Northern Paiute Indians  Search this
Southern Paiute Indians  Search this
Plains Apache (Kiowa Apache)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Panama  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographic prints
Place:
Temuco (Chile)
Cuzco (Peru)
Date:
1890-1939
Summary:
This collection consists of 145 postcards and 11 photographs depicting indigenous peoples of the Americas, with dates ranging 1890 – 1930s. The bulk of the collection consists of postcards of Native communities throughout the United States, and includes portrait images, dwellings, basket-making, weaving, and crafts.
Scope and Contents:
The Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection consists of 145 postcards and 11 photographs with dates ranging 1890 – 1930s. The images depict indigenous peoples of the Americas, and spans a large geographical breadth extending from the Arctic in the north to Chile and Peru in South America. The bulk of the collection consists of postcards of Native communities throughout the United States, with a significant number of images depicting various Pueblo and Southwest cultural groups; many of these latter postcards were produced by the Fred Harvey Company. A number of the postcards and photographs include portrait images, dwellings, basket-making, weaving, and crafts. Also of particular note are 13 scenes of daily life at a number of different Indian Boarding Schools at the turn of the twentieth century. Finally, in addition to the postcard images are 11 photographs consisting of cabinet cards and other photographic prints.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into 11 series, organized thematically (Indian Boarding Schools) and then regionally by location or culture group. Series 1: Indian Boarding Schools, Series 2: Arctic/Subarctic, Series 3: Northwest Coast, Series 4: California, Series 5: Great Basin/Plateau, Series 6: Southwest, Series 7: Plains, Series 8: Northeast/Great Lakes, Series 9: Southeast, Series 10: Mexico/Central America, Series 11: South America
Biographical / Historical:
Dale Jenkins is a retired Financial Planner living in California, having previously worked in the Aerospace industry. He has collected late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American photographs and postcards for over 30 years. In addition to archival collections donated to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, Jenkins has also donated postcard and photograph collections to the California Museum of Photography, the California Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Dale Jenkins in 2013 and 2014.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Education  Search this
Off-reservation boarding schools -- Photographs  Search this
Education -- Carlisle Indian School  Search this
Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians. Minnesota  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection, NMAI.AC.069, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.069
See more items in:
Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-069
Online Media:

Dice/Die

Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]  Search this
Previous owner:
Edward Borein, Non-Indian, 1873-1945  Search this
Donor:
Edward Borein, Non-Indian, 1873-1945  Search this
Object Name:
Dice/Die
Media/Materials:
Ivory
Techniques:
Carved, perforated
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling
Place:
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
15/5981
Barcode:
155981.000
See related items:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Games, Toys, Gambling
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws650caacde-55e8-42be-bff8-f36819a54b1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_167277
Online Media:

Flatware/Knife and fork

Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Melvin Olanna, Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1941-1991  Search this
IACB agent:
Extension Center for Arts and Crafts, University of Alaska  Search this
Ronald Senungetuk, Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1933-2020  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Melvin Olanna, Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1941-1991  Search this
Object Name:
Flatware/Knife and fork
Media/Materials:
Silver, rosewood, ivory
Techniques:
Hammered, carved, polished
Dimensions:
28.4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Shishmaref; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created:
1966
Catalog Number:
26/2145
Barcode:
262145.000
See related items:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61bfdd096-2587-4819-9677-8eb7562ea717
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_278253
Online Media:

Needle

Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Rudolph W. Froberger (R.W. Froberger), Non-Indian, 1878-1934  Search this
Object Name:
Needle
Media/Materials:
Ivory
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Sewing Tools and Equipment
Place:
Candle; NANA Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
3/6271
Barcode:
036271.001
See related items:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Sewing Tools and Equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d388c42c-9ccc-4360-b073-fd0c2f1a681d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_409034
Online Media:

Arctic/Subarctic

Collection Creator:
Jenkins, Dale  Search this
Extent:
14 Postcards
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 5
Photo-folder 6
Photo-folder 7
Photo-folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Photographic prints
Date:
1905-1930
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 14 postcards and 1 photographic print. The images include depictions of Alaska Natives from various communities, including Cape York, Nome, Port Clarence, and Teller. Individuals specifically identified are Happy Jack [Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)], Menadelook, and Wegaruk. In addition to portraits, there are also scenes of Native merchants, dwellings, and basket weaving. A number of the postcards were originally produced for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, or 1909 world's fair, which took place in Seattle, Washington.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection, NMAI.AC.069, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.069, Series 2
See more items in:
Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-069-ref502

George T. Emmons: Object Lists with Notes, Alaska

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 215, Folder 15
Culture:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)  Search this
Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents:
Notes on 05/0835, 05/1197-05/1249 (050835, 051197-051249).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref16135

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