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William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands

Creator:
Mann, William M., 1886-1960  Search this
Extent:
400 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
220 Prints (circa 220 (duplicates not counted) prints, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Marovo (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Fijians  Search this
Lau (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Solomon Islands
Fiji
Date:
1915-1916
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by William M. Mann during a zoological expedition to Fiji and the British Solomon Islands. They document indigenous people, villages, and the natural environment, as well as activities such as tapa making, building construction, and ceremonies.
Biographical/Historical note:
William M. Mann (1886-1960) was an entomologist and zoologist who took part in several collecting expeditions and directed the Smithonian Institution's National Zoological Park for three decades. Born in Helena, Montana, Mann completed his BA at Stanford University in 1911 and earned his doctorate in entomology from Harvard University in 1915. After completing his studies at Harvard, he was selected as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow for a trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands (1915-1916). Mann returned to the United States to serve as an entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (1916-1925). In 1925, he was appointed Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, a position he held until his retirement in 1956.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 110
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981 (SIA RU007293), which include field notes from his trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 110, William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.110
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-110

Copy of Levuka Studios photograph of a Lau chief

Creator:
Levuka Studios  Search this
Extent:
1 copy print
Culture:
Lau (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Tongans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Levuka (Fiji)
Date:
circa 1885
Scope and Contents note:
Copy of a halftone print depicting a part-Tongan chief from the Lau Islands. The chief was photographed by Levuka Studios when he came to Levuka for a ceremony.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R78-25
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Saul H. Riesenberg papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints of photographs held by Fiji Museum cannot be copied. Copies may be obtained from that repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R78-25, Levuka Studios photograph of a Lau chief, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R78-25
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r78-25

Young Woman n.d

Creator:
Hocart, A. M  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 003 in
Culture:
Lau (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 07521700
OPPS NEG 36240A
See more items in:
Division of Physical Anthropology Photograph Collection 1850s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_50062

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