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Notes on the bibliography of Yucatan and Central America comprising Yucatan, Chiapas, Guatemala (the ruins of Palenque, Ocosingo, and Copan), and Oaxaca (ruins of Mitla.) : a list of some of the writers on this subject from the sixteenth century to the present time By Ad. F. Bandelier

Author:
Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse 1840-1914  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages 25 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Place:
Central America
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Mexico
Yucatán (State)
Date:
1881
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_951413

Maya worldviews at conquest / edited by Leslie G. Cecil & Timothy W. Pugh

Author:
Cecil, Leslie G  Search this
Pugh, Timothy W  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 426 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Maya philosophy  Search this
Mayas--Religion  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Mayas--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Mayas--First contact with other peoples  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947119

Patterns and process a festschrift in honor of Dr. Edward V. Sayre edited by Lambertus van Zelst

Honouree:
Sayre, Edward V  Search this
Editor:
Van Zelst, Lambertus  Search this
Physical description:
311 pages illustrations, maps 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
2003
Topic:
Archaeology--Methodology  Search this
Archaeology--Research  Search this
Archaeological chemistry  Search this
Archaeometry  Search this
Physical sciences  Search this
Antiquities--Analysis  Search this
patterns  Search this
process  Search this
Sayre  Search this
Call number:
CC75.7 .P38 2003X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701044

"In love and war, hummingbird lore" and other selected papers from LAILA/ALILA's 1988 symposium Mary H. Preuss, edition

Title:
In love and war
Author:
Preuss, Mary H  Search this
Latin American Indian Literatures Association  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 110 pages illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Folklore
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Latin America
Date:
1989
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Congresses  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Folklore--Congresses  Search this
Indians of South America--Congresses  Search this
Indians of South America--Folklore--Congresses  Search this
Latin America--Antiquities--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
F1219.I4 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_431502

World archaeoastronomy : selected papers from the 2nd Oxford International Conference on Archaeoastronomy, held at Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 13-17 January 1986 / edited by A.F. Aveni

Author:
Oxford International Conference on Archaeoastronomy (2nd : 1986 : Mérida, Mexico)  Search this
Editor:
Aveni, Anthony F.  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 504 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Mérida (Mexiko)
Date:
1989
1986
Topic:
Archaeoastronomy  Search this
Astronomy, Ancient  Search this
Indian astronomy  Search this
Astronomie préhistorique--Congrès  Search this
Astronomie ancienne--Congrès  Search this
Astronomie indienne d'Amérique--Congrès  Search this
Archäoastronomie  Search this
Kongress  Search this
Archéoastronomie--Congrès  Search this
Astronomie antique--Congrès  Search this
Astronomie indienne--Congrès  Search this
Call number:
GN799.A8O94 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370023

Highland-lowland interaction in Mesoamerica : interdisciplinary approaches : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 18th and 19th, 1980 / Arthur G. Miller, editor

Author:
Miller, Arthur G. 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1984
C1983
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Culture diffusion  Search this
Call number:
F1219.7.H53 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178790

The Oxford handbook of Mesoamerican archaeology / edited by Deborah L. Nichols and Christopher A. Pool

Title:
Mesoamerican archaeology
Editor:
Nichols, Deborah L..  Search this
Pool, Christopher A.  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xv, 979 pages) : illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
2012
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Archaeology--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Indians of Central America--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities  Search this
Regions & Countries - Americas  Search this
History & Archaeology  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .O94 2012 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152802

Collecting for a new world treasures of the early Americas John W. Hessler ; foreword by Carla D. Hayden ; object photography by Lee Ewing

Author:
Hessler, John W  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Hayden, Carla Diane 1952-  Search this
Photographer:
Ewing, Lee  Search this
Issuing body:
Library of Congress  Search this
Publisher:
D. Giles Limited  Search this
Physical description:
176 pages color illustrations, color maps 20 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Manuscripts
History
Bibliographies
Place:
America
Date:
2019
Topic:
Indigenous peoples--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indians--Antiquities--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Bibliography  Search this
Indians--Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology--Private collections  Search this
Antiquities--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
History  Search this
Manuscripts  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113547

Sacred mysteries among the Mayas and the Quiches, 11,500 years ago their relation to the sacred mysteries of Egypt, Greece, Chaldea and India : freemasonry in times anterior to the temple of Solomon illustrated by Augustus Le Plongeon

Author:
Le Plongeon, Augustus 1826-1908  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 163 pages frontispiece (portrait) illustrations, plates 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Mexico
Yucatán (State)
Date:
1909
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Quiché Indians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1074936

Antiquités mexicaines relation des trois expéditions du capitaine Dupaix, ordonnées en 1805, 1806, et 1807, pour la recherche des antiquités du pays, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque : accompagnée des dessins de Castañeda, membre des trois expéditions et dessinateur du musée de Mexico, et d'une carte du pays exploré : suivie dʼun parallèle de ces monuments avec ceux de l'Égypte, de l'Indostan, et du reste de l'ancien monde, par M. Alexandre Lenoir ... : dʼune dissertation sur lʼorigine de lʼancienne population des deux Amériques et sur les diverses antiquités de ce continent, par M. Warden ... : avec un discours préliminaire par M. Charles Farcy ... : et des notes explicatives, et autres documents, par MM. Baradère, de St Priest, et plusieurs voyageurs qui ont parcouru lʼAmérique

Title:
Recherche des antiquités du pays, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque
Relation des trois expéditions du capitaine Dupaix, ordonnées en 1805, 1806, et 1807
Trois expéditions du capitaine Dupaix, ordonnées en 1805, 1806, et 1807
Contributor:
Baradère, H (Henri),)  Search this
Dupaix, Guillermo  Search this
Farcy, Charles-François 1792-1867  Search this
Lenoir, Alexandre 1761-1839  Search this
Saint Priest, Ange de  Search this
Warden, David Bailie 1772-1845  Search this
Illustrator:
Castañeda, José Luciano  Search this
Lithographer:
Engelmann et cie  Search this
Thierry frères (Firm),)  Search this
Former owner:
Hispanic Society of America (New York, N.Y.),.) DSI  Search this
Author:
Real Expedición de Antigüedades de la Nueva España (1805-1807)  Search this
Subject:
Real Expedición de Antigüedades de la Nueva España (1805-1807)  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes (xiv, 20, 56, 40, 88, 24, 224 pages), [162] leaves of plates (1 double) illustrations (some color), maps, plans 55 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico)
San Pablo Villa de Mitla (Mexico)
Date:
1834
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .A58 1834
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1032415

The fundamental principles of Old and New World civilizations a comparative research based on a study of the ancient Mexican religious, sociological and calendrical systems By Zelia Nuttall

Author:
Nuttall, Zelia 1858-1933  Search this
Subject:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Papers  Search this
Physical description:
602 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
V. 2
History
Myths
Date:
1901
Topic:
Calendar, Mexican  Search this
Calendar  Search this
Civilization--History  Search this
Maya calendar  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Mythology  Search this
Swastikas  Search this
Civilization--history  Search this
Indians, North American--history  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
F1219.3.R38 N88 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010630

Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale ouvrage publié par ordre de S.M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'instruction publique

Author:
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale  Search this
Humbert, Aloïs 1829-1887  Search this
Mont-Serrat, Eugène de  Search this
France Ministère de l'instruction publique  Search this
Contributor:
Aubin, J. M. A (Joseph Marius Alexis) 1802-1891  Search this
Brasseur de Bourbourg abbé 1814-1874  Search this
Brocchi, P. M. le Dr (Paul) 1839-1898  Search this
Crosse, Hippolyte 1826-1898  Search this
Dollfus, Auguste 1840-1869  Search this
Duméril, Auguste Henri André 1812-1870  Search this
Fischer, Paul 1835-1893  Search this
Fournier, Eugène 1834-1884  Search this
Guillemin-Tarayre, E (Edmond) 1832-1920  Search this
Hamy, E. T (Ernest Théodore) 1842-1908  Search this
Milne-Edwards, H (Henri) 1800-1885  Search this
Saussure, Henri de 1829-1905  Search this
Vaillant, Léon 1834-1914  Search this
Former owner:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Henderson, J. B (John Brooks),) 1870-1923 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale  Search this
Physical description:
volumes, leaves of plates (some folded) illustrations, maps 28-39 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Guatemala
Date:
1868
Topic:
Amphibians  Search this
Animals  Search this
Botany  Search this
Geology  Search this
Manuscripts, Maya  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Myriapoda  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Plants  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
Q115 .M57 1868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007283

Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John L. Stephens ; illustrated by numerous engravings ; in two volumes

Title:
Incidents of travel
Author:
Stephens, John L., 1805-1852  Search this
Illustrator:
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
Donor:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stephens, John L., 1805-1852 Travel  Search this
Stephens, John L., 1805-1852 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes, [70] leaves of plates (3 folded) illustrations, map, plans 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Bookplates (Provenance)
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Chiapas (Mexico)
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Chiapas
Yucatán (State)
Date:
1841
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Central America--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1432 .S833 1841
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001436

Rambles in Yucatan, including a visit to the remarkable ruins of Chi-Chen, Kabah, Zayi, Uxmal, &c

Title:
Notes of travel through the peninsula
Rambles in Yucatan
Author:
Norman, Benjamin Moore 1809-1860  Search this
Former owner:
Rau, Charles 1826-1887 DSI  Search this
Author:
J. & H.G. Langley (Firm)  Search this
Norman, Steel, and Co  Search this
Redfield & Savage  Search this
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co  Search this
Physical description:
304 pages, [26] leaves of plates illustrations (wood engravings, lithographs), map 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Mexico
Yucatán (State)
Date:
1843
Topic:
Maya language--Grammar  Search this
Maya language--Vocabulary  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1376 .N84 1843
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001438

Mayan Mound in Guatemala

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 2.75h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Quiriguá Site (Guatemala)
Guatemala
Date:
November 26, 1940
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Guatemala  Search this
Maya  Search this
Field Work  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1375 and Wetmore # 977
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_6695

Postcard of Tuxtla Statuette

Author:
Albertype Company, The  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 3.4w x 5.4h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Date:
1933
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Tuxtla Statuette  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Statues  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07807 (front) and SIA2013-07808 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13979
Online Media:

Edgar L. Hewett photograph collection relating to Mitla

Creator:
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946  Search this
Photographer:
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Extent:
16 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Zapotec  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico -- Antiquities
Mitla Site (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and copies of drawings documenting the structures at Mitla archeological site, including the Columns Group and palace building and associated sculptures. There is also a photograph of the Beau Relief at Palenque, published in the Field Columbian Museum's journal "Anthropology." Some of the copy photographs were probably made by De Lancey Gill.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edgar Lee Hewett (1865-1946) was an archeologist and anthropologist known for his work in the American Southwest and his role in the passage of the Antiquities Act. Born in Illinois, Hewett taught at several country schools before becoming Superintendent of Schools in Missouri and Colorado (1889-1898) It was during his superintendency in Colorado that he conducted his first archeological field work on the Pajarito Plateau and at Pecos. He continued in education administration and served as president (1898-1903) of the Normal University at Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he organized archeology courses and led field expeditions. In 1906, Hewett left education to work as Director of American Research for the Archaeological Institute of America, a position he held until his death. Over three seasons (1910-1912), Hewett excavated the Maya site of Quiringua and explored Maya sites in Guatemala. His Maya studies were exhibited at the San Diego Museum, which he founded and directed (1917-1929), and published in his second major book, Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America (1935).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 172
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Additional Hewett photographs are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 78 and Photo Lot 14.
Correspondence from Hewett is held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Ales Hrdlicka papers, John Peabody Harrington papers, Neil Merton Judd papers, records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, MS 4558, and MS 4372(8).
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 172, Edgar L. Hewett photograph collection relating to Mitla, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.172
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3778fc3e7-acfd-4cd9-a3a8-1e7b6dbbdcee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-172

Thomas B. Card and Paul W. Card photographs of world travels and World War II

Creator:
Card, Thomas B.  Search this
Names:
United States. Army  Search this
Card, Paul W.  Search this
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945  Search this
Extent:
104 Negatives (nitrate)
625 Color slides (circa)
1,218 Negatives (nitrate and acetate, 35 mm)
121 Copy slides (black and white)
750 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Incas  Search this
Arabs  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Color slides
Copy slides
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Saudi Arabia
Okinawa Island (Japan)
Mexico -- Antiquities
China
Peru
West Indies
Japan
Trinidad
Venezuela
Spain
France
Italy
Date:
circa 1932-1947, 1961
Scope and Contents note:
The majority of the photographs were made by Thomas B. Card during World War II and the postwar years in Japan, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East. He documented people, architecture, and scenery, as well as military bases and personnel in Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, there are images of Mexican archeological sites, Camp Claiborne in Louisiana (made in 1944), the 1932 Amur River flood, and Benito Mussolini's execution.

The collection also includes photographs taken by Paul W. Card in China before World War II, including images of the Yangtze River, historical architecture and art, people, shrines, and cities.
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas B. Card was an engineer and Army officer during World War II. After completing his freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (September 1916-October 1917), he joined the signal corps in World War I, later transferrimg to become a pilot in the air service. Returning to school, he graduated from the Masssachusetts Institute of Technology in 1921 and received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School in 1930. During World War II, he supervised the construction of bases in the Caribbean and Japan, and served as commanding officer of the 601st Engineers Base Depot on Okinawa. He was promoted to Colonel, CE, in 1945. In 1947, he led a group of engineers working on the Bechtel International Modernization Project in Saudi Arabia, as well as other post-war work in Argentina and Trinidad.

Paul W. Card, Thomas B. Card's brother, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1927 and was assigned to work in China's Yangtze River region until 1938. He spent most of his time protecting the United States Legation in Nanjing and gathered intelligence as a "Naval observer."
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2000-02, NAA Photo Lot 97-43
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs made by Thomas B. Card, previously filed in Photo Lot 97-43, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 2000-02.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2000-02, Thomas B. Card and Paul W. Card photographs of world travels and World War II, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-02
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3da8f85da-f96e-4aec-a61c-ac513df0dfa8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2000-02

Cyrus Thomas photograph collection relating to Mayan and Aztec carvings

Creator:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Photographer:
Alvarez y Medina  Search this
Kildare y Cia  Search this
Names:
Museo Nacional de Antropología (Mexico)  Search this
Artist:
Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875  Search this
Extent:
35 Mounted prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Place:
Mexico -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1880-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the photographs document Mayan reliefs and hieroglyphics at ancient sites, including Chichen Itza, Palenque, and Yaxchilan. Additional photographs depict items in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico, including a necklace, the Stone of Tizoc, and a stone altar disk to Tlaltecuhtli. The collection includes photographs made by Alvarez y Medina, Kildare y Cia, and a photograph of a drawing by Frederic de Waldeck.
Biographical/Historical note:
Cyrus Thomas (1825-1910) was an archeologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology best known for his work on American Indian burial mounds in the American Midwest. Born in Kingsport, Tennessee, Thomas was educated in law and served as Deputy County Clerk under his brother-in-law, the County Clerk of Jackson County, Illinois (1850-1853). In 1858, Thomas helped found the Illinois Natural History Society, through which he met John Wesley Powell. Thomas served for a brief period as an Evangelical Lutheran minister (1864-1866) before becoming an entomologist for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (1869-1873), Illinois State Entomologist (1874-1876), and a member of the US Entomological Commission (1876-1882). In 1876, he also worked as a professor of natural history at Southern Illinois Normal College and founded the school's Museum of Natural History (now the University Museum). During this time, Thomas also became interested in Mesoamerican ethnology, publishing articles about Mesoamerican codices and writing systems. In 1881 Thomas joined the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian and served as the Director of the Division of Mound Exploration, a position he maintained until his death in 1910.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 169
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 123.
Additional Cyrus Thomas materials relating to Mesoamerica held in the National Anthropological Archives are in MS 103, MS 1328, MS 3705, MS 3956, MS 3530, MS 3941, MS 3260, MS 2337, and MS 3920-b.
Correspondence from Thomas is held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4821, the J. C. Pilling papers, and records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico -- Languages -- writing  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 169, Cyrus Thomas photograph collection relating to Mayan and Aztec carvings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.169
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw311327802-8625-4e30-9483-a266e8d1b0c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-169

Photographs of Smithsonian Institution anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. exhibit designer  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
31 Mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Xochicalco Site (Mexico)
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents note:
Images of United States National Museum anthropological exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also called the St. Louis World's Fair. Images of the Department of Anthropology's exhibits include those of photographs and models of Mayan and Mesoamerican temples; antiquities from Mexico, Mesoamerica, and the West Indies; and American Indian, Mexican, and Mesoamerican sculptures, ceramics, tools, textiles, masks, and baskets. Photographs also document the Bureau of American Ethnology's exhibits, including "symbolic art," drawings and paintings on artifacts from tribes of the New Southwest, Plains, and Northwest Coast. The collection also includes a photograph of carved designs on a structure at Xochicales, possibly used in the exhibition or as part of its design.
Biographical/Historical note:
The National Museum's Department of Anthropology and the Bureau of American Ethnology exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition were highly integrated, and both were designed by then chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology and former head curator of the Department of Anthropology, William Henry Holmes. The exhibits were intended to illustrate "the culture of the Native American peoples as shown in their arts and industries." The exhibit featured examples of architecture, sculpture, ceramics, metal work, water craft, musical instruments, pipes, and ceremonial objects and included models of Aztec ruins based on plans by De Lancey W. Gill.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-31
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Papers, photographs, and records relating to exhibitions at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4689, MS 7571, MS 7208, Photo Lot 24, and Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received 1888-1906.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum, 1867-1940 (SIA RU000070) as well as photographs of the exhibits.
Additional photographs of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 107, Photo Lot 89-8, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Religion  Search this
Mayas -- Antiquities  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 82-31, Photographs of Smithsonian anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-31
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw338954408-04d3-466e-8582-5748b25ab46c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-31

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