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Mička, Frank

Collection Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Container:
Box 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1940
Scope and Contents:
Includes photographs of the busts Mička prepared for the Panama-California Exposition.
Collection Restrictions:
The Aleš Hrdlička papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Aleš Hrdlička papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Aleš Hrdlička papers
Aleš Hrdlička papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f96afeeb-6016-49c7-b2a7-a62662904cf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1974-31-ref1093

Panama-California Exposition Expeditions

Collection Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Extent:
2.08 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1914
Scope and Contents:
This series includes photographs (many portraits), correspondence, anthropometric measurements, notes, and adding machine tapes associated with the physical anthropology exhibit at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition at San Diego, California, which Hrdlička was asked to prepare in 1912. Hrdlička envisioned a three-pronged approach: a comparative study of the native child; photographs, casts, and measurements of the races of man; and skeletal remains of man. With a $30,000 grant, he hired two sculptors to make busts and arranged for expeditions to obtain desired information and materials. Hrdlička went on two: to Siberia and Mongolia in 1912 and to Peru in 1913 to study American Indian pathology. Other trips were made by Riley D. Moore to St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, to study the Eskimo; Philip Newton to the Philippine Islands to study the Negrito; Vojtech Suk (also known as A. Schück) to Africa; Jindřich Matiegka to Bohemia to search for Neolithic crania; Kazimir Stolyhwo to the Birusa caves in Siberia and to the Ukraine to search for early man; and Stanislaw Poniatowski to eastern Siberia. Suk worked in South Africa and then moved to East Africa (Kenya). Before he completed his work there, the British interned him as an enemy alien. This series contains materials from both of Hrdlička's expeditions, Newton's expedition, and Suk's expedition, but contains no materials from Moore's, Matiegka's, Stolyhwo's, or Poniatowski's expeditions.

Additional papers on this series can be found in Series 3: Correspondence, "Panama-California Expositon, San Diego" (including details of Hrdlička's plans for the exhibits), and under the names of the people who did research for the exposition. There are also letters from one of the sculptors in "Mička, Frank". The materials from Riley D. Moore's expedition to Alaska can be found in Series 9: Alaska Archeological Expeditions.
Collection Restrictions:
The Aleš Hrdlička papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Aleš Hrdlička papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1974-31, Series 10
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Aleš Hrdlička papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3db49927f-0757-47b2-abb7-04bfe442fc74
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1974-31-ref2286

Ales Hrdlicka collection of photographs of Native Americans for the Panama-California Exposition

Collector:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Photographer:
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Micka, Frank  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy negative
135 Prints (circa, silver gelatin and albumen)
2 Copy prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Jicarilla Apache  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Osage  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Prints
Copy prints
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile images of Apache, Kiowa, Omaha, Osage, Teton, and Yankton people made for Ales Hrdlicka's use in preparing busts and physical anthropological exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915. Accompanying the photographs are notes produced under the supervision of Lucile Eleanor St. Hoyme; these include the tribe, age, sex, name(s), photographer, and number of corresponding bust. Photographers represented in the collection are Frank Micka, a sculptor hired by the exposition to make busts, as well as photographers Frank Bennett Fiske, De Lancey W. Gill, and others.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States at the age of thirteen. Originally trained in medicine, he developed an interest in physical anthropology while working with the New York State hospitals and researching with the Department of Anthropology in the Pathological Institute of the New York State Hospitals. Hrdlicka joined the Hyde Expeditions to the American Southwest and made his own expeditions to study physical characteristics of Southwest tribes. In 1903, he was appointed head of the United States National Museum's newly-formed Division of Physical Anthropology.

In 1912, Hrdlicka planned and directed seven expeditions, gathering information that helped him prepare physical anthropology exhibits for the Panama-California Exposition at San Diego, California (1915). During this process, he hired sculptor Frank Micka to make busts of people from around the world. While in the field making casts, Micka also took front and profile photographs of subjects. Hrdlicka made his own trip to photograph the people in Urga, Mongolia, making 360 images of Mongolians and some Tibetans for use in the exposition.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 9, USNM ACC 61302
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds original negatives for many of these photographs (Photo Lot 73-26B) and images of resulting busts (Photo Lot 88-25).
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Ales Hrdlicka Papers ca. 1887-1943.
Material from Hrdlicka, mostly correspondence, is held in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers and records of William Louis Abbott, Henry Bascom Collins, Herbert William Krieger, Frank Spencer, the American Anthropological Association, Bureau of American Ethnology, Department of Anthropology of the United States National Museum (National Museum of Natural History), Science Service, Anthropological Society of Washington, and the United States Army Medical Museum (anatomical section, records relating to specimens transferred to the Smithsonian Institution).
Hrdlicka photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 8, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 78, Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 73-26B, Photo Lot 73-26G, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 92-46.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Citation:
Photo lot 9, Aleš Hrdlička collection of photographs of Native Americans for the Panama-California Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a66ee37c-3c65-4127-b29f-d6e6cd5b9aab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-9

Frank Micka, b. 1879 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_86526

Life cast (No image available)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian  Search this
Subject:
Chief John Grass (Charging Bear/Mato-Wata-Kpe/Pah-zhe/Matowatakpe/Pehzi/Pe-ji/Used As A Shield), Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux), 1839-1918  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Lender:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Seller:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Life cast (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Plaster
Techniques:
Modeled, painted, glazed
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
10/9693
Barcode:
109693.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws656f47964-72ec-47d3-bb3a-e9ec48456f19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_118406

Life cast (No image available)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian  Search this
Subject:
Jennie Merrick (Jennie Woodhull/Jennie Turner), Omaha, b. ca. 1890  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Lender:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Seller:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Life cast (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Plaster
Techniques:
Modeled, painted, glazed
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Nebraska; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
10/9694
Barcode:
109694.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bf5f9a6f-c0a2-4b00-a951-69aa75627d50
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_118407

Life cast (No image available)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian  Search this
Subject:
Me-tae-na, Omaha  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Lender:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Seller:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Life cast (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Plaster
Techniques:
Modeled, painted, glazed
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Nebraska; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
10/9695
Barcode:
109695.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6758b9d83-2a33-4b91-8657-c6a29a815f98
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_118408

Life cast (No image available)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian  Search this
Subject:
Te-okanha (Te-o-ko-ha/Teokanha/Arthur Ramsey), Omaha  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Lender:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Seller:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Life cast (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Plaster
Techniques:
Modeled, painted
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Omaha Reservation; Thurston County; Nebraska; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1912
Catalog Number:
10/9696
Barcode:
109696.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws621462694-de94-42f4-8e35-9e003cc800df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_118409

Life cast (No image available)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian  Search this
Subject:
He-cha-ga-no-zee, Ponca  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Lender:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Seller:
Frank Micka (Frank Mischa), Non-Indian, ca. 1879-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Life cast (No image available)
Media/Materials:
Plaster
Techniques:
Modeled, painted
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Nebraska; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
10/9697
Barcode:
109697.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66e5355cf-f869-4eec-8978-c1d55b274c59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_118410

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