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Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and Native Americans

Names:
Albatross Expedition  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929  Search this
Photographer:
Hitchcock, Romyn, 1851-1923  Search this
Mills, N. B.  Search this
Stieffel, H.  Search this
Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944  Search this
Extent:
275 Items (circa 275 engravings and drawings for engravings)
200 Copy prints (circa)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
1 Copy negative
380 Cyanotypes (circa)
Culture:
Arctic peoples -- depicted  Search this
Eskimos -- depicted  Search this
Polynesian  Search this
Ainu -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- depicted  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Indians of North America -- depicted  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Cyanotypes
Photographs
Place:
Montana
Peru
Puerto Rico
Galapagos Islands
Bonin Islands
Philippines
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Alaska
Mexico
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Fort Keogh (Mont.)
Date:
circa 1885-1900
Scope and Contents note:
The majority of the collection documents Northwest Coast scenery, people, and settlements; these include photographs made by Franz Boas during US Fish Commission expeditions on the USS Albatross, as well as engravings made for publications on Northwest Coast Natives by Franz Boas and Albert Parker Niblack. Another large portion of the collection consists of reference prints relating to Native Americans, Ainu people and Japan, Polynesia, the Philippines, Bonin Islands, and Peru. Many of these were copied from the central negative file of the National Museum of Natural History as well as other museums. There are also photographs, many by C. H. Townsend, made during the Fish Commission expeditions to Puerto Rico on the USS Fish Hawk and some taken by N. B. Mills during an expedition that traveled on the USS Albatross to Baja California and the Galapagos Islands.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82, NAA Photo Lot 83
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Niblack's notes concerning Northwest Coast Indians, circa 1885-1889 (MS 4513), additional photographs by Romyn Hitchcock of Ainu (Photo Lot 77-38), additional C. H. Townsend photographs (in Photo Lot 24), original Matilda Coxe Stevenson photographs (Photo Lot 23), and original negatives made by Niblack (in BAE historical negatives).
The United States Fish Commission Records are held by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
The American Philosophical Society holds the Franz Boas papers.
Albert Parker Niblack's papers are held by J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society.
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 lots 82 and 83, Collection of photographs relating to the Northwest Coast and American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82

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