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Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan, 2006 May 20-June 5

Interviewee:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Blunk, J. B.  Search this
Cooper, Michael Jean  Search this
Evans, Ralph  Search this
Foy, George  Search this
Fredell, Gail  Search this
Glaser, Jerry  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob  Search this
Stubbs, Del  Search this
Weir-Quiton, Pamela  Search this
American Association of Woodturners  Search this
California State University, Northridge  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
International Turned Objects Show  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Guatemala -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- description and travel
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Environmental engineering  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Furniture making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Turning -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Woodworkers -- California -- Interviews.  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260467
AAA_collcode_saylan06
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_260467
Online Media:

Prescott M. M. Jones papers, 1932-1976

Creator:
Jones, Prescott M. M., 1904-1981  Search this
Subject:
Saxild, Carl  Search this
Smith, Vernon  Search this
Federal Art Project (Alaska)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Place:
Alaska -- description and travel
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6892
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209021
AAA_collcode_jonepres
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209021

Voyage à la Nouvelle Guinée dans lequel on trouve la description des lieux, des observations physiques & morales, & des détails relatifs à l'histoire naturelle dans le regne animal & le regne végétal Par M. Sonnerat

Author:
Sonnerat, Pierre 1748-1814  Search this
Wood-engraver:
L. P.  Search this
Fournier le jeune (Pierre Simon) 1712-1768  Search this
Engraver:
Avril, Jean-Jacques 1744-1831  Search this
Baquoy, Jean Charles 1721-1777  Search this
Martinet, Marie-Thérèse 1731-  Search this
Former owner:
Harry, Robert R (Robert Rees) 1926- ,- DSI  Search this
Publisher:
Ruault, Nicolas 1742?-1828  Search this
Printer:
Imprimerie de Demonville  Search this
Subject:
Sonnerat, Pierre 1748-1814 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xij, [4], 206, [2] pages, 120 leaves of plates (6 folded) illustrations 27 cm. (4to)
Type:
Books
Engravings
Travel literature
Place:
Philippines
New Guinea
Date:
1776
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS653 .S69X 1776
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_966600

Ibn Battuta : le voyageur de l'Islam = The traveler of Islam = El viajero del Islam, 1304-1377 / ed., Jordi Savall

Title:
Voyageur de l'Islam
Traveler of Islam
Viajero del Islam
Author:
Ibn Batuta 1304-1377  Search this
Conductor:
Savall, Jordi  Search this
Instrumentalist:
Hespèrion XXI (Musical group)  Search this
Subject:
Ibn Batuta 1304-1377 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
487 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm. + 2 audio discs
Type:
Books
Travel writing
Place:
Islamic Empire
Date:
2018
500-1400
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Chamber music  Search this
Music  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107130

Oral history interview with Merryll Saylan

Interviewee:
Saylan, Merryll B., 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Association of Woodturners  Search this
California State University, Northridge -- Students  Search this
International Turned Objects Show (1988 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Students  Search this
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Woodstock School of Painting  Search this
Blunk, J. B., 1926-2002  Search this
Cooper, Michael Jean  Search this
Evans, Ralph  Search this
Foy, George  Search this
Fredell, Gail  Search this
Glaser, Jerry  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
Rapp, Joanne  Search this
Stocksdale, Bob, 1913-2003  Search this
Stubbs, Del  Search this
Weir-Quiton, Pamela  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 compact discs (6 hr., 9 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
116 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Guatemala -- Description and Travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Date:
2006 May 20-June 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Merryll Saylan conducted 2006 May 20-June 5, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London, England.
Saylan speaks of her childhood in Los Angeles, California; her early musical education in piano and viola; memories of World War II; her family's political views during the Cold War; meeting her first husband at UCLA; dropping out of school to move to Virginia and Georgia in fulfillment of her husband's military service; experiencing anti-Semitism in Georgia; the challenges of her eldest son's speech problems; traveling to France, Japan, Guatemala, Hong Kong and the Philippines; her interest in Japanese culture; completing her B.A. in design at UCLA and her M.A. in studio art at California State University, Northridge; anti-Vietnam sentiment on campus; early interests in environmental design; her second husband and his friends; her interest in furniture and woodworking; differing approaches to woodworking on the east and west coasts; her views on feminism and working women; her use of color and texture in woodworking; teaching experiences; popular perception of her work; receiving a grant to go to England and her involvement with English and German woodturners; the lack of collector interest in her work; forced absences from working because of illnesses; serving on the boards of the American Association of Woodturners and The Woodturning Center; her involvement in the International Turned Objects Show, the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Biannual Exposition, and the International Turning Exchange; her thoughts on future work. Saylan also recalls George Foy, Bob Stocksdale, Michael Cooper, Pamela Weir-Quiton, Joanne Rapp, J.B. Blunk, Marvin Lipofsky, Gail Fredell, Wendy Maruyama, Ralph Evans, Del Stubbs, Jerry Glaser, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Merryll Saylan (1936- ) is a wood artist from San Rafael, California. Glenn Adamson (1972- ) is a museum professional, in London, England.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 9 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Environmental engineering  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Furniture making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Turning -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Woodworkers -- California -- Interviews.  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.saylan06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saylan06

Prescott M. M. Jones papers

Creator:
Jones, Prescott M. M., 1904-1981  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Alaska)  Search this
Saxild, Carl  Search this
Smith, Vernon, 1894-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Place:
Alaska -- description and travel
Date:
1932-1976
Scope and Contents:
Letters, 2 diaries, a subject file, art works, printed material, and photographs primarily concern Jones' work for the WPA artist project in Alaska.
Twenty-six letters from friends and colleagues concern the exhibition of Jones' work and the WPA's activities in Alaska (1934-1953). The 2-volume diary was written during Jones' travels in Alaska (1937). A subject file on Jones' work in Alaska contains a letter from the Department of the Interior, a photograph of Jones, Vernon Smith, and Carl Saxild, a diary for June 1937, and a certificate. Other materials include 4 sales receipts (1937-1939), an annotated calendar (1954) and 26 photographs of Jones' works.
Twenty-seven drawings (1937-1976) and 31 sketchbooks (1937-1959) depict landscapes and townscapes in Alaska (1937) and Luzon Island in the Philippines (1945), among other subjects. One sketchbook contains notes on color theory and perspective (ca. 1953). Printed material consists of clippings (1933-1957), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1932-1973).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Tufts College and participated in a WPA artist project in Alaska in 1937.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by James M. Norton, a friend of Jones, and after Norton's death, by his estate via his brother, Richard P. Norton.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jonepres
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonepres

Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides

Creator:
Thompson, Everett Edward, 1876-1962  Search this
Names:
Kuhn, Irene  Search this
Extent:
151 lantern slides (approximate number: 151 Items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Lecture notes
Photographs
Place:
Indonesia -- Description and Travel
East Indies
Java
Indonesia
Malaysia
Date:
1899-1962
Summary:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines.
Scope and Contents:
The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines. Total: 151 items
Arrangement note:
Series 1: -- Biographical Data

Series 2: -- Portrait Photograph

Series 3: -- Travel Journal

Series 4: -- Lecture notes and announcements

Series 5: -- Letter

Series 6: -- Printed Matter

Series 7: -- Lantern Slides
Biographical Information:
Editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in1876. He received an A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1899. From 1901-1905 Thompson fufilled an appointment to a government teaching position in the Philippines. In 1905 he traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan. From 1905 to 1909 he was part of the editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1907 he married Emily Lecretia Bettes and two years later in 1909 received an M.A. from Amherst College where he wrote a thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language." From 1910-1920 Thomspon served as editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City. In 1920 he received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University. That same year Thompson rejoined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts where he remained until 1949. Everett Edward Thompson died 1962 March 24 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1876 June 20 -- Born in Springfield, Massachusetts

1899 -- Received A.B. degree from Amherst College

1901-1905 -- Appointed government teaching position in the Philippines

1905 -- Traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan

1905-1909 -- Joined editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts

1907 -- Married Emily Lecretia Bettes

1909 -- Received M.A. from Amherst College. Thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language."

1910-1920 -- Editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City

1913 -- Birth of son Ronald

1920 -- Received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University

1920-1949 -- Re-joined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts

1962 March 24 -- Died in Springfield, Massachusetts
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives by Everett Edward Thompson's son, Ronald Thompson, in 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Topic:
Royalty, Netherlands  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lecture notes
Photographs
Citation:
Everett Edward Thompson Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ronald Thompson, 1991.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.05
See more items in:
Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1991-05
Online Media:

Sample the World's Cuisines With This Cookbook From a Popular New York Market

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 13 May 2020 13:52:24 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_93c3a474615ae57b9189ebb3fd4ec132

Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs

Creator:
Wright, Hamilton M., Jr.  Search this
Names:
Hamilton Wright Organization  Search this
Extent:
4,700 color slides (circa)
250 lantern slides (circa)
500 color transparencies (circa)
7 color prints (theatrical motion picture one-sheets)
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Hindus  Search this
Nubians (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Color prints
Prints
Posters
Photographs
Place:
Colorado -- description and travel
New Hampshire -- Description and Travel
Virgin Islands -- Description and Travel
Holland -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Korea -- Description and Travel
South Africa -- Description and Travel
Ecuador -- Description and Travel
Lebanon -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Chile -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Venezuela -- Description and Travel
Peru -- Description and Travel
Canada -- Description and Travel
Alaska -- description and travel
Haiti -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Bolivia -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1923-1925, 1950-1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Hamilton Wright Jr. in Egypt, South Africa, India, Lebanon, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Alaska, Colorado, and New Hampshire. They include images of modern and ancient structures and monuments, artifacts, industries, cities, markets, caves, festivals, beaches, scenery, and sporting events. Most appear to have been made for the Hamilton Wright Organization, an international agency that made films and photographs to support public relations campaigns of foreign governments. Also included are some early lantern slides depicting historical sites in Egypt, directed by Hamilton Wright, Sr., and one-sheets for motion picture films produced by the Hamilton Wright Organization. Additional material includes slide narration for a lecture and short news stories relating to the images in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1908, Hamilton Wright Sr. founded the Hamilton Wright Organization, a public relations firm that specialized in making travelog and newsreel film and distributing it to motion picture houses around the world, often on behalf of domestic and foreign governments. Wright's son, Hamilton Wright Jr., managed the company after his father and expanded it's work. In 1963, a Senate committee criticized the Hamilton Wright Organization for hosting press junkets and distributing its photographs, newsreels, and stories in American news media without reporting its sources. The Hamilton Wright Organization was closed by Hamilton Wright Jr.'s son in the late 1960s.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-35
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Films by the Hamilton Wright Organization can be found in the Human Studies Film Archive in HSFA 94.19.
The Film and Television Archive at the University of California at Los Angeles holds the motion picture film and related material of the Hamilton Wright Organization.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Beaches  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Pyramids -- Egypt  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Industries  Search this
Markets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo lot 76-35, Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-35
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-35

Helen Hamilton Gardener photograph collection

Creator:
Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925 (collector and possible photographer)  Search this
Extent:
300 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
1,160 lantern slides (circa)
14 Prints (silver gelatin)
15 copy negatives (glass)
Culture:
Italians  Search this
Filipinos  Search this
Japanese  Search this
French  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Germans  Search this
English  Search this
Egyptians  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Sri Lankans  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Lantern slides
Prints
Copy negatives
Photographs
Place:
Germany -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
United States -- description and travel
Malaysia -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Puerto Rico -- description and travel
Sri Lanka -- Description and Travel
England -- description and travel
China -- Description and Travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1900-1910
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected and made by Helen Hamilton Gardener, probably during a world cruise following her husband's retirement from active duty in Puerto Rico in July 1902. The photographs document people, activities, cities, and tourist sites in Japan, China, Egypt, France, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere. Gardener's lecture notes and a clipping from the Porto Rico Review, 1910, are available with the collection. Lantern slides in the collection were probably used in Gardener's later lectures in the United States.
Biographical/Historical note:
Helen Hamilton Gardener (1853-1925), born Alice Chenoweth in Virginia in 1853, was an author, feminist, and public official. Educated at the Cincinnati (Ohio) Normal School (graduated 1873), Chenoweth moved with her first husband, Charles S. Smart, to New York City in 1880. There, Chenoweth studied biology at Columbia University, lectured on sociology at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, and came into contact with the theories of freethinker Robert G. Ingersoll. Chenoweth published her own lectures on freethinking in Men, Women, and Gods, and Other Lectures (1885), at which point she adopted the name Helen Hamilton Gardener. Gardener's feminism came to fruition in 1888, when she refuted the claim that the female brain was inferior to men's in her article "Sex in Brain," joining the struggle for equal rights for women. In 1902, Gardener married her second husband, Lieutenant Colonel Selden Allen Day, a Civil War veteran who organized the first battalion of the Puerto Rican regiment under US control. The couple embarked on a five-year worldwide tour in July 1902, finally settling in Washington, DC. Gardener served as the National American Women Suffrage Association's vice president (1917) and its chief liaison to the Wilson Administration during the passage of the nineteenth amendment. President Wilson then appointed her to the US Civil Service Commission, the highest federal position held by a woman at the time.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98, USNM ACC 90351
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs collected by Gardener are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97.
Artifacts collected by Gardener are held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 90351 and 89779.
See others in:
Helen Hamilton Gardener photograph collection, circa 1900-1910
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 98, Helen Hamilton Gardener photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98

Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels

Creator:
Webb, Robert Watkins, 1906-1998  Search this
Names:
Webb, Elizabeth N. (possible photographer)  Search this
Extent:
53 Slides (53 black and white copy slides)
20 color slides (circa)
1,500 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (some in photo albums))
1,000 Items (circa 1000 copy color prints (made from slides))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Prints
Photographs
Place:
India -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Singapore -- Description and Travel
Serbia -- description and travel
Scotland -- description and travel
Russia -- Description and Travel
Sri Lanka -- Description and Travel
Spain -- description and travel
South Africa -- Description and Travel
Chile -- description and travel
Somalia -- description and travel
Palestine -- description and travel
Peru -- Description and Travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Norway -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Portugal -- description and travel
Romania -- description and travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Poland -- description and travel
Kenya -- Description and Travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
China -- Description and Travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Mozambique -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Montenegro -- description and travel
Croatia -- description and travel
Denmark -- description and travel
Czech Republic -- Description and Travel
Burma -- Description and Travel
Bulgaria -- description and travel
Canada -- Description and Travel
Austria -- description and travel
Brazil -- Description and Travel
Borneo -- description and travel
England -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Ecuador -- Description and Travel
Holland -- Description and Travel
Guatemala -- Description and Travel
Greece -- description and travel
Germany -- description and travel
Ireland -- description and travel
Iran -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Hungary -- description and travel
United States -- description and travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Switzerland -- description and travel
Yugoslavia -- description and travel
Yucatan -- Description and Travel
Date:
1938-1996
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Robert and Elizabeth Webb in numerous locations across the world, including Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Russia); the Balkans (Czech Republic, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Poland); Europe (Spain, England, France, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and Portugal); the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Israel, and Palestine); Africa (Kenya, Morocco, Somalia, Mozambique, and South Africa); South America (Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Yucatan, and Guatemala); and North America (Canada, Florida, Washington state, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah). The photographs largely document architecture and art, including historical sites, though there are additional images of parades, transportation, cities, villages, markets, waterways, and people.

Commercial slides in the collection are by Swiss-Foto, E. Djupdraet, Herz-Color-Dias, Hong Kong Color Slide Service, SK Slide Co., Lehnert & Landrock, Douglas Whiteside, Vacation Films, Arctic Circle Enterprise, HI-FI Color Slides, Pana-Vue Slides, CP Inc., Jordan's Colour Lab, Hawaii Chrome, Syon House, John Decopoulos, La Goelette, and Zerkowitz. Notes by Robert Webb and original photograph albums are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Watkins Webb (1906-1998) graduated from Southern Methodist University and received his medical degree from Tulane University in 1933. Before starting his psychiatry practice in Dallas, Webb traveled around the world, returning on the SS Normandie to New York (1938). An amateur photographer, Webb documented this and subsequent foreign trips, later submitting some of his photographs to the Dallas Museum of Art. He served four years in the Army during World War II,stationed primarily in Port Moresby, New Guinea. He later became chief psychiatrist of the Veterans Administration clinic in Washington, DC, from 1946-1950. In 1952, he married Elizabeth Nutting, a psychiatric social worker, while cruising the Mediterranean.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-9
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University holds Robert W. Webb photographs.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-9, Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-9

Footage of the Falks' travel in Asia, reel 1

Creator:
Falk, Johnny, 1906-1992  Search this
Falk, Pauline  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Baerwald, Paul, 1871-1961  Search this
Collection Creator:
Falk, Johnny, 1906-1992  Search this
Falk, Pauline  Search this
Extent:
1 film positive (silent, 16 minutes, black and white, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film positives
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
Philippines
Hong Kong
China
USA -- New York -- New York
Date:
1937
Scope and Contents:
One of four reels 16mm motion picture film taken during Johnny and Pauline Falk's 1937 trip to China, Korea and Japan. Kodak had only recently made color film available, so this may be the earliest color footage of many of the locations the Falks visited.
广州 厦门 汉口重庆
Biographical / Historical:
The Falks took one of the inaugural Pan Am Clipper flights to China in 1937. Myron S. (Johnny) Falk Jr., and his wife Pauline Baerwald Falk were active philanthropists, prominent Asian art collectors and were both active in the Jewish and Art communities.
0:00 - 0:39: Alameda Airport, boarding the Philippine Clipper (March 24-25); 0:39 - 0:49: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (March 26); 0:49 - 2:49: 1. Pan American Airways Hotel at Midway / Wake Island (March 27-30); 2:49 - 4:34: Military parade of soldiers and children, Guam (March 31); 4:24 - 4:52: Manila (April 1); 4:55 - 5:47: Xiamen (April 5); 5:47 - 6:30: Hong Kong Harbor, on the boat to Kowloon (April 6); 6:30 - 6:38: Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau (April 8); 6:38 - 6:42: ? 6:42 - 7:04: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Guangzhou (April 10-11); 7:04 - 7:32: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall or Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou; 7:32 - 7:36: Hills outside of Guangzhou (April 10-12); 7:36 - 7:41: ? 7:41 - 8:09: Train from Guangzhou to Wubei on Hangkow Railroad (April 12); 8:09 - 8:11: Locals somewhere near train station between Guangzhou and Wubei (April 12); 8:12 - 8:20: Viewing Temple of the Six Banyan Trees from a distance, railroad stations along Hangkow RR (April 12); 8:20 - 8:33: Wuhan, along the Yangtze. Perhaps taken from the Chinese Customs House (April 12); 8:33 - 8:44: Nina & George Blowers, Hankou (April 13); 8:44 - 8:57: Hangkow Country Club (April 14); 8:57 - 9:06: Spectators in Hankou watching plane departure (April 15); 9:06 - 10:43: Pilot Hugh Chen preparing to fly a small Loening, views of Hankou port, Standard Oil Company, men carrying gasoline barrels (April 15); 10:43 - 11:30: Airport in Shasi District of Jingzhou, watching planes land and take off (April 15); 11:30 - 12:30: Crossing Yangtze river at Chongqing, looking out onto the mountains (April 16); 12:30 - 14:52: Taking "chairs" up into Chongqing hillside, looking out onto the hills, visited temple with many graves, looked down at Yangzi and Chongqing industry (April 16); 14:52 - 15:16: "Mr. Hamburger" or "Mr. Reuss" and Falks in Chongqing, home of a K.Z. Yang (April 17); 15:16 - 16:13: Crossing Yangzi in Chongqing on the way to Shanghai (April 17)
Local Numbers:
FSA A2002.03 4.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.03, Item FSA A2002.03 4.1
See more items in:
Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2002-03-ref1

Compendio y descripción de las Indias Occidentales : transcrito del manuscrito original por Charles Upson Clark : publicado bajo los auspicios del Comité Interdepartamental de Cooperación Científica y Cultural de los Estados Unidos / por Antonio Vázquez de Espinosa

Author:
Vázquez de Espinosa, Antonio d. 1630  Search this
Clark, Charles Upson 1875-1960  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 801 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Latin America
Spain
America
Philippines
Date:
1948
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Call number:
E143.V39 V39 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715320

The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:17:38 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ecc2c411380212a29519ccba0b57d074

Compendium and description of the West Indies, by Antonio Vázques de Espinosa, translated by Charles Upson Clark

Author:
Vázquez de Espinosa, Antonio d. 1630  Search this
Clark, Charles Upson 1875-1960  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 862 p. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Latin America
West Indies
Spain
America
Philippines
Date:
1942
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Call number:
E143 .V39 E1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470477

Crozet's voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, the Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines in the years 1771-1772. Tr. by H. Ling Roth. With a preface and a brief reference to the literature of New Zealand, by Jas. R. Boosé

Author:
Crozet  Search this
Roth, H. Ling (Henry Ling) 1854-1925  Search this
Boosé, James R. 1859-  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 148 p. front., illus., plates, fold. map, fold. diagr. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
Date:
1891
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU20.C95X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_215529

Merriman World Travel Footage ca. 1927-1960

Creator:
Merriman, Milton E American Express employee  Search this
Subject:
Standard Oil Company  Search this
Standard Oil fire 1941  Search this
Physical description:
reference videocassetes (4 hours) silent b&w/color 3/4 inch
reference film reels (4,994 feet) silent b&w/color 16mm
master videocassettes (4 hours) silent b&w/color 3/4 inch
master video reels (4 hours) silent b&w/color one inch
preservation film reels (4,994 feet) silent b&w/color 16mm
archival original 17 film reels (16,000 feet) silent b&w/color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Aerial shots of landscape
Place:
Whiting Indiana
China
Mexico
Egypt
Bombay (India)
Singapore
Shanghai (China)
Manila
Java
Japan
Jerusalem
Baalbek (Syria)
Europe
Bali Island (Indonesia)
Macau (China)
Bangkok (Thailand)
Korea
India
Mt Abu
North America
Mississippi River
Los Angeles (Calif.)
California
New Orleans (La.)
Louisiana
Terrebonne Parish
Whiting
Indiana
Standard Oil fire
Trieste
Paris
France
Florence (Italy)
Venice (Italy)
Italy
Switzerland
Schemnerling
Austria
London (England)
England
Great Britain
United Kingdom
U.K
UK
New York
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Formosa
Siam
Thailand
Ceylon
Sri Lanka
Sumatra
South America
Cuba
Panama
Panama Canal (Panama)
Jamaica
Peru
Chile
Straits of Magellan
Argentina
Brazil
Trinidad
Venezuela
Curacao
Peking (China)
Beijing (China)
International
Date:
1927
ca 1927-1960
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Rural areas  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Architecture, Commercial  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Children  Search this
Military  Search this
Fire  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1976.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives FC:0
See more items in:
Merriman World Travel Footage ca. 1927-1960 [Merriman, Milton E American Express employee]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218214

Bontoc and Bangad ca. 1950

Creator:
Rickshaw Films  Search this
Physical description:
100 ft (3 min) silent color video
Culture:
Filipinos  Search this
Igorot (Philippine people)  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Phillippines
Philippines
Asia
Date:
ca 1950
Topic:
Tattooing  Search this
Copra  Search this
Travel  Search this
Houses--thatched--wooden  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1988.21.1
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218948

Pagsanjan Falls ca. 1950

Creator:
Rickshaw Films  Search this
Physical description:
100 ft (3 min) silent color video
Culture:
Filipinos  Search this
Type:
Travelogs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Philippines
Date:
ca 1950
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1988.21.8
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218955

How Hawaii Became the North Pole of Cacao

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_89bb7b7cc06d392df2b649adf6fc4d83

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