Photographs depicting people and historically or geologically significant sites. Most of the collection consists of images of Norway, particularly the Sami people, towns, and reindeer. It also includes oversized postcards depicting temple remains in Agrigento (Girgenti), Italy, color images of Biblical locations in Jerusalem and Palestine, and images of "The Beehive" and Bow River in Canada. Most of the images are not dated, though some of the photographs of Norway were made circa 1892.
Leonora Jackson (1880-1969) was a female concert violinist who performed at venues around the world. Mrs. Grover Cleveland and George Vanderbilt sponsored her violin training in Chicago, Paris, and Berlin until Jackson made her debut in 1896. She was awarded the Mendelssohn State Prize by the Prussian government in 1898. In 1915 she married Dr. William Duncan McKim (1855-1935), a member of a wealthy Baltimore merchant family. Jackson and McKim traveled extensively and amassed a large art collection, large portions of which she donated to the Smithsonian and the Maryland Historical Society.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 159, USNM ACC 161740
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 79-38.
Additional photographs donated by McKim, which were previously filed in Photo Lot 37 and Photo Lot 97, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 159. These photographs were also donated by McKim in accession 161740 and form part of this collection.
Additional material donated by McKim can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 161740, 164201, and 210599.
The Library of Congress Music Division holds the Leonora Jackson and William Duncan McKim Collection.
Material found in Gus Van Beek's office can also be found in the National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 79-34.
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Leonora Jackson McKim photograph collection of scenery and people in Norway, Israel and Palestine, Italy, and Canada, undated
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo Lot 159, Leonora Jackson McKim photograph collection of scenery and people in Norway, Israel and Palestine, Italy, and Canada, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.