Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
317 documents - page 1 of 16

Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Collector:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Koehne, William L.  Search this
Extent:
60 Platinum prints (mounted)
Culture:
Chol Maya  Search this
Chontal (Chontol)  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Chocholtec (Chocho)  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Huastec  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Triqui (Trique Choco)  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Platinum prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Front and profile studio portraits of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, representing Aztec, Chinantec, Chocho, Chol, Chontal, Cuicatec, Huastec, Huave, Maya, Mazatec, Mixe, Mixtec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tepehua, Tlaxcalan, Totonac, Trique, Tzental, Tzotzil, Zapotec, Zapotec Tehuartepec, and Zoque tribes. The photographs were made by William L. Koehne of Chicago for publication in Frederick Starr's book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr (1858-1933) was an anthropologist and academic who worked as curator at the American Museum of Natural History and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. During his professiorship, Starr hired professional photographer and studio owner William L. Koehne to make the studio portraits for his 1902 book, Physical Characters of Indians of Southern Mexico. Additionally, Starr made several field studies in Mexico and commissioned field photographs and plaster busts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 123
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by Cyrus Thomas, Robert T. Hill, Edward W. Nelson, and Edgar L. Hewitt have been relocated to Photo Lot 169, Photo Lot 170, Photo Lot 171, and Photo Lot 172, respectively.
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides, 1894-1910.
Correspondence from Starr held in the National Anthropological Archives is in MS 4558, MS 4821, and the Bureau of American Ethnology records.
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 123, Frederick Starr collection of William L. Koehne photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.123
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d7f3a80c-2158-41ad-b0ee-07bb8f9ac7df
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-123

Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Names:
Cordry, Donald Bush -- Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
8 Color transparencies
93 Gelatin silver prints (mounted)
Culture:
Mixe  Search this
Amuzgo (Amusgo)  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Mestizos  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Ikood (Huave)  Search this
Chiapanec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Gelatin silver prints
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1937-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Enlargements of photographs made by Donald Bush Cordry during his time in Mexico. These were mounted for a 1970s Bellas Artes-sponsored traveling exhibit based on Cordry's collection of Mexican Indian costumes. Included are images of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, fiestas and dances, pottery, boats, weaving, spinning, masks, vendors and markets, churches, and shrines. Depicted groups include the Huichol, Mestizo, Tarascan, Seri, Mayo, Tepehua, Totonac, Nahua, Mazatec, Cuicatec, Chinantec, Zapotec, Mixe, Amusgo, Huave, Mixtec, Chapanec, Zoque, Tzotzil, and Maya. Additionally, there are some self portraits of Donald Cordry and his wife Dorothy.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist and photographer who studied the art of Indigenous peoples of Mexico. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Guerrero, Mexico, where he became interested in contemporary mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg. While there, he contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Indigenous Mexican art. This led to a series of collecting expeditions from 1935 to 1938, during which Cordry collected Mexican masks and other artifacts for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-38, USNM ACC 361232
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-14.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 361232 and 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Dances -- Mexico  Search this
Weaving -- Mexico  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Spinning -- Mexico  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-38, Donald Cordry photographs of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bbb563fb-4f02-46de-9c51-37e81c7dbd07
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition

Photographer:
Guadagno, Carmelo  Search this
Creator:
Krevolin, Lewis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1402 Negatives (photographic) (color, black and white, 35mm)
67 Contact sheets
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Guerrero Nahua  Search this
Morelos Nahua  Search this
Nahua [Xalita]  Search this
Puebla Nahua  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Chamula Maya  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Contact sheets
Negatives
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1973
Summary:
Photography taken by MAI staff photographer Carmelo Guadagno during a research project expedition with Lewis Krevolin on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in March of 1973. The project focus was pottery making techniques in various Indigenous settlements across Mexico in support of the 1976-1977 exhibition "Traditional Pottery of Mexico."
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 35mm negatives (photographic) and contact sheets shot by Carmelo Guadagno and Lewis Krevolin on their 1973 research trip to Mexico. The majority of the negatives were made by Guadagno and included both color and black and white rolls. There are 32 rolls of color negatives, numbered 1 to 33 (roll 15 is missing), and four rolls of black and white negatives, numbered 34, 35, 1A and 3A. The negatives depict Guadagno and Krevolin's travels in the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco, and Morelos where they photographed indigenous families, markets and landscapes with a special focus on potters and pottery making. Indigenous communities photographed include the Morelos Nahua, Nahua (Xalita), Guerrero Nahua, Puebla Nahua, Mixtec, Zapotec, Purepecha (Tarasco), Tzeltal Maya and Chamula Maya. There are an additional six rolls of color and black and white negatives shot by Lewis Krevolin labeled "A-F" that were likely shot before and after Guadagno joined him on the research trip. Unlike the Guadagno negatives, these photographs did not come with accompanying descriptions.
Arrangement:
Arranged by Negative Roll number: 1-35, 1A, 3A, A-F.
Biographical / Historical:
Carmelo Guadagno was a staff photographer for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation from 1948 through 1981. In addition to photographing objects in the collections, he also documented the museum's exhibits, events and participated in several research trips.

Initially begun in 1968, research and field work conducted for the "Traditional Pottery in Mexico" exhibition was led by Lewis Krevolin, a ceramicist and art historian at Duchess Community College. The project was supported by the State University of New York Research Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation along with the Duchess Community College. In March of 1973, at the suggestion of Frederick Dockstader, director of the Museum of the American Indian, MAI staff photographer Carmelo Guadagno accompanied Lewis "Lew" Krevolin on his field survey of traditional pottery in Mexico. In addition to photographically recording their trip, Guadagno also assisted in interviews with indigenous potters. The field survey covered 30 villages in the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco, and Morelos. In addition to the photographs shot during the trip, Krevolin collected 125 pottery vessels along with tools and material samples. The Jenny and Lewis Krevolin Collection of Mexican ceramics was donated to the Museum of the American Indian in December of 1973 and the exhibition "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" opened at the Museum in December of 1976.
Related Materials:
Pottery and other materials collected during this trip can be found in NMAI's ethnographic collections with catalog numbers 24/8500 – 24/8695.

Photographs of the pottery collected during this trip can be found in the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation photographs collection (NMAI.AC.001.002) in the "Object Photography" series (N40964 - N41123 ; N41234).

Documents, correspondence and field notes from Carmelo Guadagno related to this trip can be found in the Museum of the American/Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001) in Box 32, Folder 9 and Box 394, Folder 4a.
Provenance:
Gift of Lewis and Jenny Krevolin in 1973.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Pottery -- Mexico  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.058
See more items in:
Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4857be96a-eb6d-4083-9dee-a8dfe26d0749
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-058

Mexico: Toluca; Michoacan: Ocoyoacac, Patzcuaro

Collection Photographer:
Guadagno, Carmelo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Krevolin, Lewis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
35 Negatives (photographic)
2 Contact sheets
Container:
Box 1, Sheet 9-10
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives (photographic)
Contact sheets
Date:
1973 March 14-15
Scope and Contents:
Views at the Museo de Arte Popular in Toluca, Mexico State. Views of a church and Market in Ocoyacac, Michoacan State, as well as views at the Museo Regional de Patzcuaro. There is also a photo of Carmelo Guadagno (likely shot by Lewis Krevolin), frame # 20.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.058, File Roll 4
See more items in:
Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv412877061-7aa9-4328-8049-4c37926bc3af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-058-ref6

Michoacan: Tzintzuntzan, Patzacuaro

Collection Photographer:
Guadagno, Carmelo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Krevolin, Lewis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
34 Negatives (photographic)
2 Contact sheets
Container:
Box 1, Sheet 11-12
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives (photographic)
Contact sheets
Date:
1973, March 15
Scope and Contents:
Views in Tzintzuntzan, and Patzcuaro, Michoacan State. Men working on a roof, views from the Tzintzuntzan mound, Purepecha (Tarasco) potters selling their wares at te Patzacuaro Market.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.058, File Roll 5
See more items in:
Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4655112f1-193e-49aa-a2d5-0113d77d0fbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-058-ref7

Michoacan: Uruapan, Tzintzuntzan

Collection Photographer:
Guadagno, Carmelo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Krevolin, Lewis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
36 Negatives (photographic)
2 Contact sheets
Container:
Box 1, Sheet 13-14
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives (photographic)
Contact sheets
Date:
1973 March 15
Scope and Contents:
Views of the Museum, church, and market in Uruapan, Michoacan State. Views of the Estrada Family, Purepecha (Tarasco), in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan State.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.058, File Roll 6
See more items in:
Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv45d3ddd5a-f036-48d9-868c-52afc0cc2477
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-058-ref8

Michoacan: Tzintzuntzan, Zinapecuaro

Collection Photographer:
Guadagno, Carmelo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Krevolin, Lewis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
31 Negatives (photographic)
2 Contact sheets
Container:
Box 1, Sheet 15-16
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives (photographic)
Contact sheets
Date:
1973 March 15-16
Scope and Contents:
Views in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan State, including men working on a house, Tzintzuntzan mound and lake, Lewis Krevolin and Carmelo Guadagno. Views in Zinapecuaro including pots in the market and Jose Maria Garcia de Melina.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.058, File Roll 7
See more items in:
Field photographs for "Traditional Pottery of Mexico" exhibition
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49d823e2d-2845-49b8-a111-373ae676cbc3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-058-ref9

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 Lantern slides
3344 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Maya  Search this
Wampanoag  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Mazahua  Search this
Ute  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Triqui (Trique) [San Joan Copala]  Search this
Shuar  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Chol Maya  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Osage  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Chibcha  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Mehináku (Mehinacu)  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Haida  Search this
Karajá (Caraja)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Teotihuacán (archaeological culture)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kansas
Kentucky
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv40602e9f6-8984-4da6-a139-bd97c27fa824
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
93 Photographic prints
9 Negatives (photographic)
24 Copy negatives
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Nahua  Search this
Guerrero Nahua  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Chinantec [Chinantla]  Search this
Cora  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Copy negatives
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1933-1940
Summary:
Images consist mostly of portraits of the indigenous people in the Mexican states of Michoacán, Guerrero, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz. The collection primarily contains images of Wikarika (Huichol) people, but includes images of the Purepecha (Tarasco), Guerrero Nahua, Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec peoples.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald Bush Cordry collection primarily contains photographic prints and negatives made by Cordry while he collected objects from 1935 to 1938 on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Photographic materials from his private 1933 trip to Guerreo and a few taken around 1940 are also housed in the collection. The photographs depict the native peoples of the Mexican states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, and Veracruz and represent people preparing food, making masks, pottery and textiles, and dressing for and participating in ceremonies. In addition there are village scenes and informal portraits of individuals. Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States, includes images shot within the Purepecha (Tarasco) and Guererro Nahua communities between 1935 and 1936. (Negatives: N21118-N21126; Prints: P11986- P12008; Copy Negatives: N36725-N36731) Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States, is the largest series and includes images shot in various Wixarika (Huichol) villages in 1937 and depicts many ceremonial functions. (Prints: P12659-P12672, P12880-P12887, P13273-P13275, P13386-P13414; Copy Negatives: N36855-N36863, N41431-N41432) Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora and Mexico States, includes images from various culture groups from around 1940. These include Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec. (Prints: P15052-P15053, P15202-P15203, P15347-P15348, P16553-P16562; Copy Negatives: N37306-N37307, N37335-N37336, N37506-N37507)

The photographic prints are all silver gelatin (DOP) and are a range of sizes. The majority of the negatives are copy negatives made by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation during a photo conservation project in the 1960s.
Arrangement note:
Arranged into three series by date and geographical location. Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua, 1933, 1935-1936; Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol), 1937; Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora States: Various communities, circa 1940. Within each series the prints and negatives are physically arranged by catalog number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Starting in high school, Donald Bush Cordry was deeply committed to theatrical set design and puppetry and while attending the Minneapolis Institute of Art began to carve his own wooden marionettes and hand puppets. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Mexico (Guerrero) and become fascinated by contemporary Mexican Indian art, especially mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg and soon contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. From 1935 to 1938, Cordry collected Mexican masks and other art forms on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. On his first 1935 collecting trip for Heye, Cordry traveled throughout the states of Michoacán and Guerrero and collected carved and painted dance masks.

In 1936, Cordry married fellow artist Dorothy Mann. Shortly after their wedding, the newlyweds traveled by horseback for six months through Nayarit, Jalisco, and southern Sonora and extensively collected among and photographed the Huichol, Cora and Mayo Indians. The couple moved to Mexico in 1938, first settling in Oaxaca; in the mid-1940s, no longer working for Heye, they relocated to Mexico City. There Cordry established his own design business and produced decorative Mexican folk art-style crafts. His business was highly successful and his work was featured in House and Garden magazine. The couple moved to Cuernavaca, where in 1953 Cordry suffered a stroke and was forced to close his workshop. His stroke also put an end to his traveling and collecting activities. Deeply interested in the history and traditions of Mexican Indians, Cordry assembled an extensive reading library of pre- and post-conquest Mexico materials and together with his wife published "Costumes and Textiles of the Aztec Indians of the Cuetzalan Region, Puebla, Mexico" (1940); "The Costumes and Weaving of the Zoque Indians of Chiapas, Mexico" (1941); and, most importantly, "Mexican Indian Costumes" (1968). Cordry's monumental "Mexican Masks" (1980) was published shortly after his death. Cordry died in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 71.
Related Materials:
There are around 900 ethnographic items collected by Donald Cordry in Mexico in the National Museum of American Indian's ethnology collections. For more information about these materials contact NMAI Collections.

The National Anthropological Archives (National Museum of Natural History) holds several collections of Donald B. Cordry photographs. See: NAA Photo Lot 87-38, NAA Photo Lot 82-14, and NAA Photo Lot 80-3. The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection at Natural History can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Provenance:
The majority of the Donald Cordry photographs came to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation along with field collections in 1936 and 1938. There were additional donations of photographs made by Cordry in 1937, 1940, 1941 and 1943.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico -- Social life and cutoms  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Nayarit (Mexico)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43995f9d3-738a-4dd3-9cf4-4b071077f0a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-008
Online Media:

Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
9 Negatives (photographic)
7 Copy negatives
23 Photographic prints
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Guerrero Nahua  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Copy negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
1933
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
This series includes photographic prints and negatives of the Purepecha (Tarasco) community in Michoacán State and Guererro Nahua community in Guerrero State that Cordry shot during a field collection trip in Mexico for the Museum of the American Indian in 1935-1936. The negatives in Michoacán depict views of various Purepecha dances in Cherán and Lago de Pátzcuaro (Lake Pátzcuaro) with many images of dancers in masks. The prints in Michoacán are mostly portraits of Purepecha (Tarasco) women and men in Cherán, Patamban, paracho and Charapan. Some of the women are weaving and spinning, other images show pottery and a kiln. The prints from Guerrero were shot in various Guerrero Nahua villages depict views of daily life such as making adobe bricks, cutting vines and fishing.

There is one negative in this series from 1933 of a mask maker in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico. It is possible that it is misdated and is also from 1936.
Negatives: N21118-N21126. Prints: P11986- P12008. Copy Negatives: N36725-N36731.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Series 1
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv453fc63c5-1720-4920-b1d5-6e88f92de2fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref510

Danza de los Negritos in Cherán

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
View of the Purepecha (Tarasco) "Danza de los Negritos" in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21118
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4c611c06e-cff6-4e87-8836-00c704593dd1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref513

Danza de los Negritos in Cherán

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
View of dancers at the Purepecha (Tarasco) "Danza de los Negritos" in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21119
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv440a6e50c-b767-4c65-92db-b9eb03c4fdd0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref514

Danza de los Negritos in Cherán

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
View of the Purepecha (Tarasco) "Danza de los Negritos" in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21120
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv48c12e6fb-4b70-49ce-8f33-783c223c8a9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref515

Danza de los Negritos in Cherán

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
View of the Purepecha (Tarasco) "Danza de los Negritos" in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21121
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4c5069f20-a9ad-414a-9514-6662d6f9e763
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref516

Pastorela dance in Cherán

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
Group portrait of Purepecha (Tarasco) musicians for a Pastorela dance in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico. They hold tubas, trombones, clarinets, cymbols and other instruments.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21122
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv435b4a0a0-4033-4185-a0b8-ea95ccb91e79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref517

Pastorela dance in Cherán

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
View of Purepecha (Tarasco) masked dancers for a Pastorela dance in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21123
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4b6b3aedb-3b40-4dc1-b427-22e9a343cc15
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref518

Pastorela dance in Cherán

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
View of Purepecha (Tarasco) children dressed to represent angels for a Pastorela dance in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21124
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43798605d-1aa1-431c-82dc-89cc84aabadb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref519

Danza de los Viejitos in Lago de Pátzcuaro

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
View of Purepecha (Tarasco) men in masks for the Danza de los Viejitos in Lago de Pátzcuaro (Lake Pátzcuaro), Michoacán State, Mexico. The dance is typically performed around the day of the dead.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item N21125
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4425d94ea-adc6-45f2-abfb-ad7f88fc16ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref520

Purepecha (Tarasco) woman

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 1
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor profile portrait of a Purepecha (Tarasco) woman with hand woven skirt and belts in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico. The same woman is photographed in P11987 and P11988.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P11986
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv41f12035c-31dd-4ed0-a705-b11ed1736b88
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref521

Purepecha (Tarasco) woman

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 1
Culture:
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
Outdoor profile portrait of a Purepecha (Tarasco) woman with hand woven skirt and belts in Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico. The same woman is photographed in P11986 and P11988.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P11987
See more items in:
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4e2f0a229-43d9-417b-8b01-955a50965076
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref522

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By