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Mura Bayly photographs and papers

Collector:
Bayly, Mura  Search this
Photographer:
O. Kurkdjian & Co.  Search this
Wegner & Mothe  Search this
Martin, Josiah  Search this
Sigrist, J.  Search this
Extent:
58 Lantern slides
192 Prints (silver gelatin, albumen, halftone, chromolithograph, collotype, and platinum)
0.5 Linear feet (papers)
Culture:
Javanese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Maori (New Zealand people)  Search this
Samoans  Search this
Fijians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Fiji
Java (Indonesia)
Samoa
New Zealand
Date:
circa 1908-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is comprised of papers and photographs relating to Mura Bayly's travels in Indonesia and the Pacific islands. Photographs including prints and lantern slides document daily life, arts, architecture, ceremonies, and various events of Javanese, Fijian, Samoan, Maori, and other people. Some photographs were made by professional photographers, including O. Kurkdjian studio, Carli Studio, Josiah Martin, and other photographers in the region. Bayly's papers include handwritten notes for her illustrated lectures, a typed manuscript for a story titled "Peter goes to Java," a journal kept during her time in Java, and an autograph album containing signatures and seals acquired during her travels.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mura Bayly was born in South Africa and educated in England, France, Germany, and Austria. In the 1910s Bayly traveled throughout Indonesia and the Pacific islands, pursuing ethnological interests. She became well known in New York as a lecturer on Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands, and in 1911, when she was about 25 years old, she was elected as a fellow of the American Geographical Society. Bayly published stories of her travels in American, European, and other periodicals, and she designed her own silk clothing. During her travels Bayly collected skeins of silk fibers and her trips may have focused on clothing design and the acquisition of textiles.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2010-22
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Dance  Search this
Markets  Search this
Wayang plays  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2010-22, Mura Bayly photographs and papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-22
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw339e65e2a-1a0e-4740-8fdf-875ce282217e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2010-22

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