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United States Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls

Creator:
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Collector:
Billings, John Shaw, 1838-1913  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Rolleston, George, 1829-1881  Search this
Schumacher, Paul J. F.  Search this
Depicted:
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882  Search this
Extent:
100 Negatives (circa, glass)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ute  Search this
Chinook  Search this
Choptank Indians -- depicted  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Eskimos -- depicted  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Africans -- United States -- depicted  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Taiwan aborigines -- depicted  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Taiwanese -- depicted  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
Nisqually  Search this
Hawaiians -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
probably 1870s-1880s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of skulls in the United States Army Medical Museum collection, which appear to have been collected for physical anthropological purposes. Included are archeological remains and remains of Native American tribes and some other ethnic groups. Other than tribe or location, data for the specimens include Army Medical Museum specimen number, AMM negative number, and sex; for some, there is also collection data and information on physical or medical conditions. There are also notes identifying donors who included army officers, physicians, scientists, and explorers such as Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Edward Palmer, Frederic Ward Putnam, George Rolleston, Paul Schumacher, and many others. Some of the photographs may have been made as part of the Army Medical Museumʹs program of distributing images of its specimens.

Represented are Africans, Chinook, Choptank, Dakota, Eskimo of Greenland, Taiwanese peoples, Hawaiians, Hidatsa, Nisqually, Philippine peoples, Ponca, Potowatomi, Pueblo, Tonkawa, and Ute. Archeological specimens are from the Aleutian Islands, California, the Dakotas, England (Roman period), Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, Peru, Vancouver Island, and Vermont. For some, there is also information about the status or physical condition of the individual or observations of medical conditions shown in the specimens. Some additional photographs appear to show specimens at the American Museum of Natural History.
Biographical/Historical note:
The United States Army Medical Museum (AMM, renamed the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 1989) was established by US Army Surgeon General William A. Hammond in 1862. Its initial focus was on collecting specimens of unusual pathology, mostly taken from victims of the American Civil War. By 1867, the museum had expanded to include medical, microsopical, anatomical, comparative anatomics, and other sections. The anatomical collection grew in part as a result of Circular No. 2 of 1867, which authorized military medical officers to collect cranial specimens from deceased Native Americans. Additionally, the AMM made an arrangement with the Smithsonian Institution, by which the Smithsonian transferred their collection of human remains in exchange for ethnological artifacts. AMM photographed and measured many of the specimens in its collection as part of the museum's anthropological research.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-26C, NAA Photo Lot 73-26D
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 73-26D have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 73-26C. These are also Army Medical Museum negatives of skulls and form part of this collection.
Additional Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 6A, Photo Lot 6B, Photo Lot 78-42, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 97.
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 73-26C, United States Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-26c

Mary Vance Trent photographs of Micronesia

Creator:
Trent, Mary Vance, 1914-1998  Search this
Names:
United States. Armed Forces  Search this
Extent:
578 Color prints (circa 578 color prints)
521 Color negatives (circa)
9 Postcards (color halftone)
47 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Chuukese (Micronesian people)  Search this
Ulithi  Search this
Pohnpei  Search this
Kosrae  Search this
Yapese (Micronesian people)  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Taiwanese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Color negatives
Postcards
Prints
Photographs
Place:
New Hampshire
Saipan
Palau
Yap (Micronesia)
Washington (D.C.)
Boston (Mass.)
Cape Cod (Mass.)
Micronesia
Mariana Islands
Marshall Islands
Guam
Pohnpei Island (Micronesia)
Date:
circa 1972-1976
bulk 1972-1974
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made during Mary Vance Trent's time in Micronesia, including in Guam, Saipan, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, and the Marshall Islands and Taipei. The images depict towns, buildings and other remains of the Japanese and Spanish occupations, boats, airplanes, houses and hotels, US military events, aerial views, and people (including residents and United States and United Nations delegates). The collection also includes some photographs made in Cape Cod, Boston, Washington, DC, and New Hampshire, as well as commercial postcards with images of Saipan and other Mariana Islands.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mary Vance Trent (1914-1998) was a foreign service officer for the State Department. She represented the US in the Pacific Islands, including in Samoa and Tonga (1969-1972), and acted as political advisor during the transition of Micronesia from a US territory to a municipality of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (1972-1974). Over her career, Trent acquired many Polynesian and Micronesian objects, some of which she donated to the Smithsonian.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 97-15
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Artifacts collected by Trent in Polynesia, Micronesia, and New Guinea held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 416128.
The Library of Congress holds the Mary Vance Trent Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Hotels  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97-15, Mary Vance Trent photographs of Micronesia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.97-15
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-97-15

Robert E. Kuntz photographs of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East

Creator:
Kuntz, Robert E.  Search this
Extent:
2,168 Negatives (circa, acetate)
548 Modern prints (circa)
78 Color slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Modern prints
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Taiwan
Egypt
Turkey
Hong Kong (China)
Borneo
Nigeria
Kenya
Libya
Pakistan
Sudan
Baʻlabakk (Lebanon)
India
Thailand
Philippines
Yemen
Vietnam
Korea
Damascus (Syria)
Japan
Date:
circa 1949-1966
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Robert E. Kuntz documenting people and the natural and built environments that he encountered during his world travels. Locations depicted include Asia (Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan), the Middle East (Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Yemen), Africa (Sudan, Libya, Kenya, and Nigeria), and Oceania (Borneo and the Philippines). Images of Taiwan include street scenes of Taipei, festivals and ceremonies (including celebrations of 10-10 Day, Buddha's birthday, and Lantern Festival), temples, villages and agriculture, boats and harbors, artwork and shrines, carving, construction, markets, bridges, and a cemetery. The collection also includes images of the Acropolis of Athens, the Taj Mahal and other structures in India, historical structures and the harbor in Istanbul, markets and vendors in west Pakistan, and Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Arun in Thailand, ancient structures in Baʻlabakk (Lebanon), St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai) and a parade and ceremonies in Egypt.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Robert E. Kuntz (1916-2003) was a parasitologist for the U.S. Navy and the Southwest Research Foundation. After earning his MS in zoology from Oklahoma University and Ph.D. in parasitology from the University of Michigan, he joined the United States Navy in 1943. He was a parasitologist and medical entomologist with the Naval Medical Research Institute and then Chairman of the department of parasitology at the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, a position that brought him into contact with groups in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 1964, Kuntz retired from the Navy as a captain. He wrote hundreds of publications and his photographs have been reproduced in textbooks, National Geographic Magazine, and other publications.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2003-25
Reproduction Note:
Modern prints made from original negatives by Smithsonian Institution, 1987.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Kuntz's field notes are held in the Smithsonian Institutuion Archives in the Field Book Project, SIA Acc. 12-254.
Taiwanese fish skins collected by Kuntz held in the anthropology collections of the NAtional Museum of Natural History, accession 231999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Markets  Search this
Art  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2003-25, Robert E. Kuntz photographs of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2003-25
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2003-25

Library of Congress Digitizes Taiwanese Watercolors, Rare Chinese Texts

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 10 May 2019 19:30:04 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_234cd7a3655c5f6826ebf34a29441d74

Laura Boulton Film Collection: Asia ca. 1950

Creator:
Boulton, Laura musicologist  Search this
Physical description:
reference video cassettes (6 hours) silent color video
master video cassettes (6 hours) silentcolor 3/4 inch
archival original film reels (12,960) feet silent color 16mm
Culture:
Toda (Indic people)  Search this
Hindus New Delhi  Search this
Newar (Nepalese people)  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Korean  Search this
Chinese Taiwan  Search this
Buddhists Vudracharia Kathmandu  Search this
Thais Bangkok  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Nepal
India
Tibet
Kathmandu (Nepal)
New Delhi, India
Bangkok (Thailand)
Korea
Taiwan
Formosa
Asia
Date:
ca 1950
Topic:
Architecture--religious  Search this
Masks--Devil Dancers  Search this
Musical instruments--horns--drums--vina  Search this
Shrines--ratha--stupas  Search this
Temples  Search this
Agricultural practices--irrigation--paddy  Search this
Harvests  Search this
Dance--traditional--Devil Dancers  Search this
Art--men painting with watercolors  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Procession--secular  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1987.9.11
See more items in:
Laura Boulton Film Collection: Asia, ca. 1950
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218703

Anthropology lantern slides 1890s-1950s

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Swanton, John Reed  Search this
Photographer:
Densmore, Frances  Search this
Fletcher, Alice Cunningham  Search this
Garner, Richard Lynch 1848-1920  Search this
Hillers, John K. 1843-1925  Search this
Mooney, James 1861-1921  Search this
Speck, Frank G (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950  Search this
Photographer?:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Depicted:
Suk, V  Search this
Subject:
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943  Search this
De Soto, Ferdinand route  Search this
Culture:
Apache White River depicted  Search this
Chichimecs depicted  Search this
Maranha depicted  Search this
Mayo depicted  Search this
Navajo Indians depicted  Search this
Papago depicted  Search this
San Juan depicted  Search this
Tlahuiltec depicted  Search this
Hopi depicted  Search this
Zuni Indians depicted  Search this
Zuni pottery making  Search this
Formosan depicted  Search this
Dakota Indians depicted  Search this
American Indians quarry  Search this
American Indians dwellings  Search this
American Indian drawings  Search this
Napo depicted  Search this
Cherokee depicted  Search this
Igorot (Philippine people) depicted  Search this
Mandan Indians depicted  Search this
Hidatsa Indians depicted  Search this
Acoma Indians depicted  Search this
Yaqui Indians depicted  Search this
Paiute Indians depicted  Search this
Pima Indians depicted  Search this
Maricopa Indians depicted  Search this
Opata depicted  Search this
Sia depicted  Search this
Nez Percé Indians depicted  Search this
Ute Indians depicted  Search this
Pawnee Indians depicted  Search this
Yuma depicted  Search this
Mohave Indians depicted  Search this
Isleta Indians depicted  Search this
Winnebago Indians depicted  Search this
Laguna Indians depicted  Search this
Taos Indians depicted  Search this
Walapai depicted  Search this
Houma Indians depicted  Search this
Nahua depicted  Search this
Tarascan depicted  Search this
Kalmuk depicted  Search this
Chichimec depicted  Search this
Cora Indians depicted  Search this
Tepecano depicted  Search this
Tinguian (Philippine people) depicted  Search this
Tepehuane depicted  Search this
Indians of South America depicted  Search this
Indians of North America Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America Plateau  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Zia Indians  Search this
Hualapai Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Views
Place:
Sacaton, Arizona
Virginia
Maryland
District of Columbia
Zacatecas, Mexico
Australia
Date:
1890s-1950s
Topic:
Physical anthropology--specimens  Search this
School  Search this
Yuma Indians  Search this
Games  Search this
Stick and ring game  Search this
Schools  Search this
Yuma Indian School  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Keam's Canyon School  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Pottery craft  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Ghost dance  Search this
Dances  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Archeology--early man  Search this
Beggars  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_84209

Calling All Those in the Market for Skateboard Jewelry, Czech Marionettes or Other Quirky Crafts

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:21:24 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_24c5f40b32edabd797063b307d1d17ca

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