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Isabel T. Kelly collection of photographs of Totonac people and archeological sites in Mexico

Photographer:
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-  Search this
Done, Otto  Search this
Guzman, Elena  Search this
Harris, Bertha  Search this
Mcdonald, John  Search this
Smisor, George T.  Search this
Collector:
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
75 Mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Piaroa  Search this
Negritos  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Tajín Site (Mexico)
Mexico -- Antiquities
Tajín (Mexico)
Papantla de Olarte (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1947-1948
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Isabel T. Kelly in Tajin, Papantla, and elsewhere in Mexico. There are images of dances and dancers (including Volador "Flying" dance, Guagua, and Negrito dances), Totonac people, a Totonac wedding, and pyramids and relief sculpture at El Tajin Site. The photographs are enlarged prints, mounted and signed, that were made for an exhibit. In part, the images relate to work of the Institute of Social Anthropology and include photographs made by Isabel T. Kelly, George T. Smisor, Done Otto, Elena Guzman, Bertha B. Harris, and John McDonald; in some cases, multiple photographers documented the same event. Also included is a watercolor drawing "Palo de Voladores" and a school workbook "Silabario Metódico de San Miguel."
Biographical Note:
Isabel Truesdell Kelly (1906-1983) was an archeologist and social anthropologist who specialized in Mexican cultures and prehistory. Born in Santa Cruz, California, she developed a long-standing scholarly interest in anthropology while an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). She earned her BA (1926), MA (1927), and PhD (1932) in anthropology at UCB. From 1932-1934, Kelly conducted fieldwork with the Southern Paiute as a National Research Fellow in the Biological Sciences. She then went to Mexico as a research associate under the direction of Carl Sauer and Alfred Kroeber; while there, she directed archeological investigations in Culiacan, Sinaloa. In 1936, she returned to UCB as Carl Sauer's teaching assistant and then conducted research with the Gila Pueblo Archeological Foundation in 1937. With minimal funding from UCB's Anthropology Department, Kelly returned to Mexico for archeological reconnaisance in 1939. She gained Mexican residency in 1940, finally settling in Tepepan. In 1946, Kelly became Ethnologist-in-Charge of the Smithsonian's Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA) Mexico City office; she taught and conducted research among the Totonac Indians in Veracruz and conducted health care research in El Salvador and Mexico. From 1952-1960, Kelly worked with the Institute of Inter-American Affairs (forerunner to the Agency for International Development), studying in Mexico, Bolivia, and Pakistan. In 1960, she returned to research in Mexico with the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and National Geographic Society.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-32
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Totonac artifacts collected by Kelly held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 365366.
The National Anthropological Archives holds Institute of Social Anthropology photographs (Photo Lot 4623) and the ISA records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Flying dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-32, Isabel T. Kelly collection of photographs of Totonac people and archeological sites in Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-32
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw327a0bc83-3b40-4480-9dac-8a3911f72144
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-32

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
89 cm
Width - Object:
77 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
19 Apr 1940
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424347-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c3a6bc6d-f36e-476f-b729-13083925e99e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457444

Straining Cloth

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
45 cm
Width - Object:
34.5 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Straining Cloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
8 Jun 1946
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424348-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3894ca6a0-2c96-4738-96ea-a41865ac04b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457445

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
63 cm
Width - Object:
69.5 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
8 March, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424349-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34c4cc56b-8ca1-4855-a4f8-a362c64c5544
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457446

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
43.5 cm
Width - Object:
41.5 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
24 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424350-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d27cec67-e8a8-44a9-b0de-fd89fb7b731e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457448

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
69.5 cm
Width - Object:
68 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
24 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424351-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33d297dbe-3d38-4314-87e4-f1318313435c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457449

Cloth

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
117 cm
Width - Object:
56 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424352-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38a8c81c2-e4ea-4460-8095-b99fe80949ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457450

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
62 cm
Width - Object:
59 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424353-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36ad77fd1-c333-44e3-8149-0bf8c891a8b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457451

Mat

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
90 cm
Width - Object:
35 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Mat
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424354-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33b6f1ee8-b544-457c-a0cd-03c32f6ac129
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457452

Mat

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
115 cm
Width - Object:
36 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Mat
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424355-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31ba89542-2002-4c8d-b048-b8f5fdb0f179
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457453

Towel

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
73 cm
Width - Object:
42 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Towel
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424356-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/371ec9d7e-e575-4d0b-9ba9-78693d9f34be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457454

Straining Cloth

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
47.5 cm
Width - Object:
38 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424357-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31c1f6ba1-296b-4b3c-bd8a-d3361821a691
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457455

Straining Cloth

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
73 cm
Width - Object:
45.5 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Cloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424358-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3690078e2-e696-4472-ace7-a94a63ffffb1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457456

Mat

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
92 cm
Width - Object:
44 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Mat
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424359-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/368e410f1-7630-42fd-839e-c5a93200f0ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457457

Mat

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
83 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Mat
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 April, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424360-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/325bd75c0-8b82-4f2d-a278-a65d792b773b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457459

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
70 cm
Width - Object:
82.5 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
17 May, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424361-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3955bf72f-b45b-4b78-b145-efd1aa0d8a9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457460

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
45.5 cm
Width - Object:
45 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
17 May, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424362-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3249eb7ed-ee8e-4cdf-8f85-701afb2d0dc2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457461
Online Media:

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
64 cm
Width - Object:
62 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
17 May, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424363-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f5e49c2b-17ff-42f4-8a81-55facb84ad18
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457462

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Object:
80 cm
Width - Object:
83 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
27 May, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424364-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a91abba6-5737-4c29-b166-cd6844468b3a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457463

Table Cloth / Mantle

Collector:
Dr Isabel Kelly  Search this
Donor Name:
Amelia De Langenscheidt  Search this
Length - Excluding Fringe:
50 cm
Width - Object:
46 cm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Object Type:
Tablecloth
Place:
El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
29 Nov 1988
Collection Date:
28 May, 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
364366
USNM Number:
E424365-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34d120175-26e9-4b24-9e74-6a491d7a791c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457464

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