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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 Mounted photographs (silver gelatin)
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
Mounted photographs
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

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 Mounted prints (platinum)
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
Mexica (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
Mounted 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-123

MS 1332 List of Tepehuan and scientific plant names

Collector:
Hartman, Carl Vilhelm, 1862-1941  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
August 1, 1899
Scope and Contents:
Includes letter of transmittal, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1332
General:
Previously titled "List of plants."
Topic:
Botany -- Tepehuan  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1332, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1332
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1332

Sash/Belt

Culture/People:
probably Tepehuán (Tepehuan) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Seller:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Durango State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
22/3734
Barcode:
223734.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws603472c00-e2f0-433f-b0dd-a9f9f91a42a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238215
Online Media:

Basket hat

Culture/People:
probably Tepehuán (Tepehuan) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Seller:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Basket hat
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber
Techniques:
Braided, sewn
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Durango State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
22/3732
Barcode:
223732.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64da2ed44-1ed5-46ee-8ed2-35005a6526ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238213
Online Media:

Blanket

Culture/People:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Collector:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Seller:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Blanket
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
252 x 116 cm
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
Durango State; Mexico
Date created:
circa 1950
Catalog Number:
22/3730
Barcode:
223730.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6def7f76d-db0a-48d3-8332-eb5dde1c0127
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238211
Online Media:

Basket hat

Culture/People:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Previous owner:
Juan Morales Valdez, Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Donor:
Juan Morales Valdez, Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Object Name:
Basket hat
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, wool yarn, thread
Techniques:
Braided, stitched
Dimensions:
9.8 x 40 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Durango State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
26/6454
Barcode:
266454.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6efeb05ae-2811-4c11-8aa1-5f5f72cd8b9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_387297
Online Media:

Shoulder bag/Bandolier bag

Culture/People:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Collector:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Seller:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Shoulder bag/Bandolier bag
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, looped
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Durango State; Mexico
Date created:
circa 1950
Catalog Number:
22/3726
Barcode:
223726.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66aa1fbe2-0fb9-4f9f-b65e-aa49c9507593
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238207
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Collector:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Seller:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, woven
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Durango State; Mexico
Date created:
circa 1950
Catalog Number:
22/3728
Barcode:
223728.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d705485e-aada-4897-b918-b99b0bbca3ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238209
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Collector:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Seller:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, woven
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Durango State; Mexico
Date created:
circa 1950
Catalog Number:
22/3729
Barcode:
223729.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cfe51d53-fc84-4ab7-a407-e7bb2bf01f61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238210
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Collector:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Seller:
Margery W. Telfair (Margery Woodworth Ludlow/Mrs. John Hamilton Telfair), Non-Indian, 1909-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, looped
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Durango State; Mexico
Date created:
circa 1950
Catalog Number:
22/3727
Barcode:
223727.000
See related items:
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65b2ec71a-0b6b-4477-92dd-81636843f5d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238208
Online Media:

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