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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
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
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 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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bbb563fb-4f02-46de-9c51-37e81c7dbd07
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-38

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw337490273-acaa-495f-99b9-39c4f308f71f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1332

People at Prayer/ Peuples en Priáere

Performer:
Orchestra of the Royal Palace (Cambodia)  Search this
Polyakov, Petr  Search this
Erguner, Kudsi  Search this
Agoumi, Nourredine  Search this
Abdelmasih, Ado  Search this
al-Tahhan, Salim Rijab  Search this
Badjera  Search this
Rifāʻīyah  Search this
Abu Bakr, Sufi  Search this
Tane, Phu Thao  Search this
Seng, Thao  Search this
Bunkeud, Thao  Search this
Cantarini di Risiu  Search this
Moskovskii? novodevichii? monastyr  Search this
Syrian Orthodox Church  Search this
Nyingmapa Monastery of Dehra Dun  Search this
Collection Creator:
UNESCO  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Russians  Search this
Turks  Search this
Syrians  Search this
Yemeni  Search this
Afghans  Search this
Indians  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Cambodians  Search this
Laotians  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Indonesian  Search this
Solomon Islanders  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Brazilians  Search this
Chileans  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Cubans  Search this
Madagascan  Search this
Africans  Search this
Côte d'Ivoire  Search this
Portuguese  Search this
French  Search this
Italians  Search this
Mevleviyeh  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Balinese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Fataleka (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Bororo Indians  Search this
Quechua Indians  Search this
Tepehuán (Tepehuan)  Search this
Aka (African people)  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Moscow (Russia)
Russia
Turkey
Syria
Ḥaḍramawt (Yemen : Province)
Yemen
Herat (Afghanistan)
Afghanistan
India
Dehra Dūn (India)
Cambodia
Laos
Japan
Bali (Indonesia : Province)
Indonesia
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
New Hebrides
Brazil
Chile
Mexico
Durango (Mexico : State)
Guantanamo (Cuba)
Cuba
Madagascar
Central African Republic
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal
Corsica (France)
France
Rusio (France)
Sicily (Italy)
Italy
Tibet (China)
Date:
1971
Contents:
Russia. The King of heaven (2:20) -- Turkey. Saz Semaï in makam Usshak (3:21) -- Syrian Orthodox Church. Takhshifto, sixth mode (Shtithoyo) (extract) (4:12) -- Syria. Islamic ritual Zikr (extract) (3:04) -- Yemen. Tahwîda and khuwaîb (extract) (3:09) -- Afghanistan (Herat). Na't (3:34) -- India. Bhajana (4:23) -- Tibet. Invocation to the Goddess Yeshiki Mamo, Part I (extract) (1:42) -- Cambodia. Pey Kêo (2:43) -- Laos. Pheng Phi Fa (extract) (5:01) -- Japan. Dai Hannya Tendoku E (1:12) -- Bali. Pendet (4:37) -- Solomon Islands. Uunu (2:46) -- Vanuatu. Hymn no. 77 (3:43) -- Brazil. Roia Kurireu (extract) (1:43) -- Chile. Song of the Alféreces and Dances of the Chinos (2:02) -- Mexico. La Susana (3:04) -- Cuba. Cantos de altar (3:59) -- Madagascar. Zanaka tromba (extract) (3:08) -- Central African Republic. Mombimbi (extract) (2:48) -- Côte d'Ivoire. Music of a guardian spirit (3:52) -- Portugal. Misericordia, Meu Deus (1:22) -- Corsica. Sanctus (extract) (1:52) -- Sicily. Gloria (3:08).
Track Information:
101 The King of Heaven / Moskovskii. novodevichii. monastyr, Petr Polyakov. Latin language.

102 Saz Semai in makam Usshak / Kudsi Erguner, Nourredine Agoumi. N-ay,Bendirs.

103 Takhshifto / Ado Abdelmasih, Syrian Orthodox Church.

104 Ritual Zikr / Rifa'iyya

105 Tahwida and khuwaib / Salim Rijab al-Tahhan.

106 Na't / Sufi Abu Bakr.

107 Bhajana.

108 Invocation to the Goddess Yeshiki Mamo / Nyingmapa Monastery of Dehra Dun.

109 Pey Keo b Orchestra of the Royal Palace (Cambodia).g / Kong thom,Tro khmer,Gong,Fiddle,Oboe,Lute.

110 Pheng Phi Fa / Phu Thao Tane, Thao Seng, Thao Bunkeud. Kaen,Cymbals.

111 Dai Hannya Tendoku E.

112 Pendet / Badjera.

113 Uunu- Divinatory Song.

114 Hymn No. 77 (Futuna Hymn Book).

115 Roia Kurireu.

116 Song of the Alfereces (Color bearers) and Dances of the Chinos.

117 La Susana.

118 Cantos de Altar.

119 Zanaka tromba (Little possesion spirits) / Zither,Rattle (Musical instrument).

120 Mombimbi.

121 Music of a guardian spirit.

122 Misericordia Meu Deus / Latin language.

123 Sanctus / Cantarini di Risiu.

124 Gloria / Latin language.
Local Numbers:
UN-COMM-CD-08108-9

UNESCO.8108
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Paris, France Audivis 1971
General:
Commercial

Previously released material, p1971-1999. Program notes and song texts in English and French (19 p.) inserted in container. Compact disc.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
World music anthologies  Search this
prayer  Search this
Religious  Search this
Christmas music  Search this
Islam  Search this
Turkey -- Songs and music  Search this
Syria -- Songs and music  Search this
Afghanistan -- Songs and music  Search this
Bhajans  Search this
Music -- India  Search this
Tibet (China) -- Songs and music  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Cambodia -- Songs and music  Search this
Laos -- Songs and music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Indonesia -- Songs and music  Search this
hymns  Search this
Brazil -- Songs and music  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Music -- Mexico  Search this
Cuba -- Songs and music  Search this
Africa -- Songs and music  Search this
Côte d'Ivoire -- Songs and music  Search this
Music -- France  Search this
Italy -- Songs and music  Search this
Chants  Search this
Nāy  Search this
Bendirs  Search this
Kong thom  Search this
Tro khmer  Search this
Gong  Search this
Violin  Search this
Oboe  Search this
Lute  Search this
Kaen  Search this
Cymbals  Search this
Zither  Search this
Rattle (Musical instrument)  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Religion  Search this
Syriac Christians -- Syria  Search this
Sadhus  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
magic  Search this
Shingon (Sect)  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Harvest  Search this
Altars  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Demoniac possession  Search this
Lent  Search this
World music -- Syria.  Search this
World music -- Chile.  Search this
Afghanistan -- Songs and music  Search this
Mexico -- Songs and music  Search this
Collection Citation:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.UNES, Item UNESCO.8108
See more items in:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records / Series 2: Audio records / Commercial Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f455ea41-e95b-4731-b86e-964dad38e75e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-unes-ref2120

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, 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:

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:

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:
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:

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:

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