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E. Lucas Bridges photographs from Tierra del Fuego

Creator:
Bridges, E. Lucas, 1874-1949  Search this
Extent:
10 Copy negatives
Culture:
Selk'nam (Ona)  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1900-1910
Summary:
This collection includes 10 copy negatives of E. Lucas Bridges photographs from Tierra del Fuego in Argentina made between 1900 and 1910. Bridges was the son of an Anglican missionary and grew up among the Selk'nam (Ona) indigenous people at the southernmost tip of South America. Bridges published The Uttermost Part of the Earth in 1949 documenting his family's experiences in Tierra del Fuego.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 10 copy negatives of E. Lucas Bridges photographs from Tierra del Fuego in Argentina made between 1900 and 1910. The majority of the images are of a Selk'nam (Ona) Hain, or Initiation ceremony. These images have been restricted. The remainder of the photographs include portraits of Selk'nam (Ona) men and women on Isla Grande de Terra del Fuego in Argentina. This includes portraits of Kautempklh and Paloa, Halah and his family, Te-al and Ishtohn, and an unidentified group. Many of these photographs were included in the 1949 book The Uttermost Part of the Earth written by E. Lucas Bridges. The book documents his family's experiences in Tierra del Fuego at the turn of the 20th century.

The copy negatives were made by photographing a set of Lucas Bridges prints. It's unclear whether this was done prior to the donation (by Bridges) or by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
N20227-N20036
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Esteban Lucas Bridges, 1874-1949, was born to Anglican missionary father Reverend Thomas Bridges and mother Mary Ann Bridges in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Although his father resigned his missionary position in 1886, the family remained in Tierra del Fuego and built the Estancia Harberton on the coast of the Beagle Channel. From 1898 through 1914, Bridges, along with his brothers, opened new trails and visited frequently with the indigenous peoples of the region, often providing shelter from white settlers on their estancias. Many European colonizers between the 1870s and 1930 actively and knowingly decimated the Selk'nam population in the quest for gold and land. Although Lucas Bridges did much to try to help the local communities, by 1930 the Selk'nam community was reduced to about 100 members.

During World War I, Bridges went to England to enlist in the army. He married Janette McLeod Jardine in 1917 and following the war the couple moved to South Africa where they developed a ranch. Bridges returned to Argentina shortly before his death in 1949.
Provenance:
Gift of E. Lucas Bridges, 1932.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu). Some images restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Argentina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); E. Lucas Bridges photographs from Tierra del Fuego, image #, NMAI.AC.144. National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.144
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E. Lucas Bridges photographs from Tierra del Fuego
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-144
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S. K. Lothrop negatives, photographs and lantern slides

Creator:
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1,188 Acetate negatives
3 Photographic prints
18 Lantern slides
Culture:
Maya (archaeological culture)  Search this
Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Selk'nam (Ona)  Search this
Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel)  Search this
Tz'utuhil Maya (Tzutuhil/Zutigil)  Search this
Quiché Maya (Quiche)  Search this
Central America  Search this
Island Caribbean  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
K'iche' Maya (Quiché)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Inka (Inca) (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
North America
Zuni (N.M.) -- Photographs
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1915-1928
Scope and Contents:
The S.K. Lothrop collection primarily contains negatives, photographic prints, and lantern slides made by Lothrop while employed by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Lothrop traveled on behalf of the Museum to New Mexico, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru. The four New Mexico negatives in this collection date from 1915, before Lothrop worked for the Museum, and depict scenes around Zuni. During his 1924 trip to El Salvador, Lothrop photographed volcanos, archaeological sites, antiquities, the landscape, villages, and native peoples engaged in pottery and rope making, food preparation, house building, and ceremonial activities. The 1925 views particularly concentrate on Argentina (but also Chile and Peru). The Argentina materials include views made in the Tierra del Fuego (also part of Chile), including depictions of the daily lives and ceremonial activities of natives peoples of Tierra del Fuego--Selk'nam (Ona) and Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan); the Patagonia landscape; and excavations undertaken by the Museum's La Plata Expedition. The 1928 Guatemala views include depictions of Mayan ruins of Zaculeu and of Tz'utuhil Maya (Tzutuhil/Zutigil), Quiché Maya (Quiche), and Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel) people engaged in weaving, rope making, canoeing, and ceremonial actitivies. The collection also contains photographs made by Lothrop before he worked for the Museum, including 1915 views of effigy mounds in Wisconsin and views at Hopi, Acoma, and Santa Clara; 1917 views of Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador; and 1918 views of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua.
Arrangement note:
Lantern slides Arranged by lantern slide numbers (L00101-L00103, L00577-L00579, L00584-L00585, L00589, L00597, L00622-L00629)

Negatives Arranged by negative numbers (N09139-N09140, N09147-N09308, N09316-N09389, N09760-N09997, N10310-N10577, N10803, N14031-N14212, N19372-N19620)

Prints Arranged by print numbers (P10108-P10110)
Biographical/Historical note:
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop was an archaeologist and photographer who extensively traveled and worked throughout Central America and South America. George Gustav Heye originally hired Lothrop to research native Guatemalan and El Salvadoran textiles and pottery. He subsequently excavated on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian in such places as the Tierra del Fuego. Here he photographed indigenous communities who would not survive the twentieth century as a distinct culture group. In 1923, he also photographed the activities of the Hendricks-Hodge Hawikku Expedition excavations. In addition to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, the Peabody Museum and the Carnegie Institute sponsored his research and archaeological work.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Topic:
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of Central America -- El Salvador -- Photographs  Search this
Fuegians -- Social life and customs -- Photographs  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Argentina -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
S. K. Lothrop collection of negatives, photographs and lantern slides, 1915-1928, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.010
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-010

Die Flechten / von A. Zahlbruckner

Author:
Zahlbruckner, Alexander 1860-1938  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. ; 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1917
Topic:
Lichens  Search this
Call number:
QK588.4.A7 Z34 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_711863

The birds of Tierra del Fuego / by Richard Crawshay

Author:
Crawshay, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
xl, 158 p. [45] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Argentina
Tierra del Fuego
Chile
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1907
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL689.A7 C911 1907
QL689.A7C911 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419424

Die Insekten des Antarkto-Archiplata-Gebietes (Feuerland, Falklands-Inseln, Süd-Georgien); 20. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der antarktischen Fauna, von Dr. Günther Enderlein

Author:
Enderlein, Günther 1872-1968  Search this
Physical description:
170 p. illus. 32 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Falkland Islands
South Georgia (Island)
Date:
1912
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Call number:
QL481.T56 E56
QL481.T56E56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72589

Ictiofauna del Canal Beagle (Tierra de Fuego), aspectos ecológicos y análisis biogeográfico / por Domingo Lloris y Jaime Rucabado

Author:
Lloris, Domingo  Search this
Rucabado, Jaume A  Search this
Spain Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación Secretaría General Técnica  Search this
Physical description:
182 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Beagle Channel (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1991
Topic:
Biogeography  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
Marine fishes  Search this
Call number:
GC1 .S76 no. 8 1991
QL632.A7 L79 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433128

Darwin in Tierra del Fuego / Anne Chapman

Author:
Chapman, Anne 1922-2010-  Search this
Subject:
Darwin, Charles 1809-1882  Search this
Darwin, Charles 1809-1882 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 155 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
2006
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_825571

Contemporary perspectives on the native peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego : living on the edge / edited by Claudia Briones and José Luis Lanata ; foreword by Laurie Weinstein

Author:
Briones, Claudia  Search this
Lanata, José Luis  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 198 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Argentina
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
2002
Topic:
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Fuegians--Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_713721

Birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Antarctic Peninsula : the Falkland Islands & South Georgia = Aves de Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego y Península Antártica : Islas Malvinas y Georgia del Sur / Enrique Couve & Claudio Vidal

Title:
Aves de Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego y Península Antártica
Author:
Couve, Enrique  Search this
Vidal-Ojeda, Claudio  Search this
Physical description:
656 p. : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Antarctica
Antarctic Peninsula
Date:
2003
Topic:
Birds--Identification  Search this
Call number:
QL689.P37 C68 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715355

Die Eigentumsverhältnisse bei den Yamana auf Feuerland / Wilh. Koppers

Author:
Koppers, Wilhelm 1886-1961  Search this
Physical description:
194 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1928
Call number:
F2986 .K82 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717508

Evolution's captain : the dark fate of the man who sailed Charles Darwin around the world / Peter Nichols

Author:
Nichols, Peter 1950-  Search this
Subject:
Fitzroy, Robert 1805-1865  Search this
Darwin, Charles 1809-1882  Search this
Adventure and Beagle Expedition (1826-1830)  Search this
Physical description:
336 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina)
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719523

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina : Territorio Nacional de la Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur / por Rae Natalie Prosser Goodall

Author:
Prosser de Goodall, Rae Natalie  Search this
Physical description:
329 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1978
1979 i.e. 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775177

Die Feuerland Indianer : ergebnisse meiner vier Forschungsreisen in den Jahren 1918 bis 1924 / unternommen im Auftrage des Ministerio de Instrucción pública de Chile ; in drei Bänden herausgegeben von Martin Gusinde

Author:
Gusinde, Martin 1886-1969  Search this
Chile Ministerio de Instrucción Pública  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. in 5, leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm. + 2 atlas v. ([72] leaves of plates (6 folded) : ill., maps, photographs ; 29 cm.)
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1931
1939
1931-1939
Topic:
Fuegians  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F2986 .G98 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799262

Archaeological and anthropological perspectives on the native peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego to the nineteenth century / edited by Claudia Briones and José Luis Lanata ; foreword by Laurie Weinstein

Author:
Weinstein, Laurie Lee  Search this
Briones, Claudia  Search this
Lanata, José Luis  Search this
Physical description:
x, 200 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Argentina
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
2002
Topic:
History  Search this
Fuegians--History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_684491

Uttermost part of the earth : Indians of Tierra del Fuego / by E. Lucas Bridges ; introduction by A.F. Tschiffely

Author:
Bridges, E. Lucas 1874-1949  Search this
Subject:
Bridges, E. Lucas 1874-1949  Search this
Physical description:
556 p., [44] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1988
1949
Topic:
Fuegians  Search this
Ranchers--Biography  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_513669

Die Vegetationsverhältnisse längs der Cordillera de los Andes s. von 41⁰ s. Br. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Vegetation in Chiloé, Westpatagonien, dem andinen Patagonien und Feuerland

Author:
Skottsberg, Carl 1880-1963  Search this
Swedish Magellanic Expedition (1907-1909)  Search this
Physical description:
366 p. : ill., maps, 23 plates ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1916
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QH119 .S56 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518519

Marine algae / by Carl Skottsberg

Title:
Antarctic and subantarctic marine algae, 1907-41
Author:
Skottsberg, Carl 1880-1963  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1921
1923
1921-1923
Topic:
Marine algae  Search this
Call number:
QK580.5 .Z87 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_560704

Les Mélobésiées / par Mme Paul Lemoine

Title:
Recent coralline algae
Author:
Lemoine, Paul Mme b. 1878  Search this
Physical description:
17 p., 1 leaf of plates : ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1920
Topic:
Coralline algae  Search this
Call number:
QK569.C8 L46 1913
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561729

Lichenes Fuegiæ et Patagoniæ / exponit William Nylander

Author:
Nylander, William 1822-1899  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1888
Topic:
Lichens  Search this
Call number:
QK588.4.A7 N95 1888
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563133

A voyage towards the South Pole, performed in the years 1822-1824 : containing an examination of the Antarctic Sea ... and a visit to Tierra del Fuego with a particular account of the inhabitants / by James Weddell ..

Author:
Weddell, James 1787-1834  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 324 p., [17] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Antarctica
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1827
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
G850 1822 .W38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455142

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