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Alberto Vojtech Fric photograph collection

Photographer:
Frič, Alberto Vojtěch, 1882-1944  Search this
Extent:
401 Photographs
Culture:
Chamacoco (Zamuko)  Search this
Evueví (Payaguá/Payagua)  Search this
Enxet (Lengua)  Search this
Gran Chaco  Search this
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Borôro (Bororo)  Search this
Kadiwéu (Caduveo/Cadioeos/Guaicuru)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Paraguay
Brazil
Date:
circa 1905-1923
Summary:
This collection contains photographs documenting indigenous peoples photographed by Czech botanist and ethnographer Alberto Vojtech Fric during his expeditions to Central and South America circa 1905-1923.
Scope and Contents:
L01573-L01580, N35599-N41410, P05609-P05901, P11533-P11534

This collection contains 401 photographs (autochromes, negatives, and prints) that were shot by Czech botanist and ethnographer Alberto Vojtech Fric during his expeditions to Central and South America circa 1905-1923.

The photographs depict indigenous peoples of Paraguay such as the Chamacoco (Zamuko), Evueví (Payaguá/Payagua), Enxet (Lengua), Gran Chaco, and Tomaráho (Tumraha), as well as indigenous peoples of Brazil such as the Borôro (Bororo) and the Kadiwéu (Caduveo/Cadioeos/Guaicuru). A small set of photographs also depict totem poles in Alaska.

Photographs of note include autochrome photographs (early color photographs) depicting botanical specimens and objects that Fric collected.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number. 
Biographical / Historical:
Alberto Vojtech Fric (1882-1944) was a Czech botanist and ethnographer who studied plant life and indigenous peoples in Central and South America.
Separated Materials:
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records (NMAI.AC.001) also contain materials related to Alberto Vojtech Fric's work including a biography and catalog cards related to the objects he collected and donated to MAI, which are cataloged under the numbers 124844 – 125750.
Provenance:
Purchased by the Museum of the American Indian from Alberto Vojtech Fric in 1923.
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).
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.
Some materials in this collection may be RESTRICTED due to cultural sensitivity.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alberto Vojtech Fric, image #, NMAI.AC.165; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.165
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4f61c4626-dc6e-45b6-a0c1-9380de260f91
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-165

Head ring

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Head ring
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5409
Barcode:
125409.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fc58783c-9dea-4114-813d-bd879e77f4df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134585
Online Media:

Necklace

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Strung
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5410
Barcode:
125410.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a0c05e42-6482-49e1-9b41-5f71537f6682
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134586
Online Media:

Legband

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Legband
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5411
Barcode:
125411.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bb9d1626-2499-40b2-890d-b7f649e0c973
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134587
Online Media:

Legband

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Legband
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5412
Barcode:
125412.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f69ac7c6-791e-42d0-b1d6-882f4beedb14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134588
Online Media:

Legband

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Legband
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5413
Barcode:
125413.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c8f6aa61-6112-424b-9352-24c66e63b3e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134589
Online Media:

Headband

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Headband
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5414
Barcode:
125414.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e612cc52-1fa7-43c3-be87-f90faf720ea9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134590
Online Media:

Hair plume

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Hair plume
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5415
Barcode:
125415.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65d289251-dcf4-466b-b257-ef2eea205101
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134591
Online Media:

Hair plume

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Hair plume
Media/Materials:
Wood, feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5416
Barcode:
125416.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fc13d3b2-4614-4c67-84a6-466fdce880ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134592
Online Media:

Hair plume

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Hair plume
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5417
Barcode:
125417.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e448e003-e629-426c-aa1e-19f8f927d73e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134593
Online Media:

Hair plume

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Hair plume
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5418
Barcode:
125418.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws658d87f3d-4a28-449d-9dfa-4bddbe0ced3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134594
Online Media:

Hair plume

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Hair plume
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5419
Barcode:
125419.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63de7c70e-38c0-4e4c-b9d9-79647263a5e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134595
Online Media:

Shaman's belt (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Shaman's belt (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, seed/seeds, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Bead-wrapped
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5420
Barcode:
125420.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c8625fca-41b4-45ed-b6bb-390402a436f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134596

Headdress

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Headdress
Media/Materials:
Fox skin/fur, feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5421
Barcode:
125421.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e8c2c477-4856-48b4-ab27-b366e6eb5750
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134597
Online Media:

Whistle

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Whistle
Media/Materials:
Bird bone/bones, feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5422
Barcode:
125422.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e20e16c3-b093-42f0-b355-6e0d55ec2da9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134598
Online Media:

Shaman's belt (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Shaman's belt (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, vegetal material, anteater hair/bristles
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5458
Barcode:
125458.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63c56c6bb-cc76-40c3-9c91-bf83ed64720e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134600

Ear ornament

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Ear ornament
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5459
Barcode:
125459.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69c2fc133-af80-4b22-b27b-71862e011a6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134601
Online Media:

Armband

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Armband
Media/Materials:
Monkey tail, cordage
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5460
Barcode:
125460.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64174b690-37f7-4570-bee1-88d6478ac21d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134602
Online Media:

Brush/duster (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Brush/duster (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Ostrich feather/feathers, vegetal fiber
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5423
Barcode:
125423.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Shamanic objects
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a9eebfda-4186-4241-8835-b3d31fbccbc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134633

Collar

Culture/People:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)  Search this
Collector:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Seller:
Alberto Vojtech Fric, Non-Indian, 1882-1944  Search this
Object Name:
Collar
Media/Materials:
Feather/feathers, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Chaco Boreal region (northern Chaco); Paraguay
Catalog Number:
12/5424
Barcode:
125424.000
See related items:
Tomaráho (Tumraha)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e45da8fa-64bc-4d7e-ad81-4c0a9c7e1ba5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_134634
Online Media:

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