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Trujillo, Peru

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Container:
Box 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.5: Reference Files / South America
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a5329275-f2f3-4a22-87a9-c562edd5c725
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref12383

Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru

Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
Former owner:
American Geographical Society  Search this
Names:
Tello, Julio C. (Julio César), 1880-1947  Search this
Extent:
425 Photographic prints
68 Copy negatives
Culture:
Chimú (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Peru -- Chan Chan
Trujillo (Peru) -- Archeology
Date:
1925-1926
Summary:
Photographic prints and copy negatives made by Major Otto Holstein in and around the ruins of Chan Chan, Peru between 1925 and 1926. Some of these photographs were later used by Holstein to illustrate his article publication "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu" in the American Geographical Society's publication Geographical Review.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes photographic prints and copy negatives made and collected by Major Otto Holstein of sites around Trujillo, Peru between 1925 and 1926. The photographs are predominantly of the ruins of Chan Chan and surrounding Chimu and Moche archaeological sites. Series 1: Before the 1925 rains, were taken previous to the torrential rains of March 1925 when much erosion occurred. It is unclear whether or not these photographs were shot by Holstein. Series 2: Photographs Illustrating "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu," includes 34 photographic prints that were used in the American Geographical Society's 1927 publication. Series 3: General Chan Chan Photographs, 1925-1926, includes 77 photographic prints made in and around Chan Chan. These include aerial shots of Trujillo, general views of Chan Chan, views of the Huaca of the Sun and Moon, Huaca de Misa, Huaca Esperanza and Huaca Toledo. There are also several photographs that were shot in Cuzco. Also included are object photographs, many of them likely taken of Peruvian objects (Chimu and Moche) that were a part of the American Museum of Natural History collection.

The majority of the photographs in this collection are in Series 4: Study of Chan Chan, 1926, which includes 277 photographic prints and 67 copy negatives. These were made by Holstein during a 1926 study of Chan Chan, likely in the fall of that year. It is likely this study was done in conjunction with Dr. Julio C. Tello, Director of the Peruvian Archaeological Museum. These photographs are accompanied by a detailed catalog, written in 1927, which describe the various groups and sites photographed during the study. In addition to photographs at Chan Chan there are also photographs of nearby sites in Huanchaco, El Mampuesto, Pesqueda and at the Huacas of the Sun and Moon.
Arrangement:
Arranged into four series based on how they arrived at the Museum of the American Indian and were cataloged. Series 1: Before the 1925 rains, circa 1925; Series 2: Photographs Illustrating "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu," 1925-1926; Series 3: General Chan Chan Photographs, 1925-1926; Series 4: Study of Chan Chan, 1926.
Biographical / Historical:
Otto Holstein was born in 1883 in Lexington, Kentucky. He later joined the United States Army where he attained the rank of Major and served in the Philippines, China, and Mexico, as well as taking part in World War I. Between 1922 and 1927 Holstein worked for the Northern Peru Mining and Smelting Company and was living in Trujillo, Peru in 1925 during a season of torrential rains which caused many archaeological materials at nearby pre-Incan sites, such as Chan Chan, to become unearthed. Holstein collected and sold many of these items both to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and the American Museum of Natural History. In October of 1926, Holstein formed the "Archaeological Society of Trujillo" and served as its first president. During this time, he worked with other anthropologists and archaeologists to make plans of Chan Chan and other nearby sites in Trujillo. In 1927, the Geographical Review, the publication for the American Geographical Society published his article "Chan-Chan: Capital of the Great Chimu." He also was a member with the Explorers Club. Holstein died in New York City in 1934.
Related Materials:
The Harvard Peabody Museum has a collection of Otto Holstein glass plate negatives from Chan Chan, Peru which appear to contain the same images.
Separated Materials:
A catalog of the photographs and object lists from Holstein can be found in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001), Box 297, Folder 24 and 25.
Provenance:
Gifts of Otto Holstein and the American Geographical Society arriving in five different accession lots between 1926 and 1927.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive 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 Archive 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:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.114
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Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv472c12d8f-c81c-4319-a37c-32aa90f4be0c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-114
Online Media:

Photographs collected for an Inca archeology exhibit

Photographer:
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Tschopik, Harry, 1915-1956  Search this
Ubbelohde-Doering, Heinrich, 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
40 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Incas  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Cuzco (Peru) -- depicted
Pachacamac (Peru) -- depicted
Tiahuanacu (Bolivia) -- depicted
Ollantaytambo (Peru) -- depicted
Machu Picchu Site (Peru) -- depicted
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of enlargements that were made as part of a United States National Museum exhibit on Latin American archeology (opened in 1954). It includes photographs made at Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Tiahuanaco, Cuzco, Sacahuaman, Urcos, Viru Valley, and Pachacamac. Photograpers include anthropologists Harry S. Tschopik, Jr., Clifford Evans, and Heinrich Ubbelohde-Doering.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 66A
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Clifford Evans papers and Clifford Evans photograph collection of exhibits at the Museo de Arqueologia in Trujillo, Peru (Photo Lot 93-15D).
South American music recordings with notes by Harry Tschopik held in the Center for Folklife and Culutral Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 66A, Photographs collected for an Inca archeology exhibit, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.66A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31a83394e-4bfd-450f-8a96-f2f884618ec7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-66a

Clifford Evans photograph collection relating to exhibits at the Museo de Arqueologia in Trujillo, Peru

Collector:
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Extent:
7 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Peru -- Antiquities
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Images of exhibits and individual ceramics at the Museo de Arqueologia at the Universidad de Trujillo in Peru. Ceramics, most of which are Mochica, include pottery and figurines.
Biographical/Historical note:
Clifford Evans (1920-1981) was curator of Latin American archeology for the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History. Born in Dallas, Dr. Evans grew up in California and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1941. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II and later earned a doctorate at Columbia University. A former instructor in archeology and anthropology, Dr. Evans joined the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as a curator in 1951. A pioneer in studies of the prehistoric past of the Amazonian forest and lowlands, he conducted archeological field work throughout South America and in the Pacific Islands. He and his wife, anthropologist Betty Meggers, collaborated on more than 100 scientific articles and monographs. Dr. Evans was honored with the Washington Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Achievement, the 37th International Congress of Americanists Gold Medal and the Order of Merit from the Government of Ecuador.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-15D
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Clifford Evans Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 93-15D, Clifford Evans photograph collection relating to exhibits at the Museo de Arqueologia in Trujillo, Peru, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-15D
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a6cf68ee-3bfc-4049-af1f-e7d62c209efd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-93-15d

Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna, 1995 / Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna ; S. Uceda, E. Mujica, R. Morales, editores

Author:
Uceda, Santiago  Search this
Mujica B., Elias  Search this
Morales, Ricardo  Search this
Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna  Search this
Universidad Nacional de Trujillo Facultad de Ciencias Sociales  Search this
Physical description:
242 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Trujillo (Province)
Huaca de la Luna Site (Peru)
Trujillo (Peru : Province)
Date:
1997
[1997]
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021688

Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna, 1996 : Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna / S. Uceda ... [et al.], editores

Author:
Uceda, Santiago  Search this
Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna  Search this
Physical description:
252 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Trujillo (Province)
Huaca de la Luna Site (Peru)
Trujillo (Peru : Province)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Mochica Indians--Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Mochica Indians--Anthropometry  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021689

Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna 2001 / S. Uceda, E. Mujica, R. Morales, editores

Title:
Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna
Author:
Uceda, Santiago  Search this
Mujica B., Elias  Search this
Morales, Ricardo  Search this
Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna  Search this
Universidad Nacional de Trujillo Facultad de Ciencias Sociales  Search this
Patronato Huacas del Valle de Moche  Search this
Physical description:
368 p. : ill., 1 map, plans ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Trujillo (Province)
Huaca de la Luna Site (Peru)
Trujillo (Peru : Province)
Date:
2008
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Mochica architecture  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Collection and preservation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_933051

Gallinazo : an early cultural tradition on the Peruvian north coast / edited by Jean-François Millaire with Magali Morlion

Author:
Millaire, Jean-François  Search this
Morlion, Magali  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 253 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Peru
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast (Peru)
Date:
2009
Topic:
Indians of South America--Antiquities  Search this
Indian pottery  Search this
Pottery, Prehistoric  Search this
Mochica pottery  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Indians of South America--Ethnic identity  Search this
Social archaeology  Search this
Ethnoarchaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_942461

Etude de la polychromie des reliefs sur terre crue de la Huaca de la Luna Trujillo, Pérou / Véronique Wright

Author:
Wright, Véronique  Search this
Physical description:
x, 285 p. : ill ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Trujillo (Province)
Huaca de la Luna Site (Peru)
Trujillo (Peru : Province)
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Mochica Indians  Search this
Mochica pottery  Search this
Mochica architecture  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928213

Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna 2000 / S. Uceda, E. Mujica, R. Morales, editores

Title:
Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna
Author:
Uceda, Santiago  Search this
Mujica B., Elias  Search this
Morales, Ricardo  Search this
Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna  Search this
Universidad Nacional de Trujillo Facultad de Ciencias Sociales  Search this
Physical description:
355 p. : ill ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Trujillo (Province)
Huaca de la Luna Site (Peru)
Trujillo (Peru : Province)
Date:
2006
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Mochica architecture  Search this
Mochica Indians--Anthropometry  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_933050

Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna, 1998-1999 / S. Uceda, E. Mujica, R. Morales, editores

Author:
Uceda, Santiago  Search this
Mujica B., Elias  Search this
Morales, Ricardo  Search this
Proyecto Arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna  Search this
Physical description:
497 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Trujillo (Province)
Huaca de la Luna Site (Peru)
Trujillo (Peru : Province)
Date:
2004
Topic:
Antiquities--Collection and preservation  Search this
Mochica architecture  Search this
Mochica Indians--Anthropometry  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Collection and preservation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_933049

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