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Frederick Catherwood drawing of the great Teocallis at Uxmal

Artist:
Catherwood, Frederick, 1799-1854  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (watercolor, 42 x 28 inches)
Container:
Item 211351
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Drawings
Works of art
Watercolors
Place:
North America
Mexico
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1841
Scope and Contents:
A gouache drawing depicting the Teocallis, also called House of the Diviner or Dwarf's House, sitting on a pyramidal mound. It is a grand stone structure with intricate stone carvings at the gateway. Several people and a dog gather outside the entrance.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
Frederick Catherwood (1799–1854) was an English artist and architect known for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. In 1839 and 1841, Catherwood and John Lloyd Stephens toured dozends of archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico. Together they published two books describing their discoveries: Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (published in 1841, after the first voyage) and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (published in 1843, after the second voyage).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 211,351

USNM Accession Number 38171
Variant Title:
Drawing of a ruined temple in Yucatan

House of the Magician

House of the Dwarf
Publication Note:
A lithograph of a portion of this drawing was published in:

Catherwood, F. (1844). Views of ancient monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. London: Published by F. Catherwood.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Works of art
Watercolors
Citation:
Frederick Catherwood drawing of the great Teocallis at Uxmal, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS211351
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw352cd2a36-151a-41f3-b075-a0be482a2948
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms211351
Online Media:

A Maya Temple--The Nunnery at Uxmal [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Yucatan (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1933
Scope and Contents:
A drawing depicting the front entrance of a Mayan temple at Uxmal. The image has been colored in green, red and orange to highlight designs on the temple. According to the description on the back of the card, this is an exact replica, located at the World's Fair in Chicago, of a temple in "far away" Yucatan.
General:
Series III, Box 28, World's Fairs and Expositions--Chicago, 1933.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mayas -- Antiquities -- 1900-1920  Search this
Temples -- Mexico -- 1900-1920  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- 1900-1920  Search this
Ruins -- Maya  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 3: Subjects / World Fairs and Expositions, Century of Progress (Chicago, Illinois, 1933)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88d2a5202-c5e4-4dc8-a7a4-530e19646603
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2182

Thomas Dale Stewart photographs of Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru

Creator:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Extent:
40 Prints (silver gelatin)
40 Negatives (acetate)
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Peru
Mexico
Guatemala
Date:
circa 1945-1949
Scope and Contents note:
Much of the collection consists of photographs depicting structures at Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Also included are photographs of T. Dale Stewart and his family, excavations, and modern buildings. There are also lists of captions for a 1949 trip to Peru, though the photographs are not included in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1947, Smithsonian physical anthropologist T. Dale Stewart began a program of cooperation with anthropologists of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and scientists in Guatemala. In part, the project was designed to promote relations between scientists of the Americas and was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Stewartʹs activities involved a study of the highland and lowland Mayans and the study of remains at highland archeological sites.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-59
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Notes from Stewart's work in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7357.
The National Anthropological Archives holds Thomas Dale Stewart's papers.
The Department of Anthropology holds artifacts and specimens donated by Stewart.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds oral histories with Stewart (SIA RU009521).
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 81-59, Thomas Dale Stewart photographs of Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-59
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw375ae354f-39ed-48a2-84f3-62413a4d53af
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-59

World's Fair Souvenir Book / A Century of Progress, Chicago [book]

Creator:
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7-1/4" x 10".)
Container:
Box 14, Folder 8
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Souvenirs
Photographs
Expositions
Books
Place:
Mexico
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1934
Scope and Contents:
"Mayan Temple" page from spiral-bound book, the "World's Fair Souvenir Book, A Century of Progress, Chicago, 1934".
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001229.tif (AC Scan No.: Mayan Temple)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Americans Experience Mexico," Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2010; Craig Orr, curator.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- Chicago (Ill.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Souvenirs -- 1930-1940
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Reproductions
Expositions
Books -- 1930-1940
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions / Images, Keepsakes, Promotional Material, Publications, and Other / CHICAGO / Souvenir books with general images of the fair
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b6dbe67e-813f-40c1-9fa9-1a9d21a2f22e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-world-ref576
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William Henry Holmes photograph collection relating to archeological sites in Mexico and Mesoamerica

Collector:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Armour, Allison V.  Search this
Maudslay, Alfred Percival, 1850-1931  Search this
Thompson, E. H.  Search this
Extent:
1 printed color diagram
31 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Aztec (archaeological culture)  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Mitla Site (Mexico)
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Copán Site (Honduras)
Quiriguá Site (Guatemala)
Xochicalco Site (Mexico)
Honduras -- Antiquities
Guatemala -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Antiquities
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting archeological sites in Mexico, including Chichen Itza, Mitla, Palenque, Texcotzingo, Uxmal, Xochicalco, Quirigua, and Copan. Some of the prints were originally framed and captioned; these may have formed an exhibit or display, possibly in Holmesʹs office. Photographers include Allison V. Armour, Alfred Percival Maudsley, and E. H. Thompson.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an artist, geologist, and archeologist who spent most of his career with the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, United States Geological Survey, Bureau of American Ethnology, and Department of Anthropology of the Smithsonian. From 1894-1897, he was the head of anthropology at the Field Columbian Museum (Field Museum of Natural History) and on the staff of the University of Chicago. During this time, he carried out investigations of ancient ruins in the Yucatan and other areas of Mesoamerica as a member of an expedition of Allison V. Armour. Many of the prints in this collection seem to relate to that expedition, and similar images were published in Holmesʹs reports in the Field Columbian Museum Anthropological Series, volume 1, number 1, 1895. Holmes served as head curator for the US National Museum Department of Anthropology from 1897-1902 and head of the BAE from 1902-1909.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-44, NAA Photo Lot 66B, USNM ACC 89688
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 66B has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 73-44. These photographs were also collected by William Henry Holmes and form part of this collection.
Correspondence by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7206, the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the records of the Department of Anthropology.
Manuscripts and notes by Holmes can be found throughout the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4698, MS 2125, MS 7112, and MS 7570.
The William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931 (SIA RU007084), are held by the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 73-44, William Henry Holmes photograph collection relating to archeological sites in Mexico and Mesoamerica, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-44
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw391b3d954-429e-4869-829c-54fe95e77590
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-44

Frank Maryl Setzler photographs

Creator:
Setzler, Frank M. (Frank Maryl), 1902-1975  Search this
Names:
United States De Soto Expedition Commission  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
1,889 Prints (silver gelatin)
169 Slides (35mm)
1,204 Negatives (nitrate)
290 Lantern slides
12 Negatives (acetate)
Culture:
Aboriginal Australians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Slides
Negatives
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Xochicalco Site (Mexico)
Texas -- Antiquities
Groote Eylandt (N.T.)
Ohio -- Antiquities
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
West Virginia -- Antiquities
Arizona -- Antiquities
Arkansas -- Antiquities
Louisiana -- Antiquities
Kentucky -- Antiquities
Georgia -- Antiquities
Virginia -- Antiquities
Gunbalanya (N.T.)
Cuzco (Peru)
Yirrkala (N.T.)
Date:
1929-1957
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to or made during Setzler's archaeological work. Images depict surveys and excavations, artifacts and burials, archaeological crew members, and other individuals. They document work in Ohio (including the original Hopewell site on Paint Creek, Turner site, Newark site, High Bank Works, Tremper Mound, Seip Mound, Turner Group, Miamisburg Mound, Serpent Mound, and the Madisonville site), Wisconsin (including the Schwert group, Nicholls mound, and Trempealeau group), Louisiana (including the Marksville works and sites at Saline Point, Johnson place, and West Carroll, Madison, and Union parishes), Arkansas (including the Foster Place site). Some photographs portray the excavation of an Indian canoe on Cumberland Island in Georgia, and a body found in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Photographs of views in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida relate to the work of the De Soto Commission. Photographs from the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition largely relate to Yirrkala, Milingimbi, Oenpelli (Gunbalanya), and Groote Eylandt, and include travel scenes, dances, and the preparation of face masks and bark for drawing. Some lantern slides are associated with a lecture at the Smithsonian Institution, while others depict Latin American ruins and artifacts from Jalapa, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichén Ítza, Xochicalco, and Cuzco that once belonged to William Henry Holmes.

Setzler annotated many of the negative enclosures with image information. Photocopies of the enclosures are available in the collection, as well as one box of empty original enclosures. Also in the collection is an index card bibliography on Australia, and an index card catalog of individuals from Groote Eylandt.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frank Maryl Setzler (1902-1975) was an archaeologist with the United States National Museum who served as Head Curator in the Department of Anthropology from 1937 until his retirement in 1960. Setzler specialized in the archeology of the midwestern states, especially the Hopewell mounds, and was also interested in the southeastern states. During his career, he conducted fieldwork throughout the United States, and in 1948 was the deputy leader for the Australian-American Arnhem Land Expedition sponsored by the Smithsonian, the National Geographic Society, and the Australian government.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 36
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Frank Maryl Setzler papers.
Artifacts collected during the Arnhem Land expedition are held in the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accession 178294.
The National Geographic Society holds motion picture film from the Arnhem Land Expedition.
The National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection holds some of Setzler's papers relating to the Arnhem Land Expedition (Frank Maryl Setzler - Records, 1948-1973, MS 5230).
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in special storage and require advance notice to view.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 36, Frank Maryl Setzler photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.36
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37f428dbe-260b-4a71-8313-a1abc3a84a29
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-36

Désiré Charnay photographs of Mitla, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, and Palenque

Creator:
Charnay, Désiré, 1828-1915  Search this
Extent:
12 Prints (albumen)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Mitla Site (Mexico)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Mexico -- Antiquities
Date:
circa 1857
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Désiré Charnay depicting the Grand Palace at Mitla, the Governor's Palace at Uxmal, a convent at Chichen Itza, and a large stone tablet at Palenque.
Biographical/Historical note:
Claude Joseph Désiré Charnay (1828-1915), a French archeologist and pioneer of expeditionary photography, explored and documented Mexico and Central America. He was commissioned by the French government in 1857 to collect artifacts and document archeological sites in Mexico. Charnay completed three tours between 1858-1860, 1880-1882, and 1886; the latter two trips were funded by New York resident Pierre Lorillard and were largely photographic expeditions. Charnay later went to Madagascar (1863), North America (1867-70), South America (1875), Australia and Oceania (1878), and Central America (1880-83). He was among the first to use photography to record Meso-American archaeological sites, as well as the Indigenous peoples of Mexico whom he encountered.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4449
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Casts made by Charnay held in the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accessions 042420 and 013211.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
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 4449, Désiré Charnay photographs of Mitla, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, and Palenque, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4449
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33a87ce99-0acd-40df-bd07-c2641f1a2667
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4449

Mayab : dónde la piedra se hizo poesía = where poetry is written in stone / Luis Castañeda

Author:
Castañeda, Luis 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Mexico
Date:
1991
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763704

Bibliographic notes on Uxmal, Yucatan / by Marshall H. Saville

Author:
Saville, Marshall H (Marshall Howard) 1867-1935  Search this
Physical description:
pages 55-131, 7 unnumbered leaves of plates (4 folded) : illustrations ; 17 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1921
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E51 .I392 vol. 9 no. 2
E51 .I392 vol. 9-10
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780231

The House of the Governor : a Maya palace at Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico / Jeff Karl Kowalski

Author:
Kowalski, Jeff Karl 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Governor's Palace (Uxmal Site, Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 298 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Indian architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_314153

Chichén-Itzá, Uxmal y Kabah en el arte maya / [compilado por Gabriel de la Barrera y Alvárez]

Author:
Barrera y Alvárez, Gabriel de la  Search this
Physical description:
43 p., 83 leaves of plates : ill., map ; 24 x 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Kabah Site (Mexico)
Date:
1950
[1950]
Topic:
Maya art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810900

The dwarf wizard of Uxmal / told by Susan Hand Shetterly ; illustrated Robert Shetterly

Author:
Shetterly, Susan Hand 1942-  Search this
Ill:
Shetterly, Robert  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Folklore
Juvenile literature
Place:
Mexico
Uxmal Site
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1990
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012223

Guía oficial de Uxmal / [texto y fotografías de Alberto Ruz Lhuillier]

Author:
Ruz Lhuillier, Alberto 1906-1979  Search this
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
53 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_961644

Guide book to the ruins of Uxmal / by Jose A. Erosa Peniche ; English translation by Julio Granados

Author:
Erosa Peniche, José A  Search this
Physical description:
50 p., [1] folded leaf : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1948
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1435.1.U7 E7713 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_980598

Zonas arqueológicas de Yucatán

Physical description:
59 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Mexico
Yucatán (State)
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Date:
2005
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084496

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