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Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs

Creator:
Wright, Hamilton M., Jr.  Search this
Names:
Hamilton Wright Organization  Search this
Extent:
4,700 Color slides (circa)
250 Lantern slides (circa)
500 Color transparencies (circa)
7 Color prints (theatrical motion picture one-sheets)
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Hindus  Search this
Nubians (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Color prints
Prints
Posters
Photographs
Place:
Colorado -- description and travel
New Hampshire -- Description and Travel
Virgin Islands -- Description and Travel
Holland -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Korea -- Description and Travel
South Africa -- Description and Travel
Ecuador -- Description and Travel
Lebanon -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Chile -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Venezuela -- Description and Travel
Peru -- Description and Travel
Canada -- Description and Travel
Alaska -- description and travel
Haiti -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Bolivia -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1923-1925, 1950-1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Hamilton Wright Jr. in Egypt, South Africa, India, Lebanon, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Alaska, Colorado, and New Hampshire. They include images of modern and ancient structures and monuments, artifacts, industries, cities, markets, caves, festivals, beaches, scenery, and sporting events. Most appear to have been made for the Hamilton Wright Organization, an international agency that made films and photographs to support public relations campaigns of foreign governments. Also included are some lantern slides depicting historical sites in Egypt, directed by Hamilton Wright, Sr., and one-sheets for motion picture films produced by the Hamilton Wright Organization. Additional material includes slide narration for a lecture and short news stories relating to the images in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1908, Hamilton Wright Sr. founded the Hamilton Wright Organization, a public relations firm that specialized in making travelog and newsreel film and distributing it to motion picture houses around the world, often on behalf of domestic and foreign governments. Wright's son, Hamilton Wright Jr., managed the company after his father and expanded it's work. In 1963, a Senate committee criticized the Hamilton Wright Organization for hosting press junkets and distributing its photographs, newsreels, and stories in American news media without reporting its sources. The Hamilton Wright Organization was closed by Hamilton Wright Jr.'s son in the late 1960s.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-35
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Films by the Hamilton Wright Organization can be found in the Human Studies Film Archive in HSFA 94.19.
The Film and Television Archive at the University of California at Los Angeles holds the motion picture film and related material of the Hamilton Wright Organization.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Beaches  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Pyramids -- Egypt  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Industries  Search this
Markets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo lot 76-35, Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-35
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-35

Histoire de l'Isle espagnole ou de S. Domingue ecrite particulierement sur des memoires manuscrits du P. Jean-Baptiste le Pers, jesuite, missionnaire à Saint Domingue, & sur les pieces originales, qui se conservent au Dépôt de la marine par le P. Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix

Title:
Histoire de S. Domingue
Author:
Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de 1682-1761  Search this
Cartographer:
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' 1697-1782  Search this
Illustrator:
Humblot, Antoine -1758  Search this
Contributor:
Le Pers, Jean Baptiste 1675-1735  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume, [18] leaves of plates (13 folded) illustrations, maps, plans 27 cm. (4to)
Type:
Electronic resources
Early works to 1800
Maps
Early works
History
Place:
Haiti
Hispaniola
Spain
America
West Indies
Date:
1730
1731
To 1791
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Maps  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Call number:
F1911 .C43 1730
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001978

Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela Photographs

Names:
Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela  Search this
Transportes Aereos Centroamericanos  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (One folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Venezuela -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1947
Summary:
This collection consists of eleven black and white snapshots of Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eleven black and white snapshots possibly taken by Ted Bazett, circa 1947. The images show the following: Venezuelan airports, including Maiquetia; aircraft, including TACA's Douglas DC-3s and a British West Indian Airways Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar; and unidentified pilots and personnel.
Arrangement:
No arrangment as there are just 11 photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela was founded on August 18, 1944. The establishment of the company was part of the plan to set up subsidiary TACA companies in all South American countries. In January of 1945 TACA de Venzuela, in cooperation with its sister company TACA de Colombia, opened nonstop service from Caracas to Bogota followed by expansion including direct service betwen Marachaibo to Bogota. By 1950, however, the TACA empire collapsed; the Venezuelan branch was liquidated and Linea Aeropostal Venezolana took over the routes.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0011
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Douglas DC-3  Search this
Citation:
Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) de Venezuela Photographs, NASM.2019.0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0011
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0011

Histoire naturelle, civile et geographique de l'Orenoque, et des principales riviéres qui s'y jettent dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages & des coûtumes des Indiens qui l'habitent, des animaux, des arbres, des fruits, des résines, des herbes & des racines médicinales qui naissent dans le Païs : on y a joint le détail de plusieurs conversions remarquables & édifiantes par le Pere Joseph Gumilla

Title:
Histoire de l'Orenoque DSI
Histoire de l'Orenoque
Author:
Gumilla, Joseph -1750  Search this
Author:
M. E (Marc Eidous)  Search this
Former owner:
United States Department of State Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Jesuits  Search this
Jesuits  Search this
Physical description:
3 volume, [2] leaves of plates map 17 cm. (12mo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
South America
Orinoco River Valley
Orinoco River
Date:
1758
1556-1810
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Natural history  Search this
History  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F2331.O7 G8714 1758
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955717

In the wilds of South America six years of exploration in Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil by Leo E. Miller, with over 70 illustrations and a map

Author:
Miller, Leo E (Leo Edward) 1887-1952  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 428 pages color front., plates, 2 maps (1 folded) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South America
Date:
1919
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
QH111 .M64 1919
QH111.M64 1919
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287926

Sample the World's Cuisines With This Cookbook From a Popular New York Market

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 13 May 2020 13:52:24 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_93c3a474615ae57b9189ebb3fd4ec132

Researches concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America : with descriptions & views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras! / written in French by Alexander de Humboldt, & translated into English by Helen Maria Williams

Title:
Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America
Humboldt's researches DSI
Cordilleras researches DSI
Author:
Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859  Search this
Printer:
Pople, W (William) active 1806-1837  Search this
Translator:
Williams, Helen Maria 1762-1827  Search this
Publisher:
Colburn, Henry -1855  Search this
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown  Search this
John Murray (Firm)  Search this
Former owner:
Canal Zone Library-Museum DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes in 1, [19] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Andes
Mexico
Peru
Date:
1814
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .H9113 1814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910928

Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigenes de l'Amérique / par Al. de Humboldt ; avec 19 planches, dont plusieurs coloriées

Title:
Vues des Cordillères, et monumens de l'Amérique
Author:
Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859  Search this
Engraver:
Bouquet  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., XIX leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Ecuador
Mexico
Andes
Peru
Date:
1816
1824
1816-1824
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .H91 1816
F1219.H91 1816
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332760

Rough notes taken during some rapid journeys across the Pampas and among the Andes. By Captain F.B. Head

Author:
Head, Francis Bond Sir 1793-1875  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 309 p., 1 l. 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South America
Andes
Date:
1826
Topic:
Gauchos  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Pampas  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F2815.H42X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_264550

Journal of a voyage to Peru: a passage across the cordillera of the Andes in the winter of 1827, performed on foot in the snow; and a journey across the pampas, by Chas. Brand

Author:
Brand, Charles  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 346 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Andes
South America
Argentina
Date:
1828
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F2851.B81X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_293667

Researches concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America : with descriptions & views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras! / written in French by Alexander de Humboldt, & translated into English by Helen Maria Williams

Title:
Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America
Author:
Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859  Search this
Williams, Helen Maria 1762-1827  Search this
Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes in 1 : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes
Mexico
Peru
Date:
1814
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098266

Merriman World Travel Footage ca. 1927-1960

Creator:
Merriman, Milton E American Express employee  Search this
Subject:
Standard Oil Company  Search this
Standard Oil fire 1941  Search this
Physical description:
reference videocassetes (4 hours) silent b&w/color 3/4 inch
reference film reels (4,994 feet) silent b&w/color 16mm
master videocassettes (4 hours) silent b&w/color 3/4 inch
master video reels (4 hours) silent b&w/color one inch
preservation film reels (4,994 feet) silent b&w/color 16mm
archival original 17 film reels (16,000 feet) silent b&w/color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Aerial shots of landscape
Place:
Whiting Indiana
China
Mexico
Egypt
Bombay (India)
Singapore
Shanghai (China)
Manila
Java
Japan
Jerusalem
Baalbek (Syria)
Europe
Bali Island (Indonesia)
Macau (China)
Bangkok (Thailand)
Korea
India
Mt Abu
North America
Mississippi River
Los Angeles (Calif.)
California
New Orleans (La.)
Louisiana
Terrebonne Parish
Whiting
Indiana
Standard Oil fire
Trieste
Paris
France
Florence (Italy)
Venice (Italy)
Italy
Switzerland
Schemnerling
Austria
London (England)
England
Great Britain
United Kingdom
U.K
UK
New York
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Formosa
Siam
Thailand
Ceylon
Sri Lanka
Sumatra
South America
Cuba
Panama
Panama Canal (Panama)
Jamaica
Peru
Chile
Straits of Magellan
Argentina
Brazil
Trinidad
Venezuela
Curacao
Peking (China)
Beijing (China)
International
Date:
1927
ca 1927-1960
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Rural areas  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Architecture, Commercial  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Children  Search this
Military  Search this
Fire  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1976.4.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives FC:0
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Merriman World Travel Footage ca. 1927-1960 [Merriman, Milton E American Express employee]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218214

How Does Nature Carve Sandstone Pillars and Arches?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:19:56 +0000
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A Short Bike Ride in the Peruvian Andes

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:10:00 +0000
Topic:
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Cold, Hungry and Happy in the High Andes

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:40:12 +0000
Topic:
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Strange Ball in a Strange Place: Watching the Super Bowl in Ecuador

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:15:00 +0000
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Endangered Site: Port City of Coro, Venezuela

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +0000
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Barbados - History and Heritage

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
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Trinidad and Tobago - Nature and Scientific Wonders

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
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Will Brazil’s World Cup Stadium in the Middle of the Amazon Pay Off?

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Type:
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Published Date:
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:56:02 +0000
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