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Gregory Mason negatives

Creator:
Mason, Gregory, b. 1889  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
86 Acetate negatives (black and white, 4 x 6 inches.)
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Maya (archaeological culture)  Search this
Ika (Ica/Arhuaco)  Search this
Kogi (Kagaba)  Search this
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Guatemala
Quintana Roo (Mexico : State)
Belize
Colombia
Mexico
Date:
1916-1931
Summary:
This collection contains 86 black-and-white negatives taken by Gregory Mason from 1916-1931. The images depict scenes of Belize, Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico, including Mexico City, Cozumel, Chichén Itzá and other sites in Quintana Roo.
Scope and Contents:
The Gregory Mason collection contains negatives made from 1916 to 1931 by Mason. The 1916 negatives depict the streets in and suburbs of Mérida, Mexico, and of people bundling fibers on a nearby plantation. The negatives dating from 1922 were made in Chichén Itzá. In 1928, Mason made negatives in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. The Belize negatives depict Mayan antiquities, various street scenes, and native peoples gathering leaves and chicle, spinning fiber, and canoeing; the Quintana Roo, Mexico, negatives depict Isla Cozumel and other Mayan sites; and the Guatemala negatives Quiriguá. The 1931 negatives made in Colombia primarily depict individuals from the Kogi, Ika, and Wayuu culture groups. Mason made some of these negatives on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Arrangement:
Arranged by negative number (N20447-N20532)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1889, Gregory Mason was an American journalist with a keen interest in anthropology. Early in his career, he traveled widely as a reporter for the newspaper New York Evening Sun and the news magazine The Outlook. In 1926, he and Herbert Spinden led the Mason-Spinden expedition to explore Mayan ruins in Mexico. Funded in part by Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Mason led four additional expeditions to Central and South America. He wrote several books, including "Silver Cities of Yucatan" (1927), "Columbus Came Late" (1931), and "Remember the Maine" (1939). From 1941 to 1954, he was chairman of the Department of Journalism at New York University. Mason died in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1968.
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.
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Gregory Mason negatives, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.029
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-029

MS 1681 Nociones elementales del idioma goagiro con su correspondiente vocabulario

Creator:
Esteban de Uterga  Search this
Extent:
198 Pages
Culture:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1894
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1681
General:
Previously titled "Grammar."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Venezuela  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1681, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1681
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1681

Werner Lüthy photographs from Venezuela

Photographer:
Lüthy , Werner, 1899-1967  Search this
Extent:
0.02 Linear feet
14 Photographs
Culture:
Barí (Motilone)  Search this
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Venezuela
Date:
circa 1931
Summary:
This collection contains 14 photographs depicting the Barí (Motilone) and Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro) peoples of Venezuela circa 1930-1931.
Scope and Contents:
N36511-N36516, P09993-P10000

This collection contains 8 gelatin silver prints shot by photographer Werner Lüthy circa 1930-1931 and and 6 copy negatives created by the Museum of the American Indian. The photographs depict the Barí (Motilone) and Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro) peoples of Venezuela. The photographs include portraits of individuals and groups, as well as scenes of daily life such as a pearl fisherman repairing a sail, pearl fishermen sitting on a mound of shells, and individuals wearing face paint. One photograph depicts the top of a man's head showing scars, which according to Lüthy, was obtained during a "Chicha-feast" when one man hits another over the head with a sharp bow until one man drops. The photographs have typed captions on the versos.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Werner Lüthy (also spelled Luthy) was a Swiss photographer who lived in Bern, Switzerland. Born on August 1, 1899, Lüthy specialized in travel photography. His work was exhibited in Bern in the 1930s through 1950s and published in numerous photography journals. Lüthy died on November 11, 1967.
Related Materials:
The State Archives of Canton Bern in Switzerland holds a collection of Werner Lüthy photographs.
Provenance:
Donated to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation by Werner Lüthy in 1931.
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.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Werner Lüthy photographs from Venezuela, catalog #, NMAI.AC.202; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.189
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-189

MS 2000 Atimoke: Texts, linguistic and historic notes

Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
60 Pages
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Tupi-Guarani  Search this
Chayona  Search this
Cumanagota  Search this
Tumanaco  Search this
Carib  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Extracts from published Timucua texts by Morilla and Pareja, notes on historical sources on Timucua and South Florida, suggested comparisons and etymologies for Fontaneda's Calusa words; comparisons of Timucua vocabulary with Creek, Yuchi, Island Carib, Calibi, Tupi-Guarani, Guajiro, Chayona, Cumanagota and Tumanaco.
Above correction and additional information supplied by W.C. Sturtevant.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2000
Local Note:
Autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2000, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2000
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2000

Fish trap

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Fish trap
Media/Materials:
Bark, wood, cordage
Techniques:
Wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1285
Barcode:
181285.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bc23fa92-b23d-4406-b411-0cf145ba07a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193981
Online Media:

Hammock

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Hammock
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1302
Barcode:
181302.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67a9a3dea-b018-4a53-94c3-851e9696b761
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193998
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, vegetal fiber
Techniques:
Carved, tied
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1348
Barcode:
181348.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f602c2c3-a39c-4f79-ae57-d79fbf0f7241
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194045
Online Media:

Paint container

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Paint container
Media/Materials:
Gourd
Techniques:
Incised
Object Type:
Art and Printing tools
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1360
Barcode:
181360.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Art and Printing tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61b3dfd37-1833-4f3e-a2b9-2e91202511cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194057
Online Media:

Face/body paint and container

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Face/body paint and container
Media/Materials:
Nut/nuts, paint
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1377
Barcode:
181377.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6220f7ea0-ebe7-4f0c-8970-d3ac6f6120c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194074
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Cordage
Techniques:
Looped
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Península de La Guajira (Goajira Peninsula); La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/9616
Barcode:
189616.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60cedcaab-f109-4c61-8879-d75116c9fc0b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_202072
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Previous owner:
William F. Kaelin, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
William F. Kaelin, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Lago de Maracaibo (Lake Maracaibo); Zulia State, Zulian Region; Venezuela
Catalog Number:
14/2590
Barcode:
142590.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6424d6571-e9bf-4f9f-8115-57e0b7bd3241
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_153344
Online Media:

Spindle whorl and spindle

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Spindle whorl and spindle
Media/Materials:
Wood, steatite/soapstone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Weaving tools/equipment
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1372
Barcode:
181372.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Weaving tools/equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f51fc49a-e973-42c3-a343-f1cc6c7666e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194069
Online Media:

Vessel

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Vessel
Media/Materials:
Armadillo shell, cordage
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Península de La Guajira (Goajira Peninsula); La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/9606
Barcode:
189606.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a1443b14-09d2-4d66-92b9-442f48bf3c90
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_202062
Online Media:

Drum and drumstick

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Drum and drumstick
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1284
Barcode:
181284.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6587acc0d-d25e-40e3-b8de-a6a46679e82e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_193980
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1346
Barcode:
181346.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65adf6f52-21b1-4e55-b58c-ae6771511a2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194043
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Looped
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Península de La Guajira (Goajira Peninsula); La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/9582
Barcode:
189582.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f4e7dc3c-7753-49b5-8a20-910b54e67711
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_202038
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Looped
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Península de La Guajira (Goajira Peninsula); La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/9585
Barcode:
189585.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64086fb71-029d-481e-83d1-26da45dcc25f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_202041
Online Media:

Head ring

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Head ring
Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, wool yarn, feather/feathers
Techniques:
Twill-plaited, wrapped
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1307
Barcode:
181307.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64b20625e-965c-4731-b421-a592cf545cce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194003
Online Media:

Sash/Belt

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Expedition sponsor:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (The University Museum)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI-HF), 1916-1989  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Native Term:
sírá
Place:
La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/1339
Barcode:
181339.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61dabd2ee-665b-4f0d-81f0-89ee11f8c217
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194036
Online Media:

Girl's dress

Culture/People:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)  Search this
Collector:
Gregory Mason, Non-Indian, 1889-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Girl's dress
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Knotted
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Península de La Guajira (Goajira Peninsula); La Guajira Department; Colombia
Catalog Number:
18/9594
Barcode:
189594.000
See related items:
Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f6cb18d5-5b18-466f-8096-9df671a5fc3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_202050
Online Media:

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