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Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore photographs relating to Japan and China

Creator:
Scidmore, Eliza Ruhamah, 1856-1928  Search this
Names:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Thompson, E. B. (Ezra Bowen), 1865-1951 (possible photographer or publisher)  Search this
Extent:
50 Negatives (glass)
23 Negatives (nitrate)
120 Lantern slides
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Japan
China
Philippines
South America
Date:
circa 1914-1916
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made and collected by Scidmore documenting life in Japan and China. Photos depict people, agriculture, crafting and jewelry, and natural and urban settings. Some additional photographs were made in South America and possibly the Philippines. The collection includes lantern slides published by the William H. Jackson Photo and Publishing Company of Denver and E. B. Thompson of Washington, DC.
Biographical/Historical note:
Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (1856-1928) was an author, journalist, lecturer, and collector who traveled extensively and helped to bring the Japanese cherry blossoms to Washington, DC. She spent her early life in Madison, Wisconsin, and then moved during the Civil War to Washington, DC, with her mother and brother. She was educated for two years at Oberlin College before obtaining a position as a newspaper correspondent covering the capitalʹs social scene. Her career as a travel writer began in 1883 during a trip to Alaska which she documented in her first book, Alaska, Its Southern Coast and the Sitkan Archipelago (published 1885). Shortly thereafter, she lived for long periods of time in southern and eastern Asia, particularly in China, India, Japan, Java, and the Philippines. Scidmore promoted intercultural understanding and cooperation and particularly encouraged the relationship between America and Japan, where her brother served as a Consul General in Yokohama. She was decorated by the Japanese emperor for her sympathetic reporting of Japanʹs treatment of prisoners of war during the Russo-Japanese War. Though Scidmore contributed articles to many popular magazines, she was most active for National Geographic (between 1893 and 1914) and her photographs accompanied many articles. She also served on the National Geographic staff and on its board of managers.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 139
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs made and collected by Scidmore are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97 and in the National Geographic Society archives.
The Department of Anthropology collections holds several artifacts donated by Scidmore.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Transportation -- Japan  Search this
Agriculture -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 139, Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore photographs relating to Japan and China, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.139
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31201f748-a82e-46c1-8c2f-960038544feb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-139
Online Media:

The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905

Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Behre, Fred J., 1866-1941  Search this
Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908  Search this
Kojong, King of Korea, 1852-1919  Search this
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912  Search this
Sunjong, King of Korea, 1874-1926  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Extent:
1 Album (42 leaves, unbound, 38 x 52 cm.)
1 Album (8 leaves, Japanese bound cloth-covered boards with gilt edges, 28 x 37 cm.)
1 Album (8 leaves, embroidered cloth-covered boards with gilt edges and silk endpapers, 36 x 48 cm.)
1 Item (one photographic portrait, in a 55 x 45 cm. frame, image 23 x 17 cm.)
2 Items (two signed photographic portraits, in elaborately carved frames, 44 x 34 cm., images 28 x 21 cm.)
2 Items (two photographic portraits, in 48 x 40 cm. frames, images 27 x 22 cm.)
1 Item (one photographic portrait, in a 23 x 13 cm. frame, 14 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print (loose, 26 x 18 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Portraits
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Beijing (China)
China
Japan
Korea
Philippines
Hawaii
Tokyo (Japan)
Hong Kong
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
A collection of photographs and photographic albums obtained by Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, when she accompanied the Taft Mission to Asia in the summer of 1905. The collection contains 1.) One album of 8 leaves, embroidered cloth-covered boards with gilt edges and silk endpapers, 36 x 48 cm., containing 16 photographs of Alice Roosevelt during her stop in San Francisco, and on the passenger ship Manchuria, with the inscription "To Miss Alice Roosevelt: This Album of Photographs Taken by its Artists Is Presented by the San Francisco Call As a Souvenir of Her vist to the Philippines 1905." on the inside cover is an oil painted scene of a ship leaving San Francisco painted by the California artist Frederick John Behre (1863-1942); 2.) one album of 42 leaves, unbound, 38 x 52 cm., containing photographs of the Mission by American photographer Burr McIntosh, with the inscription "To Alice Lee Roosevelt in sincere admiration and appreciation of her generosity to the 'official photographer.' -- Burr McIntosh"; 3.) one album of 8 leaves, cloth-covered with gilt edges, 28 x 37 cm., containing photographs of a reception at Korakuen in Tokyo; 4.) one photographic portrait of the Empress Dowager Cixi, image 23 x 17 cm. in a 40 x 31 cm. frame; 5.) two signed photographic portraits, one each of the Meiji Emperor and Empress, images 28 x 21 cm. in elaborately carved frames, 44 x 34 cm.; 6.) two signed photographic portraits, one each of Emperor Gojong and Crown Prince Sunjong of Korea, images 27 x 22 cm. in 45 x 38 cm. frames; 7.) one photographic portrait of Japanese Foreign Minister Nagasaki Shōgo, by the Maruki Studio, Tokyo, 14 x 6 cm. in a 23 x 13 cm. frame, inscribed "Hon. Taft with sincere regards from his friend" above the image and signed "Michinori S. Nagasaki" below; 8.) Small matted print of American and Japanese audiences watching a Sumo demonstration at Korakuen in Tokyo, 6.8 x 16.3 cm., mounted on a board 22 x 31.5 cm; 9.) one loose photographic print of Alice Roosevelt and William H. Taft on the deck of the Manchuria, 26 x 18 cm.; 10.) one album of photographs of Nikko by the Hoshino studio in Nikko, with elaborately embroidered dragon cover, 27 x 38 cm.; 11.) accordian album of woodblock prints and descriptions of the whaling industry in Ikitsukishima in Nagasaki province, dated 1829, 23 x 34 cm.; 12.) album of various 19th century Japanese woodblock prints, 37 x 25.5 cm.; 13.) 73 picture postcards from the Kobe Picture Postcard Club, many handmade, addressed to President Roosevelt in appreciation of his efforts to obtain a peace treaty between Japan and Russia.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, eldest child of President Theodore Roosevelt, was a writer, activist, and socialite, known for her exploits and willingness to flout convention. Her father once said that, "I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both." She was born on February 12th, 1884 in New York City, and was the only child of Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway Lee. Her mother died two days after her birth. Alice's life changed dramatically when her father became the 26th president of the United States in 1901 upon President William McKinley's assassination. She entered Washington society the following January at her debutante ball, launching her career as an important political mover and a celebrity. During her father's presidency, she hosted large events for him, acted as a stand-in at events he could not attend, and went on various diplomatic trips at his behest, cementing her place among the Washington political elite.

On February 17, 1906, she married Congressman Nicholas Longworth (1869-1931), a Republican from Ohio, and moved her base of influence from the White House to her husband's home. She had one daughter in 1925 named Pauline. After her daughter's death from an overdose of sleeping pills in 1957, Alice gained custody of her granddaughter, Joanna and raised her. Alice Longworth campaigned frequently for Republican Party candidates and wrote regular political columns, but she supported the Democratic Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Throughout her life, Alice Longworth was known both for her caustic wit as well as her convivial dinner parties, two traits that gave her lasting influence and in later years earned her the title, "the other Washington Monument." She died two weeks after her 96th birthday on February 20, 1980.

Alice was a member of one of the first and largest U.S. foreign diplomatic delegations to Asia. It embarked from San Francisco on July 8, 1905 for a three-month tour, stopping in Japan, the Philippines, and China. The delegation, under the leadership of then-Secretary of War William Howard Taft, also included congressmen, senators, and a group of other civilians. Alice's future husband, Nicholas Longworth, was one of the congressmen with the delegation and their engagement was declared shortly after their return. On this trip, Alice met with the Meiji Emperor of Japan, the Philippine Sultan of Sulu, and the Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi. Multiple photographs of her, other members of the delegation, and those they met with, were taken during the journey. Alice also collection albums, prints and postcards of local cities on her journey.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02
Related Materials:
Alice Roosevelt Longworth Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Portraits
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Postcards
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc350df6179-e924-4d08-b6b2-8888808913d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2009-02
Online Media:

S.S Siberia photographed from the S.S. Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 2 verso, 3rd photograph; The S.S. Siberia was the only sighted ship during the pacific crossing of the voyagers. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.02a.3
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.02a.3
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc390d4ecbc-9a14-4ce5-8fe9-ae9b53b50bb6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref10

William Taft's shipboard table companions aboard the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 2 recto, 1st photograph; William Taft is sitting in the middle of a group photograph. The other members of the photograph include Alice Roosevelt, Nicholas Longworth, Senator and Mrs. Newlands, Mabel Thorp Boardman, Amy McMillan, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Parsons, Rep. Frederick Gillet (MA), Maj. Thompson and Burke Cockran. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.02b.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.02b.1
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc341502a29-6766-43f9-88bf-65e18fb56dc3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref11

Nicholas Longworth and unidentified woman walking on deck of the SS Manchuria upon arrival in Hawaii

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 2 recto, 2nd photograph; Nicholas Longworth and an unidentified woman are walking on deck the S.S. Manchuria upon their arrival to Honolulu. Hawaii was the first destination of the voyage. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.02b.2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.02b.2
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39d1d51b5-a6f4-4e0a-a781-b0a055d094f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref12

A group photograph of Alice Roosevelt and female passengers on the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 2 recto, 4th photograph; Alice Roosevelt is surrounded by Mrs. Newlands, Mabel Boardman, Amy McMillan, and Mrs. Herbert Parsons. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.02b.4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.02b.4
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc38d85166a-a7cb-4e63-b6c9-367bda5003f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref14

A group photograph of Harvard alumni passengers aboard the SS Manchuria including Nicholas Longworth and Capt. J. W. Saunders

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 3 verso, 1st photograph; Nick Longworth is sitting in the left side of the second row of the photograph. Harvard senior Richard Hobart (2nd from left, front row) and Archibald Coolidge, his history professor (1st from left, back row) are also included. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.03a.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.03a.1
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc32f6ba584-fd08-455d-a847-24a7c8240952
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref15

Alice Roosevelt standing aboard the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 3 verso, 2nd photograph; A photograph of Alice Roosevelt standing on deck of the Manchuria. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.03a.2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.03a.2
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3ebf5fbb0-0af2-4da5-84ce-a541a73ef8e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref16

Senators and their wives aboard the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 3 recto, 1st photograph; A group photograph including Senator and Mrs. Dubois (ID), Sen. and Mrs. Scott (WVA), Sen. and Mrs. Newlands (NEV), Sens. Allison (Iowa), Daniel (VA), Foster (LA), Long (KS), Patterson (CO), Stone (MO), and Warren (WYO). This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.03b.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.03b.1
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3013cdabf-b6f2-40e5-b43e-815bc95dae3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref17

Members of Taft Diplomatic Mission aboard the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 4 verso, 1st photograph; A group photograph that possibly contains the entire delegation. The delegation included 7 senators, 35 congressmen, some wives and businessmen. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.04a.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.04a.1
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc33f148b15-615d-4b0d-aef3-45b301984fe0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref18

Nicholas Longworth Standing by a Smokestack on board the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 4 recto, 1st photograph; A photograph of Nicholas Longworth besides a smokestack on the SS Manchuria. Longworth had a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.04b.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.04b.1
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3cd2cd9fb-7982-4674-a37c-10fac0a3edd9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref19

William Taft's shipboard table companions on the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 4 recto, 2nd photograph; Another group photograph of Taft and his table companions. The photo features Alice Roosevelt, William Taft, Nicholas Longworth, Senator and Mrs. Newlands, Amy McMillan, Rep. Frederick Gillet, Col. Clarence R. Edwards, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Parsons. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.04b.2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.04b.2
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The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3a5b4bc9d-94f9-4bf8-8b60-648d54b211c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref20

Male members of the Delegation conversing on deck the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 4 recto, 3rd photograph; The men conversing may possibly all be Harvard graduates. Nicholas Longworth was a Harvard grad. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.04b.3
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.04b.3
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The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc38b761ccf-a861-485b-bb15-dd2b4675641d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref21

Passengers on deck of the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 4 recto, 4th photograph; A shot of the deck taken from above. The high number of cameras among the delegates is an indicator of how popular personal photography had become at the turn of the century. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.04b.4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.04b.4
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The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3f9c4a1ee-0415-4114-b527-8105f0d8145d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref22

William Taft's shipboard table companions on the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Hawaii
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 5 recto, 1st photograph; Another photograph of Taft's companions. Featured in this photograph are Alice Roosevelt,William Taft, Nicholas Longworth, Sen. And Mrs Francis G. Newlands, Mabel Boardman, Amy McMillan, Rep.Frederick Gillet,Rep. and Mrs. Herbert Parsons, Col. Clarence R. Edwards, and Col. Thompson. This photo was taken on the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.05b.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.05b.1
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The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3be92d41f-b261-4dcc-8fb5-22a1352441e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref27

Passengers aboard the SS Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 8 verso, 1st photograph; A group photograph of passengers on the SS Manchuria. This photo was taken between the 14th and the 25th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.08a.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.08a.1
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The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc37b293876-f6b3-435e-9c24-4619520be447
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref43

Cover of Album of photographs of the Taft Mission to Asia

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Title page to album of photographs taken by Burr McIntosh and assistants during travels with the Taft Mission. Page is titled: "To Alice Roosevelt Longworth: In sincrere admiration and appreciation of her graciousness to the "official photographery. Burr McIntosh"
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.01.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.01.1
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The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc330c49e0e-8974-4f24-bae6-5b23af1d5fa6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref7

Chinese passengers aboard the Manchuria, playing a gambling game

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 2 verso, 1st photograph; unidentified passenger from steerage aboard the Manchuria. One man is playing a gambling game based off of the probability of dice rolls.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.02a.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.02a.1
See more items in:
The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc30520b723-ccad-45c8-ad14-00df692689e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref8

Nicholas Longworth standing by a smokestack on board the S.S. Manchuria

Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Names:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Collection Collector:
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
McIntosh, Burr, 1862-1942  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print (mounted into a disassembled photo album)
Type:
Archival materials
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
China
Philippines
Japan
Korea
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Folio 2 verso, 2nd photograph; Ohio Congressman Nicholas Longworth is standing beside a smokestack onboard the Manchuria. He is wearing a light hat, pants, and shoes and a dark suit jacket. During the voyage, Nick Longworth and Alice Roosevelt were romantically involved. The following year, the two were married in a Whitehouse ceremony. This photo was taken between the 5th to the 14th of July, 1905.
Biographical / Historical:
McIntosh was better known as a fashion and society photographer before he joined the Taft Mission.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.02 2.02a.2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Diplomacy  Search this
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.02, Item FSA A2009.02 2.02a.2
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The Alice Roosevelt Longworth Collection of Photographs from the 1905 Taft Mission to Asia, 1905
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3dc377219-4531-47ba-bd23-36ba1e3b2871
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2009-02-ref9

Whipple Spear Hall collection

Creator:
Hall, Whipple Spear  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (950 feet, 16mm)
Photographs (290 images; prints)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Silent films
Travelogs
Place:
Asia
China
Philippines
Date:
circa 1930-1940
Scope and Contents:
Films and photographs shot in the 1930s by American businessman Whipple S. Spear Hall. Locations include Philippines (including Manila), southeast Asia, Oceania, China, Papua New Guinea, Java and possibly Torres Strait.

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 Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
silent films
Travelogs
Citation:
Whipple Spear Hall collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1999.13
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Whipple Spear Hall collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91a7713e0-03cc-4709-8e74-f30d4ecfc9e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1999-13
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