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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:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
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. They 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-139
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Notes taken before Mr. Freer's collection in Detroit, November 4-11, 1907

Creator:
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco 1853-1908  Search this
Physical description:
[196] p.; 19.5 x 13 cm
Type:
Notebooks
Place:
USA, Michiganv, Detroit
Date:
1907
November 4-11, 1907
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.01 04.02
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283675
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Bracelets (3)

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Collector:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Width:
1.1cm
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
: Hoonah  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Glacier Bay, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1891-Dec-31
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
025236
USNM Number:
E153360-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8342879
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Wine-Cups

Collector:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Wine Cup Holder
Place:
Japan (not certain), Asia
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
USNM Number:
E220137-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8363946
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Printing-Block In Manchu And Chinese Characters

Collector:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Manchu  Search this
Object Type:
Printing Block
Place:
Beijing (Peking), China, Asia
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
USNM Number:
E220152-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8363964
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Screen

Collector:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Object Type:
Screen
Place:
China, Asia
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
USNM Number:
E220161-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8363974
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Paper Stencils (132)

Collector:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Stencil / Print
Place:
Japan, Asia
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
USNM Number:
E222654-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365160
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Pottery Jar

Collector:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Object Type:
Jar
Place:
China, Asia
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
USNM Number:
E272650-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8379198
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Paint-Brush

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Javanese  Search this
Object Type:
Batik Tool
Place:
Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
1901-Nov-09
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
038641
USNM Number:
E213516-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8360466
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Incense Burning Outfit

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Object Type:
Incense Sample Set / Incense Burner
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1923-Jan-25
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069474
USNM Number:
E324883-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394102
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Lamp And Tube Burglar's Lamp

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Indonesian  Search this
Object Type:
Lamp
Place:
Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta), Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
1896-Feb-06
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
030262
USNM Number:
E175615-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8350967
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Collection Of Ceremonial-Knots

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Knot
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1919-Apr
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
051690
USNM Number:
E259697-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8376741
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Straw Figure

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Korea, Asia
Accession Date:
1920-Oct-06
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
065511
USNM Number:
E315464-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8390737
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Straw Figure

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Korea, Asia
Accession Date:
1920-Oct-06
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
065511
USNM Number:
E315465-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8390738
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Shinto Charms / 2 Paper Fan-shaped Charms and 1 Box

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1923-Jan-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069379
USNM Number:
E324868-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394087
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Shinto Charm, Paper Envelope, Ise Naiku Darue

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1923-Jan-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069379
USNM Number:
E324869-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394089
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Shinto Charm, Paper Box

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1923-Jan-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069379
USNM Number:
E324870-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394090
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Shinto Charm, Block "Geku"

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1923-Jan-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069379
USNM Number:
E324871-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394091
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Shinto Charm, Block, "Naiku"

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1923-Jan-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069379
USNM Number:
E324872-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394092
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Shinto Charm, Block, "Naiku"

Donor Name:
Miss Eliza R. Scidmore  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1923-Jan-08
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069379
USNM Number:
E324873-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394093
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