National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives


EASTER ISLAND MANUSCRIPTS

Included are photographic prints of two old manuscripts with Easter Island texts, copies of petroglyphs, and copies from rongorongo boards with an explanation of the characters in the native language. The location of the original manuscripts has not been determined.

DATES: No date

QUANTITY: 34 prints

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

FINDING AID: None

ENLARGED PRINTS OF EASTER ISLAND RONGORONGO BOARDS

The images consist mostly of enlarged mounted photographic prints or photographs of lithographs. The boards are from a variety of sources. Most material was collected by William J. Thomson and published in "Te Pito Te Henua or Easter Island," Report of the United States National Museum, 1889, 1901. There is also a reproduction of an engraving by John Webber that shows a village in the interior of Hawaii. It is dated in the 1770s.

DATES: Most probably 1880s

QUANTITY: 49 prints

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 75-13

PORTRAIT OF SETH EASTMAN (1808-1875) ON DIGHTON ROCK

Seth Eastman was an army officer perhaps best remembered for his paintings, drawings, and sketches of American Indians and American fortifications. In 1853, while on detail to the Office of Indian Affairs to prepare illustrations for Henry Rowe Schoolcrafts' Indian Tribes of the United States, he traveled to New England to examine sites of antiquities. The daguerreotype from which this print was taken was probably made then.

DATE: No date

QUANTITY: 1 print

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81-11

WILLIAM H. EGBERTS COLLECTION OF NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHS

Egberts was a preparator in the United States National Museum Department of Anthropology. The reason he collected the postcards of this lot is not known. They are from the Tanner Brothers Photographic Series; and some images are by the New Zealand Tourist Department. Four cards include portraits of Maori men with facial tattoos. One shows two women rubbing noses.

DATE: 1925 or before

QUANTITY: 5 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81-6

EGYPTIAN, MIDDLE EASTERN, AND EUROPEAN SUBJECTS

A tourist apparently made these negatives. They include ethnological subjects and views of ancient ruins.

DATES: No date

QUANTITY: 199 negatives

ARRANGEMENT: Undetermined

FINDING AID: List

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 104

COPIES OF EMMA WAHBNUM-YOUNG MAHKUK COLLECTION OF PRAIRIE POTAWATOMI PORTRAITS

The collection consists of copy prints and negatives. Included among the subjects are Bear Chief (Ma koko ma), John

Young, Joe Cook (Ke so be tuk) and his wife Wkettchi, Wigwas and his wife Nancy, Frank Young, Willie Grey, Arthur Kitchkumee, and Wenbetoh.

Photographers include W.M. Oaks and W.R. Ireland.

DATES: One dated 1897; rest undated

QUANTITY: 7 images

ARRANGEMENT: Unarranged

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81E

ESKIMO MATERIAL

The color print shows a mat of eider down skins "collected in the Ungava region around 1890 by James Elphick, a Hudson Bay Company factor."

DATE: 1976

QUANTITY: 1 print

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 76-54

PHOTOGRAPHS MADE AT JOHN CANFIELD EWERS' RETIREMENT PARTY

The prints are from photographs taken by a Smithsonian photographer in Department of Anthropology chairman's office.

DATE: 1979

QUANTITY: 4 prints

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 79-44

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE EXECUTION OF PEDRO PRESTAN AT ASPINWALL, PANAMA

Prestan was a rebel against the Colombian government. In 1885, he seized Aspinwall, including the American ship Colon and other American property. Threatened by government troops following United States intervention, the insurgents burned the city as they abandoned it. Later the same year, they were captured and hanged.

DATE: August 18, 1885

QUANTITY: 1 print

CALL NUMBER: Photo Lot 81-54


Guide to the Collections of the National Anthropological Archives