Photographs, [ca. 1860]-1987, 1890-1930 (bulk).


Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Photographic Archives. Photographs, [ca. 1860]-1987, 1890-1930 (bulk).

Photographs, [ca. 1860]-1987, 1890-1930 (bulk).

Photographs obtained by George G. Heye or taken by anthropologists, explorers, amateurs, and others depicting numerous aspects of the lives of Native Americans of North, Central, and South America. Major photographers include Ernest and Eloise Carter, Frank and Clara Churchill, Edward H. Davis, Mark Raymond Harrington, George Bird Grinnell, Frederick Johnson, Emry Kopta, Samuel K. Lothrop, George H. Pepper, Alanson B. Skinner, Frank Speck, Frederick Starr collection, A. Hyatt Verrill, and William Wildschut. Some glass negatives and early photographic techniques are included in collection. Most photographs are identified.

82,000 photographs.

Related Entities

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Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957 (person)

George Heye was the President of the Museum of the American Indian. From the description of Letters to George and Thea Heye from Lorenzo Chavez and other Zuni Pueblo Indians, 1916-1930. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64063650 ...

Churchill, Clara. (person)

Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938 (person)

George Bird Grinnell was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on 20 Sept. 1849. His father prospered after the Civil War with a wholesale dry goods business. He eventually developed an investment firm in which he hoped his son would develop an interest. While a student at Yale University, however, young Grinnell went on a fossil and dinosaur expedition to the west led by Professor O.C. Marsh. By 1874 Grinnell dissolved the investment firm his father had founded and moved to New Haven, Conn., to work with Mar...

Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954 (person)

A. Hyatt Verrill was born in 1838 in the United States. An archaeologist, explorer, inventor, illustrator, Verrill was also a prolific author, writing on extremely diverse subjects such as whaling, travel, natural history and the radio. This writing resulted in the publication of more than 100 books, including several science fiction novels written under the pseudonym Ray Ainsbury. Verrill served as the natural history editor of Websters International Dictionary in 1896, and invented the autochr...

Carter, Eloise. (person)

Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950 (person)

Frank G. Speck was an anthropologist. From the description of Naskapi scenes, [ca. 1930]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523446 From the guide to the Naskapi scenes, [ca. 1930], Circa 1930, (American Philosophical Society) Frank Gouldsmith Speck was an anthropologist. From the description of Delaware Indian material, 1928. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440271 From the descripti...

Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925 (person)

Archaeologist. Skinner conducted research on Indians of Manhattan and Staten Islands, the Iroquois, and the Menomini and was associated with the American Museum of Natural History and later the Milwaukee Public Museum. From the description of Field notes, 1918-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155481252 ...

Kopta, Emry. (person)

Harrington, M. R. 1882-1971. (person)

Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Photographic Archives. (corporateBody)

Carter, Ernest Frank, 1899- (person)

Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland (person)

Samuel K. Lothrop had a long affiliation with the Peabody Museum that lasted from 1915-1960. After completing his Ph.D. in anthropology at Harvard University, he was appointed the Director of the Museum's celebrated Central American Expedition 1916-1917. Lothrop was an Associate in Anthropology from 1919-1934. In 1935 he was promoted to Research Associate in Anthropology for Middle America, a post which he kept until 1940 when he was named Assistant Curator in Middle American Archae...

Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924 (person)

Archaeologists. Pepper, field director, and Wetherill, assistant, excavated prehistoric pueblo sites in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, 1896-1899, for the Hyde Expeditions on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The Hyde Expeditions were funded by B.T.B. Hyde and Frederick Hyde. From the description of George Pepper and Richard Wetherill papers, 1896-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155511944 ...

Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933 (person)

Starr was born in Auburn, NY, Sept. 2, 1858; graduated from Lafayette College in 1882, and received his Ph. D in 1885; professor of biology, Coe College, 1883-87; Curator of Ethnology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1889-91; professor and Dean of the Science Dept., Pomona College, 1891; assoc. professor, Univ. of Chicago, 1895-1923; publications related to Mexico include: Some first steps in human progress (1895), American Indians (1898), Indians of Southern Mexico (1898), Reading...

Davis, Edward Hughesdon (person)

Collector of artifacts for Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. From the description of Field notes and sketchbooks, [ca. 1912]-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155480512 ...

Churchill, Frank C. (person)

Wildschut, William (person)

William Wildschut, an ethnologist and field researcher for the Museum of the American Indian, was born in the Netherlands. He was the author of Crow Indian Beadwork (New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation: 1959), and Crow Indian Medicine Bundles (New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation: 1960). His biography of Two Leggings, a Crow Indian chief, was published in 1967, twelve years after Wildschut's death. From the guide to the William Wildschut paper...