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William E. Hughes photographs, scrapbook, and motion picture film

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Creator:
Hughes, William E.  Search this
Names:
Peary Greenland Expedition, 1891  Search this
Extent:
5 Reels (16 mm)
15 Negatives (glass)
2,800 lantern slides (circa)
1 Scrapbook
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Negatives
Lantern slides
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Mexico
Saint Kitts
Barbados
Dominica
Saint Lucia
France
Greece
Grenada
Trinidad and Tobago
Cuba
Costa Rica
Japan
Brazil
Montserrat
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Martinique
Turkey
Venezuela
Yugoslavia
Virgin Islands
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Maine
New York (State)
Hawaii
New Brunswick
Date:
circa 1891-1931
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made or collected by William E. Hughes during his travels in the United States, Greenland, Japan, Grenada, Trinidad, Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Croix, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Cuba, Venezuela, France, Brazil, Costa Rica, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Turkey. They document the landscapes, churches, public buildings, parks, statues, artisans, markets, and city streets of these locations. Films and some photographs depict Hughes's family and trips to the Grand Canyon; Hawaii; Maine; New York; New Brunswick in Canada; and Washington, D. C. A scrapbook in the collection contains newspaper clippings relating to the 1891 Peary expedition to Greenland and a few letters accompany the photographs. Lantern slides of Japan appear to be commercially made and hand-tinted, and slides relating to the Peary Expedition may have been made by Dr. Benjamin Sharpe, another scientist on the expedition.
Biographical/Historical note:
William E. Hughes (1857-1944) was a Philadelphia physician who accompanied Robert E. Peary on the first part of his expedition to Greenland in 1891. He received both his MD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1880.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-18
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Motion pictures (visual works)
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo lot 75-18, William E. Hughes photographs, scrapbook, and motion picture film, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-75-18