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Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Mexican masks and mask-making

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 mounted color print
11 mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted color prints
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1941-1974
Scope and Contents note:
Images of masks, mask making, and use of masks in various parts of Mexico. Also includes photograph of a painting by Donald Cordry depicting use of a mask and musical instruments.
Biographical/Historical note:
Donald Bush Cordry (1907-1978) was an artist, photographer, and ethnographer of the arts and crafts of Indians of Mexico. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Mexico (Guerrero) and become fascinated by contemporary Mexican Indian art, especially mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg and soon contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. From 1935 to 1938, Cordry collected Mexican masks and other art forms on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. On his first 1935 collecting trip for Heye, Cordry traveled throughout the states of Michoacan and Guerrero and collected carved and painted dance masks.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of the Donald Cordry Mexican mask exhibit can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-3.
The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection can be found in the Department of Anthropology in USNM ACC 355867.
Photographs taken by Cordry can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 87-38.
Donald Cordry and his wife, Dorothy Mann Cordry, also donated clothing and musical instruments from Mexico to the Department of Anthropology in USNM ACC 361232 and USNM ACC 355866.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Donald Bush Cordry collection of photographs and negatives, 1933-1940, as well as artifacts collected by Cordry.
The University of Texas at Austin holds the Donald Cordry Collection Relating to Mexican Masks, 1931-1978.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Festivals -- Mexico  Search this
Mask makers  Search this
Masks -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 82-14, Donald Bush Cordry photographs of Mexican masks and mask-making, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-14

Bennington College, Jane Hanks and American Indian Heritage Committee

Collection Creator:
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1979
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers, circa 1935-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers
E.C. (Eugene) Goossen papers / Series 8: Teaching Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-goose-ref161

List of publications of the Museum of the American Indian : Heye foundation

Author:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
38 p. ; 17 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_941358

List of publications of the Museum of the American Indian : Heye foundation

Author:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
41 p. ; 17 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1924
Call number:
E51 .I393 no. 37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_943326

Picture-writing of the American Indians : extract from the tenth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnologoy / by Garrick Mallery

Author:
Mallery, Garrick 1831-1894  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Annual report  Search this
Physical description:
822 p. : ill., plates (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1894
Topic:
Picture-writing, Indian  Search this
Call number:
E98.P6 M3 1894
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789861

Grammar and dictionary of the Yakama language. By Rev. Mie. Cles. Pandosy ... Tr. by George Gibbsand J. G. Shea

Author:
Pandosy, Mie. Cles  Search this
Shea, John Gilmary 1824-1892  Search this
Gibbs, George 1815-1873  Search this
Physical description:
2 p.l., [vii]-viii, [9]-59 p. 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1862
Topic:
Yakama language--Grammar  Search this
Yakama language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Search this
Call number:
PM2611 .P19gZ
PM2611.P19gZ
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_208806

Oral history interview with Preston Singletary, 2011 March 23-24

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Subject:
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Feddersen, Joe  Search this
Svenson, David  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry),  Search this
David, Joe  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Dailey, Dan Owen  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Pilchuck Glass School  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.).George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15931
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)299007
AAA_collcode_single11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_299007
Additional Online Media:

Musical rasp

Culture/People:
Taíno [Puerto Rico]  Search this
Previous owner:
William B. Kirk, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
William B. Kirk, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Musical rasp
Media/Materials:
Gourd, cordage
Techniques:
Cut, incised, tied
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Native Term:
güiro
Place:
Puerto Rico
Archipelago:
Greater Antilles
Island Name:
Puerto Rico
Geographical Areas:
Caribbean Islands (West Indies)
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
23/2323
Barcode:
232323.000
See related items:
Taíno [Puerto Rico]
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247562
Additional Online Media:

Pendant representing frogs with snakes in their mouths

Culture/People:
possibly Diquís (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wanda B. Scheifele (Mrs. Richard Scheifele), Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Wanda B. Scheifele (Mrs. Richard Scheifele), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Pendant representing frogs with snakes in their mouths
Media/Materials:
Gold
Techniques:
Cast
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Ciudad Cortés (Puerto Cortés); Osa Cantón; Puntarenas Province; Costa Rica
Date created:
AD 800-1200
Catalog Number:
23/4152
Barcode:
234152.000
See related items:
Diquís (archaeological culture)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_248629
Additional Online Media:

Stamp/Stamping tool

Culture/People:
probably Mesoamerican (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Fred C. Petersen (Fred Peterson), Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Fred C. Petersen (Fred Peterson), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Stamp/Stamping tool
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Modeled, incised
Object Type:
Art and Printing tools
Place:
Mexico
Date created:
AD 1000-1521
Catalog Number:
23/5489
Barcode:
235489.000
See related items:
Mesoamerican (archaeological culture)
Art and Printing tools
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_250817
Additional Online Media:

Coca bag

Culture/People:
Quechua  Search this
Previous owner:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987  Search this
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler (Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler), Non-Indian, 1919-2019  Search this
Object Name:
Coca bag
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven, braided
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Cusco (Cuzco) Province; Cusco (Cuzco) Region; Peru
Date created:
1940-1959
Catalog Number:
23/8457
Barcode:
238457.000
See related items:
Quechua
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_254047
Additional Online Media:

Flute in the form of a monster

Culture/People:
probably Classic period Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Rassiga Gallery (Everett Rassiga Inc.)  Search this
Exchanging Agent:
Everett Rassiga (Edward Rassiga), Non-Indian, 1921-2003  Search this
Object Name:
Flute in the form of a monster
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Modeled, mold-made
Dimensions:
29.2 x 22 x 15.5 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
El Mesón (Mezon), Los Tuxtlas; Angel R. Cabada Municipality, Papaloapan Region; Veracruz State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 200-600
Catalog Number:
24/2715
Barcode:
242715.000
See related items:
Classic period Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture)
Music and Sound
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_258074
Additional Online Media:

Llama pectoral/chest ornament

Culture/People:
Quechua  Search this
Previous owner:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987  Search this
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler (Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler), Non-Indian, 1919-2019  Search this
Object Name:
Llama pectoral/chest ornament
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, wool yarn
Techniques:
Sewn, embroidered
Dimensions:
55 x 37 cm
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Peru
Catalog Number:
24/5502
Barcode:
245502.000
See related items:
Quechua
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_261193

Poncho

Culture/People:
probably Quechua (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987  Search this
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler (Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler), Non-Indian, 1919-2019  Search this
Object Name:
Poncho
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
161 x 85 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Highlands; Peru
Catalog Number:
24/5751
Barcode:
245751.000
See related items:
Quechua
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_261541
Additional Online Media:

Teotihuacán-style double bowl

Culture/People:
probably West Mexican Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Monique Grant (Monique Purris Grant/Mrs. Albert J. Grant), Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Monique Grant (Monique Purris Grant/Mrs. Albert J. Grant), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Teotihuacán-style double bowl
Media/Materials:
Pottery, stucco, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, painted
Dimensions:
23 x 14.5 x 6 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Tahuejo (Ajuejo); Taretán Municipality; Michoacán State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 500-600
Catalog Number:
24/2975
Barcode:
242975.000
See related items:
West Mexican Tradition (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_258334
Additional Online Media:

Woman's blouse part/Mola panel

Culture/People:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987  Search this
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler (Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler), Non-Indian, 1919-2019  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987  Search this
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler (Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler), Non-Indian, 1919-2019  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's blouse part/Mola panel
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth
Techniques:
Sewn, reverse appliquéd
Dimensions:
52 x 49 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Panama
Date created:
circa 1965
Catalog Number:
24/8153
Barcode:
248153.000
See related items:
Guna (Kuna)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_263959
Additional Online Media:

Whistle in the form of a high-status individual

Culture/People:
probably Classic period Maya: Jaina style (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Gisele Charat (Gizela Levy Sarapanovschi/Mrs, Hanoh Charat), Non-Indian, 1912-1985  Search this
Seller:
Gisele Charat (Gizela Levy Sarapanovschi/Mrs, Hanoh Charat), Non-Indian, 1912-1985  Search this
Object Name:
Whistle in the form of a high-status individual
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Modeled, painted, incised
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Uaymil (Guaymil, Huaymil); Hecelchakán Municipality; Campeche State; Mexico
Island Name:
Isla Uaymil
Island Grouping:
Gulf of Mexico coastal islands
Date created:
AD 400-700
Catalog Number:
23/3781
Barcode:
233781.000
See related items:
Classic period Maya: Jaina style (archaeological culture)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_249138
Additional Online Media:

Vessel in the form of a priest

Culture/People:
probably Classic period Maya: Jaina style (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Gisele Charat (Gizela Levy Sarapanovschi/Mrs, Hanoh Charat), Non-Indian, 1912-1985  Search this
Seller:
Gisele Charat (Gizela Levy Sarapanovschi/Mrs, Hanoh Charat), Non-Indian, 1912-1985  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987  Search this
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler (Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler), Non-Indian, 1919-2019  Search this
Object Name:
Vessel in the form of a priest
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Mold-made, painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Isla Jaina (Jaina Island); Hecelchakán Municipality; Campeche State; Mexico
Island Name:
Isla Jaina
Island Grouping:
Gulf of Mexico coastal islands
Date created:
AD 500-900
Catalog Number:
23/6337
Barcode:
236337.000
See related items:
Classic period Maya: Jaina style (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_251359
Additional Online Media:

Jaguar pendant with frogs and snakes

Culture/People:
possibly Diquís (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Wanda B. Scheifele (Mrs. Richard Scheifele), Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Wanda B. Scheifele (Mrs. Richard Scheifele), Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Jaguar pendant with frogs and snakes
Media/Materials:
Gold
Techniques:
Cast
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Near Quepos; Quepos; Aguirre Cantón; Puntarenas Province; Costa Rica
Date created:
AD 800-1200
Catalog Number:
23/6139
Barcode:
236139.000
See related items:
Diquís (archaeological culture)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_251493
Additional Online Media:

Stirrup-spout vessel in human form

Culture/People:
probably Cupisnique (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Stanley Selengut, Non-Indian  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Non-Indian, 1913-1987  Search this
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler (Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler), Non-Indian, 1919-2019  Search this
Object Name:
Stirrup-spout vessel in human form
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, punctate
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Chicama; Chicama; Ascope Province; La Libertad Region; Peru
Date created:
500 BC-AD 100
Catalog Number:
23/8956
Barcode:
238956.000
See related items:
Cupisnique (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_254497
Additional Online Media:

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