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Amulets

Designer:
Christina Kim, American b. South Korea, 1957  Search this
Producer:
dosa, inc., Los Angeles, California, USA, founded 1984  Search this
Embroiderer:
Rajka Designs, Indian  Search this
Medium:
Hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced and embroidered
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Exhibitions
Amulets
Made in:
Gujarat, India
Date:
2016
Credit Line:
Courtesy of dosa inc.
Accession Number:
87.2015.7-1/55
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_87.2015.7-1_55

Alexander W. Chase photographs of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa people and material culture

Creator:
Chase, Alexander W.  Search this
Extent:
9 Photographic prints (albumen, mounted on paper)
Culture:
Modoc Indians  Search this
Klamath Indians  Search this
Tolowa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1870
Scope and Contents note:
Studio portraits of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa Indians made by surveyor Alexander W. Chase while working for the US Coast Survey. Also included are photographs of artifacts from his ethnographic and archaeological collection. The photographs are mounted on brown paper with handwritten descriptions; two newspaper articles, including Alexander Chase's own article for the Topeka Daily Capitol, are glued to the back of two of the pages.
Biographical/Historical note:
Alexander W. Chase (1843-1888) worked as a surveyor for the US Coast Survey from 1862-1878, during which time he visited several reservations near the San Francisco Bay area and southern Oregon. As an amateur artist, photographer, and ethnologist, he recorded his observations of the daily life on the reservations in a journal. He published his documentation of a visit to the Alsea Reservation in a newspaper article for the Topeka Daily Capitol, dated Sunday, November 27, 1887. He also published a longer paper on the Siletz Reservation in 1869. Additionally, he contributed ethnographic and archaeological data, photographs, and sketches to Stephen Powers' monograph, Tribes of California.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2003-10
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 24 contains four cartes des visite by Chase of Maidu individuals "Captain Tom" and his wife, daughter, and son.

The records of the NMNH Department of Anthropology contain some of Chase's original sketches for Tribes of California.

Additionally, the NAA also holds MS 3230, a manuscript by Chase on the shell mounds of oregon, and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology contain correspondence between Chase and BAE anthropologists.
Publication Note:
The photographs in this collection are published in

Thomas Blackburn, "Some Additional Alexander W. Chase Materials," Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 25, no. 1 (2005): 39-54.
Provenance:
Donated by Jean Prentiss through Thomas Blackburn in 2002.
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
Citation:
Photo Lot 2003-10, Alexander W. Chase Photographs of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa people and material culture, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2003-10
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Alexander W. Chase photographs of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa people and material culture
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2003-10
Additional Online Media:

Newspaper clipping from the Topeka Daily Capital, of article by Chase titled "Oregon Indians." The left edge of the page is damaged or was cut so that the left column is missing some words at the bottom

Collection Creator:
Chase, Alexander W.  Search this
Container:
Envelope 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 2003-10, Alexander W. Chase Photographs of Klamath, Modoc, and Tolowa people and material culture, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2003-10, Item 2003-10.8v
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National Anthropological Archives
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Gary Auerbach portraits of Native American people

Creator:
Auerbach, Gary  Search this
Extent:
44 Prints (platinum)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Mescalero Indians  Search this
Siouan Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.)
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
Date:
1992-2003
Scope and Contents note:
The collection contains individual and group portraits of Native American people. Tribal affiliations include Apache, Arapaho, Assiniboine, Delaware, Isleta, Kickapoo, Mescalero Apache, Navajo, San Carlos Apache, Sioux, Taos, and Tohono O'odham. There are also includes images of weavers, dancers, tipis, Canyon de Chelly, Taos Pueblo, and Taos cemetery, as well as a self-portrait of Gary Auerbach. Also included is one autostereoscopic multidimensional platinum print. Additionally, the collection contains Auerbach's book, We Walk In Beauty, which pairs the portraits with excerpts of interviews that Auerbach conducted with the individuals, and promotional materials including exhibit announcements and catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into two series: 1. Photographs, and 2. Printed material.
Biographical Note:
Following a career as a chiropractor, Gary Auerbach became a professional photographer in 1991. Concerned about the long-term permanence of his photographs, Auerbach taught himself the platinum printing process. From 1992 to 2003, Auerbach made portraits of a number of Native American people, also asking each individual a series of biographical questions. He published the photographs and short biographies in his book, We Walk in Beauty.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2004-13
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2004-13, Gary Auerbach portraits of Native American people, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2004-13
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Gary Auerbach portraits of Native American people
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2004-13
Additional Online Media:

Henry Niese photographs of Thunderbird Pow Wow, University of Maryland Indian Awareness Week, and Turkey Tayac

Creator:
Niese, Henry  Search this
Names:
Proctor, Philip Piscataway, 1895-1978  Search this
Extent:
10 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Piscataway Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1974-1975, 1978
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Winnebago and Piscataway Indians at various gatherings. The collection includes images of two Winnebago boys dancing at the August 1974 Thunderbird Pow Wow in Oakland, New Jersey, as well as photographs of Turkey Tayac (Philip Proctor), Jenice Bigbee, and Mark Tayac, made for University of Maryland Indian Awareness Week in March 1975. There are also informal portraits of Turkey Tayac and a group of Piscataway Indians, made in April 1978.
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Niese is a painter, photographer, teacher, and founder of the Eagle Voice Center in Glenelg, Maryland. He graduated from The Cooper Union and Columbia University and taught in the Art Department at the University of Maryland (1969-1996). He also wrote "The Man Who Knew the Medicine," a memoir about his experience learning traditional medicine ways from Bill Schweigman Eagle Feather, Lakota Sun Dance chief and medicine man.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-47, NAA Photo Lot 75-49
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Turkey Tayac can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot R79-22 and Photo Lot 79-45.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This collection available for reference only. Permission to copy or publish must be granted by Henry Niese.
Topic:
Powwows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 81-47, Henry Niese photographs of Thunderbird Pow Wow, University of Maryland Indian Awareness Week, and Turkey Tayac, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-47
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-47

Indian Head, OBear Nester Glass (8) [321].

Collection Creator:
d'Arazien, Arthur  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Arthur d'Arazien Industrial Photographs, ca. 1930-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Arthur d'Arazien Industrial Photographs
Arthur d'Arazien Industrial Photographs / Series 2: Photographs / 2.1: Color Phototransparencies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0314-ref250

Photograph of Seminole Indians in Florida

Extent:
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Seminole Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Florida
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Image of Seminole women and girl with a visiting woman, probably made in or near Silver Springs, Florida.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2003-16
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
Citation:
Photo Lot 2003-16, Photograph of Seminole Indians in Florida, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2003-16
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2003-16

Allison Witter photographs of Dennis Stanford and George Metcalf at the Jones-Miller site

Creator:
Witter, Allison  Search this
Names:
Metcalf, George, 1900-1975  Search this
Stanford, Dennis J.  Search this
Extent:
2 copy prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Colorado -- Antiquities
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting two Smithsonian archeologists, George Metcalf and Dennis Stanford, with Jack Maddox at the Jones-Miller site in northeast Colorado. The photographs were made for the National Geographic Society in July 1973.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Jones-Miller Bison Kill Site, located in Yuma County, Colorado, was a Paleo-Indian site where ancient bison were butchered, perhaps as early as 8000-8050 BC. After its discovery by rancher Robert Jones, Jr. and test excavation by local anthropologist Jack Miller, archeologist Dennis Stanford headed full-scale excavations of the Jones-Miller site. The Smithsonian excavation, with funding from the National Geographic Society, was performed between 1973 and 1978.

Dennis J. Stanford is an archeologist, scholar of early North American inhabitants, and advocate for the Solutrean hypothesis. He is a curator of North American archeology, particularly Paleoindian archeology, at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. George S. Metcalf was a field archeologist, historian of the Great Plains, and supervisor of the processing laboratory of the department of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-46
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints possibly made by National Geographic Society, circa 1980.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Wray Museum in Wray, Colorado, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hold artifacts from the Smithsonian excavation of the Jones-Miller site.
Additional photographs of George Metcalf can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 58, Photo Lot 83-15, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional photographs of Dennis Stanford can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 95-013.
Reports by Stanford can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7293 and the Department of Anthropology Annual Reports, 1920-1983.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This collection has been obtained for reference purposes. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Topic:
Paleo-Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 81-46, Allison Witter photographs of Dennis Stanford and George Metcalf at the Jones-Miller site, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-46
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-46

Duane H. King photographs of Mikasuki tribal fair

Creator:
King, Duane H.  Search this
Extent:
13 color prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Mikasuki Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Color photographs
Photographs
Place:
Florida
Date:
1980
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting the Mikasuki tribal fair on December 31, 1980, including Aztec dancers, musician Buffy St. Marie, craftspeople, and visitors.
Biographical/Historical note:
Duane King is an anthropology scholar of American Indians, particularly the Cherokee Indians. From 1975 to 1982, he served as director of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in North Carolina. Afterwards, he became executive director of the Cherokee National Historical Society in Tahlequah, assistant director for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian at the Heye Center in New York City, executive director of the Middle Oregon Historical Society in Warm Springs, Oregon, and executive director of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian/Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Califorinia. In 2008 he was named Vice President for Museum Affairs and Director of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-45
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional images of tribal fairs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives and Photo Lot 24.
The National Museum of the American Indian and the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History also hold photographs of American Indian fairs.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 81-45, Duane King photographs of Mikasuki tribal fair, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-45
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-45

Charles Milton Bell portrait of Crow delegation in Washington, DC

Creator:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Names:
Keller, A. R. (Augustus R.)  Search this
Plenty Coups Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932  Search this
Pretty Eagle (Crow Indian chief)  Search this
Quivey, A. M.  Search this
Two Belly (Crow Indian chief)  Search this
Extent:
1 framed print (albumen)
Culture:
Crow Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Framed print
Photographs
Date:
1880
Scope and Contents note:
Studio portrait of a Crow delegation and government officials in Washington, DC, in 1880. Depicted individuals include: Old Crow; Medicine Crow; Long Elk; Plenty Coos; Pretty Eagle; Two Belly; A. M. Quivey (Non-Native), Interpreter; Augustus R. Keller (Non-Native), Agent; Thomas Stewart (Non-Native), Interpreter
Biographical/Historical note:
Charles Milton Bell (circa 1849-1893) was the youngest member of a family of photographers that operated a studio in Washington, DC, from around 1860-1874. Charles Milton Bell established his own studio on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1873 and it rapidly became one of the leading photography studios in the city. Bell developed the patronage of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, who sent American Indian visitors to the studio to have their portraits made. Bell also made photographs of Indians for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-44
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Bell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 80, Photo lot 81-56, Photo Lot 24, Photo lot 87-2P, Photo lot 25, Photo Lot 80-18, Photo Lot 80-23, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.
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
Citation:
Photo lot 81-44, Charles Milton Bell photograph of Crow delegation in Washington, DC, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-44
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-44

Edmund Snow Carpenter papers

Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Names:
De Menil, Adelaide  Search this
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980  Search this
Schuster, Carl, 1904-1969  Search this
Extent:
26.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Iglulik Eskimos  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Inuit--Canada  Search this
Inuit--Greenland  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Canada
Greenland
New Guinea (Territory)
Papua New Guinea
Date:
circa 1938-2011
Summary:
Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic as well as Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art. The Papers of Edmund Carpenter, circa 1938-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Edmund Carpenter, 1940-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art. Specific research projects and interests documented are: his 1950s fieldwork among the Aivilik Inuit in the Canadian Arctic as well as his studies into Inuit concepts of space, time, and geography; his partnership and collaboration with media theorist Marshall McLuhan and his ethnographic studies of Papua New Guinean tribal communities; his early-career archaeological digs at Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) burial mounds in Sugar Run, Pennsylvania, as well as later archaeological interest in Arctic peoples, Siberia, and the Norwegian artifact dubbed the "Norse Penny"; his reflections on the disciplines of anthropology and media studies; his editing and completion of the work of art historian Carl Schuster at the Museum der Kulturen (Museum of Ethnology) in Basel, Switzerland; his editing of The Story of Comock the Eskimo, as told to Robert Flaherty; and his museum exhibitions compiled on the topics of surrealist and tribal art. The collection also documents Carpenter's correspondence with fellow scholars, ethnographers, filmmakers, and colleagues; his published writings; and elements of his personal life, such as obituaries and personal photographs.

Materials in this collection include artifact and burial records; correspondence; drawings and illustrations; essays; interviews and oral histories; inventories and catalogues; manuscripts and drafts, and fragments of drafts; maps; memoranda and meeting minutes; notes, notebooks, and data analysis; obituaries and memorials; photographic prints, slides, and negatives, including personal photographs and portraits; proposals and plans for museum exhibits; reports; resumes and bibliographies; reviews; and sound recordings on CD-Rs and audio cassettes. Additional materials include books and book chapters; journal copies and journal excerpts; magazine, newspaper, and article clippings and excerpts; museum and gallery catalogues, brochures, and guides; pamphlets; and reprints. A portion of the material collected here consist of consolidated research into specific topics, gathered from archival repositories, museums, correspondence, and published works. This material consists of research reprints and archival reference photocopies and photographic prints from various repositories.

Items worthy of special mention in this collection include: annotated draft chapters from Marshall McLuhan's seminal work on media theory, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (Series 2); a 1957 letter from e. e. cummings to Carpenter, written in verse (Series 3); an undated thank-you note addressed to "Sadie" from Helen Keller (Series 3); and a transcript of an interview of Carpenter by his former student, Harald Prins (Series 2).

Audiovisual material in this collection is currently undergoing processing.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into the following 7 series:

Series 1. Fieldwork and drafts, 1940-2011 (bulk 1940-1959)

Series 2. Research and project files, 1940-2011

Series 3. Correspondence, circa 1938-2011

Series 4. Publications and lectures, circa 1942-circa 2006

Series 5. Personal, 1942-2011

Series 6. Film and visual material (in-process)

Series 7. Writings by others, 1960-2009, undated
Biographical Note:
Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic and Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art.

Born in 1922 in Rochester, New York, Edmund (nicknamed "Ted") Carpenter served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 under Frank Speck for work on Iroquoian prehistoric archaeology. Carpenter began teaching at the University of Toronto in 1948 while simultaneously working as a programmer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In the 1950s, he undertook fieldwork in the Canadian Arctic among the Aivilik (an Inuit Igloolik subgroup). This fieldwork resulted in several publications in the field of cultural anthropology, including Time/Space Concepts of the Aivilik (1955), Anerca (1959), and Eskimo (1959, republished as Eskimo Realities in 1973).

Also in the 1950s, Carpenter began a working relationship with media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Together, they received a Ford Foundation grant (1953-1955) for an interdisciplinary media research project into the impact of mass communications and mass media on culture change. Carpenter and McLuhan's partnership resulted in the Seminar on Culture and Communication (1953-1959) and the journal series Explorations. In 1957, Carpenter was the founding chair in the interdisciplinary program "Anthropology and Art" at San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge). There, he collaborated with Bess Lomax Hawes and other colleagues in the production of several ethnographic films, including Georgia Sea Island Singers about Gullah (or Geechee) songs and dances. During this period, Carpenter worked with McLuhan on the latter's seminal book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964). The article published as "Fashion is Language" in Harper's Bazaar under McLuhan's name (1968) was actually written by Carpenter. It was later published in book form under Carpenter's name, with the title They Became What They Beheld (1970).

In 1969, Carpenter took a research professorship at the University of Papua and New Guinea sponsored by the government of Australia. Alongside photographer Adelaide De Menil (whom he would later marry), he applied many of the ideas about media literacy and culture change to indigenous communities of Papua New Guinea. These activities led to developments in the field of media ecology, as well as the publication of Carpenter's best-known work, Oh, What a Blow the Phantom Gave Me! (1976).

Carpenter taught intermittently at various universities throughout his career, including Fordham University, the University of California-Santa Cruz, Adelphi University, Harvard University's Center for Visual Anthropology, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. He spent eight years associated with the Museum of Ethnology in Basel, Switzerland (1973-1981), editing art historian Carl Schuster's research.

In addition to his teaching and research, Carpenter, with his wife Adelaide De Menil, collected tribal art, eventually amassing the largest private collection of Paleo-Eskimo art in the United States. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Carpenter curated various exhibitions on art and visual culture, including the Menil Collection's Witness to a Surrealist Vision and the Musée du Quai Branly's Upside Down (later reconstructed at the Menil Collection). In later years, Carpenter resumed his archaeological interest in Arctic peoples, researching and collaborating on the Zhokhov Island Mesolithic site in the Russian Arctic with Russian scientists from the Institute for the History of Material Culture and archaeologists from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Carpenter died on July 1, 2011 at his home in New York.

Sources consulted:

"Edmund Snow Carpenter." https://edmundsnowcarpenter.com/about

Grimes, William. "Edmund Carpenter, Archaeologist and Anthropologist, Dies at 88." The New York Times. 2011 July 7. https://www.nytimes.com

Prins, Harald E. L. and John Bishop. "Edmund Carpenter: Explorations in Media and Anthropology." Visual Anthropology Review 17:2 (Fall-Winter 2001-2002): 110-140.

Chronology

1922 September 2 -- Born in Rochester, New York

circa 1940-1941 -- Archaeological field work, Sugar Run mounds, Pennsylvania

1942-1946 -- Served in the United States Marine Corps

1948-1957 -- Anthropology Department, University of Toronto

circa 1950 -- Began work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

1950 -- Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (Anthropology)

1950s -- Fieldwork among the Aivilik Inuit

1953-1959 -- Ran the Seminar on Culture and Communication with Marshall McLuhan

1957-1967 -- "Anthropology and Art" program at San Fernando Valley State College (California State University, Northridge)

1967-1968 -- Schwitzer Chair, Fordham University (with Marshall McLuhan)

1968-1969 -- Carnegie Chair in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

1969-1970 -- Research Professor, University of Papua and New Guinea

1973-1981 -- Associated with the Museum of Ethnology in Basel, Switzerland for Carl Schuster papers project

circa 1989-2005 -- Collaboration regarding Zhokov Island archaeological site

2011 July 1 -- Died in East Hampton, New York
Separated Materials:
Film and video recordings are retained by the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA) as the Edmund Carpenter-Adelaide de Menil Collection (HSFA 2004-04). Once processing is complete, they will be described in the following finding aid in Series 6.
Provenance:
The Edmund Snow Carpenter papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives in 2017 by Adelaide de Menil on behalf of the Rock Foundation.
Restrictions:
The Edmund Snow Carpenter papers are open for research.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

Digital media in the collection is restricted for preservation reasons.

Access to the Edmund Snow Carpenter papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Ethnographic films  Search this
Indigenous art  Search this
Inuit art  Search this
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Paleo-Eskimos  Search this
Visual anthropology  Search this
Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2017-27

Daguerreotype of Eliza Harry Stanton

Collector:
Hazard, Hannah Maria Stanton  Search this
Names:
Stanton, Eliza Harry  Search this
Extent:
1 daguerreotypes (photographs)
2 copy negatives
Culture:
Narragansett  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Copy negatives
Daguerreotypes
Pendants (jewelry)
Date:
circa 1852-1855
Summary:
This collection contains a daguerreotype pendant depicting Eliza Harry Stanton (Narragansett) circa 1852-1855. The back of the pendant contains a small oval repository holding a lock presumably of Eliza's hair. Stanton was possibly a descendent of the Ninigret line of chiefs, through Betsey Harry (also known as Elizabeth Harry), who was presumably her mother.
Scope and Contents:
P13676 (copy negatives: N21714 and N21715)

This collection contains 1 daguerreotype pendant depicting Eliza Harry Stanton (Narragansett) circa 1852-1855. The back of the pendant contains a small oval repository holding a lock presumably of Eliza's hair. It is believed that Eliza Harry Stanton gave this pendant to her husband Joseph Stanton (1805-1876) as sentimental jewelry.

The collection also contains 2 copy negatives made from the daguerreotype by the Museum of the American Indian in 1939.
Arrangement:
Housed in an archival phase box.
Biographical / Historical:
Relatively little is known about Eliza Harry Stanton. There is some conflicting information about her genealogy, but it appears that she was born circa 1813 in Rhode Island and married Joseph Stanton (1805-1876). After Eliza died in 1855, Joseph remarried Patience Dodge (1834-1918) around 1857 and their daughter Hannah Maria Stanton (1871-1950) donated the daguerreotype in this collection to the Museum of the American Indian in 1939.

According to State of Rhode Island's Report of Commission on the Affairs of the Narragansett Indians, Made to its General Assembly, at its January Session 1881, Eliza Stanton was possibly a descendent of the Ninigret line of chiefs, through Betsey Harry (also known as Elizabeth Harry), who was presumably her mother. The report also indicates that Eliza may have had a daughter, Anne (Annie) Wilson who at the time of the report was living in Norwich, CT.
Provenance:
Eliza Harry Stanton gifted this daguerreotype to her husband Joseph Stanton (1805-1876); after Eliza passed away, Joseph remarried Patience Dodge and they had a daughter Hannah Maria Stanton Hazard; Hannah gifted the daguerreotype to the Museum of the American Indian in 1939.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Genre/Form:
Daguerreotypes
Pendants (Jewelry)
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Daguerreotype of Eliza Harry Stanton, P13676, NMAI.AC.403; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.403
Archival Repository:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-403
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