Photographic Print Collection
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Distinguishes collections in the Library that are part of the Photographic Print Collection (PPC) data set.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Franz Boas photograph collection
Identifier: PPC .B63
Scope and Content Note The Franz Boas Photo Collection consists mainly of photographs of Northwest Coast Natives from the Jesup North Pacific Expedition: 1897-1902, sponsored by AMNH, and the Boas Expedition to Northwest Territories in 1894. There was no original order within this collection and most of the collection is stamped with the marking, “From the Boas Collection 43.” Many other sources besides Boas contributed to this collection, including the British Columbia Provincial Museum, the Field Museum of...
Dates: 1868-1943; Majority of material found within 1894-1902
Photographs of African people and culture
Identifier: PPC .A381
Scope and Content Note The majority of this collection consists of photographs and photographic postcards of African people, locations and objects. Many of the photographs are portraits and various cultures are represented. Most of the images are captioned and several items are accompanied by brief notes.The earliest dated item is among a group of photographs collected by Franz Uri Boas for research (Folder 1). These include various objects of ritual and daily use, pygmies at the 1904 St. Louis...
Dates: circa 1904-1950