New Virtual Finding Aids for Three Smithsonian Institution Anthropology Collections

NEW VIRTUAL FINDING AIDS FOR THREE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ANTHROPOLOGY COLLECTIONS

By Katherine Christensen In addition to collections which were maintained and donated by individual scientists, the National Anthropological...

Geneva Townes Turner

GENEVA TOWNES TURNER

By Jennifer Morris Geneva Calcier Townes Turner married Lorenzo Dow Turner , a pioneering African American linguist and celebrated...

 
 
 
Spotlight on Women Amateur Photographers No. 3

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS NO. 3

By Pamela Wintle "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” Virginia Woolf Mayme Lou Bruce, known as Stevey, was married to James...

Spotlight on Women Amateur Photographers, No. 2

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS, NO. 2

By Pamela Wintle “The rule seemed to be that a great woman must either die unwed... or find a still greater man to marry her.... The...

 
 
 
Spotlight on Women Amateur Photographers, No. 1

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS, NO. 1

By Pamela Wintle “Not content with making sandwiches and massaging feet, these women were active both in the field and in post-production....

CELEBRATING SMITHSONIAN WOMEN IN WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

By Pamela Henson Smithsonian Institution Archives has a wide array of photographs of women since our early years, but some stand out...

 
 
 
Scurlock Photographs, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the NMAH Archives Center, Part 2

SCURLOCK PHOTOGRAPHS, THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, AND THE NMAH ARCHIVES CENTER, PART 2

By David Haberstich The previous post described Robert Scurlock's unsuccessful attempts to publish or exhibit photographs by his father,...

Scurlock Photographs, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the NMAH Archives Center, Part 1

SCURLOCK PHOTOGRAPHS, THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, AND THE NMAH ARCHIVES CENTER, PART 1

By David Haberstich Every February when I think of Black History Month, I naturally think about one of the Archives Center's premier...

 
 
 
Tomlinson D. Todd and the Institute on Race Relations

TOMLINSON D. TODD AND THE INSTITUTE ON RACE RELATIONS

Jennifer Morris Archivist Anacostia Community Museum Tomlinson D. Todd interviewed this unidentified group of young people on his “Americans...

HOLIDAY IMAGERY, SCANNED AND UNSCANNED

By David Haberstich Curator of Photography Archives Center, National Museum of American History 19th-century Christmas card, Warshaw...

 
 
 
Anthropology's Neighboring Fields: New Virtual Finding Aids for Three NAA Collections

ANTHROPOLOGY'S NEIGHBORING FIELDS: NEW VIRTUAL FINDING AIDS FOR THREE NAA COLLECTIONS

The National Anthropological Archives primarily contains the papers of anthropologists, archaeologists, and anthropological societies...

New Virtual Finding Aids for Two Linguistic Anthropology Collections

NEW VIRTUAL FINDING AIDS FOR TWO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY COLLECTIONS

Linguistic Anthropology is the study of the effects of communication-in all its diversity and forms-on society and whether differences...

 
 
 
Safer Than Water

SAFER THAN WATER

Despite some of the more inebriating effects, for thousands of years people considered beer a healthier alternative to water. But prior...

New Virtual Finding Aids for Three 20th Century Cultural Anthropology Collections

NEW VIRTUAL FINDING AIDS FOR THREE 20TH CENTURY CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY COLLECTIONS

In my last post, I told you about two biological anthropologists whose papers are in the National Anthropological Archives whose finding...

 
 
 
Parks for the People

PARKS FOR THE PEOPLE

October marks American Archives Month, a time to celebrate archival collections across the country that document innumerable chapters...

Solving Inventory Problems with Archival Research

SOLVING INVENTORY PROBLEMS WITH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH

One of the most important tasks in a museum is keeping track of items in the collection. To properly care for a collection, you must...

 
 
 
New Virtual Finding Aids for Two 20th Century Biological Anthropology Collections

NEW VIRTUAL FINDING AIDS FOR TWO 20TH CENTURY BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY COLLECTIONS

Over the course of the last 8 months, I have been working on a Legacy Finding Aids project at the National Anthropological Archives....

A New Virtual Finding Aid for the Virginia Drew Watson Papers

A NEW VIRTUAL FINDING AID FOR THE VIRGINIA DREW WATSON PAPERS

Virginia Drew Watson (1918-2007) was an archaeologist and cultural anthropologist who was best known for her work in the Highlands...

 
 
 
A New Virtual Finding Aid for Ethel Cutler Freeman (1886-1972)

A NEW VIRTUAL FINDING AID FOR ETHEL CUTLER FREEMAN (1886-1972)

Portrait of Ethel Cutler Freeman. The Ethel Cutler Freeman papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. Ethel...

Hattie Meyers Weaver: Life During the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918

HATTIE MEYERS WEAVER: LIFE DURING THE GREAT INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918

From an early age, Hattie Meyers was fascinated with flight. At first, being a “mere girl,” she contented herself with building models...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Gable House / UA Lab

Gable House / UA Lab

Ahmedabad, Guyarat, India Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Inclined Studio Area: 387.0 m2 Read more ...

Autumn Patterns

Autumn Patterns

Autumn Patterns oil 18x18 inches Purchase info here. Sometime in October I had this idea of a still life from bird's eye view. With a tablecloth on the floor, I arranged... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape Painting, Water,Stream "UP ON SCOFIELD PASS" by...

Impressionist Landscape Painting, Water,Stream "UP ON SCOFIELD PASS" by Painter of the American West, Nancee Jean Busse

11"x14" Acrylic on Canvas Board/Available $300.00 Read more ...

King Alfred and Fay Wray!

Here's another of my “Virtual Artist's Alley” commissions. Having just finished a big corporate job that took nearly 4 weeks to complete, I had to put everything on hold for... Read more ...

Adding Watercolor to Collagraph Prints

Adding Watercolor to Collagraph Prints

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . Can You add Watercolor to Collagraph Prints? Yes, you can, as long as the ink you used to print your... Read more ...

Geologic Abstract Fine Art Print "Rainbow Canyon" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Geologic Abstract Fine Art Print "Rainbow Canyon" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

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Thomas Gainsborough. 18th century English portrait and landscape painter

Thomas Gainsborough. 18th century English portrait and landscape painter

Historical hottie du jour: Gainsborough Dupont. Took art lessons from his uncle Thomas Gainsborough, whose birthday is today.May 14, 1727. Thomas Gainsborough FRSA - 2 August... Read more ...

Put a candle in the window, Matt McCormick

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The last days of disco

Halston © Harry Benson The last days of disco Read more ...

Idaho Farmland

Idaho Farmland

"Idaho Farmland", 8 x 10 In, Oil, 2021 An image from one of my many trips through Idaho. View purchase information here. Please contact me if you have questions. Read more ...