Caroline Mytinger (1897-1980)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-1300]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1943

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-1300

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Summary

American portrait painter Caroline Mytinger (1897-1980) became known for her illustrations of indigenous peoples in the South Seas. In the 1930s, she began studying anthropology and anatomy, and applying these skills to representation of people of mixed race. She traveled to Haiti, Guatemala, and eventually to the Solomon Islands for ever more diverse subjects. This photograph was distributed in connection with her book Headhunting in the Solomon Islands: Around the Coral Sea (Macmillan, 1943).

Subject

Mytinger, Caroline

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-1300

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1943

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Topic

  • Anthropology
  • Anatomy
  • Artists

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-1300]

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