"Red-hatted" Statue from Easter Island

ID: MNH-893 or MNH893

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 12

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Summary

One of the gigantic, grotesque, "red-hatted" statues of human beings, which once surrounded much of the coast of mysterious Easter Island in the South Pacific, is the first object to confront visitors to the Smithsonian Institution's new hall of Pacific and South Asian Ethnology, recently opened in the National Museum of Natural History. (From a News Release by the Smithsonian Institution, August 2, 1962)

Author

Unknown

Subject

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 12

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1962

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Pacific and South Asian Ethnology Exhibits
  • Ethnology
  • Exhibitions
  • Anthropology
  • Hall of Pacific and South Asian Ethnology
  • Statues
  • Easter Island
  • Asian Ethnology
  • Anthropology--Asian

Place

Easter Island

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit
  • Statue

ID Number

MNH-893 or MNH893

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Statue; Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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