West African Wood Carvings

ID: 26819-A or MNH-26819A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1922

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 22

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Summary

An exhibit case filled with West African wood carvings from an exhibition of the Herbert Ward African Collection in the United States National Museum (USNM), now the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), which opened March 1, 1922. Herbert Ward was an explorer, soldier, author, and artist, who collected objects of native African handicraft during his explorations on the Congo. Spears can be seen on the adjacent walls.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Ward, Herbert 1863-1919
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For further information on Herbert Ward and his African Collection see the Smithsonian Institution's book entitled "The Herbert Ward African Collection".

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 22

Contact information

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

Date

1922

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Herbert Ward African Collection
  • Anthropology
  • Carvings
  • Wood
  • Exhibitions
  • Statues
  • Authors
  • Spears
  • Ethnology
  • Congo
  • Masks
  • West African

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

26819-A or MNH-26819A

Physical description

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

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