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Drawing shadows to stone : the photography of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902

Author: Laurel Kendall; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: New York : American Museum of Natural History in association with the University of Washington Press, Seattle, ©1997.
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"This book reexamines photographs from an early anthropological expedition to the North Pacific after a century of change. In 1897 Morris Jesup, president of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, sponsored a five-year expedition to Alaska and Siberia. This immense research project left a legacy of classic ethnographies, irreplaceable museum collections, and some three thousand photographs." "Thomas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel Kendall; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 0295976470 9780295976471
OCLC Number: 36663070
Description: 112 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface: Exotic Images and Early Anthropological Photographs / Laurel Kendall --
Tough Fieldworkers: History and Personalities of the Jesup Expedition / Stanley A. Freed, Ruth S. Freed and Laila Williamson --
Drawing Shadows to Stone / Thomas Ross Miller and Barbara Mathe --
The Jesup Expedition Photographs --
Afterword: The Present and Future of the Jesup Expedition Photographs / Laurel Kendall.
Responsibility: Laurel Kendall [and others].

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"This book reexamines photographs from an early anthropological expedition to the North Pacific after a century of change. In 1897 Morris Jesup, president of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, sponsored a five-year expedition to Alaska and Siberia. This immense research project left a legacy of classic ethnographies, irreplaceable museum collections, and some three thousand photographs." "Thomas Ross Miller and Barbara Mathe examine how early anthropologists saw their task and how they used photographs as cultural and biological data, as documentation of places, events, and artifacts, and as models for future exhibits."--Jacket.

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