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Shippee-Johnson photograph collection.

Author: Robert Shippee; George R Johnson
Publisher: [1931]
Edition/Format:   Image : Photograph : Picture   Archival Material : English
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The collection consists of approximately 3600 black-and-white photoprints housed in 23 boxes. Of these, 2470 are aerial photographs, most of them oblique views photographed through the open window of the plane; 546 are vertical views shot through a mount in the belly of the plane, on five uncut 10-inch wide film rolls. The remaining 1128 photoprints are ethnographic images taken on the ground. In addition to the
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Genre/Form: Aerial photographs
Photographs
Material Type: Photograph, Picture
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Shippee; George R Johnson
OCLC Number: 55873341
Notes: Collection donated "with the understanding that [it] will be placed at the disposal of interested scholars."
Description: ca. 3600 photoprints mounted on cardboard : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. ca. 3600 photonegatives : nitrate, b&w. ca. 3600 photonegatives : b&w.

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The collection consists of approximately 3600 black-and-white photoprints housed in 23 boxes. Of these, 2470 are aerial photographs, most of them oblique views photographed through the open window of the plane; 546 are vertical views shot through a mount in the belly of the plane, on five uncut 10-inch wide film rolls. The remaining 1128 photoprints are ethnographic images taken on the ground. In addition to the prints, the collection contains the original nitrate negatives and copies made on safety film.

The most extensive coverage is in the Ayacucho and Colca valleys, providing detailed images of the agricultural terracing, but many other archaeological sites associated with prehispanic civilizations are represented. Several previously undocumented archaeological sites were discovered, including the "Great Wall of Peru," over 60 km. long. Civilizations (and sites) depicted include the Mochica ("Temple of the Moon"); Chimu (Chan Chan); Huari (Pikillacta); and Incas (Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo and others). Urban areas photographed include Lima, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Huancayo and Cuzco. Geographic and geological features photographed include the guano islands off the Pacific coast and the craters of Misti Volcano. The photoprints are identified with penciled notations added subsequent to the expedition.

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