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55-26

Peabody Museum Expedition to Western Pakistan, 1955, negatives: A Finding Aid

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Archives, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Peabody Museum Archives
Call No.: 55-26
Repository: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Archives, Harvard University
Creator: Henry Field
Title: Peabody Museum Expedition to Western Pakistan, negatives
Date(s): 1955
Quantity: 166 images
Abstract: This negative collection documents Dr. Henry Field's 1955 expedition to Western Pakistan (Bahrain, Baluchistan and the site of Mohenjo-daro). Images include monuments, water scenes, archaeological sites and portraits (physical types). The negatives were digitized in 2011 through an NEH grant and can be viewed at the Peabody Museum Collections Online website at http://pmem.unix.fas.harvard.edu:8080/peabody/

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

#55-26
Dr. Henry Field 1955

Processing supervised by:

India Spartz Senior Archivist; 2011

Conditions Governing Access:

unrestricted.

Related Peabody Museum Collections:

Biographical Sketch

Henry Field was born in Chicago in 1902 and was educated at Sunningdale,Eton and Oxford, receiving his B.A. in 1925; M.A. in 1930; and D. Sc. in 1937. After graduating, Field worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago as assistant curator of physical anthropology. From 1928-1934 Field worked on the excavation of Kish, the Sumerian-Akaddian capital in Iran. In 1934 Field was promoted to Head Curator of physical anthropology. In the same year he traveled to Iraq and made anthropometric surveys and photographs of the Marsh Arabs. World attention focused on the vanishing way of life of the Marsh Arabs when Saddam Hussein began a genocide against this group in 1991. From 1950-1969 Field was a Research Fellow at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and in 1955 directed the Museum's expedition to West Pakistan.

Scope and Content Note:

This negative collection documents the Peabody Museum's Expedition to West Pakistan in 1955. Subjects include monuments, scenes of people working by the sea, archaeological excavation and portraits of physical types. The negatives have been digitized through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Images can be viewed at the Peabody Museum's Collections Online website at: http://pmem.unix.fas.harvard.edu:8080/peabody/
Search by Peabody number begins with 2004.24, geography contains Pakistan and date equals 1955.

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