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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Notebooks

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING. A series of four inventory books, in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded archaeological remains, prehistoric artifacts and antiquities collected or acquired in several cities throughout Mesopotamia and Persia in 1923 and 1924. Description of drawings and sketches is welcome. Please be sure to type [[Drawing]] in the text box when describing the drawings. And please refer to our advanced instructions for guidance on transcribing columned data and tables found in these notebooks. This project features materials in multiple languages and scripts. We are primarily seeking transcription, so if you have the ability to transcribe the non-English words, please do so by using the original language characters displayed in the document! However, transliteration and translation are also welcome. Please be sure to type [[Transliteration]] or [[Translation]] before writing out transliterations or translations and [[/Transliteration]] or [[/Translation]] at the end the transliteration or translation.

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C.W. Bishop Manuscript

Imagine reaching Shanghai on March 17, 1923 and embarking on a journey to excavate the site at which Buddhism was believed to have been first received in China. Transcribe this project to learn about how Carl Whiting Bishop did just that on gallery-sponsored travels to China. Learn about the various challenges that the expedition team confronted as they explored antiquities and developed a pioneering archaeological record, starting at "White Horse Temple."

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Report on the advisability of founding an American school of archaeology in Peking (1915)

How would you go about establishing a new school of Archaeology in China in the early twentieth century? Would you bring in an international set of instructors? What sites would you uncover? As you transcribe Langdon Warner's report on whether and how a school might be founded in Peking, you'll learn more about the complex international relationships at play in 1913.

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Album of Iranian Photographic Portraits

A family compiled album bound in gold embossed green leather and sold by Au Bon Marche, Paris. Seventy-six informal and studio individual portraits or groups by a variety of photographers from the 1860s to the 1940s or later. Subjects are likely family members, although formal portraits of royalty are also included. Formats range from large cabinet prints to cartes de visites, and are inserted into pockets rather than glued onto pages. Many of the prints have been cut down to fit into the cartes de visite pockets of the album. Most of the photographs have Persian language annotations written in pen or pencil.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 2

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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Six Photographic Prints by Francis Frith, 1857

Six albumen prints, dated 1857 on the negative and on the album page, of Egyptian antiquities and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. All are from a disassembled copy of Frith's publication, "Egypt and Palestine. Photographed and Described by Francis Frith. in Two Volumes" Photograph titles are: Rock Tombs and Belzoni's Pyramid, Gizeh; The Granite Pylon, Thebes; Colossi and Sphynx at Wady Saboua, Nubia; Façade of the Great Temple at Abou Simbel; Jerusalem, From the Mount of Olives, No. 1; Jerusalem, From the Mount of Olives, No. 2.

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Pang, Yuan-chi

Pang Yuan-chi (1864-1949) was a prominent collector, dealer, and connoisseur of Chinese art who had a profound influence on the collection of Chinese art by western collectors. Pang's publications of his collection and the works of art he sold, helped to shape the tastes and collections of notable figures and museums, including Charles Lang Freer and the Freer Gallery of Art. PLEASE NOTE: This project contains Pang's correspondence with Freer and includes letters in English and Chinese. Please only transcribe the languages with which you are familiar. Expand for more details:

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Henri Vever Papers, Dinner List, 1893

A handwritten list of guests at an 1893 dinner held by the Société des amis de l’art japonais (Society of Friends of Japanese Art). The art collector Henri Vever was a founding member of the group, first organized in 1892 by art dealer Siegfried Bing. Claude Monet is a notable guest. Who else will you find among the attendees?

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Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Chinese bronzes and jade from Lai-Yuan & Company. December 1915

This purchase includes various bronze items and a jade blade. Payment was made through Freer's friend Eugene Meyer.

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