Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Museum Specimens

image number:

P0034552

description:

It is probable, but not certain that this image shows a room on the upper-most floor of Kirkwood Hall (room 45). Evidence of this is that this image was shot by Bass & Woodward just like other images appearing in "Indiana University: 1820-1904: Historical Sketch..." by Samuel Bannister Harding (1904). On page 87 of this work is an image of grist-mill seen in this image. The caption for that image in the book reads, in full: "Department of Economics and Social Science - A Hand Grist-Mill (Part Of A Collection Of Indiana Antiquities)".

The May 1903 IU Bulletin says that the Dept. of Economics and Social Science was located in Kirkwood Hall. One of the lines of study of the Social Science part of this Department was primitive technology which is probably why in this image we not only see the grist-mill, but also stone ax heads and arrowheads. In particular, a part of course Anthropology 20 is described as "Origins of material civilization, with special reference to the American races. An opportunity is offered for a special study of Indiana antiquities (Page 119, May 1903 IU Bulletin).

date taken:

1904

photographer studio:

Bass & Woodworth Commercial Photographers (Indianapolis)

accession number:

2461

copyright owner:

Bass & Woodworth Commercial Photographers (Indianapolis)

building name:

Kirkwood Hall, Daniel (1894)

corporate name:

Economics and Social Science, Department of

topic:

Mills

topic:

Arrowheads

topic:

Axes

topic:

Exhibitions

other place name:

Old Crescent

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Kirkwood Hall, Daniel