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COLLECTION Identifier: 55-26

Peabody Museum Expedition to Western Pakistan negatives


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


  • 1955

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166 images
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:

Search by Peabody number begins with 2004.24, geography contains Pakistan and date equals 1955.

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.

Physical Location

Peabody Museum Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Dr. Henry Field 1955

Related Peabody Museum Collections:

  1. #975-22 Field, Henry Papers 1931 - 1955
  2. #53-26 Henry Field photographs from Iraq.
  3. #PA-IN 60-45 Photographs from the Peabody Museum expedition to west Pakistan, 1955.
  4. #PA-IN 60-46 Henry Field photographs from Middle and Near East.

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Processing Information

Processing supervised by: India Spartz Senior Archivist; 2011
Link to catalog
Peabody Museum Expedition to Western Pakistan, 1955, negatives: A Finding Aid
Peabody Museum Archives

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository

The Peabody Museum Archives contains primary source materials that reflect the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic research and fieldwork since its founding in 1866. Archival collections contain photographs, documents, papers, and records of enduring value that were created or collected by the Museum, its individual affiliates, or other related entities. The collections also document the history or provenience, as well as the creation of many of the Museum’s artifact collections. To learn more about research visits at the Peabody Museum, please see

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