Regional overview: South America

South America has been one of the strongest areas of recent collecting activity by the Museum. Early collections include prints by missionary Andrew Pride in the Gran Chaco (c.1900) and Charles Kroehle in Peru (c.1890). Recent acquisitions have included extensive and significant field archives, such as that of ethnobiologist Darrell Posey in Brazil (1980s), anthropologist Peter Rivière in Brazil and Surinam (1960s and 70s), Brian Moser and Donald Tayler in Colombia (1960–1), and Jonathan Ambache and Richard Saumarez Smith in the same country (1965).

Two children

Two Kayapó boys, Gorotire, Brazil, by Darrell Posey, 1980s. PRM 2001.82.1957