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Catalog Number 101.26
Title Henry Hornblower II slides and photographs
Date circa 1939-1950
Collection size 325 slides and photographs
Creator Hornblower, Henry, 1917-1985
Administrative/Biographical History Henry "Harry" Hornblower II (1917-1985) was born in Boston, MA, to Ralph and Eleanor Greenwood Hornblower. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1941, and went on to work for the successful investment firm founded by his grandfather, Hornblower & Weeks. The Hornblowers had a family estate in Plymouth, MA, and it was there at a young age that Harry became interested in Indian artifacts and archaeology. Hornblower spent his senior year of high school at Phillips Academy (Class of 1937), to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Department of Archaeology (Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology; Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) and study with Douglas Byers and Frederick Johnson. He also spent a semester at the University of California, Berkeley, as an undergraduate, participating in excavations in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Hornblower went on to found the Plimouth Plantation, a historic reconstruction of the 17th century Plymouth colony in Massachusetts. He was married to Dorothy Shapard, and later to Malabar Schletter, and had four children: Henry Hornblower III, Augusta, Harriet and Eleanor.
Scope & Content This collection of photographic material consists of 250 color slides taken during Hornblower family travels to Guatemala, Mexico and the Southwestern United States, 75 black and white photographs of Harry Hornblower on excavation in Kansas (July-August 1939), and 26 black and white photographs taken during excavations in Awatovi, Arizona (1939).
Conditions Governing Access This collection is open for research.
Language of Material English