Photo Archives - Philippines Collections


Between 1908-1910, Museum curator Fay-Cooper Cole visited the Philippine Islands and Indonesia and produced over 400 photographs while visiting the areas. Through Edward Ayer and the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Field Museum made copies of the Newberry's collection of Dean C. Worcester's collection of photographs.  Over 2,000 copy negatives were made of the photographs made by Worcester and by his government photographers. The Worcester Collection is an important resource for the study of Philippine anthropology and late colonial Philippine history.