Ernest Hooten and Franz Weidenreich in Washington, DC, 1948, for the presentation of the Viking Fund Medal in Physical Anthropology to Hooten
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This brownstone, purchased by Axel Wenner-Gren and given to the Viking Fund as a gift, served as the Foundation's New York City Headquarters from 1951 to 1980.
Burg Waternstein Dining Hall circa 1959
Freeday in Semmering
Along with the impromptu ping-pong matches and late-night discussions at the dinner table and bar, the day-trip into Vienna and near-by Semmering was an integral part of the Burg Wartenstein symposium model that gave scholars the chance for a different type of interaction, often as valuable as those in the conference room.
Carlo Alberto Baud, Mrs. Henri V. Vallois, and Henri Vallois enjoy a "freeday" in Semmering during the summer of 1960.
Burg Wartenstein Dedication
Wenner-Gren staff and guests attending the Burg Wartenstein dedication festivities.
Coon and Teilhard de Chardin
Carleton Coon and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin during a break at the first International Symposium on Anthropology in 1952.
Lita Osmundsen (Wenner-Gren Foundation President 1963-1986) in front of the entrance to the Foundation's offices at 14 West 71st Street in New York City circa the 1970s. The brownstone, purchased by Axel Wenner-Gren in 1951, served as the Foundation's headquarters until it was sold in 1978.
Castle Burg Wartenstein
The castle Burg Wartenstein, located in the Semmering region of Austria, served as the Wenner-Gren Foundation's European Conference Center from 1958 until 1980, during which time 84 sypmosia were held.
Dessert at Burg Wartenstein
Sherwood Washburn, Paul Fejos, Betty Howell, and Lita Binns Fejos enjoy after-dinner conversation. Burg Wartenstein 1961.
Portrait of Paul Fejos by Robert Fuchs
Oil painting portrait of Paul Fejos (the Foundation's first Director of Research and second President (1951-1961), painted by the noted Austrian artist, Robert Fuchs.
Dr. Fejos sat for the portrait during the summer of 1962, within Burg Wartenstein, which is pictured in the background.
Paul Fejos, 1941
Paul Fejos in the Peruvian Andes during the Wenner-Gren Expedition to Hispanic America, 1941
Paul Fejos and Lita Binns Fejos (1958)
Paul Fejos and Lita Binns Fejos portrait by Nikolas Muray, 1958.
Up until it ceased operations in 1978, the Wenner-Gren Foundation's casting program, "Anthro-Cast," made high-quality, epoxy resin casts of unique fossil specimens (such as Sterkfontein 5 Cranium, "Mrs. Ples") available to institutions and individuals scientists throughout the world. These extremely accurate reproductions helped foster the documentation of the Hominidae fossil record and promoted teaching of the nature and significance of the major biological and behavioral transformations in human evolution.
Burg Wartenstein Support Staff
Select members of Wenner-Gren's New York staff were brought to Burg Wartenstein to help record meetings and provide general logistical support for symposia over the course of the summer.
Here, Cleo Mullas is caught documenting a fellow documentor of the Castle courtyard in the summer of 1961.
Inside the Walls of Burg Wartenstein
Cloth and Human Experience
Jane Schneider, Joanne Eicher, and Maude Southwell Wahlman during Wenner-Gren Symposium #93, "Cloth and the Organization of Human Experience" held at the Troutbeck Inn in Amenia, New York, 1983.
Francis Hsu presenting his supper conference, "Are They Happy in the People's Republic of China" at Wenner-Gren's New York headquarters in 1973.
Axel Wenner-Gren and Paul Fejos 1941
Axel Wenner-Gren and Paul Fejos take a lunch break at the Vilcabamba site (Peru) during the Wenner-Gren Expedition to Hispanic America, 1941.
Sayaq Marka Site (Peru), 1940
Members of the Wenner-Gren Expedition to Hispanic America inspect the Sayaq Marka site, in the Vilcabamba cordillera, Peru, 1940.
Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth, Princeton, New Jersey (1955)
Participants at the Foundation's second international symposium, "Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth," held at Princeton University (June 1955)
Among the Yagua, Bora, and Uitoto in Peru, 1941
Paul Fejos with an unidentified member of the Bora or Uitoto in northeastern Peru, during the Wenner-Gren Expedition to Hispanic America (1940-1941)
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