HackTheHearst API Detail: objfilecode_ss values

These values are taken from the Classification Outline for Ethnographic Specimens, revision #4, by Lawrence Dawson and Frank Norick, May, 1975. These codes were specifically designed for the classification of ethnographic objects according to the criteria of use and function.

1. Utensils, Implements and ConveyancesExamples
1.1 Hunting and Fishing Implements and accessories used in the pursuit of game, fish and shellfish: weapons, poisons for arrows, spears, fish poisons, nets, snares, traps, hooks, bait, decoys, spear throwers, boomerangs, throwing sticks, clubs, blowguns, bows and arrows, firearms, bolas, slings, wrist protectors.
1.2Gathering Equipment for gathering wild plant foods and insects: seed beaters, catch baskets, digging sticks, grasshopper baskets.
1.3Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Equipment for agriculture and animal husbandry: axes for slash and burn, planting sticks, machetes, cultivators, cowbells, milk pails, milk stools, ox goads; exclusing implements under magical context, e.g., Abelam yam spades.
1.4TransportationConveyances and utensils used for moving loads: boats and accessories, wagons, carts, travois, burden baskets, tump lines, burden nets, sleds, horse trappings, ox yokes, shopping baskets, crutches, canes, wheelchairs.
1.5Household Equipment used mainly for domestiv pursuits in the household or camp; food preparation and serving utensils, storage baskets, pots, mortars, metates, parfleches, fire making kits, boiling stones, beverage vessels, urine baskets, snow scrapers; excluding objects made for decorative purposes only (see 4.1).
1.6Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft and Professional Pursuits Tools and accessories for professional pursuits and for fabrication, engineering and construction, and for crafts: smithy accessories, awls, hammers, tool boxes, needle cases, molds, drills, fiber scrapers, netting shuttles, looms, potters' tools, wood block stamps, trepanning tools, and surgical instruments.
1.7Fighting, Warfare and Social Control Offensive and defensive equipment for fighting and social control: swords, spears, armor, shields, wife beaters, shackles, execution equipment.
1.8Toilet Articles Accessories for personal grooming; combs, face paint, tattooing needles, depilatory tweezers, perfume, pill boxes.
1.9Multiple Utility Implements for varied use: string and rope, knives, straps, thongs.
1.0Use not specified  
2. Secular Dress and Accoutrements, and AdornmentExamples
2.1Daily Garb Utilitarian articles for protection against the elements, and for modesty: garments, capes, shoes, showshoes, snow-goggles, hats, penis sheaths, tapas, fly-whisks, hunting-visors, eye-glasses.
2.2Personal Adornments and Accoutrements Articles worn or carried for everyday personal adornment: jewelry, labrets, necklaces, rings, fibulae, head ornaments, fans, purses, wallets, inro, wigs.
2.3Special Ornaments, Garb, and Finery Worn to Battle by Warriors (excluding status insignia) Pomo war belt.
2.4Fine Clothes and Accoutrements not used exclusively for status or religious purposes Peasant, church and market costumes; northwestern California womens' dress caps, fancy fans.
2.0 Use not specified  
3. Status Objects and Insignia of OfficeExamples
3.1Same Articles denoting social status, political or military position, coup sticks, war bonnets, scepters, totem poles, flags, thrones, nonreligious medals, chiefs' hats, trophies, shrunken heads, scalps, but.
3.0Use not specified 
4. Structures and Furnishings Examples
4.1 Dwellings and Furnishings House parts, tipis, windbreaks, hammocks, chairs, Navajo rugs, mats, headrests, and decorations or embellishments: paintings, lighting fixtures, decorated ceramics, samplers, and locks.
4.2 Public Buildings and Furnishings Altar pieces, temple parts, dancehouse furnishings, sweathouse accessories, house posts.
4.3 Storehouses, Granaries and the Like Outbuildings, storehouses, granaries, bins, etc., including parts and accessories.
4.0 Use not specified  
5. Ritual, Pageantry and Recreation Examples
5.1 Religion: Objects and garb associated with practices reflecting submission, devotion, obedience and service to supernatural agencies Cult objects and images set up for veneration, and ceremonial paraphernalia: idols, sacred stones, churingas, ancestor boards and images, totemic figures, mythical figures, bear skulls, incense burners, prayer wheels, rosary beads, and objects of revelation and divination, e.g., divination bowls and moose scapula (Naskapi), priestly garb.
5.2 Magic: Objects associated with practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies Magical accessories, charms and amulets serving to magically obtain desired ends through compulsion: charms, fetishes, curing outfits, diagrams, and agricultural implements used in magical context.
5.3 Objects relating to Secular and Quasi-religious Rites, Pageants, and Drama Accessories of rites of passage: initiation outfits, age-grading, marriage gard and accoutrements including dowry valuables, mortuary articles, Japanese tea ceremony paraphernalia; dramatic paraphernalia: costumes, masks, shadow puppets and the like; quasi-military uniforms, e.g., Masonic garb.
5.4 Secular and Religious Musical Instruments  
5.5 Stimulants, Narcotics and Accessories Pipes, snuff tubes, beer equipment,betel chewing apparatus, lime containers, coca bags, samples of stimulants.
5.6 Sports, Games, Amusements; Gambling and Pet Accessories Dice, hockey sticks, gambling trays, knuckle bones, balls, mankala boards, string figures, leashes, pigeon whistles.
5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, "Fakes" and Reproductions (excluding currency) and Commemorative Medals Objects made primarily as gifts (of minor utility) or novelties, or made for sale as such, such as "airport art"; models and miniatures not used in child training.
5.0 Use not specified  
6. Child Care and Enculturation Examples
6.1 Cradles and Swaddling Baby care articles: cradles, swaddling, headshaping apparatus.
6.2 Toys, Childrens' Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children Articles for childrens' amusement and enculturation: spinning tops, katchina dolls.
6.0Use not specified  
7. Communication, Records, Currency, and MeasuresExamples
7.1 Writing and Records (including religious texts) Books, inscriptions, sealing wax and seals, ink sticks, maps, mnemonic devices, calendars, quipus, writing accessories.
7.2 Sound Communication Signal drums, warning clappers, shell trumpets.
7.3 Weights and Measures Scales, measuring apparatus, Ashanti gold weights, hourglasses, sundials.
7.4 Non-issued Media of Exchange, Symbolic Valuables, and Associated Containers Shell money, feather money, stone money, and money baskets; other valuables that represent wealth and status but are uncommonly exchanged, such as Klamath River obsidian blades, Yap stone money, and gold dust bags..
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers Paper money and minted coins issued by sovereigns or private enterprises; coin purses, money belts, and money clips.
7.6 Bogus Currency Fake coinage, reproduction, counterfeits, tokens, etc..
7.0Use not specified  
8. Raw MaterialsExamples
8.1 Foods Food samples: acorns, beans, corn, grasshoppers, roots, bulbs, salt.
8.2 Medicine and Hygiene Samples of plants, minerals, animal matter, prepared decoctions used for medicinal and hygienic purposes, e.g., fumigants and deodorants (non-personal).
8.3 For Manufacturing Fibers, clay, adhesives, ores, and sinew, unfinished artifacts but not implements of manufacture; sets showing stages in manufacture.
8.4 Fuels Samples of tinder, pitch, etc.
8.5 Multiple Utility Seal oil, olive oil, lime.
8.0 Use not specified