Ernest Hooten and Franz Weidenreich in Washington, DC, 1948, for the presentation of the Viking Fund Medal in Physical Anthropology to Hooten
14 East 71st Street
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.