James Lee photographs, EEPA 1985-0006, 1963-1970

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-0006
Creators:
Lee, James
Dates:
1963-1970
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
323 slides (photographs)
1 volume
color
35 mm.
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
Photographs taken by James Lee in Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe between 1963 and 1970. The images reflect a variety of themes.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs taken by James Lee in Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe between 1963 and 1970. The photographs document cultures, landscapes, and peoples of the African countries of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Zambia. Nigerian cities and villages illustrated include Asaba, Calabar, Enugu, Funtua, Ibadan, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Okigwi, Onitsha, Opobo, Oshogbo, Uyo, Wudil, and Zaria. People portrayed include the emir of Katsina, leopard society members at Uyo, and a weaver, Activities documented include a Bobo masquerade in Burkina Faso; a celebration at the court of the emir of Kano; a contest of traditional dance groups in Enugu stadium, Nigeria; and a Mossi dance in Burkina Faso. Architectural images show government colleges and schools, a house under construction outside Uyo, a mosque in Kano, a painted house in Wudil, ruins of a wall at Zaria, and a shrine to a river god in Oshogbo. Art works reproduced include funerary sculpture and sculptures made of concrete in southeastern Nigeria, mostly at Oshogbo. Images of the natural environment show cattle, egrets, the Niger river crossing in the town of Jebba, the riverside at Opobo, and Victoria Falls.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Images indexed by negative number.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. For terms of use, contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. To make a research appointment, contact Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by James Lee, 1985.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu