Philip M. Abram photographs, EEPA 1986-002, 1957-1973, bulk 1970-1973

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-002
Creators:
Abrams, Philip M.
Dates:
1957-1973
bulk 1970-1973
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
358 slides (photographs)
+22 postcards
color
10 photographic prints
(dupe prints)
color
8 x 10 in. or smaller
Repository:
Photographs taken and postcards gathered by Philip M. Abrams during his travels through Liberia, Mali, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Burkina Faso, 1970-1973. Activities documented in the images include a Bundu sande women's society performance with Sowei (female guardian spirit) masks in Liberia; a Dogon dama (festival) masquerade staged for tourists in Sangha, Mali; a Grebo war dance in Krutown, Monrovia, Liberia; young Vai boys during initiation into the poro male secret society; and masked Vai dancers performing on Providence Island, Monrovia.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Slides:organized in one volume;.arranged numerically by image number.
Dupe prints:organized in one volume;arranged numerically by image number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
U.S. Foreign Service Official.

Container
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2

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Philip M. Abrams, 1986.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Photographic prints Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dogon (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liberia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mali Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guinea Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Côte d'Ivoire Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cameroon Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burkina Faso Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vai (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grebo (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/