David Ames photographs, EEPA 1987-004, 1950

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-004
Creators:
Ames, David Watson
Dates:
1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
125 slides (photographs)
color
Repository:
Photographs taken by David Ames of rural Wolof village life in Gambia in 1950.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs taken by David Ames of rural Wolof village life in Gambia in 1950. Activities illustrated include celebrating a wedding, planting crops, tending livestock, and weaving. There are images of the built environment, including shelters, and textiles, including clothes and fabrics.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Images indexed by negative number.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anthropologist David Wason Ames (1922- ) created the collection to document his work among the Wolof people of the Gambia. Ames, who received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University in 1953, taught at California State University at San Francisco, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Wisconsin. His research interests include acculturation in West Africa, economic anthropology, ethnography of the Hausa and Wolof peoples, and ethnomusicology. Ames co-wrote the following book with Anthony V. King: Glossary of Hausa Music and Its Social Contexts, Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1971.

Container
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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 David Watson Ames, 1987.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Wolof (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gambia 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/