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325 Slides (photographs)
Photographs taken by James E. Payne while on vacation in East Africa of Coptic Christians in Ethiopia and the daily life of the Nuba and people in the Sudan. Images of Christians, mostly taken in the village of Lalibel, show various activities such as celebrations during the Timkat festival, cooking, Bible study and washing. Also depicted are art objects to include crucifixes and illuminated manuscripts. Images of the Nuba in Sudan, many from the Kordofan region, illustrate activities such as boat building in Omdurman, celebrating an Islamic festival in Omdurman, buying and selling in markets, and wrestling. Portraits depict body art and costumes. Also included are structures such as burial mounds and decorated houses.
Graduated in 1963 with a B.S. degree in science education from Jackson State College and held several positions in the personnel management field. Since 1990 he has been a personnel manager at the Liberty Science Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Custodial History note
Donated by James E. Payne, 1988.
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012