James E. Payne photographs, EEPA 1988-006

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1988-006
Creators:
Payne, James E., 1941-
Dates:
1973-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
325 slides (photographs)
1 volume
color
Repository:
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.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
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.

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

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by James E. Payne, 1988.

Keywords
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ʼAmāra kelel (Ethiopia) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Omdurman (Sudan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kordofan (Sudan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, religious -- Ethiopia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lalibela (Ethiopia) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/