Frank Christol photographs, EEPA 1989-004, between 1920-1930

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1989-004
Creators:
Christol, Frank
Dates:
1920s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
215 photographic prints
dupe prints (2 v.)
black & white
8 x 10 in.
215 negatives (photographic)
dupe negs
black & white
4 x 5 in.
215 photographic prints
silver gelatin (2 v.)
black & white
8 x 10 in. or smaller
Repository:
Photographs taken by French Missionary Frank Christol during his stay in the Cameroon Grassfields, during the 1920s. The photographs document the peoples of the Cameroon Grassfields, particularly the Bamileke. Activities depicted include dancing and playing musical instruments. Objects include figures, masks, textiles and vessels. There are images of chiefs' palaces and architectural details such as carved doors and house posts. Portraits, often with people in groups with objects, document dress, hairstyles, jewelry and scarification. People portrayed include carvers with their work and chiefs in their palaces.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Images indexed by negative number.

Container
215
1
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
Custodial History
Purchased in 1989 from George Rodriques.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Black-and-white photographs Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cameroon Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bamileke (African people) Cultural_context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre_form 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/