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511 Slides (photographs)
511 Copy slides
Photographs taken by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 1995.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes 511 original slides and 511 copy slides created by Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in 1995. Locations depicted include Johannesburg, South Africa; various locals in Zimbabwe, including Harare, Mashonaland, Bulawayo, Matano Hills, Naletale, Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, and Great Zimbabwe; and Livingstone, Zambia. Subjects include exhibitions and object displays at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Livingstone Museum, and the Natural History Museum in Bulawayo; sculptures in Chapungu Sculpture Park; views of the Chinamore District, Domboshawa Caves, Ngomakuria Mountain, Khami Ruins, Matabo Hills, Naletale Ruins, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, and ruins of Great Zimbabwe; and participants, including Doran Ross, in the Archives and Museum Project Workshop at a conference in Harare.
Arranged in chronological order.
Christraud M. Geary (1946-) was formally a curator of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art. She received a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, in 1973. Geary specializes in the history of photography in Africa and in the study of African art.
Custodial History note
Donated by Christraud M. Geary, 1995.
Metadata created by Hannah Storch in November 2019. Finding aid was written by Eden Orelove in December 2019.
Collection was digitized in 2019.
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. Original slides are housed in the cold vault. Copy slides are available to view onsite. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Digital images are available online.
Christraud M. Geary photographs of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, EEPA 1995-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012