Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Uganda Photographic Album, EEPA 1999-003

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-003
Dates:
between 1920-1935
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
43 Gelatin silver prints
1 album
black & white
12 x 16.5 cm. or smaller
Repository:
Container:
26
1
Album is comprised of photographs taken in and around Patiko, a settlement of the Acholi peoples (also known as Gan) in Uganda, and among the Teso peoples of Uganda. The images depict architectural features, general appearance of both Acholi and Teso, and in some instances activities and rituals. Photographer unknown.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The album is comprised of photographs taken in and around Patiko, a settlement of the Acholi peoples (also known as Gan) in Uganda, and among the Teso peoples of Uganda, including at Lake Nagero and in the Guru Guru Hills. The images depict architectural features, the general appearance of both Acholi and Teso, and in some instances rituals and activities, including digging for water, watering cattle, threshing grain, mending a hoe, hunting and dancing. Additionally, there are several images of individuals wearing ornaments including brass rings, beaded headdresses and metal armbands.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
In order as printed in album.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The album was compiled by Major D.C. Robins, who served in British East Africa during the 1920s and 1930s.
Photographer is unknown.

Administration
Author
Eden Orelove
Processing Information
Finding aid by Eden Orelove, June 2018. Images digitized in 2012.
Title descriptions primarily by the album creator, D.C. Major Robins.
Custodial History note
Purchased, 1999. Conserved through a preservation grant funded by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee, 2006.

Digital Content

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.
Preferred Citation
Uganda Photographic Album, EEPA 1999-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Acholi (African people) -- Uganda Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Uganda Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Teso (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robins, D.C. Major Personal Name 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