Edwin R. and Emily Dean photographs, EEPA 2002-012
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Emily Dean
Edwin R. Dean
Physical Description:
117 Slides (photographs)
Slides taken in Nigeria, 1965-67, a few years after independence and at the eve of the Biafra War by Edwin R. and Emily Dean. Emily Dean took most of the photographs. She taught at the St. Louis Secondary School. The images are typical for the time period (note that some of them are half frame images, taken with a type of camera heavily promoted in the 1960s). Geographic locations reflect the Deans' experiences and travel: the University of Ibadan Campus, the Jos Museum, Bida , Zaria, Kano, Lagos, and Abeokuta. Of particular interest is a series of Adire production in Abeokuta, the old palace at Idanre and the Timi of Ede's Shango shrine.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
organized in one volume; arranged numerically by image number

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Edwin R. Dean, an Economist, worked at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (University of Ibadan), 1965-67.

Custodial History note
Donated by Edwin R. and Emily Dean, 2002.

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

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Nigeria Geographic 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