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MS 422 Ten tales or legends, with translations
Creators:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Dates:
1888 ?
Size:
72 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS422
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: 1. U-stru-ri or the Prophetic Bird-like Being (text and translation.) 2. Ru-ren f-a- A Monster (Miss Lucinda Thompson, 1888, text and translation). 3. Duel between a lame dog and a Fox (translation only). 4. Tradition of the elopment of a woman with an owl (text and translation.) 5. An uncle and his nephew, or The …

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MS 455 Seven songs, etc.
Creators:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Buck, John Sr
Dates:
1889-1890
Size:
46 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS455
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

(1) A sketch of the longhouse ceremonies (Religion of aborigines) and six folk tales.

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Edwin R. and Emily Dean Photographs
Creators:
Emily Dean
Edwin R. Dean
Dates:
1965-1967
Size:
117 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2002-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

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.

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Wyatt MacGaffey photographs
Creators:
MacGaffey, Wyatt
Dates:
1980
Size:
103 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 35 mm.)
93 Prints (visual works) (black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
75 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2003-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs by Wyatt MacGaffey, a prominent anthropologist with a lifelong scholarly interest in the Congo, taken during a survey on Belgian colonial architecture for a research project in Kisangani (formerly Stanleyville) in 1980. His images of the often dilapidated buildings range from colonial mansions to views of African housing. Other photographs show small private homes and businesses as well as a mosque under construction by the Saudis and several churches. There are also many street scenes, images of the university and the Congo River. A series of five slides shows popular paintings (such as La Colonie Belge). The value of his images is enhanced by his notes, which record subjects and locations.

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Jay A. Bisno Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
1969-1985
Size:
18 Albumen prints (b&w)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.15
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Antoin Sevruguin managed and operated one of the most successful commercial photography studios in Tehran in the late 19th century. Born in the 1840s in Iran, Sevruguin's mother returned with her children to her hometown of Tbilisi after his father Vassil, a Russian diplomat in Iran, died in a horse riding accident …

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Kenneth X. Robbins Collection & Papers
Creators:
Robbins, Kenneth X.
Dates:
undated
Size:
150 Maps (approximate count)
1,300 Color postcards (approximate count)
6 Books
60 Photographs
Collection ID:
FSA.A1990.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Items pertaining to the spiritual, economic, and artistic history of modern India and its princely states. Parts include: fiscal philately from the princely states of India, documents pertaining to Indian medicine (6 linear ft.), paintings, medals and coins, map of Baroda and other princely states, postcards, the collector's research files, genealogical …

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Three Roads to Urga [typescript]
Dates:
circa 1920s
Size:
1 Item (75 pages of typescript)
79 Items (silver prints, black and white)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1996.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A detailed account of uncertain authorship recalling travel to and from Urga (presently known as Ulaanbataar, Mongolia) in Outer Mongolia. The author is perhaps Georg Soderbom; a member of Sven Hedin's expedition who often worked under Frans Larson Soderbom is pictured in many of the collection's silver plates. The account …

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Robert J. Del Bonta Collection
Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
undated
Size:
6 Linear feet (Prints, books and stereographs)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2014.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Works from the encyclopedic collection of Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà. Comprised of prints and published volumes from a range of European and North American sources dating from the 16th through 20th centuries, primarily illustrating the visual reception of Indian visual culture through scholarly and popular press. By tracing how these images …

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Album of Persian Photographs
Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Item (album (120 photoprints))
Collection ID:
FSA.A2015.09
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Black leather bound album of 119 albumen prints and one silver gelatin print. Prints are likely produced by the studio of photographer Antoin Sevruguin in the 1870s and 80s in his early career in Iran. Includes handwritten captions in Persian. Many of the prints have an unusually purplish tone.

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MS 1592 Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia
Creators:
Creed, George, South Rawdon, Nova Scotia
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894
Dates:
1888
Size:
68 Pages
1 Volume
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1592
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Title page reads: Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia, collected during June and July, 1888 by and under the direction of George Creed, South Rawdon, N.S. Note: Those copies marked "P" are positives, all others negatives. Those copies marked "X" are from Port Medway River. Those copies marked …

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