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Ottenberg, Simon
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1951-1953
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Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Cross bamboo poles, showing manner of tying on an old roof, Ezi Ukwu compound, Mgbom Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The compound is called Ezi followed by the name of its founder, who is also usually the original ancestor of the patrilineage. The houses in many compounds, particularly those increasing in population, are built wall to wall and back to back, separated by narrow alleyways and streets winding tortuously here and there. There is usually a separate h...

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Dates:
1951-1953
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Ndibe Beach on the Cross-River. It is named after the village of Ndibe, but is a beach for all Afikpo, and for government use as well. The government launch." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"For some Afikpo, fishing is an important seasonal activity, especially in the dry season, when the river is low and it is possible for canoe crews to move about easily and to live on the numerous sandbanks which appear at the time. The Afikpo fishermen spend many months on the river, moving northeast to the border of Cameroun and as far south as t...

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Ottenberg, Simon
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1951-1953
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Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Women firing pots the traditional way, piling them together, covering them with dry long grass and lghting this. Mgbom village. These are good-sized waterpots. Some of them will be used locally, others will be shipped by canoe down the Cross River from Ndibe Beach for sale, generally to Calabar. Women are scantily dress for t...

"Many compounds have a pot-burning field (ohoho) under the direction of the senior women of the compound. pot firing is done on an open circular ground area behind the quarters, using dried grass and brush. The burning grounds are forbidden to men by lineage rules, and women until recently did not wear cloths during the firing." [Ottenberg, 1968: D...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Mgbom Village farm road, just built up by the new age grade, Ikogo, which has just formed; this was part of its ceremony. Looking toward Mgbom village." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"For each village there are six land sections, one farmed each year, usually in rotation, successively going out from the settlement in one direction from it. The farmland nearest the village, called ebo, is outside of this six-block system and can be used at will. Both ebo and this distant land are also controlled by matrilineal and patrilineal de...

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original title reads, "The Afikpo eke market and the Ugwuego Village School, from the ridge at the east end of Mgbom, in back of Ezi Ohia compound." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"The major Afikpo trading center is eke market, named for the day on which it meets. It is one of a connected series of markets found in adjoining village-groups to the west and north, which generally meet on different days of the four-day Igbo week. Orie is a farm day. The next day, aho, is a small market day. Nkwo, which follows, is also a farm d...

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Original caption reads, "Photos in the Abakaliki District at Iboko and elsewhere in the surrounding area and at Abakaliki Town, the District's administrative center some 30 miles north of Afikpo Village-Group, in northeastern Igbo country. Yam field near Iboko with patch of forest in background, a typical scene in the Abakaliki area." [Ottenberg fi...

"The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting during the wetter periods. The afikpo are mainly agriculturists. The basic subsistence crops are yam, coco yam, and cassava, which are also the main cash crop. Yams, th...

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Growing yam field with edo plants growing in left foreground. Near aja isu ikwu matrilineal land, Ndibie Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"Many of the compact villages that make up Afikpo are within half a mile of others, separated only by a narrow area of groves, farmland, and bush. It is a hilly region. The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting ...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original title reads, "Eke market scenes, the main Afikpo market. Meets every four days on eke market. Groundnut (peanut) sellers." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"The major Afikpo trading center is eke market, named for the day on which it meets. It is one of a connected series of markets found in adjoining village-groups to the west and north, which generally meet on different days of the four-day Igbo week. Men and women from Afikpo trade regularly in almost all of these markets. While they contain simila...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Ndibe Beach on the Cross-River. It is named after the village of Ndibe, but is a beach for all Afikpo, and for government use as well. Canoes at Ndibe Beach. This must be in the rainy season, as the river is very high. Canoes carried pots, yams and cassava down river, as a rule, to Calabar, where both were prized at this time...

"For some Afikpo, fishing is an important seasonal activity, especially in the dry season, when the river is low and it is possible for canoe crews to move about easily and to live on the numerous sandbanks which appear at the time. The Afikpo fishermen spend many months on the river, moving northeast to the border of Cameroun and as far south as t...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
Level:
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Rainy season flood in swampy farm area called mkpu ekwo (hill-termite) land." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"Many of the compact villages that make up Afikpo are within half a mile of others, separated only by a narrow area of groves, farmland, and bush. It is a hilly region. The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting ...

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