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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, "Palm kernel collection day, in which men collect palm kernel bunches from the Mgbom Village palm grove and sell them. Money goes to the village elders to use as they wish. Palaver over money." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series,December 1951-March 1953].

"The groves, usually small and near the Afikpo villages, are either of palm trees, raffia, or bamboo, a recent introduction to Afikpo. Palm groves, which produce cash crops in the form of fruits or wine, are generally under the control of a matrilineage male who lives nearby, and hi is also said to control the land on which the trees stand. Only oc...

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Creators:
Fauntroy, William T. Jr., 1926
Dates:
1962-2001
Size:
1.4 Linear feet (1 Box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-088
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

William T. Fauntroy, Jr. WMATA collection, which dates from 1962 to 2001 and measures 1.4 linear feet, documents the development of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The collection includes annual reports, newsletters, brochures, and photographs.

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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. There is canoe transport across part of the swampy area in rainy season, a footpath in dry." [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:
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, "Second funeral or the memorial, often called 'horse funeral' or 'horse title' at afikpo, Amachara Village. Something a man does in honor of his father, often years later after his death, as in this case. Otelerri is doing it. Ottenberg joined his matrilineal clan at this event. Otelerri and his male friends dancing out of the...

"When a mature male dies his eldest son is responsible for burial and the funeral ceremony. The burial is followed by a series of related rituals, which generally continue to express the relative positions of the descent groups. The first is the 'goat funeral'. This ceremony is followed by the ritual of placing a shrine pot for the deceased in his ...

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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, "The so-called 'horse funeral' (memorial or second funeral) done by Oteleri, Amachara Village. Performed by the eldest son, Oteleri, many years after his father's death, when he became ill, and a diviner indicated his father's spirit was angry at the neglect. Often is performed after a few years. Members of the matrilineal cla...

"When a mature male dies his eldest son is responsible for burial and the funeral ceremony. The burial is followed by a series of related rituals, which generally continue to express the relative positions of the descent groups. The first is the 'goat funeral'. This ceremony is followed by the ritual of placing a shrine pot for the deceased in his ...

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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, "Boys' and men's wrestling at Ndukwe Village, Amaseri Village Group, just west of Afikpo Village group. Wrestling competitions between compounds or between wards of a village are popular in this general Igbo area, as well as intervillage matches. Musicians at the wrestling, whose music, especially drumming, stirs up the wrestl...

"Wrestling is the major sport in Afikpo. It is practiced during the onwo, or hungry season, roughly June and July, but the important contests are held only in alternate years, in association with special drumming, dancing, rituals, and sacrifices. The number of wrestling grades in Afikpo vary from village to village, but there are usually between 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, "The so-called 'horse funeral' (memorial or second funeral) done by Oteleri, Amachara Village. Performed by the eldest son, Oteleri, many years after his father's death, when he became ill, and a diviner indicated his father's spirit was angry at the neglect. Often is performed after a few years. Members of the matrilineal cla...

"When a mature male dies his eldest son is responsible for burial and the funeral ceremony. The burial is followed by a series of related rituals, which generally continue to express the relative positions of the descent groups. The first is the 'goat funeral'. This ceremony is followed by the ritual of placing a shrine pot for the deceased in his ...

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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, "Boys' and men's wrestling at Ndukwe Village, Amaseri Village Group, just west of Afikpo Village group. Wrestling competitions between compounds or between wards of a village are popular in this general Igbo area, as well as intervillage matches. A men's wrestling match, two men wrestling. Other males are running in to break i...

"Wrestling is the major sport in Afikpo. It is practiced during the onwo, or hungry season, roughly June and July, but the important contests are held only in alternate years, in association with special drumming, dancing, rituals, and sacrifices. The number of wrestling grades in Afikpo vary from village to village, but there are usually between 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, "Building a house, Ezi Ukwu compound, Mgbom Village. House building is a major activity of the rainy season at Afikpo. Putting up center pole." [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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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, "Building a house, Ezi Ukwu compound, Mgbom Village. House building is a major activity of the rainy season at Afikpo. Temporary rope through the poles to mark height." [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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