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file
Collection ID:
Accession 11-001
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The three major urban islands of Lagos in Lagos Lagoon are Lagos Island, Ikoyi, and Victoria. These islands are separated from the mainland by the main channel draining the lagoon into the Atlantic, which forms Lagos Harbour. The Victoria Island, Victoria Garden City and Lekki areas, situated to the south of Lagos Island, are wealthy enclaves that ...

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Dates:
1990-1991
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.musecraf
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Creators:
Blackmun, Barbara Winston
Dates:
circa 1969-1994
Size:
1,469 color slides
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection includes 1,469 color slides (35mm) which were taken in Nigeria from circa 1964-1994, and focus on ancestral altars; artists; art objects in museums, including bronze plaques and carved ivory tusks; ceremonies and festivals, including the Igue and Ewere Festivals, and the Emobo, Otue, Olokun, title-taking, and Blackmun's initation ceremonies; and people, including Oba Erediauwa and chiefs Eribo, Ero, Esogban, Ezomo, Ohanmu and Osaigeide; and street and landscape scenes in Benin City, Ife, Lagos, Ishiago, and Mbarri, Owerri, Owo, among other locations in Nigeria.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
Level:
item
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, "Okumkpa masquerade play, Amorie Village square. The masqueraders are from Amorie Village. The name of the mask is also the name for the entire dress. Another photo of the seated players." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"Okumpka, the most elaborate masquerade found at Afikpo Village-Group, is the most popular and well attended Afikpo masked ritual. It consists of a series of skits, songs, and dances presented by masked players in the main common of a village during of an afternoon or evening. The play is closely associated with the village secret society; all play...

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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, "Farmland scenes, lowland land with new yam heaps for planting yams, built up into the large mounds charasteristic of Afikpo and eastern Igbo. Second year this land is being used." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"For the farming groups at Afikpo, yams, the principal crop, are grown almost exclusively by men, while females raise cassava, coco yam, corn, and many other forms of vegetables. The work is hard, for Afikpo is not a rich farming area, with its sandy soil and sandstone ridges. Farming activities depend upon a four-day week. Orie is a farm day. The ...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
Level:
item
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, "Farmland scenes, partially cleared bush, mgbom Village area, njokwe matrilineal group. This land has lain fallow for seven years." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"For the farming groups at Afikpo, yams, the principal crop, are grown almost exclusively by men, while females raise cassava, coco yam, corn, and many other forms of vegetables. The work is hard, for Afikpo is not a rich farming area, with its sandy soil and sandstone ridges. Farming activities depend upon a four-day week. Orie is a farm day. The ...

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