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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1929
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative (b&w, 4x5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1929
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item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 4x5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative (b&w, 4x5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Frances Herskovits and Rudolf Ubergen, nickname Duffy, in Paramaribo, Suriname, 1928.

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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative (b&w, 4x5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1929
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative (b&w, 4x5 in.)
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Melville J. Herskovits's guide, Rogalli, in his garden in Paramaribo, Suriname, 1929.

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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
4 August 1929
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative (b&w, 4x5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Gaama Moana Djankuso, Paramount chief of the Saramakas in Suriname, 4 August 1929.

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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
4 August 1929
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative (b&w, 4x5 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Gaama Moana Djankuso, Paramount chief of the Saramakas in Suriname, 4 August 1929.

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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
736 Negatives (photographic) (+contact prints (5 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
736 Photographic prints ((6 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Melville J. Herskovits during his trips with his wife, Frances Shapiro Herskovits, to Surinam (1928-29); Dahomey, now Republic of Benin (1931); Haiti (1934); and Brazil (1941-42). From 1928 to 1943 Melville Herskovits and his wife, Frances Herskovits (nee Shapiro) traveled together throughout West Africa and the Americas to collect evidence of the legacy of African culture. The contributions of Frances Herskovits to her husband's research were fully recognized in an exhibition held by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, from April 2-August 9, 1998. Entitled, "Living Tradition in Africa & the America: The Legacy of Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits," the brochure noted, "On each trip, Frances was a full partner in the research...Until Melville's death in 1963, they worked together on the analysis of their data and the writing of books and articles; and after he died, she edited a collection of his papers."

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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
5 Film reels (black-and-white silent)
0.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited footage shot in West Africa (1931), Haiti (1934) and Georgia (U.S. ca. 1930) for/by Melville Herskovits. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and termino...

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Dates:
1931
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (2 minutes, black-and-white silent; 41 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Outtakes from [Herskovits Film Study of West Africa, 1931]. Footage is fragments of scenes including carving, metalworking, women on market day, and dances.

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