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Dates:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Size:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).

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Creators:
Acebes, Hector
Dates:
1949-1960
Size:
2 copy prints
153 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-28
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ru...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Keystone View Company
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1882-1930
Size:
240 Stereographs (black and white, 9 x 22 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-022
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document African businesses, cities, industry, landscapes, peoples and resources. The collection documents various locations within Kenya, Tanzania, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa. Peoples represented include Kikuyu, Maasai, Bangi, Chagga, Ndombe, Poto, Bangala, Zulu, and Kongo peoples. There are many images of agriculture, hunting, making pottery, mining diamonds and gold, church services at a Catholic mission, a gathering of chiefs at a court, a lion-killing ceremony, and war dances. Businesses and industries shown include coffee plantations; the DeBeers Diamond Mine; a diamond mine compound and crushing mill; fishing boats; a hemp plantation; ivory trade; a market; and the stock market.

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Creators:
Raphael Tuck & Sons
Dates:
c. 1930
Level:
item
Size:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Additional Text on verso reads: "Kikuyu Market. -Marketing Day is a leisurely proceeding and is not in full swing till 11 a.m. Tuck's Post Card. Printed in England. Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd."

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Creators:
Howse & McGeorge, Ltd., Kenya and Uganda
Dates:
c. 1920
Level:
item
Size:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Original caption reads, "Kikuyus at Home."

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Dates:
c. 1920
Level:
item
Size:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Text on recto reads: "A Kikuyu Herdman."

Additional Text on verso reads: "Copyright."

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Dates:
c. 1920
Level:
item
Size:
1 Postcard (halftone., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Text on verso reads: "Kenya. - Kikuyu Young Woman."

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Dates:
circa 1926
Level:
item
Size:
1 Postcard (halftone., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Printed caption on recto reads: "Kikuyu Mother And Mtotos."

Postmarked postage stamp on recto.

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Creators:
S. Skulina, Pegas Studio (Nairobi)
Dates:
c. 1950
Level:
item
Size:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 8.8 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Text on recto reads: "East African Types - Kikuyu Witch - 108."

Additional Text on verso reads: "Edition "Africa in Pictures." Copyright by S. Skulina PEGAS STUDIO Nairobi."

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Creators:
D. Evaristo Coutinho, photographer (Mombasa)
Dates:
c. 1910
Level:
item
Size:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Text on recto reads: "Kikuyus at rest, Kenya."

Additional text on verso reads: "D. Evaristo Coutinho, Photographer, Mombasa. Printed in Germany."

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