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Creators:
Viditz-Ward, Vera
Dates:
circa 1990
Size:
48 photographic prints (black and white , 11 x 14 inches.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-021
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 48 matted black and white photographs, measuring 11 x 14 inches, taken by photographer and art professor Vera Viditz-Ward. These prints comprised the exhibition Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, which was on display at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 through September 1991. The images consist of portraits of paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone and include ceremonial clothes and headcovers, jewelry, handheld objects, drums, staffs and ivory trumpets. Culture groups depicted include the Yalunka, Limba, Koranko, Kono, Kissi, Mende, Krim, Vai, Lokko and Temne peoples.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
between 1978-1992
Size:
3145 slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection primarily includes photographs of Limba peoples taken by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg during field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, and Guinea, from October 1978 through July 1980. The collection also includes photographs taken while conducting field research at an Afikpo village-group, in southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988 and in 1992.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "At Kadanso Village. Second funeral [memorial] of Pa Hono, famous chief of Kadanso, Many chiefs and people come from various Bafodea villages and Fadagu Chiefdom Limba villages south of Bafodea, as Kadanso Village is in southern Bafodea country. Mandingo musicians." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "At Bafodea Town. Arrival of Hon. P.H. Kamara, a minister in the Sierra Leone government who was from Bafodea Town, on a visit. Crowd of mixed Mandingo, Limba, Fula (Fulbe) on the road near my house waiting for Kamara's arrival. Everyone dressed up for the event." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, ...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "At Bafodea Town. Arrival of Hon. P.H. Kamara, a minister in the Sierra Leone government who was from Bafodea Town, on a visit. Mr. Lawson, the dispenser, the Social Welfare Office, and police, waiting Kamara's arrival." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "At Bafodea Town. Arrival of Hon. P.H. Kamara, a minister in the Sierra Leone government who was from Bafodea Town, on a visit. Kamara sitting in the hammock." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "Trip to Guinea in which I, and my two field assistants, Paul Hamidu Mansaray, and Fatimata Mansaray, drove due north, and eventually met up with Professor Labelle Prussin at Labe in Guinea, who was carrying out art history/artchitectural history research there. At Koin, Guinea. Three gara dyed native cloths purchased by Dr. L...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "Trip to Guinea in which I, and my two field assistants, Paul Hamidu Mansaray, and Fatimata Mansaray, drove due north, and eventually met up with Professor Labelle Prussin at Labe in Guinea, who was carrying out art history/artchitectural history research there. At Koin, Guinea. Three gara dyed native cloths purchased by Dr. L...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "At Bafodea Town. Arrival of Hon. P.H. Kamara, a minister in the Sierra Leone government who was from Bafodea Town, on a visit. P.H. Kamara coming in the Bafodea chief's hammock being carried by red-shirted local APC Youth members of the ruling political party in Sierra Leone, the APC." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba S...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "Trip to Guinea in which I, and my two field assistants, Paul Hamidu Mansaray, and Fatimata Mansaray, drove due north, and eventually met up with Professor Labelle Prussin at Labe in Guinea, who was carrying out art history/artchitectural history research there. At Koin, Guinea. Three gara dyed native cloths purchased by Dr. L...