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Elisofon, Eliot
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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Among the Mangbetu, plantains replaced eleusine as a staple. In any newly cleared field, rapid growth plants such as maize and peanuts are planted in the first year among more slowly maturing plants such as plantain and manioc. In the second year the plantain and manioc generally occupy the field alone. Men do the heaviest work of clearing fields ...

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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Among the Mangbetu, plantains replaced eleusine as a staple. In any newly cleared field, rapid growth plants such as maize and peanuts are planted in the first year among more slowly maturing plants such as plantain and manioc. In the second year the plantain and manioc generally occupy the field alone. Men do the heaviest work of clearing fields ...

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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Among the Mangbetu, plantains replaced eleusine as a staple. In any newly cleared field, rapid growth plants such as maize and peanuts are planted in the first year among more slowly maturing plants such as plantain and manioc. In the second year the plantain and manioc generally occupy the field alone. Men do the heaviest work of clearing fields ...

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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Among the Mangbetu, plantains replaced eleusine as a staple. In any newly cleared field, rapid growth plants such as maize and peanuts are planted in the first year among more slowly maturing plants such as plantain and manioc. In the second year the plantain and manioc generally occupy the field alone. Men do the heaviest work of clearing fields ...

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Dates:
1971
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Both Hausa men and women are profoundly shaped by their agricultural subsistence economy. From early childhood girls anticipate a productive domestic role. Women contribute significantly to labor-intensive food preparation as mothers of numerous children and also as farmers on their husbands' or their own personal plots." [Stephens Connie, 1991: M...

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1967
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The staple crop is bananas. For example, they recognize fourteen traditional varieties of bananas, three imported from the Songola, two introduced by the Bangwana, and one brought in by the Europeans. Basically, the Lega are banana growers. It is in term of banana growing that their agricultural activities must be understood, since bananas play th...

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1967
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The staple crop is bananas. For example, they recognize fourteen traditional varieties of bananas, three imported from the Songola, two introduced by the Bangwana, and one brought in by the Europeans. Basically, the Lega are banana growers. It is in term of banana growing that their agricultural activities must be understood, since bananas play th...

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1970
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"In the 1980s, coffee was Zaire's largest agricultural export. Two major varieties are grown in Zaire: the hearthy robusta that is grown in the Ubangi, Uele, Kivu, Kasai, and Bas-Zaire areas; and the lighter Arabica, which constitutes one-fifth of the total crop, that grows in the higher altitudes of eastern Kivu and Ituri." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: H...

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1967
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The staple crop is bananas. For example, they recognize fourteen traditional varieties of bananas, three imported from the Songola, two introduced by the Bangwana, and one brought in by the Europeans. Basically, the Lega are banana growers. It is in term of banana growing that their agricultural activities must be understood, since bananas play th...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1967
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The staple crop is bananas. For example, they recognize fourteen traditional varieties of bananas, three imported from the Songola, two introduced by the Bangwana, and one brought in by the Europeans. Basically, the Lega are banana growers. It is in term of banana growing that their agricultural activities must be understood, since bananas play th...