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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The route through a pyramid complex leads finally to the great stone false door at the back of the offering chapel. On the 'other side', behind solid masonry, deep under the pyramid, lay the most intimate rooms of this house of eternity: the burial chamber and antechamber. Beginning with the pyramid of Unas at the end of the 5th dynasty, the walls...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The route through a pyramid complex leads finally to the great stone false door at the back of the offering chapel. On the 'other side', behind solid masonry, deep under the pyramid, lay the most intimate rooms of this house of eternity: the burial chamber and antechamber. Beginning with the pyramid of Unas at the end of the 5th dynasty, the walls...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The route through a pyramid complex leads finally to the great stone false door at the back of the offering chapel. On the 'other side', behind solid masonry, deep under the pyramid, lay the most intimate rooms of this house of eternity: the burial chamber and antechamber. Beginning with the pyramid of Unas at the end of the 5th dynasty, the walls...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The route through a pyramid complex leads finally to the great stone false door at the back of the offering chapel. On the 'other side', behind solid masonry, deep under the pyramid, lay the most intimate rooms of this house of eternity: the burial chamber and antechamber. Beginning with the pyramid of Unas at the end of the 5th dynasty, the walls...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1961
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The offering hall of the Chapel of Hatshepsut had been the most impressive room in the entire temple due to its exceptionally rich decoration. A torus run all around the upper border of the walls. The Hall of Offerings had been covered by a vaulted roof. The western wall of the hall was decorated with a large granite false-door which, however, doe...

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Creators:
Johnson, Francis E.
Hyde, Musgrave
Mellick, Shelby D.
Paterniti, Carmen
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Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The folders include work sheets and narrative descriptions.

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Creators:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959
Patterson, Robert W.
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.

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Johnson, Francis E.
Hyde, Musgrave
Mellick, Shelby D.
Paterniti, Carmen
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Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAG.ADM
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The folders include work sheets and narrative descriptions.

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Creators:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959
Patterson, Robert W.
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAG.ROC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.