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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Skit about the Moslems in Anohia Village, taken from in back of the seated players." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

"Okumpka, the most elaborate masquerade found at Afikpo Village-Group, is the most popular and well attended Afikpo masked ritual. It consists of a series of skits, songs, and dances presented by masked players in the main common of a village during of an afternoon or evening. The play is closely associated with the village secret society; all play...

The photograph depicts ori players acting out a skit. They are the principal actors in the skits. They also come out and dance as individuals between some of the events. The ori are active singers in the chorus. They are experienced players, as a rule, having taken part in previous performances.

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Dates:
1937-2019, undated
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1146
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This series is arranged alphabetically by publication title. This series contains a variety of periodicals, newsletters, and newspapers produced by and for the LGBT community. There are publications that are both national in scope and locally oriented. There are early issues of Gay and Gay Power, two New York City-based newspapers. Other periodical...

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Creators:
Cortes, Eduardo Vera
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1968
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 84 x 49.6 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A bridge under construction overpowers the composition of this promotional poster for this film, "The Bridge." This is a later version of a poster originally printed in 1954. Inspired by a true story, and filmed with local, "natural actors," it recounts the efforts of a small flood-prone community. Neighbors organize themselves and collaborate to b...

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Dates:
1910-1986
Level:
series
Size:
21.72 Linear feet (Box 98-131, 179)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-042
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
Robinson, Lucius W.
Wickwares, Ward
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Dates:
1996 Feb.
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photographic print (color, 4 x 6 in)
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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series
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1985
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Creators:
Holly Solomon Gallery
Dates:
circa 1948-2003
Size:
200.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hollsolg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Holly Solomon Gallery, a New York City gallery specializing in contemporary American art, measure 200.6 linear feet and date from circa 1948-2003. The gallery's activities are documented through dealer files, subject files, artists' files, inventories, sales and loan records, administrative and financial records, printed materials, photographic materials of artwork and exhibitions, sound, video, and film recordings, and scattered electronic records. Also found are records of the alternative space, 98 Greene Street Loft, as well as Holly Solomon's personal papers.

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Creators:
Currier, Thomas, 1906-1986
Currier, Terrence P.
Granville, Bonita
Warner, H.B.
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Dates:
1928-1986.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1120
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thomas Currier (1906-1986) and his partner Max Zides (1904-1975) formed the radio, vaudeville, night club and television song and patter duo known as Hum (Zides) and Strum (Currier). The collection documents the career of Currier and Zides as Hum and Strum.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1708-1938
Size:
10.92 Cubic feet (consisting of 23 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 flat box, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Plays
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Plays forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
6.6 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0306
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.

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