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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
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item
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Once perennial irrigation was introduced, floods became a serious problem because precious crops could be destroyed by excessively high floods. This in fact occured in 1927, 1946, and 1964. farmers lived in constant fears." [Kamil Jill, 1993: Aswan and Abu Simbel, History and Guide. The American University in Cairo Press]. During his trip to Egypt...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1959
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Original title reads, "Worker spraying cocoa trees with gamalin-20 against capsid, an insect vaguely resembling a bedbug, which eats the tree's leaves and eventually kills the tree." [Elisofon field notes, August 1959-December 1959]

Original title reads, "Experimental plant laboratory at West African Institute for Oil Palm Research (WAIFOR) near Benin, Nigeria. WAIFOR operates the main station near Benin, a sub-station in Calabar Province near Abak, three selection areas, and conducts experiments at five agricultural stations and eight farmers plantations and school plots. In ...

This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Mbuti women will spend hours gathering the abundant tubers and Dioscorea spp yams. Wild tubers are definitely not a preferred food, they are unpalatable, laborious to prepare. Great care must taken in selecting wild tubers; as although 'Njatu' and 'Kocho' are very similar in appearance, 'Kocho' contains deadly concentrations of the bitter-poison h...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The importance of women in the subsistence economy of the Mbuti and Efe is often overlooked. Hunting is an unpredictable source of food. In contrast, plant food, within the rain-forest, is generally more abundant and usually provides more calories to the diet than animal food. Woman the gatherer, therefore, contributes more to her families food su...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Sculptors in the Baule villages often remains farmers, and the creation of ritual objects forms but a part of their activity. Woodworking is a complimentary profession, accessible to all and requiring only the necessary dexterity and creative imagination. While this occupation is occasionally hereditary, one becomes a sculptor by vocation and thro...

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United War Work Campaign, Inc.
Y.W.C.A.
Baker, Ernest Hamlin
United War Work Campaign, Inc.
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item
Size:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 106.5 x 70.5 cm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Main Image: Large group of women walking dressed as factory workers, farmers, and uniformed positions

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Blacksmith-sculptors (numuw) produce the wooden Ciwara headdresses, and a wide range of important items for individual farmers and for farming communities. According to Bamana oral tradition, smiths played an instrumental role in the development of the farming way of life. The original smith is said to have fashioned the first farming tools and cr...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Blacksmith-sculptors (numuw) produce the wooden Ciwara headdresses, and a wide range of important items for individual farmers and for farming communities. According to Bamana oral tradition, smiths played an instrumental role in the development of the farming way of life. The original smith is said to have fashioned the first farming tools and cr...

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

"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1971
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Blacksmith-sculptors (numuw) produce the wooden Ciwara headdresses, and a wide range of important items for individual farmers and for farming communities. According to Bamana oral tradition, smiths played an instrumental role in the development of the farming way of life. The original smith is said to have fashioned the first farming tools and cr...