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

"Mbuti people go net hunting, not only to provide meat for themselves to eat, but to acquire their main trade item to exchange for Bira commodities and cultivated food. The Mbuti have invested all their energies into satisfying their exchange partners' demands for meat and are now dependant on this system for nearly all their carbohydrate calories ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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item
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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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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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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
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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 children are highly valued and are frequently passed from adult to adult to adolescent around the camp. Children therefore with so many caretakers available are quickly allowed free range of the camp. The demands of Mbuti women's work often require that they be out of camp in places where it is difficult to care for small children. A mother ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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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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Creators:
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

"Mbuti people go net hunting, not only to provide meat for themselves to eat, but to acquire their main trade item to exchange for Bira commodities and cultivated food. The Mbuti have invested all their energies into satisfying their exchange partners' demands for meat and are now dependant on this system for nearly all their carbohydrate calories ...

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

Most bananas grown worldwide are used for local consumption. In the tropics, bananas, especially cooking bananas, represent a major source of food, as well as a major source of income for smallholder farmers. During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited Bunia and its surroundings, near Lake Albert. This photograph w...

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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

"Mbuti children are highly valued and are frequently passed from adult to adult to adolescent around the camp. Children therefore with so many caretakers available are quickly allowed free range of the camp." [Wilkie, D. S., 1988: Hunters and Farmers of the African Forest. University of California Press, Berkeley]. During his trip to Zaire (now Dem...

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Creators:
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

"Mbuti people go net hunting, not only to provide meat for themselves to eat, but to acquire their main trade item to exchange for Bira commodities and cultivated food. The Mbuti have invested all their energies into satisfying their exchange partners' demands for meat and are now dependant on this system for nearly all their carbohydrate calories ...

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Creators:
National League for Woman's Service
Patterson, Lucile
Dates:
circa 1917
Level:
item
Size:
1 Poster (1/2 size; Multi-color, 63.5 x 44.5 cm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Main Image: Woman in uniform riding a horse and carrying U.S. flag being followed by women representing farmers, nurses, housewives, etc.