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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "Three Bafodea town Primary School teachers. Left to right: A.S. Mansaray, born of Bafodea Town, Hassan Tura, from Makeni, and John Tarawale, Makeni. The last two are Temne from Temne areas. Later on teachers came to me one day and we had a debate about human evolution. They were all mission-trained Christian and did not belie...

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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, "At this point in the Mgbom Okumkpa there is usually a skit about someone who is ill and gets cured. Here it is a boy. Skit called adawa. He falls down and collapses. Comes out, dances, falls down. Then a masker acting as a diviner (dibia) comes out to cure him and he gets up a dances around before joining the seated group. ...

"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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Creators:
Anacostia Museum
Dates:
1999
Level:
item
Size:
1 sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-037
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Cherie Ward performs her empowerment poetry. Community arts experience performed by Life Pieces to Masterpieces, a nonprofit arts organization for boys so they can experience love, security and expression by telling their stories through poetry, song, dance, and art. In addition to performing, the boys explain the principles of Life Pieces to Maste...

Poetry, and music and dance performances. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life.' Dated 19990803.

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Dates:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Size:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1978-1980
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research in northern Sierra Leone within Bafodea Town, the capital of Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, while on an Art Historical and Anthropological Field Research from October of 1978 through July of 1980.

Original title reads, "At Bafodea Town. Gravestones at Bafodea Town burial ground. Note that one is in Arabic. Muslims, Christians and traditionalists all buried here. Gravestones are not rare but they are not common. Many burials occur without them." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-July 1980].

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Creators:
Folkmar, Daniel, 1861-1932
Dates:
circa 1903-1907
Size:
3 Negatives (glass)
400 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
50 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.105
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Daniel Folkmar documenting Philippine people and their villages and agricultural practices. The collection also includes a series of images documenting a Catholic procession. The photographs were likely made during Folkmar's time with the Philippine Civil Service, 1903-1907. Some photographs relate to Folkmar's manuscript on his...

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Creators:
Gerdau, Otto
Orr, Craig
Dates:
1876-1900
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0363
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the ivory importing firm of Heinrich Adolf Meyer, of Hamburg, Germany.

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Creators:
Hight, George C.
Dates:
circa 1963-1964
Size:
23 slides (photographs) (color)
38 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.039
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Images include domestic and ceremonial scenes of Navajo Indians. Ceremonies include Blessing Way Ceremony, Enemy Way Ceremony,and Hoop Ceremony.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Committee to Save the Cooper Union Museum
Dates:
1963-1971, with related material from 1932
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 633
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These files were assembled by the management and staff of the Cooper Union Museum, and later the Cooper Hewitt Museum, to document their activities during discussions about the Museum's future and its transfer from the Cooper Union to the Smithsonian Institution from 1963 to 1970. The records contain correspondence and memoranda of Museum ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Administrator
Dates:
1962-1988
Size:
7.21 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 545
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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