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Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1992, with related records from 1948
Size:
39.88 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 film box) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 492
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain the Director's correspondence files from 1975 to 1991, as well as smaller files created by Rohlfing, Pfister, and Scherer. In addition, the records include administrative and subject files from 1970 to 1988. These files document museum functions such as acquisitions, collections management, and budgeting, as well as large...

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Creators:
Ruch Family
Dates:
between 1922-1925
Size:
326 photographic prints (dupe prints, 8 x 10 in. )
211 photographic prints ((1 vol.) + papers., black & white, 8 x 13 cm. or smaller.)
115 lantern slides (hand colored, 6 x 9 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken and lantern slides collected by Andrew and Martha Ruch to document their experiences as missionaries in Africa during the 1920s. The photographs document Andrew and Martha Ruch's missionary work and their activities among the Kikuyu people. Places shown include Cairo, Egypt; the Mediterranean Sea; a beach in Mombasa, Kenya; Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Port Said, Egypt and the Suez Canal. Activities depicted include building houses, carrying loads such as grass (for thatching), luggage, water and wood; cooking; drying skins; grinding millet; pounding sugar cane and selling items from boats to ship passagers. Ceremonies included are baptisms and church ceremonies. Portraits of people include Christian converts; chiefs, children; families; Muhia, Ruchs' assistant; the Ruches; and warriors. Many of the portraits document African clothing, ornaments, scarification and weapons. Architectural images include building materials, grain bins, houses (including Ruch's home), mosques, museums in Cairo, pyramids, railroads, temples in Egypt and villages. Boats, motorcycles and ships are also pictured. Nature scenes of landscapes and animals vary greatly and include mountains, trails, rivers, vegetation, waterfalls as well as birds, camels, cattle, donkeys, lizards and a lion.

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Creators:
Bernal, Isabel
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1983
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 88.8 x 58.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This commemorative poster depicts the Rey Momo, or king of Puerto Rican carnival, a celebration which started on the island in the mid nineteenth century. Connected to Spanish carnival traditions, it takes place the week before the beginning of Lent, which is a traditional period of fasting and general abstinence in the Christian calendar. The carn...

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Level:
series
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2005
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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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

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed ...

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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

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed ...

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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

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed ...

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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

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed ...

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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

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed ...

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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

The photograph depicts the altar dedicated to the Oba Ovonramwen (reigned 1888-1914). "From the early eighteenth century to the present day, foreign visitors to Benin City have observed finely cast heads, some supporting carved tusks, on ancestral altars in the royal palace. The altar groupings were destroyed in 1897 when many objects were removed ...