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

Original caption reads, "Photos in the Abakaliki District at Iboko and elsewhere in the surrounding area and at Abakaliki Town, the District's administrative center some 30 miles north of Afikpo Village-Group, in northeastern Igbo country. Yams growing near Iboko, Abakaliki area. Abakaliki famous for its plentiful and huge yams. This would be about...

"The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting during the wetter periods. The afikpo are mainly agriculturists. The basic subsistence crops are yam, coco yam, and cassava, which are also the main cash crop. Yams, th...

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

Original caption reads, "Photos in the Abakaliki District at Iboko and elsewhere in the surrounding area and at Abakaliki Town, the District's administrative center some 30 miles north of Afikpo Village-Group, in northeastern Igbo country. Yams growing near Iboko." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part II].

"The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting during the wetter periods. The afikpo are mainly agriculturists. The basic subsistence crops are yam, coco yam, and cassava, which are also the main cash crop. Yams, th...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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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 December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Rainy season flood in swampy farm area called mkpu ekwo (hill-termite) land. There is canoe transport across part of the swampy area in rainy season, a footpath in dry." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"Many of the compact villages that make up Afikpo are within half a mile of others, separated only by a narrow area of groves, farmland, and bush. It is a hilly region. The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting ...

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Creators:
DeCorse, Christopher
Dates:
1978
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item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

A woman cooking in Mabonto. Taken Oct. 1978 at P.C. Agriculture Training at Mabonto. The date on the slide is JAN 79.

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DeCorse, Christopher
Dates:
1978
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

A woman (Hawa) at my house in Mabonto preparing yams. Taken Nov. 1978 during P.C. Agriculture Training at Mabonto. The date on the slide is FEB 79.

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
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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, "Yam heaps in the Ikwo Village-Group area, near Abakaliki Township, some miles north of Afikpo Village-Group. Such yam heaps may be four or more feet high, the base flooded in the rainy season, producing huge yams." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part II].

"The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting during the wetter periods. The afikpo are mainly agriculturists. The basic subsistence crops are yam, coco yam, and cassava, which are also the main cash crop. Yams, th...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
Level:
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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 December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Rainy season flood in swampy farm area called mkpu ekwo (hill-termite) land." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"Many of the compact villages that make up Afikpo are within half a mile of others, separated only by a narrow area of groves, farmland, and bush. It is a hilly region. The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting ...

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Creators:
Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929
Dates:
1882-1927
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7101
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1951-1953
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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 December 1951 to March 1953.

Original title reads, "Growing yam field with edo plants growing in left foreground. Near aja isu ikwu matrilineal land, Ndibie Village." [Ottenberg field research notes, O Series, December 1951-March 1953].

"Many of the compact villages that make up Afikpo are within half a mile of others, separated only by a narrow area of groves, farmland, and bush. It is a hilly region. The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting ...

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
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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, "Yam heaps alongside the road on the way to Okpoha Village-Group , northwest of Afikpo. But with a similar Igbo culture. Yams have not started to spout as yet. Note the lush greenery." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part II].

"The long broad valleys tend to become swamp during the rainy season, but the best farmlands are there. The practice of planting crops in large mounds of earth prevents their roting during the wetter periods. The afikpo are mainly agriculturists. The basic subsistence crops are yam, coco yam, and cassava, which are also the main cash crop. Yams, th...