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Creators:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
Keystone View Company
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1882-1930
Size:
240 Stereographs (black and white, 9 x 22 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-022
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document African businesses, cities, industry, landscapes, peoples and resources. The collection documents various locations within Kenya, Tanzania, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa. Peoples represented include Kikuyu, Maasai, Bangi, Chagga, Ndombe, Poto, Bangala, Zulu, and Kongo peoples. There are many images of agriculture, hunting, making pottery, mining diamonds and gold, church services at a Catholic mission, a gathering of chiefs at a court, a lion-killing ceremony, and war dances. Businesses and industries shown include coffee plantations; the DeBeers Diamond Mine; a diamond mine compound and crushing mill; fishing boats; a hemp plantation; ivory trade; a market; and the stock market.

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Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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Creators:
Shamir, Marli
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 120 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2013-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
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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. Girls' group weed the rice farm near the Mantia River outside of Bafodea Town, belonging to the elder of my area of town, which is called Kabangtan. The elder is Pa Salifu Manine Mansaray. Women and girls cooking for the workers." [Ottenberg field research notes, Limba Slides and Photographs, October 1978-Jul...

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Creators:
Blake, Doris Holmes, 1892-1978
Dates:
1899-1985
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (37 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7310
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Creators:
Mamer, Stuart M.
Mamer, Louisan E., 1910-2005
Dates:
1927-2002
Size:
10.1 Cubic feet (31 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0862
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Mamer collection includes a wide range of materials used to teach concepts and the usage of electricity to predominately rural audiences. Mamer kept many of her materials in labeled notebooks; other papers were filed loosely with no apparent order. The collection materials date pre-dominantly from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. There are some materials from the late 1930s. There is only one item from 1927 and one from 1999.

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Dates:
1994-2002
Level:
series
Size:
2,488 Negatives (color, 35 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The majority of the negatives were taken in Eritrea, including in Geleba, Massawa, Emebet, Keren, Senafe, Barentu, Asmara, Nakfa, Serona, and Agordat, though some were taken in Ethiopia, especially in Lalibela. Images depict architecture, agricultural work, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, scenic views, dr...

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Dates:
1994-2002
Level:
series
Size:
3,031 Photographs (Binders 1-7, color, 5 x 7 inches or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The majority of the photographs were taken in Eritrea, including in Geleba, Massawa, Emebet, Keren, Senafe, Barentu, Asmara, Nakfa, Serona, and Agordat, though some were taken in Ethiopia, especially in Lalibela. Images depict architecture, agricultural work, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, scenic views, ...