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Elisofon, Eliot
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1966
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Plants near the top of the mountain tend to become less and less. Travelling slightly higher up the slopes of Kilimanjaro, one will come across the heath and moorland. Also known as the grassy land of giants, the heath is inhabited by enormous heathers growing taller than 9 feet in many instances. Scattered between the giant shrubs are resilient fl...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1966
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1 Slide (col.)
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EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Plants near the top of the mountain tend to become less and less. Travelling slightly higher up the slopes of Kilimanjaro, one will come across the heath and moorland. Also known as the grassy land of giants, the heath is inhabited by enormous heathers growing taller than 9 feet in many instances. Scattered between the giant shrubs are resilient fl...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1947
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35 mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger) is an antelope that inhabits wooded savannah in East Africa south of Kenya, and in Southern Africa. It stands 120 to 140 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh 200 to 270 kilograms, males being larger than females. Female Sable Antelope are chestnut to dark brown darkening as they mature while males are very distin...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. The mountain range is a branch of the Albertine Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley. They are located between Lake Edward and Lake Kivu. The mountain range consists of eight major volcanoes. Mo...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1972
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Mbuti maintain nomadic habits and renounce all material wealth. They are unique in that they hunt using round wooden bows and feathered arrows without metal tips, (they occasionaly obtain these from their neighbours). They alone use poison for their arrows. Both archers and net-hunters employ a very similar hunting strategy named 'mota,' where...

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

"In the 1980s, coffee was Zaire's largest agricultural export. Two major varieties are grown in Zaire: the hearthy robusta that is grown in the Ubangi, Uele, Kivu, Kasai, and Bas-Zaire areas; and the lighter Arabica, which constitutes one-fifth of the total crop, that grows in the higher altitudes of eastern Kivu and Ituri." [F. Scott Bobb, 1999: H...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1951
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The park includes: part of Lake Edward (Lake Rutangize), the Semliki River valley, parts of the Rwindi, Ishasha and Rutshuru valleys south of the lake, the Virunga area within former Zaïre, and part of the Rwenzori (Ruwenzori) range. Lake Edward belongs to the Nile river system and Lake Kivu to the Congo Basin river system. Some of the largest wild...

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1970
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The eastern half of Lake Edward is surrounded by the Rwenzori National Park of Uganda. The western half, including the outflowing Semliki River, is encompassed by the Parc National de Zaire (Virunga National Park). The amount of water flowing through the lake, exclusive of evaporation, can be seen at the outflow via the Semliki River at Ishango in...

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

"The Mbuti maintain nomadic habits and renounce all material wealth. They are unique in that they hunt using round wooden bows and feathered arrows without metal tips, (they occasionaly obtain these from their neighbours). They alone use poison for their arrows. Both archers and net-hunters employ a very similar hunting strategy named 'mota,' where...

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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

"The Mbuti maintain nomadic habits and renounce all material wealth. They are unique in that they hunt using round wooden bows and feathered arrows without metal tips, (they occasionaly obtain these from their neighbours). They alone use poison for their arrows. Both archers and net-hunters employ a very similar hunting strategy named 'mota,' where...

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