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Elisofon, Eliot
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1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts Joseph and his father by a sign indicating the divide between the Nile and the Congo (Zaire) River watersheds. During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited Bunia and its surroundings, near Lake Albert. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
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
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
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 wil...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

During his trip to Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Elisofon visited Vitshumbi, a fishing harbour on the south shore of Lake Edward (Lake Rutanzige), which is shallow, and has an impoverished fish fauna. During daylight hours, the common hippo spends almost all its time wallowing in shallow water. In the evenings, after the hot sun has set...

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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

"Lying slightly north of the Equator, the Ruwenzori Range has a maximum breadth of 30 miles (50 km) and extends south-north for 80 miles (130 km) between Lake Edward and Lake Albert. Unlike most African snow peaks, the Ruwenzori is not of volcanic origin but is a gigantic horst of six separate glaciated masses, reaching a high point in Mount Stanle...

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

The area around Mbeya has been called the "Scotland of Africa". The hills are clad in heather and bracken, but botanically they are more closely related to the Fynbos (fine bush) of South Africa's Western Cape Province. The nearest mountain to Mbeya is Loleza Mountain, which rises over the town. Mount Rungwe is the highest mountain in the wider Mbe...

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

Plant Life on Kilimanjaro truly is kaleidoscopic, from the dense canopies of green within in the tropical Rain Forest, to the fine wisps of lichen scattered across the Highland Desert. In a typical ascent up the mountain one would encounter biodiversity beyond the wildest imagination, stretching across at least five very different habitats. Borderi...

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

"Entertainment is, in fact, an activity, a form of work and also a form of ritual that is as important as the basic activities of hunting and gathering. The daily singing and dancing provide the order and cohesion that enables the Mbuti to live in peace with each other and with their neighbors and enables them to enjoy the fruits of their other lab...

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

"The Lualaba River is the headstream of the Congo River. The Lualaba is 1800km long, running from near Musofi in the vicinity of Lubumbashi in Katanga Province. The Lualaba River's source is on the Katanga Plateau; it then descends to the Manika Plateau, with waterfalls and rapids marking the descent. As it drops to the Kamalondo Trough (457m in 72...

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