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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

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
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1947
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4inches.)
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Lake Victoria is the source of the longest branch of the Nile River, the White Nile, and has a catchment area of 184,000 square kilometres (71,040 mi²). The lake lies within an elevated plateau in the western part of Africa's Great Rift Valley and is subject to territorial administration by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake was first sighted by ...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1947
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Patterson's Eland is a large rather cow-like antelope weighing as much as 900 kgs and measuring nearly two meters to the top of the hump. In color the females are reddish-fawn and the males are grey. Both sexes have lateral stripes round the barrel of the body and a conspicuous tuft of dark hair on the dewlap. Both males and females have heavily sp...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1970
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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. The Mbuti described by Schebesta lead an extremely archaic way of life, based on huntin...

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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

Lake Kivu is one of the Great Lakes of Africa. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, at the altitude of 1,463 m, and is in the Albertine (western) Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika. Lake Kivu sits very close to the neig...

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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

"Active volcano in the Virunga Mountains of east-central Africa. It lies in the volcano region of Virunga National Park, Congo (Kinshasa), near the border with Rwanda, 12 miles (19 km) north of Goma. It is 11,385 feet (3,470 metres) high, with a main crater 1.3 miles (2 km) wide and 820 feet (250 metres) deep containing a liquid lava pool. Some old...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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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

"Separating Egypt and Nubia was the First Cataract, mostly inundated today. It was a stretch of river where sharp granite boulders lay strewn along its bed. During the annual flood the river would gather speed and create swirling eddies that caused serious obstacle to river traffic. As the river passed Elephantine, however, the confining hills drew...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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February 1971
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EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Benin City lies in the rain-forest zone of Bendel State of Nigeria. Forest management in south eastern Nigeria has changed hands from the forest communities to foreign technology. As a result the sustainable, conservative and cyclical use that characterised the communities that lived in balance with their forest resources are no longer practised. C...

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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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1966
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
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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