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Elisofon, Eliot
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1961
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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

"Nubia, ancient Egypt's southern neighbor, of which much lies beneath Lake Nasser, stretched five hundred kilometers south of Aswan. It was a sandstone belt, an environmentally forbidding country dominated by the desert. Separating Egypt and Nubia was the First (or Aswan) Cataract, mostly inundated today. It was a stretch of river where sharp grani...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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February 1971
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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

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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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

"Sudan is the largest country on the African continent. One major topographical feature of Sudan is the Nile river (Nīl, Nahr an-). The White Nile (Abyad, Al-Bahr al-)goes into the country through the Uganda border and meets the Blue Nile at a point near Khartum, and forms the Nile proper. the Blue Nile (An-Nīl al-Azraq ) rises in the Ethiopian pla...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
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
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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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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
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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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
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

The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya are situated on the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and are roughly 1.7 km (1 mile) wide and 128 m (420 ft) high. They are considered a remarkable spectacle because of the peculiar narrow slot-like chasm into which the water falls, so one can view the falls face-on. The only outlet to th...

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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

"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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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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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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